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Pforzheimer Honors College

Courses and Course Schedules


Spring 2017 Honors College Courses

CIS 102T- Intergenerational Computing, 3 credits, CRN 20593
Professor Jean Coppola
Monday 1:20-3:20
Attributes: AOK 1
Prerequisite: CIS 101
Course Description: This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of the PC and digital media technologies as well as the social and sociological aspects of the aging process. Students will work in teams visiting elderly seniors in adult day care centers and senior community centers to teach them to utilize digital media devices, web browsers, and email. This will provide students with an in-depth understanding and respect of both senior citizens and intergenerational computing.

CRJ 351- Criminal Evidence and Procedure, 3 credits, CRN 21524
Professor Maryellen Martirano
Tuesday 12:15-3:15
Attributes: N/A
Course Description: Comprehensive analysis of rules of evidence, especially as treated under the Criminal Procedure Law of 1970. Subjects include real and circumstantial evidence, burden of proof, hearsay evidence, confessions, admissions, witnesses' identification, etc., as they relate to criminal cases.

ENG 201- Writing in the Disciplines, 3 credits, CRN 20658
Professor TBA
Wednesday 6:10-9
Attributes: Foundation requirement
Prerequisite: ENG 120, 45 completed credits
Course Description: This course is an upper-level writing requirement. Its focus will be on writing effective essays and research papers in disciplinary modes and in students' field of interest. It may include interviews, analysis of journal articles, and appropriate documentation style formats.

FIN 260, Financial Management, 3 credits, CRN 20717 Monday/Wednesday 9-10:25
Professor TBA
Attributes: Business requirement
Course Description: This course introduces students to the financial decisions facing the manager. Topics include: financial analysis of the firm's current and future financial condition; efficient management of the firm's assets; sources of short and long-term financing; introduction to financial theory, including valuation, capital budgeting, leverage, capital structure and the timing of financial decisions.

HIS 281, European Women and Social Change, 3 credits, CRN 23312
Professor Susan Dinan
Tuesday/Thursday 10:35-12 am
Attributes: AOK 2
Course Description: This course examines a variety of topics in European women's history since 1700, focusing particularly on the results of recent research in this field. We will discuss such topics as: the impact of industrialization and class formation on European concepts of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality; masculine "honor" and duels in the 19th century; work roles assigned to men and women in the factory and the family; gender and the rise of mass consumer culture in the 20th century; women and the European welfare state; and women in Eastern European socialist societies.

HIS 231, Latin America: Social Change and Revolution, 3 credits, CRN 23313
Professor TBA
Monday 6:10-9
Attributes: AOK 3, Writing Enhanced
Course Description: This course examines the unique experience of Central and South America, together with the Caribbean nations, over the last century. Violent social and political revolution has dominated Latin America since its attainment of political independence. Accordingly, the related themes of social change and revolution; economic underdevelopment and political upheaval will receive major focus. A case study comparative approach may be used to scrutinize selected countries. Church-state and military influence and the dominance of the United States in diplomatic and economic relations will be seen in balance with the region's emergence on the world stage

HON 393, Honors Internship, 0 credits, CRN 23755
Must receive permission from the Dean of the Pforzheimer Honors College Course Description: Students from all majors are part of the Pforzheimer Honors College, and therefore internships will be pursued in a wide range of fields. In order for a student to earn Honor credit for an internship, s/he must place the experiential learning into the context of the course of study and the Honors course completed if they are relevant to the internship by writing a paper of 8-10 pages submitted to the Dean of the Honors College.

HON 499, Research Methods, 1 credit, CRN 21870
Professor Shobana Musti
Monday 1:20-2:20
Attributes: Honors requirement for thesis
Course Description: This course is designed to assist Honors seniors with the formulation of a thesis project by preparing them in the research methods needed to successfully produce a completed project. Students will be expected to produce a thesis proposal as well as a significant portion of the project itself. A grade of Pass/Fail will be given in the course

HON 499, Research Methods, 1 credit, CRN 21872
Professor TBA
Wednesday: 4:35-5:30
Attributes: Honors requirement for thesis
Course Description: This course is designed to assist Honors seniors with the formulation of a thesis project by preparing them in the research methods needed to successfully produce a completed project. Students will be expected to produce a thesis proposal as well as a significant portion of the project itself. A grade of Pass/Fail will be given in the course

LIT 211T, Tragic and Comic Vision, 3 credits, CRN 23395
Professor Leo Boylan
Thursday 6:10-9
Attributes: AOK 2, AOK 4, Writing Enhanced
Course Description: This course explores the tragic and comic vision of the human condition in literary works.

MGT 250, Managerial and Organizational Concepts, 3 credits, CRN 21125
Professor TBA
Tuesday/Thursday 12:15-1:40
Attributes: Business core
Course Description: This course examines basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, motivating, leading, and controlling. Emphasis is also given to the behavior of individual and groups within organizations

PSY 233, Psychology of Civic Engagement, 3 credits, CRN 20762
Professor Liz Tesoriero
Online Class
Attributes: AOK 1
Course Description: This course will introduce you to the application of psychology principles to a variety of social service setting. A strong emphasis on civic engagement will be featured.

