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Honors Program Courses Spring 2023

Course description: An introduction to the diverse ways in which art can function and the significance of art as it impacts the lives of individuals. The course will provide a global perspective, thinking of art not just as a product of Europe and the U. S. but of humans around the world. The course will explore the convergences of cultures and is designed to be an intentionally comparative course. Students will engage in discussion and art prompts that investigate problems and issues presented in looking at and understanding artworks as well as the processes artists use to create. Two hours of lecture with assigned reading and artmaking activities.

Course Details

  • CRN – 72757; Section No. 02
  • Faculty: Lauren McCleary
  • Schedule: TR 9:30-10:20 a.m.
  • Delivery Method: Online (Web)
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: An interdisciplinary, thematically based course intended to provide the student with the skills to analyze and evaluate scientific claims and to make intelligent scientific and social decisions; among the topics addressed are the impact of science on society and the ethical dilemmas and moral consequences of scientific research; all themes/sections emphasize discussion, collaborative work and the conduct of science, though not necessarily in a formal lab setting.  

Course Details

  • CRN – 75470; Section No. 02
  • Faculty: James J. Bull
  • Schedule: MWF 10:30-11:20 a.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Fundamental programming constructs, algorithms and problem-solving, fundamental data structures, overview of programming languages, virtual machines, introduction to language translation, declarations and types, abstraction mechanisms, object-oriented programming. This course includes a lab.

Course Details

  • CRN – 58825; Section No. 01
  • Faculty: Travis D. DeVault
  • Schedule: MWF 9:30-10:20 a.m.; T 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 4 credits

Course description: Applied principles of expository and argumentative essay writing, including summaries, critiques and syntheses of texts, and the research essay; emphasis on clear, concise and vigorous prose. Graded A/B/C/N (repeat)/F.

Course Details

  • CRN – 45807; Section No. 06
  • Faculty: Neil R. Davidson
  • Schedule: MWF 10:30-11:20 a.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Principles and practice of effective technical communication. Projects teach conventions of tone and style appropriate to the specific discourse situation in a variety of formats, including oral, written, visual and multimedia genres.

Course Details

  • CRN – 45880; Section No. 02
  • Faculty: Karen L. Thompson
  • Delivery Method: Online (Web)
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Principles of statics with engineering applications; addition and resolution of forces, vector algebra, moments and couples, resultants and static equilibrium, equivalent force systems, centroids, center of gravity, free body method of analysis, two- and three-dimensional equilibrium, trusses, frames and friction. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Course Details

  • CRN – 67524; Section No. 04
  • Faculty: JJ J. Petersen
  • Schedule: MWF 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Particle and rigid body kinematics and kinetics; rectilinear, curvilinear and relative motion, equations of motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, systems of particles, rotation, rotating axes, rigid body analysis, angular momentum, vibration and time response. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Course Details

  • CRN – 69094; Section No. 04
  • Faculty: Dan A. Cordon
  • Schedule: MWF 8:30-9:20 a.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Elasticity, strength and modes of failure of engineering materials; theory of stresses and strains for ties, shafts, beams and columns. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Course Details

  • CRN – 49391; Section No. 02
  • Faculty: Robert R. Stephens
  • Schedule: MWF 12:30-1:20 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Introduction to basic principles in the biological, physical and social science areas of environmental science.

Course Details

  • CRN – 77119; Section No. 04
  • Faculty: David A. Roon
  • Schedule: TBA
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Field studies for ENVS 101. Field demonstrations on waste management, water, air pollution and the ecosystem. Field trips required.

Course Details

  • CRN – 62616; Section No. 04
  • Faculty: Elise M. Stacy
  • Schedule: TBA
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 1 credits

Course description: Designed for individuals who have an interest in understanding environmental issues from a global perspective. The course focuses on various social and physical issues related to the environment and natural resources using human population dynamics as a backdrop. ENVS 101 recommended.

Course Details

  • CRN – 76138; Section No. 03
  • Faculty: Kodjotse Afatchao
  • Schedule: TR 3:30-4:45 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: This course teaches students how to present their research and scholarly work in written and oral forms, including how to approach a senior or honors thesis, how to prepare abstracts for scholarly conference submissions, how to create conference poster and panel presentations, how to prepare manuscripts for peer review and how to write a winning grant proposal. This course teaches valuable insights about how to communicate research.

