Courses for Spring 2011

(45845) English 258 (02), 3 cr., 11-12:15 am TR: Prof. Gary Williams
Honors Literature of Western Civilization. The course is designed to acquaint the student with culturally important literature of the Western world from the 17th century to the present. Particular texts are chosen to reflect various literary and intellectual movements, time periods, genres, and national literatures. May be taken independently of honors English 257. Satisfies core curriculum requirements for humanities. Limit of 26.

Philosophy 103, 3 cr.,: Prof. Janice Capel Anderson
(45590) Section 12–10:30–11:20 am MWF
(56616) Section 13–11:30 am–12:20 pm MWF Honors Introduction to Ethics. An introduction to philosophical reasoning through historical study of Western moral thought. Readings, lectures, and discussions, with required individual papers and group presentation; satisfies core curriculum requirement for humanities. Limit of 18 in each section.

Chem 112, 5 cr.: Prof. Thomas Bitterwolf
(45458) Sec. 21-- 8:30 am, MWF REN 111; Lab 2:30-5:20 Th, REN 233; Rec 1:30-2:20 Tu
(45460) Sec. 22-- 8:30 am, MWF REN 111; Lab 7:00-9:50 p.m. Th, REN 233; Rec 1:30-2:20 Tu
Honors Principles of Chemistry II. Continuation of Chem. 111 for students in the University Honors Program. Some work in inorganic, organic, and biochemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and in qualitative inorganic analysis. Three lectures, one three-hour lab and one recitation a week.
Prerequisite: Chem. 111 or permission. Satisfies core curriculum requirements in the natural and applied sciences. Majors in natural sciences and engineering are encouraged to take Honors Chemistry. Enrollment limit of 18 in each section.

CORE - Discovery

(58447) CORE 155 (04), 3 cr., 1:30-2:20 pm, MWF: Prof. Matthew Wappett
Honors The Monsters We Make. This class is a year-long exploration of both monsters and the themes surrounding the concept of monstrosity and evil. We will look at the creation, development, and multiple reiterations of the monstrous in literature, film, and art. We examine how notions of evil and monstrosity have shaped the ancient and modern world, and contemporary life from the end of WWII through the Cold War and into the present. Application of this information will help the student identify the societal, political, and cultural mechanisms used to influence and shape contemporary conceptions of the monster in the real world. Spring semester satisfies humanities credits in general studies core curriculum. Limit 30.

(58466) CORE 163 (02) 3 cr., 12:30-1:45 pm TR: Prof. Kenneth Faunce
Honors Globalization. Globalization is a major force shaping the world today. It can be viewed as a catch-all phrase which includes economic, cultural, social and political exchanges on a global scale. The process of globalization affects us all, and we all contribute in some way to this process when we shop, travel, post information on the web, etc. Globalization is also at the center of much controversy, as protests around the world attest. It is a topic that evokes strong feelings from many people, although few fully understand and appreciate the complexity of the issues it raises. It is a phenomenon that truly demands a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural perspective to understand. The course is organized into eight major topics over two semesters. During the fall semester we examine: the history of globalization and its central issues; how trade is changing our world; how globalization affects the role of the nation-state; how globalization impacts culture. In the spring semester we will examine: how globalization influences political change; how globalization affects economic changes; how globalization affects environmental change; how different people and societies try to manage the process of globalization. Satisfies core curriculum requirements for the humanities and also General Core Studies International Course requirement. Limit 30.

(60166) CORE 166 (04) 3 cr., 11:00 am-12:15 pm, TR : Prof. Rodney Frey
Honors The Sacred Journey: Religions of the World. In each of these traditions, the forms of sacred journeys will be considered. Sacred journeys can be of a personal nature, such as rites of passage. They can be collective in nature, such as a pilgrimage to a sacred place. And sacred journeys can have a societal focus, such as a revitalizations movement. To understand these varied religious traditions and interpret their religious symbols, values, and narratives, an academic approach will be utilized to allow students to better see the world's great religious traditions from the perspectives of the adherents themselves. By juxtaposing what can be unique and distinct along side what is often veiled, this approach will also help students to more clearly reveal and appreciate his or her own religious values. Spring semester satisfies humanities credits in general studies core curriculum and also General Core Studies International Course requirement. Limit 30.

