Honors Courses Summer & Fall 2019

Honors Courses Summer & Fall 2019

Summer 2019 Honors Classes!

Title: Summer Field Study Seminar
Description:
BIO 109: Plants and Society and EGL:129 Environmental Literature are offered in tandem as an integrated learning community where students will learn about relationships between humans, plants, landscapes, and other species from approaches in both the sciences and humanities. Also included in the course is a 17-day field study seminar from July 8 - 24 in which the class will take learning on the road in a camping trip throughout the West to places such as Yellowstone NP, the Black Hills of SD, the Bighorn Mountains of WY, and the Beartooth Mountains of MT. Capped at 12 students, the course requires short interviews with both instructors to secure instructor consent before registration.
Days/Times: This Core Seminar meets on MTWR from 9:30am to 1:00pm at the Des Plaines campus.
Professors: Marian Staats & Paul Gulezian
Register for: EGL 129 8H1 (CRN: 20704) & BIO 109 8H1 (CRN: 20656)

Fall 2019 Honors Classes! 

All Honors Classes meet at the Des Plaines Campus in room 2735 unless otherwise noted. All Honors Classes meet General Education Requirements, unless otherwise noted.

Core Seminars: Honors Core Seminars are learning communities that integrate courses from different disciplines around a common theme. They always meet for at least 2 class periods, both professors are always present, the assignments, and material are integrated. Core Seminars are recognized to be high impact learning experiences, and Oakton Community College is one of the few places where you can take one.

You must take at least one Core Seminar to graduate or transfer with the Honors Scholars designation on your transcript.

This Fall (2019) we are offering TWO Core Seminars:

 

Title: The Life of Plants and the Art of Poetry: A Dialogue on Nature and Culture

Description:

This learning community is designed to engage students in an exploration of the relationships between plants, human cultures, creativity (manifest in both human and plant forms), form (both of plants and poems), aesthetics, and meaning. We hope to accomplish this with lenses from both the sciences and the humanities, with special attention to the cultural, social, and historical context in the development of poetry and relations between plants and people.

 This seminar is worth 6 credits. It also counts towards completion of the Honors Scholar Designation and the Environmental Studies Concentrations.

Days/Times:This Core Seminar meets on TR from 9:30am to 12:15pm at the Des Plaines campus.

Professors: Madhuri Deshmukh & Paul Gulezian

Register for: EGL 117 0H1 (CRN: 31612) & BIO 109 0H1 (CRN: 31769)

 

Title: Moral Psychology- What We Do and What We Ought to Do

Description:

Do we make choices that are in line with our moral beliefs? What factors influence our ability to behave in ways that reflect our values? This Core Seminar focuses on questions of human behavior as examined through psychology and philosophy. From an interdisciplinary approach, we well study issues of social justice such as Poverty and Privilege. Specifically, we will discuss how our worldviews shape our understanding, and the need to widen our inquiry of social, cultural and political forces.

This seminar is worth 6 credits. It also counts towards completion of the Honors Scholar Designation.

Days/Times: This Core Seminar meets on MW from 9:30am to 12:15pm at the Des Plaines campus.

Professors Eva De La Riva & Thomas Bowen

Register for: PSY 101 0H1 (CRN: 31762) & PHL 106 GH1 (CRN: 31480)

 

Single Section/Stand Alone Honors Courses: These classes are not part of a Core Seminar, but are Honors classes! You should take them!

 

Title: EGL 101: Honors Composition I

Description:

Composition I is a core General Education Credit. It is required for completing an Associates degree and is required for most (if not all) Bachelors degrees. Course introduces strategies for planning, writing and revising expository essays based on experience and reading.

Days/Times: This course meets on TR from 12:30pm to 1:45pm at the Des Plaines Campus

Professor: Madhuri Deshmukh

Register for: EGL 101 0H1 (CRN: 31253)

Title: SOC 101 0H1: Honors Introduction to Sociology

Description:

Course introduces sociological perspective used to study contemporary society, with focus on United States. Content includes culture, socialization, social interaction, groups and networks, deviance and social control, inequality in society, social institutions such as family or education, and processes of social change.

Days/Times: This course meets on MW from 12:30pm to 1:45pm at the Des Plaines Campus

Professor: Michelle Naffziger-Hirsch

Register for: SOC 101 0H1 (CRN: 31834)

 

Title: BIO 251: Honors Microbiology

Description:

Laboratory course introduces biology of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses. Content includes metabolism, genetics, identification, control, physiology, relationship to health and disease, and host defense. Intended primarily for student in health fields.

Days/Times: This course meets on TR from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Des Plaines Campus

Professor: Suzanne Ziegenhorn

Register for: BIO 251 0H2  (CRN: 31141)

 

Research Courses at the Des Plaines Campus

Title: BIO 240: Honors Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research

Description:

Course provides undergraduate research experience. Interdisciplinary course co-listed with CHM 240. Team-taught by faculty from several disciplines. Content includes active participation in selected research experience: performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing results, interactive research with other students and professors; reading and critiquing research articles in selected area of research, and presenting results at end of semester. Course can be repeated once for credit.