PSY 225- Parapsychology and the Occult, 3 credits, CRN 23611
Professor TBA
Tuesday/Thursday 1:50-3:15
Attributes: N/A
Course Description: The course covers a diverse selection of occult, paranormal and pseudoscientific beliefs. These include, but are not limited to: ESP and parapsychology; ghosts, near-death experiences and demonic possession; UFOs and alien abductions; astrology and ancient astronauts; The Bermuda Triangle; pseudopsychologies and psychoanalysis; faith healing; alternative medicine and health quackery; environmental pseudoscience and mass hysteria; Loch Ness Monster and cryptozoology. The course examines the evidence for the reality of these various phenomena as well as the psychology of belief

PSY 271, Psychology of Morality, 3 credits, CRN 23354
Professor TBA
Tuesday/ Thursday 10:35-12
Attributes: AOK 5
Course Description: What makes people good or bad? How do we develop a sense of right or wrong? When should people be responsible for their actions? These are but three of the many important questions being investigated in a field known as moral psychology. To fully understand morality, we must then understand the social and psychological processes that help us make decisions about what is good and what is bad. (Why do we feel that certain things are right and certain things are wrong? How do we come to a make a decision about what is good and what is bad?) Finally, using what we have learned, we will investigate the issue of individual differences and circumstances related to moral behavior, and then consider how our knowledge might be applied ?for better (hopefully) or worse-in the near future.

SOC 220, Social Class, 3 credits, CRN 23304
Professor Marie Werner
Tuesday/Thursday 9-10:25am
Attributes: AOK 5
Course Description: Changing social classes and castes in contemporary America viewed sociologically and anthropologically with cross-cultural comparisons of stratification primitive societies as well as advanced ones.

TCH 201- Understanding Schools, 4 credits, CRN 21503
Professor TBA
Tuesday/ Thursday 12:15—2:15
Attributes: AOK 1, Writing Enhanced
Course Description: This course examines schools in a diverse and changing society. By examining the history, philosophy, legal and social responsibilities associated with schooling, you are introduced to the interactions among society, families, schools, curriculum, teachers, students, and cultures. Through guided field experiences, you will observe and reflect on different aspects of schooling with particular focus placed on the role language serves across all interactive domains of society and the role of the teacher as agent of change and empowerment. During this course, you will be challenged to examine the classroom as a diverse community where all participants can learn in a safe and appropriate environment. Professional seminars and field experiences accompany this course.


International Studies

INT 197G: Rome the Eternal City- Travel Course, 6 credits, 20662
Professor Lawrence Hundersmarck
Corequisite: RES 101 (22122)
Travel Dates” May 18th- June 10th, 2017
Application Deadline: October 31st, 2016
Course Description: This travel course seeks to offer an intense and comprehensive experience grounded in an understanding of the history, art, architecture, religion, and culture of this city; the capital of the ancient Roman Empire, the Catholic Church, and the modern state of Italy. The course is designed to be rigorous academic study and a great deal of fun as students are offered an opportunity to see and experience what they are learning first hand. The course will involve extensive lectures throughout Rome within the context of visits to the most important and awe inspiring Roman historical and cultural sites. Students will have the opportunity to study with faculty experts from the United States and Italy.


Only open to Freshman

PHI 297M- Western Though 11: The Good, 1 credit, CRN 23503- Required for all 2nd semester freshman
Professor Lawrence Hundersmarck
Thursday 4:35-7:35
Corequisite: PHI 115 (23501 or 23502)
Attributes: N/A
Course Description: Each of these one credit topic courses will seek to introduce First year Honor students to the assumptions, the methods of inquiry, and the truth and values claims which emerge from the intellectual disciplines offered within the University. The students will meet with various faculty for two hours every other week. Faculty who are invited will represent a range of academic expertise and be in a position to address the epistemological and ethical philosophical assumptions of their disciplines.

PHI 115, Normative Ethics: Contemporary Problems, 3 credits, 23501, Required for all 2nd semester freshman
Professor Lawrence Hundersmarck
Wednesday 6:10-9
Attributes: AOK 5
Corequisite: PHI 297M (23503)
Course Description: A philosophical examination of such issues as abortion, homosexuality, prostitution, criminal punishment, euthanasia, medical ethics, business ethics, civil disobedience, and just and unjust wars. Discussion of these issues will be framed by an examination of major ethical theories.

PHI 115, Normative Ethics: Contemporary Problems, 3 credits, 23502, Required for all 2nd semester freshman
Professor Lawrence Hundersmarck
Wednesday 1:20-4:20
Attributes: AOK 5
Corequisite: PHI 297M (23503)
Course Description: A philosophical examination of such issues as abortion, homosexuality, prostitution, criminal punishment, euthanasia, medical ethics, business ethics, civil disobedience, and just and unjust wars. Discussion of these issues will be framed by an examination of major ethical theories.