Honors Courses—FALL 2018

UMASS DARTMOUTH HONORS PROGRAM

FALL 2018 HONORS COURSES

 

Registration dates:

Please be aware that Fall registration for honors students will be opening on the following dates:

Monday, April 2, 2018 for students with 100 credits or more;

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 for students with 85 to 99.9 credits

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 for honors students with fewer than 85 credits.

 

Please register as early as you can to take advantage of the widest range of choice.

 

HONORS COURSES ● FALL 2018

 

Artisanry - ATR 291-01H (13117) ● Ceramics I:Handbuilding
Wednesday 3:00PM-8:30PM ● TBA ● Prof. Rebecca Hutchinson

3 Credits. Clay as a material for making art. A variety of hand building and forming techniques will be explored through the context of making objects. Clay, slip, glaze, and various firing methods will be presented.

 

Biology – BIO 131-01H (6972)Introductory Biology Laboratory I
Tuesday 9:30AM-12:15PM ● SENG-331 ● Prof. Benjamin Winslow

1 Credit. The first of a two-semester sequence designed to provide freshmen biology majors and other students with hands on training in scientific thinking & techniques. This course emphasizes hypothesis generation, experimental design, and communication of results through peer-review style written reports. During most class sessions, students learn techniques, and then develop their own hypotheses & design experiments to test in consultation with the lab instructor. Corequisite: BIO 121 or permission of instructor. Fulfills Gen Ed Requirement ‘S’ For Natural Science.

 

Biology – BIO 440-01H (11120)Research Project
TBA ● TBA ● Prof. Mark Silby

1 Credit. An advanced research project in an advanced student's field of general interest conducted under the supervision of an appropriate staff member, in the form of independent research leading to the solution of a problem. (Hours will be arranged) Enrollment requires a permission number from the instructor.

 

Biology BIO 441-02H (11139)Research Project
TBA ● TBA ● Prof. Robert Drew

1 Credit. Continuation of BIO 440. An advanced research project in an advanced student's field of general interest conducted under the supervision of an appropriate staff member, in the form of independent research leading to the solution of a problem. Enrollment requires a permission number from the instructor.

 

Biology – BIO 441-04H (11141)Research Project
TBA ● TBA ● Prof. Kenneth Oliveira

1 Credit. Continuation of BIO 440. An advanced research project in an advanced student's field of general interest conducted under the supervision of an appropriate staff member, in the form of independent research leading to the solution of a problem. Enrollment requires a permission number from the instructor.

 

Biology – BIO 441-05H (11142)Research Project
TBA ● TBA ● Prof. Jennifer Koop

1 Credit. Continuation of BIO 440. An advanced research project in an advanced student's field of general interest conducted under the supervision of an appropriate staff member, in the form of independent research leading to the solution of a problem. Enrollment requires a permission number from the instructor.

 

Chemistry – CHM 155-02H/02HR (7129/7130) ● Modern Chemical Principles I 
MWF 11:00-11:50AM/Wednesday 3:00-3:50PM ● SENG 102/ SENG 109 ● Prof. Melissa Silvia

3 Credits. Physical and chemical principles pertaining to the structure of chemical species and the nature, extent, and rates of chemical reactions. The details of stoichiometry, energy changes associated with chemical reactions, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, and the phenomenon of chemical periodicity are emphasized and discussed in light of modern scientific theories. For science and engineering majors. Non-honors sections are offered.  Corequisite: CHM 161.  Fulfills Gen Ed Requirement ‘S’ For Natural Science. Fulfills University Studies Requirement 2A.

 

Chemistry – CHM 161-01H/01HL (7131/7132) ● Introduction to Applied Chemistry I 
Thursday 11:00AM-11:50AM/Thursday 12PM-1:50PM ● SENG-305/TBA ● Prof. Russell Bessette

1 Credit. An introduction to chemical laboratory techniques and methods with emphasis on preparation, purification, and identification of compounds, elemental analysis, reaction stoichiometry, chemical ionization, thermochemistry, spectrophotometric techniques, and selective descriptive inorganic chemistry. Most experiments involve the identification of unknowns and statistical analysis of data. The experiments in CHM 161 parallel the topics covered in CHM 151. A written laboratory report summarizing the procedure and results for each experiment is required. For science and engineering majors. Honors sections are offered. Prerequisite: CHM 151 or CHM 153 as Co- or Prerequisite with a grade of C- or better.  Fulfills Gen Ed Requirement ‘S’ For Natural Science.

