Honors Courses Spring 2020

Honors Courses Spring 2020

Spring 2020 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.

 

                                                 Des Plaines Campus

For the spring 2020 semester we are offering one Learning Community*:

Title: Honors: Composition II*

Description:

Course introduces strategies for planning, writing, and revising advanced expository essays and the college research paper. Content includes critical reading and analysis, the structure of argument, and the use of sources.

Register for: EGL 102 GH1 (CRN: 11838)

Days & Times: MW 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Des Plaines campus.

Professors Marian Staats & Tess Lesniak

 

Title: Honors: Introduction to Environmental Science*

Description: 

Laboratory course introduces study of the environment in which we live and of factors contributing to its alteration.  Content includes ecosystem structure and function; population dynamics; resources; pollution; evaluation and management of natural areas; biodiversity and conservation; overview of ecological balances in nature and humans’ relationship to these balances. Intended for non-science majors. Credit cannot be received in both BIO 103 and BIO 106.

Register for: BIO 106 0H1 (CRN: 11839)

Days & Times: MW 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. & W 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. at the Des Plaines campus.

Professors Marian Staats & Tess Lesniak

*Must Enroll In Both Classes

 

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

Title: Honors: Business Ethics

Description:

Course investigates moral issues which arise in the conduct of business, marketing and advertising. Of value for business students and consumers. Topics include corporate responsibility and social justice, conflicts of interest, environmental issues, problems of discrimination, and the rights of employees and consumers. Students cannot get credit for both PHL 107 and BUS 107.

Register for: BUS 107 H50 (CRN: 11841) or PHL 107 H50 (CRN: 11840)

Days & Times: M 6:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. 

Professor: Kristin McCartney

 

Title: Honors: Contemporary Culture & the Arts: Cultures & Politics of Immigration

Description:

Course concentrates on culture and arts of the last fifty years, with focus on appreciation and critical evaluation of contemporary culture. Content provides interdisciplinary perspectives on literature, music, drama, visual arts, architecture, TV, film, and cultural theory, as well as forces that influence the arts.   IAI HF 901

Register for: HUM 122 0H1 (CRN: 11842)

Days & Times: TR 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

Professor: Peter Hudis

 

Title: Honors: Microbiology (co-listed)

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.

Register for: BIO 251 0H1 (CRN: 11843)

Days & TimesTR 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. & 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Professor: Suzanne Ziegenhorn

 

Title: Honors: Authenticity and Care of the Self

Description

Course explores selected topics in philosophy. Topics included vary, with focus on a single philosopher, group of philosophers, or particular philosophical problem. Course may be repeated up to three times for up to nine credits.

Register for: PHL 290 0H1 (CRN: 11844)

Days & TimesR 2:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Professor: Carlos Briones

 

Research Honors Courses: These classes are research-based stand alone Honors classes. You should take them!

Title: Honors: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research

Description

Course provides undergraduate research experience. Interdisciplinary course colisted 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. This course can be repeated once for credit.

Register for: BIO 240 0H1 (CRN: 11112)

Days & TimesM 12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. & W 12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Professors: Suzanne Ziegenhorn & Melodie Graber

 

Title: Honors: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research

Description

Course provides undergraduate research experience in an interdisciplinary course co-listed with BIO 240. Team-taught by faculty from several disciplines. Content includes active participation in a research experience that involves performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing results; interacting with other students and professors in their research; reading and critiquing research articles in the same research area and presenting at the end of the semester. Course can be repeated once for credit.

Register for: CHM 240 0H1 (CRN: 11113)

Days & TimesM 12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. & W 12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Professors: Suzanne Ziegenhorn & Melodie Graber

 

                                                    Skokie Campus

For the spring 2020 semester we are offering one Learning Community*:

Title: Honors: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity*

Description:

Course examines history and contemporary landscape of race and ethnicity in American society. Content includes an historical context of race, the evolution of racial ideologies, racial inequality and institutions (education, employment, healthcare, criminal justice system, housing, and the environment), resisting racial injustice, and a comparative look at global ideas of race and racisms.

Register for: SOC 232 0H1 (CRN: 11845)

Days & TimesTR 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 

Professor: Megan Klein & Mario Borha

 

Title: Honors: Elementary Statistics*

Description:

Course introduces statistics for physical, biological and social sciences. Content includes data collection processes, descriptive methods using quantitative and qualitative data, bivariate data, correlation, and regression, probability theory, probability distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. Technology will be used to perform computations.

Register for: MAT 131 0H1 (CRN: 31012)

Days & Times: TR 11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Professor: Mario Borha & Megan Klein

*Must Enroll In Both Classes

 

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

Title: Honors: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

Description:

Course introduces the interdisciplinary field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies, which seeks to understand and challenge inequalities related to sexuality and gender identity. Course traces the philosophical, literary and historical emergence of the LGBTQ discipline to explore the many ways it has addressed our cultural experiences, as well as diverse representations of sexuality and gender identity in literature and popular media. 

Register for: HUM 141 0H1 (CRN: 11848)

Days & Times: MW 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Professor: Lindsey Hewitt

 

Title: Honors: Human Genetics (Non-laboratory)

Description:

Course introduces basic genetic principles and applications in human populations.  Content includes the cell cycle; structure, function, mutation and transmission of the genetic material; role of genetics in health care and biotechnology; and ethical, psychological and social implications of gene-based medicine.

Register for: BIO 104 0H1 (CRN: 11849)

Days & TimesTR 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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