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Fall 2014 Honors Offerings  

HONORS CLASSES (Register in HCC Express) 

ENGL-121H  College Composition–HONORS (3 credits)
►4854 H170 MWF   1:00PM-1:50PM Main Campus

►2267 H171 TTH  11:00AM-12:20PM Main Campus

►2283 H172 TTH  11:00AM-12:20PM Main Campus
►2284 H173 TTH  11:00AM-12:20PM Main Campus

 

FINE-200 20th Century Arts, Cultures, and Ideas – HONORS (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL121.
►1430 H701 MW 2:00PM-3:20PM Main Campus

HMDV-150 ROUSE SCHOLARS SEMINAR I (1 credit) only available to Rouse Scholars
Fees: $250
►2685 H901 T 12:30PM-1:50PM Main Campus
►2686 H902 TH 12:30PM-1:50PM Main Campus 

HMDV-250 ROUSE SCHOLARS SEMINAR III (1 credit) only available to Rouse Scholars
Fees: $250
►2701 H901 T 12:30PM-1:50PM Main Campus
►2702 H902 TH 12:30PM-1:50PM Main Campus

HMDV-160 STEM SCHOLARS SEMINAR I (1 credit) open only to STEM Scholars
Fees: $250
►0979 H401 T 2:00-3:20 PM Main Campus

HMDV-260 STEM SCHOLARS SEMINAR III (1 credit) open only to STEM Scholars
Fees: $ 250
►0981 H401 T 2:00-3:20 PM Main Campus

HIST-111 American History to 1877-HONORS (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL121.
►2629 H901 MW 12:30PM-1:50PM Main Campus

HIST-121 The Ancient World: Prehistory to the Middle Ages-HONORS (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL121.
►2653 H901 MW 9:30AM-10:50AM Main Campus

HIST-122 Western Civilization and the Pre-Modern World-HONORS (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL121.
►2660 H901 MW 12:30PM-1:50PM Main Campus

MATH-181 Calculus I-HONORS (4 credits)
Prerequisite: MATH 153 or MATH 155 or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. A grade of C or higher in the Precalculus sequence is strongly recommended.
►1187 H401 MWF 8:00AM-9:20AM

PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy -HONORS (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL121.
►1654 H701 TTH 9:30AM-10:50AM Main Campus

PSYC-101 General Psychology-HONORS (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL121.
►2734 H901 MW 9:30AM-10:50AM Main Campus

SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology-HONORS (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL121.
►2783 H901 MW 11:00AM-12:20AM Main Campus


HONORS SEMINARS
Honors seminars are designed for high-achieving students who are enrolled in a regular (non-honors) section of a course, but wish to earn honors credit by attending a seminar to enrich their academic experience. Students do not have to formally register for honors seminars in HCC Express (with the exception of HMDV seminars), but they do need to notify the seminar leader if they wish to attend. Successful completion of the regular course with a grade of A or B and successful participation in the honors seminar will result in an honors esignation for the original course on the transcript. Students eligible for honors seminars include those enrolled in the Rouse, Schoenbrodt or STEM honors programs OR students who have a GPA of 3.2 or better. Students new to Howard Community College should contact the seminar instructor for permission to join. A detailed list of seminar instructors are posted at the beginning of the semester on the web at: howardcc.edu/academics/academic_enrichment/schoenbrodt/classes_seminars.html.

Creative Process
The Creative Process Honors seminar is intended for students who want to spend more time discussing the issues of aesthetics and how what makes something a work of art varies among disciplines. Students will be using the reviews or critiques that they are writing for the arts class* they are enrolled in as a springboard for discussing how to effectively understand, communicate,  and review the intentions and efforts of the artists in any of the following on-campus arts events: a play; a gallery show; a musical performance; a film. Each seminar will be conducted by an artist or critic and tied to an event occurring on campus that semester. Discussions and short readings will center on creative and intellectual issues in the arts.
M 4:00PM-5:50PM 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, Contact: Barbara Brickman                                                                                     

*ARTT-104, ARTT-105, ARTT-122, ARTT-143, DANC-103, ENGL-115, ENGL-215, FINE-102, FINE / WMST-193, THET/ENGL-250, THET/ENGL-209, THET-260 and 261. THET-190, THET-191, FINE-103, MUSC-202, MUSC-203, FILM-171, FILM-172, and 200 level FILM classes.

Exploring Humanitarian Law Honors Seminar
This seminar is adapted from curriculum produced by the International Committee of the Red Cross and is designed for students interested in learning more about humanitarian principles, particularly in times of armed conflict. Topics include the rules of war, the role of bystanders, child soldiers, international justice, refugee camps, and reuniting families. Th is seminar is open to students taking the following courses: CRES (any course), CRIM-101, CRIM-102, CRIM-201, HEED-155, HEED-220, HIST-112, HIST-123, HIST-201, HIST-202, HIST-221, PHIL-103, POLI-201, POLI-202, SOCI-101, SOCI-102, SOCI-115, and SOCI-225.
T 3:30-4:50 pm 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, Contact: Stacy Korbelak

The Literature Honors Seminar
The Literature Honors Seminar is open to students currently enrolled in any Literature Core course and intended for those who want to enhance their literary appreciation, critical understanding, and analytical skills. Each session will use discussion, short readings, and informal writing exercises to focus on a different skill or aspect of the literary experience, including close reading, the creative writing process, performance, critical perspectives, and historical context. Th is seminar is open to students currently enrolled in any Literature Core course.
W 3:30-4:50 pm 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 11/19, Contact: Ryna May

