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Honors Courses for First-Year Students Fall 2019

Visit this page for information on selecting your Honors course for fall, including how to see all available Honors courses in STAR, as well as course descriptions for select Honors courses.  

As a first-year student, you will register in the afternoon on your New Student Orientation day. 

This page will be updated as information becomes available on course changes and new course offerings. 

Looking for your options for taking your Honors 298o Orientation Add-On course? You can find that here.

How to Find Honors Courses

Want to see most available Honors courses for Fall 2019 in one place? Follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to courses.wvu.edu

  2. Select "Search by Term: Fall 2019."
  3. Click "Accounting" under subject. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the Subject field. Press and hold the shift key. Click "Wood Science." All subjects should now be selected.

  4. Look for the section titled "GEC/GEF/Capstone/Writing/Honors (Course Attributes). Select "Honors Course."

  5. Click "Class Search." You should now see the current list of Honors courses for spring semester.

Remember, you can earn Honors credit directly through Honors courses, Honors sections of regular courses, or through Honors add-ons.

Honors add-ons give you Honors credit for the number of hours you earn in the course plus the number of credits in the add-on (so if a course is three credits and the add-on is zero credits, you will earn three Honors credits if you successfully complete both the course and the Honors add-on).

If none of the listed courses will work with your schedule next semester, remember there are other ways to earn Honors credit, such as by contracting a non-Honors course for Honors credit. Please contact your Honors advisor with any questions.

Fall 2019 Course List

2019-2020 Honors Faculty Fellows Courses

HONR 205D - Short History of Money

3 Hr. This section will use historical analysis to understand how money has shaped political sovereignty since the early modern period. Students will learn to read legal cases, political treatises and cultural texts with an eye to understanding their place in the political history of money. Both primary and secondary sources will set the stage for our deep study of money’s entanglements with politics and society. Students will work on projects dedicated to understanding the role of money and debt in the modern world. They will research news accounts to understand current controversies over Brexit, the EU and the Euro; the size of the US budget, proposals for a job guarantee and many other issues related to money’s place in the modern political and legal order.


HONR 206C - Allegories for Boldness

3 Hr. This section will conduct a literary investigation of boldness, primarily through a survey of the Bluebeard folktale as variously translated in fiction, poetry, music and film. The Bluebeard myth, in which a young bride discovers her husband’s former wives dead behind the locked door of a chamber he has forbidden her to enter, has been retold by dozens of poets, novelists, composers and artists, from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first. Each variation revisits or revises the fable’s original moral, which perplexingly warns women that “Curiosity, in spite of its appeal, often leads to deep regret.” “Be bold, be bold ... be not too bold” is the similarly confusing refrain encountered by the heroine in a version of the story from England. Boldness is framed in these variants as both intuitive and extreme, as what saves characters from danger and as what endangers them. This course’s focus on the popularity of the Bluebeard myth will enable broader conversations about the entanglements of folklore and history; the cultural appetite for art that is at once formulaic and experimental; and the function of mythmaking in times of political crisis. Students can expect an equal emphasis on inquiry and invention, given that assignments will ask them to analyze the Bluebeard myth across time, place and genre and to compose their own adaptation(s) of the tale.


HONR 207B - Global Issues Through Film

3 Hr. Film transports us to another place and time that we have not been able to experience on our own. It also allows us to empathize with those who have experienced what we have not. As a scholar of international relations, I recognize that it is sometimes difficult for students to perceive the importance of certain events through traditional means such as textbooks and lectures. Therefore, this course will use film and their stories to make major events in global politics accessible to students. In this course, we will explore events that have had a major effect on international relations in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will study these events by watching films and reading supplemental material to aid in our discussions. This is an innovative way to not only discuss the core issues of global politics, but also to see how they are interpreted visually and via storytelling.


HONR 207C - Global Development in a Changing World

3 Hr. This section will begin with an exploration of the topic of international development, posing key challenges to conventional ways of thinking. After the theoretical overview, the course will move into examples of applied development. The second module will expose students to the development policy cycle. The final component of the course will expose students to data management and manipulation. Students will learn Tableau data software and will be required to use this visualization software for their final project.