 

Economics – ECO 231-02H (8221) ● Principles of Microeconomics
TuTh 11:00AM-12:15PM ● Honors Classroom (Library-213) ● Prof. Merve Meral

3 Credits. Survey of the American economy focusing on markets, the price system, and resource allocation. Price determination in competitive and imperfectly-competitive markets. Applications in agricultural economics, legal prices, excise taxes, labor market issues, advertising, technological change, pollution and the environment, public goods, antitrust policy, international trade, and alternative economic systems. Fulfills Gen Ed Requirement ‘E’ For Ethics and/or ‘G’ for Global Awareness. Fulfills the University Studies Requirement 4A or 4B.

 

Engineering – EGR 111-05H/05HL (7594/7597) ● Intro Engineering & Computing
MWF 3:00PM-3:50PM/Friday 3:00PM-4:50PM ● SENG-113/ SENG-109 ● Prof. Milana Vasudev

3 Credits. Introduction to engineering and computing with emphasis on development of problem solving skills through projects. The course is designed to increase the success of first year students.  It includes an overview of majors in the college, and the importance of engaged learning. Team work, written and oral communication skills are covered. Ethical issues in engineering and computing are discussed.

 

Engineering – EGR 497-02H (7271) ● Bioengineering Capstone Design I
TuTh 2:00-3:15PM ● TEX-102 ● Prof. Qinguo Fan

2 Credits. Professional and management activities of project engineering as a two course sequence. Students working in teams will integrate their learning by selecting a senior Bioengineering design project, leading to a written and oral presentation of a project proposal. Intellectual property rights, ethics and economic issues, as well as applicable regulations will be considered.

 

English - ENL101-08H (7440) ● Critical Writing and Reading I
MWF 9:00AM-9:50AM ● Monday Wednesday CVPA-156 / Friday LARTS-203 ● Prof. Jacqueline O’Dell

3 Credits. Argument-focused course that introduces students to scholarly reading and writing strategies. Students practice widely-applicable methods of reading, writing, and revising arguments. Students read college-level arguments from diverse popular, public, and academic genres in order to develop their academic skills of analyzing single arguments, synthesizing multiple perspectives, and composing informed responses to an ongoing conversation.  Fulfills a Gen Ed Requirement for Critical Writing and Reading Tier I. Fulfills University Studies Requirement 1A.

 

English – ENL 101-41H (7462) ● Critical Writing and Reading I
TuTh 12:30PM-1:45PM ● Honors Classroom (Library-213) ● Prof. Meghan Fair

3 Credits.  Argument-focused course that introduces students to scholarly reading and writing strategies. Students practice widely-applicable methods of reading, writing, and revising arguments. Students read college-level arguments from diverse popular, public, and academic genres in order to develop their academic skills of analyzing single arguments, synthesizing multiple perspectives, and composing informed responses to an ongoing conversation.  Fulfills a Gen Ed Requirement for Critical Writing and Reading Tier I. Fulfills University Studies Requirement 1A.

 

English – ENL 200-21H-LEC (cross-listed in FRN and ENL) (7501) ● Studies In Literature
MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM ● Honors Classroom (Library-213) ● Prof. Stephanie O’Hara

3 Credits. In this course, we will analyze literary works and films that portray life in Occupied France during World War II, or that were produced during that time, or both. These materials will be supplemented and contextualized with readings from the work of historians such as Robert Paxton, Henry Rousso, and Marc Bloch. Some of the primary sources used allegorize the Occupation; some try to understand events as they happen; others attempt to grapple with them after the fact, at a remove of several years or several decades. Why could Anouilh's play Antigone make it past the Nazi censors and still convey a message of resistance, while works such as Vercors's Le Silence de la mer had to be published clandestinely? Irène Némirovsky, who was Jewish, wrote Suite française while in hiding; the manuscript of the novel was found only in 1998. How do some films mythologize the Resistance, whereas others do not? How can we balance analysis of our primary sources as cultural artifacts and as historical sources? This course fulfills University Studies Requirement 3A. Dependent on College/Major, it can also satisfy a Literature requirement.

