Honors Curriculum & Course Descriptions

Course Semester Hours

HON 110 Contemporary Environmental Issues
An interdisciplinary course that explores scientific, ethical, economic, societal, and political aspects of contemporary issues with global environmental impact. Prerequisite: Batten Honors College. Offered each fall.

Taught by:
Dr. William Gibson, Dr. Larry Hultgren, Dr. Elizabeth Malcolm

4

HON 205 Topics in Leadership & Literature
This course will explore the personal lives, traits, practices and disciplines of leaders through the analysis of fiction and non-fiction with some attention given to forms of expression other than literature. Students will actively reflect on leadership with respect to their own personal aspirations and values by analyzing the visions and values of the leaders presented in the literature. Prerequisites: Batten Honors College, ENG 105 with C or better. Offered each spring.

Taught by:
Dr. Craig Wansink

4

HON 225 Models of Decision Making
An introduction to the use of mathematics to model real-world situations and the application of mathematical models to decision making in personal, business, and societal contexts. Models, methods, and selected case studies vary from semester to semester. Prerequisites: Batten Honors College, Math Placement H, A, or B Offered each fall.

Taught by:
Dr. Margaret Reese

4

HON 270 The Artist & Society
An examination of selected topics and works of art to explore the arts as modes of aesthetic communication, the creative process and its ability to express, expand and influence social ideas. Students will engage in creative activity and explore the creative process in relation to the individual and society. Prerequisite: Batten Honors College. Offered each spring

Taught by:
Dr. Joyce Howell, Dr. Bryson Mortenson, Dr. John Rudel, Dr. Sally Shedd

4

HON 480 Senior Seminar
An integrative course in which students reflect upon their whole college experience; examine the nature, importance, and influence of their liberal arts education; and refine their liberal arts skills as they design, execute and present a capstone project. Prerequisite: Batten Honors College, senior status. Offered each fall.

Taught by:
Dr. Travis Malone, Dr. Larry Hultgren

4

Two Honors courses at 300/400 level

8

Total Credit Hours

32