SRVL 293C - SPTP: Ambassadors for Change in West Virginia

3 Hr. Learn about the current educational, economic, and career landscape of West Virginia with a focus on issues relevant to first-generation college students. Receive leadership training to become an advocate for first-gen peers in the First 2 Network, a region-wide effort to help students persist through their first two year of college.

Full List of Honors Courses for First-Year Students Fall 2019

ACCT 201 - Principles of Accounting

Presha Neidermeyer

Section H03 - BUE-D 440 02:30 pm-03:45 pm TR

3 Hr. The concepts, principles, and procedures pertaining to the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements.


ARE 150 - Intro Agri & Agribusiness Econ

Heather Marie Stephens

Section H01 - MRB-E 107 3:30 pm-4:45 pm TR

Section H01 - AGR-E 4436 5:00 pm-6:00 pm T

3 Hr. Introduction to basic agricultural economics and agribusiness concepts, and the application of these concepts to agricultural and agribusinesses issues.


ART 111 - Drawing 1

Patrick Lee Jones

Section H01 - CAC-E 5007 09:00 am-11:45 am MW

3 Hr. The course emphasizes fundamental principles of drawing with a focus on building basic skills through direct observation, using traditional graphic media and expression.


ARHS 120 - Survey of Art History 1

Janet Ellen Snyder

Section H01 - BTT-E G05 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm TR

Section H02 - ART-E G7 03:30 pm - 04:45 pm TR

3 Hr. The course examines the history of the visual arts in world cultures from pre-historic periods to the fourteenth century.


ARSC 120 - Inquiry Approaches to Teaching

Joshua Harlan Karr

Section H01 - ALH-E 414 03:00 pm-04:15 pm W

Elaine Shay Schwing

Section H02 - ALH- E 612 08:00 am-09:15 am T

Nancy K Spillane

Section H03 - ALH-E 809 04:30 pm-05:45 pm T

Section H04 - ALH-E 809 03:00 pm-04:15 pm T

1 Hr. Introduction to the theory and practice behind excellent inquiry-based science and mathematics instruction, offering opportunity to explore teaching as a career. Students obtain firsthand experience in designing, planning, and teaching lessons in local elementary and middle school classrooms and is assessing students' progress toward course objectives.


ARSC 220 - Inquiry-Based Lesson Design

Michael Albert Tilley

Section H01 - ALH-E 414 08:00 am-09:15 am R

Vanessa Michelle Licwov-Channell

Section H02 - ALH-E 808 3:00 pm-4:15 pm W

1 Hr. PR: ARSC 120. Builds on the lesson-planning skills developed in ARSC 120, focusing on characteristics of excellent mathematics and science curricula, aligning instruction with state and district standards, and the appropriate use of pre- and post-assessments. Students continue exploring teaching as a career through planning and implementing three mathematics or science lessons in local middle school classrooms.


ACE 106 - Intro to Athletic Coaching

Jeremy Thompson Yeats

Section H01 - PAS-E 104 12:30 pm-01:45 pm TR

3 Hr. Overview of athletic coaching profession including careers opportunities, critical current issues/trends, professional standards and the professional organizations.


BIOL 122 - Human Sexuality

Toni Renee Morris

Section H01 - HSN-H 2157 10:00 am-11:15 am TR

Section H04 - HSN-H 3129 4:00 pm-6:20 pm T

Section H05 - EIE-D G27 09:30 am-10:20 am MWF

3 Hr. A study of biological, behavioral and societal aspects of sexuality. Issues considered include changing fecundity, social-legal implications, sex roles, sexually transmitted diseases, populations, erotica, aging, dysfunctions, and decision- making skills for sex related issues.


BIOL 298A - General Biology Add-On, BIOL 101 Add-On

Sydha Salihu

Section H01 - LSB-D 4001 01:30 pm-02:20 pm M

1 Hr. This add-on class is associated with BIOL 101 - Introductory course in biology: cellular, organismal, and population genetics, including reproduction, growth and development, and evolution.


BIOL 298B - General Biology Add-On, BIOL 102 Add-On

Elizabeth M Thomas

Section H01 - LSB-D 5001 01:30 pm-02:20 pm M

1 Hr. This add-on class is associated with BIOL 102 - Introductory biology: energetics and physiology of cells, organisms, and populations, including regulation and control of multicellular organisms.


