Honors Courses(Fall 2006)
PforzheimerHonors College, Pleasantville Campus
Honors courses are designed to be innovative and challenging. They may be interdisciplinary, focus on great works and ideas, cover issues of keen interest, or present a topic in great depth with a faculty member who has expertise in the subject. Honors courses are open only to students in the Pforzheimer Honors College. Students who are not in the Honors College may be permitted to register for an Honors course with written permission from the Director of Honors, contingent upon the student’s QPA and space availability in the course. Each Honors course carries Honors credit which will appear on the student’s transcript and will count toward completing the requirements of the Honors College. For additional information, contact Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton, Director, Pforzheimer Honors College, Mortola Library, third floor, Pleasantville campus, at 914 773-3848 or JBenton@pace.edu.
LEARNING COMMUNITY: THE WRITTEN WORD IN THE INTERNET AGE, 7 credits total
Prerequisite: First-year students only
Core: Both courses fulfill Foundation requirements
ENG 120 CRITICAL WRITING , 4 credits
Fee: $20 CRN 73286
Day, M 9:05-11:05; W 9:05-10:00 (3 hours in class, one hour online) , Jane Collins
CIS 101 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING , 3 credits
Fee: $30 CRN 73285
Day, W, 10:10-12:05 (2 hours in class, one hour online), Constance Knapp
Course Description: Themes from CIS 101, such as issues surrounding the use of computer technology, are incorporated into ENG 120 at several junctures during the semester. Likewise, ENG 120 themes, such as persuasion, argumentation, and analysis through writing, are a significant part of the work students do in CIS 101. Both courses emphasize the presentation of the self through the written word, social changes wrought by virtual communication, internet research, and internet publication.
LEARNING COMMUNITY: THE PERSON , 6 credits total
Prerequisite: None CRN
Core: PSY 111 fulfills AOK 5; PHI 110 fulfills AOK 2 or 5
PHI 110 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
Day, T 2:30-3:25, R 2:30-4:30, Lawrence Hundersmarck, CRN 73356
PSY 111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Day, M,T,R 1:25-2:20, Robert Keegan, CRN 73357
Course description: This course will examine the most influential ideas regarding what it means to be human that have emerged from the traditions of religion, psychology, and philosophy.
ART 133 CERAMICS , 3 credits
Course fee: $40 CRN 70422
Core: Fulfills AOK 4
Day, R 1:25-4:30, John Mulgrew (Prof. Mulgrew is former Chair of the Department of Fine Arts)
CIS 396H SEMINAR: INTERSECTIONS OF PROBLEM SOLVING: APPLYING TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN ENDEAVOR TO SOLVE THE WORLD’S BIG ISSUES , 3 credits
Core: Fulfills Writing-Enhanced requirement
Day, W 9:05-12:10, Jonathan Hill CRN 73090
Course description: Computers may be employed to solve problems efficiently while humans have the additional ability to solve problems ethically. The huge potential of combining of computer and human power has yet to be realized. Serious long-term problems confront us in areas of war, peace, resources, conservation, health care, education and communication as well as in areas of personal development. This course examines these problems and basic processes to develop solutions. Students gain a foundation level understanding of the social, scientific, and economic basis of key problems and algorithmic ways these problems can be addressed through computers. A ‘tool kit’ of problem-solving techniques and negotiating processes are offered. Taught as a seminar, this course features guest speakers and at least one field trip.
ECO 105 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS: MACROECONOMICS , 3 credits
Core: Fulfills AOK 5
Day, M,T,R 11:15-12:10 CRN 70062
Alex Azarchs (Dr. Azarchs is Chair of the Economics Department)
ENG 120 CRITICAL WRITING , 4 credits
Fee: $20 CRN 71762
Core: Fulfills Foundation requirement
Day, W 1:25-3:25; F 1:25-3:25
ENG 201 WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES , 3 credits
Prerequisite: ENG 120
Fee $20 CRN 71768
Core: Fulfills Foundation requirement (suggested for second semester sophomores and juniors)
Day, M,W3:35-5:00, Linda Anstendig
HIS 113R THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: CHANGING ROLES OF AMERICAN WOMEN , 3 credits
Core: Fulfills AOK 2
Evening, T 6:00-8:45 pm. CRN 72089
Ellen Skinner (Dr. Skinner is Chair of the History Department)
Course description: This course emphasizes the centrality of women’s lives and experiences in the making of our nation’s history. Students examine history from the perspective of women and study the significance of gender. Inclusion of women from a variety of ethnic, class, race, and regional backgrounds serves to further enhance the significance of both the role of gender and that of diversity as pivotal to an understanding of the national experience.
LAW 214 INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM: FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS , 3 credits
Core: Writing Enhanced; Fulfills AOK 1
Day, T 9:05-11:05, R 9:05-10:00 CRN 73208
MGT 396 SEMINAR: ISSUES IN GLOBALIZATION , 3 credits
Core: Writing Enhanced [?]
Day: t 12:20-3:25, crn 73209
Arthur Centonze (Dr. Centonze is former Dean of the Lubin School of Business)
Course description: Globalization—the increasing integration of economies around the world—has been a hotly debated topic over the past few years. Opponents claim that it has increased inequality within and between nations, threatened jobs and living standards, and impaired social programs. Proponents claim that globalization has enabled many countries to become integrated into the global economy and enjoy unparalleled growth, prosperity, and stability. This course will explore the forces that gave rise to globalization, key issues in the current debate, and directions for relevant policy actions.
MGT 490 BUSINESS STRATEGY , 3 credits
Prerequisites: None for Honors College students
Core: Writing Enhanced
Day, M,W 8:35-10:00, Joseph Pastore (Dr. Pastore is former Provost of Pace University) CRN 71414
Course description: This course will emphasize leadership in organizations (business, government, and nonprofits). Lubin Leaders and Scholars course.
UNV 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERISTY COMMUNITY , 1 credit
Prerequisite: First-year student
Core: Required course for first-year students
Day, 10:10-12:10, Christopher Walther, Sue Schmid, and Harold Ford, CRN 73372, 72364, 72363
HONORS INDEPENDENT RESEARCH COURSES , 3 credits
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing, 3.3 QPA minimum
With the written approval of the appropriate professor, the department chairperson, and the Director of Honors, a student may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the usual course offerings. The student meets regularly with the professor to review progress. To receive Honors credit, the results of this independent research must be presented at the Honors Conference held each April. Students may have their papers published in Transactions, the journal of the Dyson Society of Fellows.
HONORS OPTION COURSES , 3 credits
The Honors Option is designed for Honors-level work in a non-Honors course. To receive Honors credit, an additional paper (10-20 pages), project, or presentation is required. Written approval of the appropriate professor and the Director of Honors are necessary. Depending upon the number of credits completed prior to entering the Honors College, Honors students are limited to either one or two Honors options; other Honors course requirements must be completed in Honors courses.
Notes about Lubin Leaders courses:
Two Lubin Leaders courses may be used to satisfy your Honors College course requirement. The Lubin Leaders 495 course for seniors may also count as an Honors College course if you present the results of your research at the annual Honors Independent Research Conference held every April.