Honors Courses Spring 2017

Honors Courses Spring 2017

Fall 2017 Honors Classes!

Core Seminars

Ecology: Natural, Political, & Ethical

Professor Thomas Bowen & Paul Gulezian, PhD.

Register for these two classes:

Honors Environmental Science (BIO 106 0H1. CRN 31765)

TR 10:00 - 12:45 DP Campus LEE Building 355/335

Honors Environmental Ethics (PHL 204 0H1. CRN: 31563)

TR: 1:00 - 2:15 DP Campus LEE Building 146

This Core Seminar offers students a unique opportunity to explore a common set of themes and questions from two very different disciplinary perspectives. Appreciating how the scientific approach both facilitates and clashes with philosophical reflection and how investigations into the
possibilities of an environmental ethics critically engage with the scientific literature, is fundamental to grappling with our current environmental crises. The environmental sciences provide an essential understanding of how human civilizations are deeply dependent on natural systems and how our continued survival depends on knowing how they provide the natural capital (both natural resources {metals, wood, fossil fuels, plants, animals, etc} and ecological services {water purification, nutrient cycling, soil renewal, pollination, flood control, pest control, etc.}) that humans use to support their lives and cultures. Environmental ethics explores the multiple conflicts that have emerged over our use of nature, the moral status of nonhuman nature, and our understandings of a morally good life and a common future.

The basic questions we pose in this seminar are: 1) Does an understanding of natural systems as the material bases of human cultures and civilizations impact what we take as morally valuable or as fundamental ethical precepts? (Can we construct an ecological ethics?); and 2) How can these two disciplines work together to develop visions of  sustainable (morally and naturally) futures?

These courses fulfill the two core requirements for the Environmental Studies Concentration Certificate and the Honors Core Seminar Requirement for the Honors Certificate.

BIO 106 fulfills the "Life Science with lab" Gen. Ed. requirement at Oakton, as well as the Global Studies credit and will transfer as a Gen. Ed.
PHL 204 will transfer as an elective; but for students looking to move on the study environmental issues at a 4-year college or university, this class will look good on a transcript.
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Women & Creativity/Cultural Anthropology

Professors Katherine Carot & Victoria Giambrone

Register for these two classes:

Honors Introduction to Social & Cultural Anthropology (ANT 202 0H1 CRN 31763)

MW 9:30 - 10:45 DP 2735

Honors Women & Creativity (HUM 142 0H1 CRN 31764)

MW 11:00 - 12:15 DP 2735

Description forthcoming

Both ANT 202 and HUM 142 fulfill Gen. Ed at Oakton and transfer as Gen. Eds to other colleges and universities. ANT 202 counts as a Social Science Gen Ed and as a Global Studies credit; HUM 142 counts as a Humanities/Fine Arts credit.

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Des Plaines: Single Courses

Honors Composition I

Professor Madhuri Deshmukh, PhD.

Register for:

EGL 101 0H1 CRN: 31560

MW 12:30 - 1:45 DP 2735

Description forthcoming.

EGL 101 is a basic requirement for any degree at Oakton or any other college. It is transferrable, looks really good as an Honors credit, and counts as a Gen. Ed.

This class fulfills requirements towards the Honors Scholars Certificate.

Any Honors Student who hasn't taken EGL 101, really should take it as Honors! Register for this class!

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Honors: Effective Speech

Professor Bob Gynn

Register for:

SPE 103 0H1 CRN 31760

TR 12:30 - 1:45

Description forthcoming

SPE 103 is a Gen Ed requirement for any degree (part of the communication credits needed) and will transfer as a Gen. Ed.

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Honors: History of the Islamic Middle East in from the 7th Century to 1918

Professor George Lungu

Register for:

HIS 225-0H1 CRN: 31601 (this class is co-listed with HIS 225-001)

Des Plaines Campus 2822 TR 11:00am-12:15pm

description forthcoming

HIS 225 is a Gen. Ed. that fulfills a social science requirement and will transfer as a Gen. Ed to other colleges and universities.

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Honors: International Relations

Professor George Lungu

PSC 202-0H2 CRN: 31603 (this class is co-listed with PSC 202-001)

Des Plaines Campus 2822 TR: 9:30am-10:45am

“May you live in an interesting age!” is a reputedly Chinese proverb and curse that seems to capture the essence of the world today. This course is designed to provide students with a working understanding of the complexities of international politics, and enable them to develop the ability to critically evaluate and interpret such contemporary international events and processes as war, intervention, poverty, economic competition and development, and the global environment.

PSC 202 is a Gen. Ed. and will transfer as a Gen Ed to other colleges and universities.

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Skokie: Single Courses

Honors: International Relations

Professor George Lungu

PSC 202-0H1 CRN: 31603 (this class is co-listed with PSC202 003)

Skokie Campus C114 F: 9:30am-12:15pm

“May you live in an interesting age!” is a reputedly Chinese proverb and curse that seems to capture the essence of the world today. This course is designed to provide students with a working understanding of the complexities of international politics, and enable them to develop the ability to critically evaluate and interpret such contemporary international events and processes as war, intervention, poverty, economic competition and development, and the global environment.

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Des Plaines: Research Course

BIO

240-0H1

11656

SHC-DP 342

Honors: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research

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12:30 pm-01:45 pm

12:30 pm-3:15 pm

TBA

 

CHM

240-0H1

11657

SHC-DP 342

Honors: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research

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12:30 pm-01:45 pm

12:30 pm-3:15 pm

TBA