BIOL 298C - Principles of Biology Add-On, BIOL 115 Add-On

Stephanie Theresa Young

Section H01 - LSB-D 3303 10:30 am-11:20 am M

Section H02 - LSB-D 3303 11:30 am-12:20 pm M

Section H03 - LSB-D 3303 10:30 am-11:20 am T

Section H04 - LSB-D 3303 11:30 am-12:20 pm T

Section H05 - LSB-D 3303 10:30 am-11:20 am W

Section H06 - LSB-D 3303 11:30 am-12:20 pm W

Section H07 - LSB-D 3303 10:30 am-11:20 am R

Section H08 - LSB-D 3303 11:30 am-12:20 pm R

Section H09 - LSB-D 3303 11:30 am-12:20 pm F

1 Hr. This add-on class is associated with BIOL 115 - An introductory course presenting basic principles of modern biology. This course represents the first in a four-course, integrated sequence required of biology majors. Topics include ecology and evolution, organismal biology, and cellular/molecular biology.


BCOR 191 - First-Year Seminar

Li Wang

Section H08 - BUE-D 458 08:30 am-09:20 am W

1 Hr. Engages students in active learning strategies that enable effective transition to college life at WVU. Students will explore school, college and university programs, policies and services relevant to academic success. Provides active learning activities that enable effective transition to the academic environment. Students examine school, college and university programs, policies and services.


BCOR 199 - Introduction to Business

Li Wang

Section H02 - BUE-D 441 09:30 am-10:20 am MWF

Section H03 - BUE-D 441 10:30 am-11:20 am MWF

Section H05 - BUE-D 441 12:30 pm-01:20 pm MWF

Section H06 - BUE-D 441 01:30 pm-02:20 pm MWF

3 Hr. This course introduces the student to the major business disciplines, basic business communications, and the University environment.


CHEM 117 - Principles of Chemistry 1

Betsy Ratcliff

Section H01 - CKH-D 312 10:30 am-11:20 am MWF

5 Hr. PR: Satisfactory ACT/SAT and placement examination performance, or a score of four or five on AP Chemistry examination. A more advanced treatment of the principles and theories of chemistry than offered in CHEM 115 and CHEM 116. Primarily for students specializing in chemistry. (3 hr. lec., two 3-hr. lab.) (Students may not receive credit for CHEM 117 and for CHEM 111 or CHEM 115.).


CSAD 270 - Effective Public Speaking

Carolyn Atkins

Section H01 - Online

3 Hr. Designed for improvement of the student's speech based upon theory and demonstrated performance of voice and diction skills and public-speaking skills for effective communication in a variety of speaking situations.


COUN 230 - Life Choices

Heidi OToole

Section H01 - ARM-D 119 10:00 am-11:15 am TR

Section H02 - 11:30 am-12:45 pm TR

3 Hr. Students will examine lifestyle choices typically dictated by unconscious customs rather than research. Covers areas of attitude, relationships, physical lifestyle, health and spirituality. The class consists of lectures and required student participation.


ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics

Daniel Scott Grossman

Section H01 - BUE-D 230 02:30 pm-03:45 pm TR

3 Hr. PR: Sophomore standing. Introductory microeconomics analysis. Competitive behavior of firms, price determination, efficiency in production and equity in distribution. Pre-requisite(s) and/or co-requisite(s) may differ on regional campuses.


ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Arabinda Basistha

Section H01 - BUE-D 441 02:30 pm-03:45 pm TR

3 Hr. PR: ECON 201 or ARE 150. Introductory macroeconomics analysis, prerequisites are not enforced at WVUIT and Potomac State campuses. Aggregate demand and supply, saving, investment, the level of employment and national income determination, monetary and fiscal policy.


ENLM 200 - Principles- Energy Land Management

Shawn Tyler Grushecky

Section H01 - PER-E 316 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm TR

3 Hr. The science of energy land management with an emphasis on petroleum, natural gas, coal, solar, wind, hydropower, and biomass energy production. Complexities of energy systems and how surface and mineral management techniques compare and/or contrast to those found in traditional energy systems.