 

Finance – FIN 312-06H (7875) ● Business Finance
TuTh 11:00AM-12:15PM
● CCB-248 ● Prof. Zhaojin (Lily) Xu

3 Credits.  An introduction to the nature of financial management. The course presents the basic tools used in the decision-making process as they pertain to the acquisition, management and financing of current and long-term assets. Working capital policies, the time value of money, capital budgeting and debt and equity financing are discussed.  Pre-requisites ACT212 and ECO231 or permission from the instructor.

 

French – FRN 204-01H-LEC (12677) (cross-listed in FRN and ENL) ● French Literature in Translation; WWII in French Film and Literature
MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM ● Honors Classroom (Library-213) ● Prof. Stephanie O’Hara

3 Credits. In this course, we will analyze literary works and films that portray life in Occupied France during World War II, or that were produced during that time, or both. These materials will be supplemented and contextualized with readings from the work of historians such as Robert Paxton, Henry Rousso, and Marc Bloch. Some of the primary sources used allegorize the Occupation; some try to understand events as they happen; others attempt to grapple with them after the fact, at a remove of several years or several decades. Why could Anouilh's play Antigone make it past the Nazi censors and still convey a message of resistance, while works such as Vercors's Le Silence de la mer had to be published clandestinely? Irène Némirovsky, who was Jewish, wrote Suite française while in hiding; the manuscript of the novel was found only in 1998. How do some films mythologize the Resistance, whereas others do not? How can we balance analysis of our primary sources as cultural artifacts and as historical sources? This course fulfills University Studies Requirement 3A. Dependent on College/Major, it can also satisfy a Literature requirement.

 

History - HST 360-02H (12887) United States in 1960s
TuTh 9:30AM-10:45AM
● LARTS-214 ● Prof. Mark Santow

3 Credits. An examination of the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s. Topics to be considered include the black freedom struggle, Vietnam, the New Left, the women's movement, gay liberation and the counter culture. Prerequisite: Course not open to Freshmen

Honors – HON 101-01 (11295) ● Scholarship in Community (Blended Course)
MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM ● Honors Classroom (Library-213) ● Professor Aminda O'Hare

3 Credits. Exploration of the relationship between scholarly inquiry and community. This course offers a multidisciplinary exploration of the interaction between individuals and communities, bringing in guest scholars from many fields of study to explore the relationship between community and diversity, the relationship between community ethical values and individual ethical values, and the individual responsibilities of scholars. Prerequisite: incoming first-year students only. Fulfills Gen Ed ‘C’ Requirement for Cultural and Artistic Literacy, “D” for Diversity or “E” for Ethics.  Fulfills University Studies Requirement 1E and 4A & 5B.

 

Honors – HON 101-02 (11296) ● Scholarship in Community (Blended Course)
MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM ● Honors Classroom (Library-213) ● Professor Thomas Stubblefield

3 Credits.  Exploration of the relationship between scholarly inquiry and community. This course offers a multidisciplinary exploration of the interaction between individuals and communities, bringing in guest scholars from many fields of study to explore the relationship between community and diversity, the relationship between community ethical values and individual ethical values, and the individual responsibilities of scholars. Prerequisite: incoming first-year students only. Fulfills Gen Ed ‘C’ Requirement for Cultural and Artistic Literacy, “D” for Diversity or “E” for Ethics.  Fulfills University Studies Requirement 1E and 4A & 5B.

 

Honors – HON 101-03 (11297) ● Scholarship in CommunityTuTh 9:30AM-10:45AM ● Honors Classroom (Library-213) ● Professor Brian Ayotte

3 Credits.  Exploration of the relationship between scholarly inquiry and community. This course offers a multidisciplinary exploration of the interaction between individuals and communities, bringing in guest scholars from many fields of study to explore the relationship between community and diversity, the relationship between community ethical values and individual ethical values, and the individual responsibilities of scholars. Prerequisite: incoming first-year students only. Fulfills Gen Ed ‘C’ Requirement for Cultural and Artistic Literacy, “D” for Diversity or “E” for Ethics.  Fulfills University Studies Requirement 1E and 4A & 5B.

 

Honors – HON 301-01 (7610) ● Honors Research Across the Disciplines
Monday 4:00PM-5:40PM ● Honors Classroom (Library-213) ● Prof. Tracie Ferreira

3 Credits. Preparation for Honors thesis or project. Students should take this seminar no later than the semester BEFORE they plan to begin work on their project. The course explores topics such as creative and critical thinking, project and time management, research ethics, and public presentation. By the end of the semester, students will identify their project supervisor and submit their initial project proposal. Fulfills University Studies Requirement 4C.