Days/Times: This course meets on MW from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Des Plaines Campus

Professor: Suzanne Ziegenhorn

Register for: BIO 240 0H1  (CRN: 31173)

 

Title: CHM 240: Honors Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research

Description:

Course provides undergraduate research experience. Interdisciplinary course co-listed with CHM 240. Team-taught by faculty from several disciplines. Content includes active participation in selected research experience: performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing results, interactive research with other students and professors; reading and critiquing research articles in selected area of research, and presenting results at end of semester. Course can be repeated once for credit.

Days/Times: This course meets on MW from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Des Plaines Campus

Professor: Suzanne Ziegenhorn

Register for: CHM 240 0H1  (CRN: 30482)

 

Single Section/Stand Alone Honors Courses Skokie Campus: These classes are not part of a Core Seminar, but are Honors classes.

 

Title: EGL 101: Honors Composition I

Description:

Composition I is a core General Education Credit. It is required for completing an Associates degree and is required for most (if not all) Bachelors degrees. Course introduces strategies for planning, writing and revising expository essays based on experience and reading.

Days/Times: This course meets on TR from 12:30pm to 1:45pm at the Des Plaines Campus

Professor: Madhuri Deshmukh

Register for: EGL 101 0H1 (CRN: 31253)

 

Title: SOC 101 0H1: Honors Introduction to Sociology

Description:

Course introduces sociological perspective used to study contemporary society, with focus on United States. Content includes culture, socialization, social interaction, groups and networks, deviance and social control, inequality in society, social institutions such as family or education, and processes of social change.

Days/Times: This course meets on MW from 12:30pm to 1:45pm at the Des Plaines Campus

Professor: Michelle Naffziger-Hirsch

Register for: SOC 101 0H1 (CRN: 31834)

 

Co-Listed Honors Course at Des Plaines

 

Title: BIO 251: Honors Microbiology

Description:

Laboratory course introduces biology of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses. Content includes metabolism, genetics, identification, control, physiology, relationship to health and disease, and host defense. Intended primarily for student in health fields.

Days/Times: This course meets on TR from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Des Plaines Campus

Professor: Suzanne Ziegenhorn

Register for: BIO 251 0H2  (CRN: 31141)

 

Research Courses at the Des Plaines Campus

 

Title: BIO 240: Honors Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research

Description:

Course provides undergraduate research experience. Interdisciplinary course co-listed with CHM 240. Team-taught by faculty from several disciplines. Content includes active participation in selected research experience: performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing results, interactive research with other students and professors; reading and critiquing research articles in selected area of research, and presenting results at end of semester. Course can be repeated once for credit.

Days/Times: This course meets on MW from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Des Plaines Campus

Professor: Suzanne Ziegenhorn

Register for: BIO 240 0H1  (CRN: 31173)

 

Title: CHM 240: Honors Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research

Description:

Course provides undergraduate research experience. Interdisciplinary course co-listed with CHM 240. Team-taught by faculty from several disciplines. Content includes active participation in selected research experience: performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing results, interactive research with other students and professors; reading and critiquing research articles in selected area of research, and presenting results at end of semester. Course can be repeated once for credit.

Days/Times: This course meets on MW from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Des Plaines Campus

Professor: Suzanne Ziegenhorn

Register for: CHM 240 0H1  (CRN: 30482)

 

Single Section/Stand Alone Honors Courses Skokie Campus: These classes are not part of a Core Seminar, but are Honors classes.

 

Title: BIO 101: Introduction to Life Science

Description:

Laboratory course introduces life science. Content includes cell structure and function, cell division, nucleic acids and proteins, biodiversity and evolution, and selected human systems. Intended for non-science majors, and those who desire an understanding of fundamental life processes, or who intends to pursue higher biology courses.

Days/Times: This course meets on MW from 8:00am to 9:15am and M from 9:30am to 12:15pm at the Skokie Campus.

Professor: Harper Mazok

Register for: BIO 101  0H1 (CRN: 31012)

 

Title: EGL 101: Honors Composition I

Description:

Composition I is a core General Education Credit. It is required for completing an Associates degree and is required for most (if not all) Bachelors degrees. Course introduces strategies for planning, writing and revising expository essays based on experience and reading.

Days/Times: This course meets on MW from 9:30am to 10:45am at the Skokie Campus

Professor: Tina Fakhid-Deen

Register for: EGL 101 0H2 (CRN: 31765)

 

Title: HUM 127: Introduction to Philosophy

Description:

Course focuses on the most fundamental questions that human beings have always asked. Topics include a critical examination of theories about reality and truth, moral values and social justice, personal identity and free will, aesthetic values, and systems of religious beliefs.

Days/Times: This course meets on TR from 11:00am to 12:15pm at the Skokie Campus.

Professor: Kristin McCartney

Register for: HUM 127 GH1 (CRN: 31481)

 

Title: ANT 202: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

Description:

This Course introduces subfield of cultural anthropology, which studies living cultures. Content includes cultural behavior, language, kinship and social structure, political and economic anthropology, religion and worldview, and applied anthropology and modern cultures. 

Days/Times: This course meets on TR from 9:30am to 10:45am at the Skokie Campus.

Professor: Megan Klein

Register for: ANT 202 0H1 (CRN: 31767)