ENGR 101 - Engineering Problem Solving 1

Section H01 - ESB-E G3 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm MW

Section H02 - AER-E 137 11:00 am - 11:50 am MW

Section H03 - ESB-E G78B 03:00 pm-03:50 pm MW

Section H04 - ESB-E G3 08:00 am-08:50 am MW

2 Hr. PR or CONC: MATH 154 or MATH 155. Engineering problem solving methodologies and analysis. Use of computers in problem solving, technical report writing, team based project work and presentations.


ENGR 100 - Intro to Engineering Applications

Section H02 - Engineering Sciences Building G3 9:30 am - 10:45 am TR

3 Hr. PR or CONC: MATH 129 or MATH 153. Introduction to basic problem solving of engineering applications using algebra and trigonometry.


ENGR 102 - Engineering Problem-Solving 2

Melissa Lynn Morris

Section H01 - ESB-E G11 03:30 pm-04:45 pm TR

3 Hr. PR: ENGR 101 and (MATH 154 or MATH 155) with a C- in each. Continued development of engineering problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills with emphasis on using the computer as a tool and algorithm development with a high-level language such as MATLAB.


ENGL 103 - Accelerated Academic Writing

Nancy Ann Caronia or STAFF

Section 002 - WDB-D G21 11:30 am-12:45 pm TR

Section 003 - BKH-D 302 02:30 pm-03:45 pm TR

Section 004 - ARM-D 415 10:00 am-11:15 am TR

Section 005 - ARM-D 415 08:30 am-09:45 am TR

Section 006 - WDB-D G21 12:30 pm-01:20 pm MWF

Section 007 - WDB-D G21 01:30 pm-02:20 pm MWF

Section 008 - EIE-D G24 01:00 pm-02:15 pm TR

3 Hr. An accelerated 3-credit hour composition course for students who have already demonstrated a certain level of writing proficiency. English 103 satisfies WVU's introductory writing requirement by emphasizing both expository writing and researched argumentative writing. *Note: This course counts for Honors credit, even though the section number does not include an H.


ENGL 171 - Literature of Science & Nature

Marilyn Francus

Section H01 - CKH-D 112 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm TR

3 Hr. Analyzes the representation of science and nature in literature and film across historical periods and genres.


ENGL 262 - British Literature 2

Adam C Komisaruk

Section H01 - WDB-D G16 01:30 pm-02:20 pm MWF

3 Hr. A historical introduction and survey from the late eighteenth century to the present.


FCLT 298C - HNRS: FCLT 250 Add-On

Lisa DiBartolomeo

Section H01 - TBA

0 Hr. This add-on is associated with FCLT 250. FCLT 250 introduces a wide selection of Russian fairy tales and examines the aesthetic, social, and psychological values that they reflect, a general introduction to the study of folklore with a broad spectrum of approaches (psychoanalysis, structuralism, feminism).


GEOG 205 - Natural Resources

Brenden McNeil

Section H01 - BKH-D 419 10:00 am-12:50 pm T

3 Hr. Introduces the concept of natural resources and surveys such topics as land, soil, rangeland, forests, water, atmosphere, minerals, and energy. Emphasis is on the United States within the context of the global environment.


GEOG 293A - SPTP:Environmental Systems Inq

Nektaria E Adaktylou

Section H01 - BKH-D 209 03:30 pm-06:20 pm W

3 Hr. This course examines environmental phenomena at the local, regional and global scale, using an earth systems science approach. Environmental systems, processes, constraints, and problems are studied through inquiry, field studies and student collaborative research. Topics include environmental field studies, site descriptions and monitoring, data collection (atmosphere, hydrology, soils and biometry). A Systems Analysis approach examines environmental phenomena and events affecting atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and pedosphere.


HIST 257 - Antebellum America: 1781-1861

Brian Patrick Luskey

Section H01 - WDB-D 105 11:30 am-12:45 pm TR

3 Hr. (Completion of HIST 152 is advised.) American history from the Revolution to the Civil War is examined in detail, with particular attention to the key personalities of the era, the development of political parties, the movement westward, the beginnings of industrialization, and the sectional struggles that culminated in war.