 

Honors – HON 301-02 (7611) ● Honors Research Across the Disciplines
Wednesday 8:00AM-9:40AM ● Honors Classroom (Library-213) ● Prof. Kristen Sethares

3 Credits. Preparation for Honors thesis or project. Students should take this seminar no later than the semester BEFORE they plan to begin work on their project. The course explores topics such as creative and critical thinking, project and time management, research ethics, and public presentation. By the end of the semester, students will identify their project supervisor and submit their initial project proposal. Fulfills University Studies Requirement 4C.

 

Honors – HON 301-03 (7612) ● Honors Research Across the Disciplines
Tuesday 3:30PM-5:10PM ● Honors Classroom (Library-213) ● Professor Catherine Villanueva Gardner

3 Credits. Preparation for Honors thesis or project. Students should take this seminar no later than the semester BEFORE they plan to begin work on their project. The course explores topics such as creative and critical thinking, project and time management, research ethics, and public presentation. By the end of the semester, students will identify their project supervisor and submit their initial project proposal. Fulfills University Studies Requirement 4C.

 

Honors – HON 490-01 (7613) : Honors Thesis Project I
Independent Study
● Prof. Catherine Villanueva Gardner

3 Credits. Research for and preparation of an honors thesis in partial fulfillment of the University Honors Program requirements for graduation as a Commonwealth Scholar, for students whose honors research is multi-disciplinary. In the first semester, the student engages in intensive reading and research appropriate to the thesis or project, culminating in a formal written proposal. During the second semester, the student completes the writing and other preparation of the thesis or project. Students must present their results in an appropriate public forum. Students typically register to continue to complete HON 491, and an intermediate grade of IP can be given in HON 490 until there is a final grade for HON 491 which can then also be applied to HON 490. On the other hand, a final grade can be given at the conclusion of HON 490.  Enrollment requires a permission number from the instructor.

 

Honors – HON 491-01 (7614) : Honors Thesis Project II
Independent Study
● Prof. Catherine Villanueva Gardner

3 Credits. Research for and preparation of an honors thesis in partial fulfillment of the University Honors Program requirements for graduation as a Commonwealth Scholar, for students whose honors research is multi-disciplinary. In the first semester, the student engages in intensive reading and research appropriate to the thesis or project, culminating in a formal written proposal. During the second semester, the student completes the writing and other preparation of the thesis or project. Students must present their results in an appropriate public forum. Students typically register to continue to complete HON 491, and an intermediate grade of IP can be given in HON 490 until there is a final grade for HON 491 which can then also be applied to HON 490. On the other hand, a final grade can be given at the conclusion of HON 490.  Enrollment requires a permission number from the instructor.

 

Management – MGT 312-06H (6688) ● Legal Framework Business
MWF 1:00PM-1:50PM ● CCB-340 ● Prof. Michael Levinson

3 Credits. Overview of the legal environment of business. Topics covered include contracts, agency and tort law; labor law; securities law. Students will develop a general background in the major aspects of the law as it affects the daily business environment.

 

Management Information Systems – MIS 101-06H (6636) ● The Business Organization
MoWe 1:00PM-1:50PM ● Dion 108 ● Professor TBA

3 Credits. A technology-based, cross-discipline course for first-year students, the first business core course. It introduces first-year business majors to the world of business and enriches their first year experience. It provides students with an overview of business, its environment and its subsystems (e.g. operations, marketing, accounting, finance and information systems); and enhances their computer and team-working skills. Through informational and advising experiences students make decisions in areas such as the selection of courses, a major, a career and the utilization of on-campus student resources.

 

Mechanical Engineering – MNE 380-01H (8443) ● Honors Enrichment
Wednesday 3:00PM-3:50PM ● SENG 108 ● Prof. Wenzhen Huang

1 Credit. Honors enrichment course supplementing a required junior level course in the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. This course is open to honors students who are enrolled in the affiliated required course in the mechanical engineering curriculum. The course provides coverage of more advanced topics and more in-depth analysis of concepts than are covered in the basic class. The course may include lecture and laboratory components at the instructor's discretion.