Course Details

  • CRN – 76998; Section No. 01
  • Faculty: Diane L. Carter
  • Schedule: TR 2-2:50 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 1 credit

Course description: This University Honors Program course is designed for honors students who are actively working towards completing an honors thesis or honors portfolio by the time they graduate from the university and the honors program with an undergraduate degree. The course is intended to assist students with the final assignment of their honors thesis or honors portfolio, i.e. the public presentation of their thesis or portfolio work at the bi-annual Honors Forum in either December or May each year.

Course Details

  • CRN – 76063; Section No. 01
  • Faculty: Dilshani A. Sarathchandra
  • Schedule: TBA
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 1 credit

Course description: This University Honors Program course is designed for honors students who are actively working towards completing an honors thesis or an honors portfolio by the time they graduate from the university and complete the honors program. After researching and writing their honors thesis or completing their honors professional portfolio, students are expected to enroll in INTR 440 Honors Presentations, usually during their last semester at the University of Idaho when they present their findings at the public Honors Forum in either December or May each year.

Course Details

  • CRN – 74385; Section No. 01
  • Faculty: Sandra Reineke
  • Schedule: TBA
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Student ambassadors are selected through an application and interview process. Students will learn skills in leadership, communication, networking and public speaking. Students will be responsible for representing the College of Science in various recruiting activities and events.

Course Details

  • CRN – 76911; Section No. 02
  • Faculty: Roopal Jani, Mark J. Nielsen
  • Schedule: TBA
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 1 credit, max. 8

Course description: This course explores the historical, political and social contexts of the Russo-Ukrainian War. We do a deep dive into the past ten years in Ukraine and Russia, while working to understand the current political situation and the global response to the war. Topics include international sanctions and aid, internal displacement and refugees, the two 21st century Ukrainian revolutions, 21st century Russian politics and Ukraine's post-colonial and post-imperial status.

Course Details

  • CRN – 75266; Section No. 01
  • Faculty: Sally Powell
  • Schedule: MWF 10:30-11:20 a.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Thermodynamic properties of substances, first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic analysis of mechanical engineering thermal components and cycles, psychrometric process and introduction to combustion systems.

Course Details

  • CRN – 73537; Section No. 03
  • Faculty: Dan A. Cordon
  • Schedule: MWF 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Study of stress, deflection and stiffness, material properties, static and fatigue failure theory in the context of the analysis and design of machine components such as fasteners, welds, spring design and bearings. Significant use of solid modeling and use of equation solvers.

Course Details

  • CRN – 76860; Section No. 02
  • Faculty: Matthew Swenson
  • Schedule: MWF 12:30-1:20 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Mechanics of materials approach to: three-dimensional stress and strain, unsymmetrical bending, shear centers, curved beams, thick-walled pressure vessels, non-circular torsion; energy methods and advanced strength theories. Introduction to elementary kinematics. Significant use of solid modeling and use of equation solvers.

Course Details

  • CRN – 76864; Section No. 02
  • Faculty: Robert R. Stephens
  • Schedule: MWF 10:30-11:20 a.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: A study of the history and culture of rock music. May not be counted as a required music history elective for music majors.

Course Details

  • CRN – 58523; Section No. 02
  • Faculty: Daniel M. Pinilla
  • Schedule: MWF 12:30-1:20 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Develops skills in leadership, assessment, planning and pedagogy to promote and deliver a healthy active lifestyles intervention for individuals, groups and/or communities. Lecture-lab. Students are required to work with an agency in the field as part of the lab hours.

Course Details

  • CRN – 77046; Section No. 02
  • Faculty: Helen F. Brown, Catherine E. Loiacono
  • Schedule: TR 12:30-1:45 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Introduction to philosophical reasoning through historical study of moral thought.

Course Details

  • CRN – 70811; Section No. 06
  • Faculty: Casey R. Johnson
  • Schedule: MWF 9:30-10:20 a.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: Basic structures, patterns and sociocultural environment of foreign political systems; includes case studies of the government and politics in selected countries.

Course Details

  • CRN – 75728; Section No. 02
  • Faculty: Erin E. Damman
  • Schedule: MWF 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

Course description: General Education: Mathematical Ways of Knowing. Credit will not awarded for STAT 251 after STAT 301 or STAT 416, or for STAT 416 after STAT 251 or STAT 301. Intro to statistical methods including design of statistical studies, basic sampling methods, descriptive statistics, probability and sampling distributions; inference in surveys and experiments, regression and analysis of variance. Typically Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer.

Course Details

  • CRN – 70169; Section No. 05
  • Faculty: Renae L. Shrum
  • Schedule: MWF 10:30-11:20 a.m.; W 12:30-1:20 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Classroom Meeting
  • Credits: 3 credits

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