HONR 101 - Honors Hall Council

Keisha Hopkins Kibler

Section H01 - HON-D 120 08:30 pm-09:20 pm W

Section H02 - LNC-E 139 08:30 pm-09:20 pm T

1 Hr. An introduction to the process of planning and implementing community activities. Students produce a proposal, complete with a budget for an activity, which is evaluated by their peers. Students read and discuss articles on Leadership that frame their performance and interactions in an academic context.


HONR 205D - Short History of Money

Matthew Titolo

Section H01 - WBD-D 106 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. MWF

3 Hr. This section will use historical analysis to understand how money has shaped political sovereignty since the early modern period. Students will learn to read legal cases, political treatises and cultural texts with an eye to understanding their place in the political history of money. Both primary and secondary sources will set the stage for our deep study of money’s entanglements with politics and society. Students will work on projects dedicated to understanding the role of money and debt in the modern world. They will research news accounts to understand current controversies over Brexit, the EU and the Euro; the size of the US budget, proposals for a job guarantee and many other issues related to money’s place in the modern political and legal order.


HONR 206C - Allegories for Boldness

Christine E Hoffmann

Section H01 - WDB-D 110 10:00 am-11:15 am TR

3 Hr. This section will conduct a literary investigation of boldness, primarily through a survey of the Bluebeard folktale as variously translated in fiction, poetry, music and film. The Bluebeard myth, in which a young bride discovers her husband’s former wives dead behind the locked door of a chamber he has forbidden her to enter, has been retold by dozens of poets, novelists, composers and artists, from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first. Each variation revisits or revises the fable’s original moral, which perplexingly warns women that “Curiosity, in spite of its appeal, often leads to deep regret.” “Be bold, be bold ... be not too bold” is the similarly confusing refrain encountered by the heroine in a version of the story from England. Boldness is framed in these variants as both intuitive and extreme, as what saves characters from danger and as what endangers them. This course’s focus on the popularity of the Bluebeard myth will enable broader conversations about the entanglements of folklore and history; the cultural appetite for art that is at once formulaic and experimental; and the function of mythmaking in times of political crisis. Students can expect an equal emphasis on inquiry and invention, given that assignments will ask them to analyze the Bluebeard myth across time, place and genre and to compose their own adaptation(s) of the tale.


HONR 207B - Global Issues Through Film

Christina Fattore

Section H01 - WDB-D 110 05:00 pm-7:20 pm T

3 Hr. Film transports us to another place and time that we have not been able to experience on our own. It also allows us to empathize with those who have experienced what we have not. As a scholar of international relations, I recognize that it is sometimes difficult for students to perceive the importance of certain events through traditional means such as textbooks and lectures. Therefore, this course will use film and their stories to make major events in global politics accessible to students. In this course, we will explore events that have had a major effect on international relations in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will study these events by watching films and reading supplemental material to aid in our discussions. This is an innovative way to not only discuss the core issues of global politics, but also to see how they are interpreted visually and via storytelling.


HONR 207C - Global Development in a Changing World

Brent S McCusker

Section H01 - WHI-D G06 04:00 pm-06:20 pm M

3 Hr. This section will begin with an exploration of the topic of international development, posing key challenges to conventional ways of thinking. After the theoretical overview, the course will move into examples of applied development. The second module will expose students to the development policy cycle. The final component of the course will expose students to data management and manipulation. Students will learn Tableau data software and will be required to use this visualization software for their final project.


HONR 293D - SPTP: Museums in Action

Heather Merie Harris

Section H01 - ART-E G7 10:30 am-11:45 am MW

3 Hr. Museums in Action introduces students to museum theory and practice through the study of how museums encourage visitors to engage with, learn from, and experience the objects they have on display. This study will then be applied in a practical context as students plan and implement museum tours and events for a variety of groups within the community. Students in this course will have the opportunity to become student docents, who facilitate the discovery and interpretation of art for real-world visitors as well as plan museum programming for upcoming exhibitions. Through this active component, the themes of the course will expand beyond art museum context to consider themes in the fields of public service, education, event management, and marketing.


