What courses are offered in the Honors Program?
"The Honors Program allowed me to take more challenging and interesting courses that were not necessarily associated with my Criminal Justice and Psychology majors. Classes such as 'Cryptology' with Dr. Bill Yankosky, 'Rock and Roll as Cultural History' with Dr. Steve Ferebee, and 'Positive Psychology' with Dr. Fred Sanborn were my favorites." – Chynna Laws, Honors Program Student and Criminal Justice and Psychology Double Major, Class of 2011.
In addition to the special first-year honors courses and Honors Project courses, a variety of courses are offered each semester, specifically for sophomore and junior honors students. Some recent and upcoming honors courses and the professors for them are listed below:
Fall 2012: Exploring the Middle Ages: Literature, Film, and Popular Culture - Lee Templeton
Gender and Sexuality - Amy Karnehm Willis
Spring 2012: Philosophical Foundations, History and Systems of Psychology – Kim Martin
China: An Emerged Economic Powerhouse in the Global Economy – Patricia Smith
Fall 2011: Short Story - Vivienne Anderson
Cryptology - Bill Yankosky
Spring 2011: Biomathematics – Carol Lawrence
American History on Film - Jonathan Sarris
Fall 2010: Conservation Biology - Erica Kosal
Ideals and Ideology - Cameron Matthews
Earlier courses included:
- The American Civil War in Memory and Culture
- American Foreign Policy
- Defining the 1960s
- Fossil Fuels, Mineral Resources and the Environment
- Knowledge Management: A Critical Introduction
- Positive Psychology
- Problem Solving
- Rock and Roll as Cultural History
“One favorite recollection I have has to do with the first test I gave. As Blake and Denise were leaving the classroom after that test, they both commented that it was a ‘cool test’. In all of my years of teaching, no student has ever said such a thing.” – Gail Stafford, Associate Professor of Mathematics recalling her experience teaching her “Problem Solving” honors course.