 

Mechanical Engineering – MNE 497-02H (8369) ● Mechanical Engineering Design Project I 
TuTh
2:00PM - 3:15PM ● Library Lecture Hall 207 ● Prof. Sheikh Ferdous

2 Credits. Professional and management activities of project engineering, first of a two course sequence. Topics covered include engineering ethics, selection of senior design project, and initial product design leading to a written and oral presentation of project proposal. Project will be completed in MNE 498, but work done in this course is evaluated and a course grade is given.

 

Music – MUS 103-01H (6571) ● Introduction to World Music
MWF 9:00AM-9:50AM ● TBA ● Prof. Jamie Eckert

3 Credits. In this class, we will explore the musical traditions of various cultures with respect to their historical, social, and cultural backgrounds. We will also explore different approaches to musical organization, musical practice, and significant aspects of style within a world music setting. Historical and contemporary styles of world music studied include reggae, salsa, high life, rock, and calypso. Fulfills Gen Ed ‘C’ Requirement for Cultural and Artistic Literacy and ‘G’ for Global Awareness. Fulfills the University Study 3B requirement.

 

Nursing – NUR 106-04H (7840) ● Intro to Professional Nursing
TuTh 8:00AM-9:15AM ● Dion-114 ● Prof. Lynn D’Esmond

3 Credits. Provides an introduction to the discipline of professional nursing. Learners examine their values and beliefs in relation to the basic concepts and behaviors that define the discipline. Promoting health, guiding persons through the health care experience and shaping the health care environment are presented as key processes to maximize health for individuals, families, groups and communities. Emphasis is placed on socializing the learner as an active, developing professional within the context and dimensions of the discipline. Learners will explore their relationship to self, individuals, families and communities as well as to the profession of nursing.

 

Nursing – NUR 214-02H (7367) ● Scholarly Inquiry
Thursday 2:00PM-4:50 PM ● Dion-114 ● Prof. Kristen Sethares

3 Credits. The AACN (2008) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice guided the development of this course which introduces the baccalaureate nursing student to the process of scholarly inquiry. The course focuses on preparing students to be consumers and users of research. Specific connections between theory, components of the research process, and their application to evidence-based practice are explored using research exemplars. Strengths and weaknesses of various quantitative and qualitative research designs are discussed, as is their appropriateness for investigating. For students in the College of Nursing only. Fulfills the University Studies 1C requirement.

 

Philosophy – PHL 215-04H (7367)Introduction to Ethics
MWF 1:00PM-1:50PM
Honors Classroom (Library-213) Prof. Keota Fields

3 Credits. A critical examination of normative theories of obligation and value. It includes philosophical examination of some moral problems including but not limited to: abortion, euthanasia, death penalty, gender and sexual orientation equality, pornography and censorship, violence, and economic injustice. Numerous ethical theories will be discussed, including but not limited to: Cultural Relativism, Ethical Subjectivism, Ethical Egoism, Divine Command Theory, Utilitarianism, Rights Theories, Kantianism, Social Contract Theory, and Feminist Ethics.

 

Physics – PHY 113-02H/HL/HR (7989/7990/7991) ● Classical Physics I
MWF 1:00-1:50PM/Wednesday 10:00-11:50AM/Wednesday 4:00-4:50PM ● SENG-109/SENG-201/ SENG-109 ● Prof. Marguerite Zarrillo/Professor TBA/Professor TBA

4 Credits. Calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics, emphasizing problem solving. Topics include 1- and 2-dimensional kinematics and dynamics; Newton's Laws of Motion; work, energy and momentum; and rotational motion and angular momentum. Many of these topics are further explored in laboratory experiments.

 

Political Science – PSC 272-01 (9293) ● The Politics of Drone Warfare
TuTh 9:30AM-10:45AM ● LARTS 103 ● Prof. Avery Plaw

3 Credits.  An examination of the United States government's use of drone strikes outside of conventional battlefields since 2002, including in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and the Philippines. The course explores debates around the ethics, legality and strategic effectiveness of the campaign. Fulfills University Studies Requirement 4C

 

Production & Operation Mgmt – POM 212-06H (6655) Business Statistics
MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM
CCB-248 ● Prof. Uday Jha

3 Credits. Examines both descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to business. Topics include graphical and tabular methods of data presentation, probability theory and distributions, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression and forecasting. Emphasis is placed on concepts, applications, and the proper use of statistics to collect, analyze, and interpret data. Throughout this course students will use computer software to perform statistical analyses. Students will learn how to make decisions using facts and the techniques of data analysis. Students will also use the internet to supplement classroom learning.

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