HONR 293L - SPTP: Women and Business

Susan Jennings Lantz

Section H01 - WDB-D 109 05:00 pm-05:50 pm M

1 Hr. Should women “Lean In” or should they “Stand Out”? Should they risk being an archetype? Should they dress like men? Should they avoid apologizing? Should they modulate their speech or their dress? Women are constantly bombarded with advice on how to survive and thrive in business.  But much of what is published ends up being contradictory, reductive, and overly simplistic. In this class we will examine popular books and research regarding women and business in order to draw our own conclusions gender differences in the world of work.


HONR 293T - SPTP: Technology and the Arts

Megan Leigh Gainer

Section H01 - AGR-E 2003 04:00 pm-06:20 pm W

3 Hr. This course will study the use of current technologies used in contemporary studio art practices and how to make use of these processes without direct access to specific equipment.


HONR 293V - SPTP: Being Human in Age of AI

Anne Marie Lofaso

Section H01 - HON-D 06:00 PM-07:00 pm T

1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.


HONR 293W - SPTP: Paradoxical Journey

Mario George Perhinschi

Section H01 - ESB-E 11:00 am -12:15 pm M

1-6 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.


HN&F 298A - HNRS: HN&F 171 Add-On

Kimberly M Barnes

Section H01 - Percival Hall 335 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm R

Annette Freshour

Section H02 - Agricultural Sciences Building 2003 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm W

1-3 Hr. PR: Students in Honors Program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study or research.


JRL 493H - STP: Digital Oral History

Mary Katherine McFarland

MAR-D G1 10:00a.m. – 11:15 a.m. TR

3 Hr. PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

 

LARC 105 - Intro: Landscape Arch/ Env Design/Planning

Michael Hasenmyer

AGR-E G 06 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. TR

3 Hr. A general overview of the field of landscape architecture, environmental design and planning.


MATH 155 - Calculus 1

Section H02 - Armstrong Hall 121 9:30 am - 10:50 am MWF

4 Hr. Introduction to limits, continuity, derivatives, antiderivatives, definite integrals, and applications of the derivative. Not open to students who have earned credit in MATH 153 and/or MATH 154.

 

MATH 156 - Calculus 2

Section H02 - Armstrong Hall 123 11:30 am - 12:20 pm MTWF

4 Hr. Techniques of integration, application of the definite integral, polar coordinates, indeterminate forms, and infinite series.

 

MUSC 112 - Great Composer in Performance

Alyssa May Schwartz

Section H01 - Creative Arts Center 11:00 am - 11:50 am TR

3 Hr. A study of significant composers and their music. Lectures, in-class musical presentations, concert and rehearsal attendance will: (1) explore relationship of music to the development of society, (2) develop appropriate critical analysis and listening skills.

 

MUSC 118 - Music in Appalachia

Travis David Stimeling

Section H01 - Clark Hall 208 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm TR

3 Hr. Survey of traditional instrumental and vocal music of southern Appalachia. History, style characteristics, and performance techniques involving live and recorded examples emphasizing those found in West Virginia.


NRSC 298A - NRSC 101 Add-On

Victoria Sanchez Hensley

Section H01 - Honors Hall 11:30 am - 12:45 pm T

0 Hr. Students in the Honors Program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study, or research.


PALM 200 - Medical Terminology

Michelle Montgomery Butina

Section H01 - HSS-H 7606 9:00 am - 9:50 am MWF

3 Hr. General medical terminology with emphasis on clinical and anatomic pathology terminology.


PHIL 130 - Current Moral Problems

David Frank Hoinski

Section H01 - OGH-D 117 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm TR

3 Hr. An examination of current moral problems. Topics include some of the following: abortion, euthanasia, sexism and sexual equality, preferential treatment, animal rights, sexual morality, pornography, economic justice, paternalism, punishment, and nuclear deterrence.


PHIL 170 - Introduction to Critical Reasoning

Andrew Pintus

Section H01 - ALH-E 711 9:00 am - 9:50 am MWF

3 Hr. An elementary study of critical thinking and reasoning. For students who want to improve their skills in recognizing fallacious patterns of reasoning, constructing acceptable arguments, and criticizing faulty lines of reasoning.


