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Spring 2020 Classes through the University of Honors program

Honors Program Courses Spring Semester 2020

In order to remain a member of the program, students must maintain a 3.3 U of I cumulative GPA and must meet the Honors Program credit requirements.

Integrated Seminars

Course CRN-
Section #
Faculty Schedule Credits
ISEM 301:
Section 15
David Aston 2:00 - 2:50 p.m. TR 1 cr
Course description: The full course title is “Discoveries and Inventions that Shape Society.” The course description is: “Human history is punctuated with many and diverse technological advancements, as well as radically destructive events and eras, that helped to establish civilizations and catalyze change in societies. Student participants will contribute their ideas for discussions on particular technologies and their societal and international impacts via oral presentations and written reports.”

English and Communications

Course CRN-
Section #
Faculty Schedule Credits
ENGL 317:
Technical Writing
Section 1
Victoria Arthur 2:00 - 3:15p.m. TR 3 cr
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, visual, and multimedia genres.
COMM 101:
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Section 20
Diane Carter 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. TR 2 cr
Course description: Skills and techniques of effective speaking.

Natural and Applied Science

Course CRN-
Section #
Faculty Schedule Credits
BIOL 115:
Cells & the Evolution of Life
Section 2
Mary Oswald 8:30 - 9:20 a.m. MWF 3 cr
Course description: The cell, heredity and evolutionary processes. This section requires Thursday meetings 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., arranged as needed by instructor (not weekly).
CHEM 112:
Principles of Chemistry II
Section 21
Rick Fletcher 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. MWF 3 cr
Course description: Some work in inorganic chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, liquids, solids, acid-base, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, thermodynamics and qualitative inorganic analysis. Three lecture and one recitation listed below.
CHEM 112L: Lab Sections 73321
Section 21
Kristopher Waynant, Yuwei Kan 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. T
2:30 - 5:20 p.m. R
2 cr
FISH 473:
ECB Senior Presentation
Section 1
Frank Wilhelm TBA 1 cr
Course description: This senior thesis course is by instructor permission only for students who are completing a senior thesis in FISH.

Social Sciences

Course CRN-
Section #
Faculty Schedule Credits
ANTH 404/SOC 404:
Institutions, Social Control & Resistance
Section 3
Katrina C.L. Eichner 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. M 3 cr
Course description: This special topics course jointly offered as an ANTH 404/SOC 404 seminar “considers the role of total institutions in American culture. Often considered locations of moral and social reform, institutions are places where inhabitants and administrators not only reside but also labor. They are most commonly defined by complex internal regimes and physical separation from the civilian world. As sites where structural systems and interpersonal power hierarchies play out in everyday life, institutions offer critical insight into how people react to dominant forces, form intimate social communities, and construct interpersonal hierarchies. Additionally, by considering the history of these cultural sites, students will better understand how institutional social control has shaped our contemporary society. Case studies will explore prisons, hospitals, schools, internment camps, factories, orphanages, convents, military forts, asylums, nursing homes, and other kinds of total institutions found in the United States.”


Course CRN-
Section #
Faculty Schedule Credits
STAT 251:
Statistical Methods with Recitation Meeting
Section 5
Renae Shrum 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. MWF
12:30 - 1:20 p.m. W
3 cr
Course description: 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.


Course CRN-
Section #
Faculty Schedule Credits
MATH 315:
Topics in Pure Mathematics
Section 1
Mark Nielsen 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. MWF 3 cr
Course description: A course that centers on the development of skills and appreciation for the theoretical nature of mathematics.

Computer Science

Course CRN-
Section #
Faculty Schedule Credits
CS 120:
Computer Science I
Section 1
Terence Soule 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. MWF
10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. T
4 cr
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. Three lectures and one 2 hour lab a week.


Course CRN-
Section #
Faculty Schedule Credits
ENGR 210:
Engineering Statics
Section 4
Jonathan Petersen 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MWF 3 cr
Course description: Principles of statics with engineering applications.
ME 322:
Mechanical Engr Thermodynamics
Section 3
Daniel A. Cordon 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MWF 3 cr
Course description: Thermodynamic properties of substances, first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic analysis of mechanical engineering thermal components of cycles, psychrometric process, and introduction to combustion systems.


Course CRN-
Section #
Faculty Schedule Credits
MUSH 201:
History of Rock and Roll
Section 2
James Reid 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. MWF 3 cr
Course description: A study of the history and culture of rock music.
PHIL 103:
Jamal Lyskett 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. TR 3 cr
Course description: Introduction to philosophical reasoning through historical study of Western moral thought.

Honors Seminars

Course CRN-
Section #
Faculty Schedule Credits
INTR 454:
Honors Thesis
Section 1
Sandra Reineke TBA 1 cr
Course description: Limited to Honors Program students who are actively working on their Honors Thesis in spring 2020. Instructor permission required.
INTR 404:
ST: Iconic Italian Public Spaces
Section 2
Raffaella Sini,
Roberto Capecci
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. TR 3 cr
Course description: This honors seminar examines the history and social context that goes into the making of famous Italian public spaces, such as the Trevi fountain in Rome, and the imagination these spaces affect in people.

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