BIOL-101H Introduction to Biology Seminar–HONORS
Students will present and discuss current science journal articles that relate to Biology 101 content. Topics will include biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and medical research.
TBA TBA Contact: Science, Engineering and Technology Division

BIOL-203H Anatomy and Physiology Seminar–HONORS
Challenging clinical case studies related to the BIOL 203 lecture and laboratory will be presented and discussed by students. Students select their own case study for their presentation.
TBA TBA Contact: Science, Engineering and Technology Division

BIOL-204H Anatomy and Physiology Seminar–HONORS
Challenging clinical case studies related to the BIOL 204 lecture and laboratory will be presented and discussed by students. Students may select fromseveral cases that are available from the instructor.
TBA TBA Contact: Science, Engineering and Technology Division

BMGT-205H International Business Issues Honors Seminar
This online seminar provides a more in-depth exploration of current issues in business across all disciplines. Th e course will frame backbone disciplines–economics, fi nance, human resource management and marketing–around the issues of globalization and social responsibility.
Instruction for this section is delivered via the Internet. For information about E-Learning courses, visit howardcc.edu/elearning. Contact: Mary Beth Furst

 CHEM-101H General Inorganic Chemistry Seminar–HONORS
The Chemistry honors seminar will focus on advances in chemistry and technology, environmental issues, and how these have impact on our day-to-day lives.
W 2:00PM-3:00PM Dates TBA, Contact: Science, Engineering and Technology Division

MATH-138H Statistics Seminar–HONORS
This seminar will center on problem solving and contemporary applications of statistics. Students will be expected to read articles and participate in learning experiences with statistical computer languages.
W 3:00PM-4:00PM Contact: MATH Division

MATH-141H College Algebra Seminar–HONORS
The seminar will center on problem solving and contemporary applications of mathematics in many diff erent fi elds, fully accessible to students at the college algebra level. Students will be expected to read articles and engage in problem solving based on the reading. Talks will be presented both by the seminar instructor and by groups of participants.
T 3:30PM-4:20PM Contact: MATH Division

MATH-143H Precalculus I Seminar–HONORS
This seminar will center on problem solving and contemporary applications of mathematics in many diff erent fi elds and will be fully accessible to students at the precalculus level. Students will be expected to read articles and engage in problem-solving based on the reading. Talks will be presented by both the seminar instructor and by groups of participants.
T 3:30PM-4:20PM Contact: MATH Division

MATH-153H Precalculus II Seminar –HONORS
The seminar will center on problem solving and contemporary applications of mathematics in many diff erent fi elds and will be fully accessible to students at the college trigonometry level. Students will be expected to read articles and engage in problem solving based on the reading. Talks will be presented both by the seminar instructor and by groups of participants.
T 3:30PM-4:20PM Contact: MATH Division

MATH-155H Precalculus I& II Seminar – HONORS
This seminar will center on problem solving and contemporary applications of mathematics in many diff erent fi elds and will be fully accessible to students at the precalculus level. Students will be expected to read articles and engage in problem-solving based on the reading. Talks will be presented by both the seminar instructor and by groups of participants.
T 3:30PM-4:20PM Contact: MATH Division

MATH-181H Calculus I Seminar–HONORS
The seminar will center on problem solving and contemporary applications of mathematics in many diff erent fi elds, fully accessible to students at the college trigonometry level. Students will be expected to read articles and engage in problem solving based on the reading. Talks will be presented both by the seminar instructor and by groups of participants.
T 6:00PM-6:50PM Contact: MATH Division

MATH-182H Calculus II Seminar—HONORS
The seminar will center on problem solving and contemporary applications of the topics covered in Calculus II many diff erent fi elds. Th is seminar is fully accessible for students at the Calculus II level. Students will be expected to read articles and engage in problem solving based on their reading. Talks will be presented both by the instructor and by participants, either individually or in groups.
TH 12:30PM-1:20PM Contact: MATH Division

MATH-240H Calculus III Seminar–HONORS
This seminar will center on problem solving and contemporary applications of the topics covered in Calculus III many diff erent fi elds. Th is seminar is fully accessible for students at the Calculus III level. Students will be expected to read articles and engage in problem solving based on their reading. Talks will be presented both by the instructor and by participants, either individually or in groups.
T 12:30PM-1:20PM Contact: MATH Division

PHYS-103H Fundamentals of Physics Seminar–HONORS
Students in this honors seminar will study and present one seminar on contemporary topics of interest with physics applications including some lab activities.
T 3:30PM-4:30PM Dates TBA, Contact: Science, Engineering and Technology Division


HONORS CONTRACTS
Honors contracts are an option available to students who are enrolled in the Rouse, Schoenbrodt or STEM honors programs. Contracts are meant to be a partnership between the instructor and the student, providing opportunities for more rigorous research and deeper study of a topic of interest within a given discipline. Th e instructor and student must meet regularly to discuss questions, possibilities, and challenges that this study presents, and the student and instructor must agree upon a signifi cant project (i.e. a research project that includes a presentation to the rest of the class) to culminate the study. Students interested in completing an honors contract this semester should contact their respective honors program director before the 3rd week of classes for assistance. Contracts must be submitted to and approved by the respective honors director no later than the 4th week of the semester.