(58523) MusH 201 (02) 3 cr., 12:30 am -1:20 pm MWF: Prof. James Reid
Honors History of Rock and Roll. This class looks at the development of rock music from its roots in the 1940s to contemporary styles such as hip-hop. Students will have access to an extensive on-line listening list and classes will include lectures along with additional listening and appropriate film segments. Genres and sub-genres include instrumentals, doo-wop, soul, protopunk, metal, progressive rock, and others. Artists examined include the Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Run DMC, etc. Coursework includes four tests and a paper. May not be counted as a required music history elective for music majors. Satisfies core curriculum requirements in the humanities. Course limit is 27.

(41171) ECON 202 (01) 3 cr., 11:00 am - 12:15 pm TR, ALB 201: Prof. Andrew W Nutting
Honors Principles of Economics. This course introduces students to the principles of microeconomic theory and concentrates on consumer and producer behavior in product, labor, and capital markets. It also will cover market failures and game theory and emphasize applications to modern public policy. Satisfies core curriculum requirements for social sciences. Limit 30.

(62180) ANTH 220 (02) 3 cr., 12:30-1:45 pm TR: Prof. Stacey Camp
Honors Peoples of the World. One of the central questions anthropologists grapple with is why cultural difference exists. In this course, we will travel across the world to such places as the South American Amazon to the virtual online world of Second Life to study how and why ideas about marriage, kinship, gender, sexuality, race, rituals, and class differ from continent to continent and, on a microscale, from household to household. In taking what anthropologists term a "comparative approach," this course aims to teach an appreciation of cultural diversity and foster a sense of cultural sensitivity and understanding. We will also tackle questions of professional responsibility and ethics that continue to be debated in and outside the discipline of anthropology and are directly applicable to other fields of study. Satisfies core curriculum requirements for social sciences. Limit 30.

(62247) Intr 450 (02), 1 cr. (pass-fail), 12:30-1:20 pm T: Profs. Michael O’Rourke, Daniel Bukvich
Honors Interdisciplinary Colloquium: Insight and Creativity. UI faculty and staff present and describe their approaches to teaching and/or research in their respective disciplines in this series of lectures. The lectures present the specific subjects and methodologies that define the disciplines and initiate conversations about those disciplines to explore and to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation. Students attend the weekly lectures, complete journal and response assignments, and also meet with professors O’Rourke, Fehrenbacher, and Bukvich. Limit of 15

Spring 2011 Upper Division Honors Seminars

Note: 400-level honors courses are reserved for third and fourth year students in the program. Second year students will be allowed to register for 400-level honors courses beginning the third day of registration with juniors and seniors being given first priority over the first two days of registration. In any case, three credits of Honors course work must be completed by start of spring 2011 semeter in order to be enrolled in a seminar.

(66022) HIST 401 (04) 3 cr., 3:30-5:50 pm W: Prof. Ellen Kittell
Honors Africa in Rebellion: The Movements for Independence. By the late nineteenth century, European powers had carved up the African continent into numerous colonies. The indigenous peoples spent the subsequent seventy-five years struggling not only for independence but also for definition in a world where only "countries" and "nations," as opposed to kin and ethnic group, were considered acceptable. The focus of this class will be on how the struggle for independence intertwined with the forging of identity from the mid-nineteenth century to the late-twentieth. The class will meet for discussion on the course materials, which include poetry, novels, historical monographs, biographies, autobiographies, music, and films. Limit 17.

(56761) ENGL 404 (02), 3 cr., 2-3:15 pm TR: Prof. Michele J. Leavitt
Honors Literature of Resistance. Students will explore how North American fiction and poetry has functioned as both evidence and implement in movements of resistance against oppression and the status quo. Such questions as what actions comprise resistance, what archetypes and figures are associated with resistance in literature, how has resistance literature impacted court decisions and legislation in American History, can speculative fiction have a place in the creation of social or political change, and was Shelley both correct and prescient when he claimed that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world will be considered. Limit 17.