POLS 103 - Global Political Issues

David Hauser

Section H01 - BUE-D 458 10:30 am - 11:20 am MWF

3 Hr. Analysis of issues in post-cold war international politics, ranging from traditional major power diplomacy and intervention to the newer problems of economic interdependence and development, human rights, population pressures on limited resources, and the environment.


POLS 250 - Intro to Comparative Politics

Erik Sean Herron

Section H01 - WDB-D 105 8:30 am - 9:45 am TR

3 Hr. An introduction to the political and governmental systems of industrialized and developing countries. Focuses on approaches to comparative political study, political cultures and participation, and government structures, processes, and policy performance.


PSYC 298B: PSYC 101 Add-on

Elizabeth Anne Levelle

Section H01 - LSB-D 1111 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T

1 Hr. This add-on class is associated with PSYC 101 - Survey of general psychology.


PUBH 101 - Intro to Public/Community Health

Michael McCawley

Section H01 - HSN-H G119A 9:30 am - 10:50 am TR

3 Hr. This course will provide students with an overview of the principles and practice of public and community health. Students will learn about the history, core function and essential services of public health, as well as engage in discussions about current public health events and issues.


PUBH 201 - Global Perspective Public Health

Section H01 - HSA-H G17 11:00 am - 12:20 pm MW

3 Hr. This introduction to global public health will strengthen students' perspectives and understanding of disease prevention and treatment issues in westernized and developing/underdeveloped countries. Topics include health disparities, economic/political structures/systems impacting health, maternal and child health (including family planning), socio-cultural factors affecting health care delivery and the global burden of infectious and chronic diseases, injuries and disasters.


RELG 102 - Introduction to World Religions

Joseph Alexander Snow

Section H01 - OGH-D 107 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm MWF

Alyssa Beall

Section H03 - OGH-D 102 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm MW

3 Hr. Religious Studies is not simply about the memorization of names, dates, and facts. Although our class will cover some of the basic ideas about each religion, our focus this semester will be on the process of Religious Studies — asking not just about the who, what, and where of religions, but also the why. What is the category of "religion," and how did our World Religions today


SRVL 293C - SPTP: Ambassadors for Change in West Virginia

Kathryn E Williamson

Section H01 - HON-D 120 10:00 am - 11:15 am TR

3 Hr. Learn about the current educational, economic, and career landscape of West Virginia with a focus on issues relevant to first-generation college students. Receive leadership training to become an advocate for first-gen peers in the First 2 Network, a region-wide effort to help students persist through their first two year of college.


SOWK 147 - Human Diversity

Kathleen Gray Chaney

Section H01 - MHH-D 122 6:00 pm - 8:50 pm M

3 Hr. Covers a range of diverse populations especially those historically subjected to oppression and social and economic injustice. Addresses the causes and effects of institutionalized forms of oppression.


SOWK 151 - Introduction to Social Work

Carol Renee Amendola

Section H01 - EIE-D 503 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm TR

3 Hr. Overview of the social welfare field and social work profession. Emphasizes social work values and ethics.

 

SOCA 105 - Introduction to Anthropology

Susanna M Donaldson

Section H01 - EIE-D G26 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm MWF

3 Hr. Essentials of human evolution and prehistory with a concentration on the varieties of languages and cultures found among peoples of the world.

 

SOCA 207 - Social Problems in Contemporary America

Daniel Wade Brewster

Section H01 - CKH-D 208 10:30 am - 11:20 am MWF

3 Hr. Sociological analysis of the causes, effects and approaches to preventing and reducing social problems in American society.

 

SOCA 252 - Physical Anthropology

Amy J Hirshman

Section H01 - LSB-D G21 8:30 am - 9:45 am TR

3 Hr. Fossil evidence for human evolution, racial variation, and relationship between biology and behavior.


SOCA 254 - Cultural Anthropology

Susanna M Donaldson

Section H01 - OGH-D 103 10:30 am - 11:20 am MWF

3 Hr. Introduction to the history, methods, and current directions of cultural anthropology. Focus on living cultures across the world, encompassing the whole range of human activities. Consideration of identity, economy, politics, kinship, meaning, language, and inequality.



SPAN 203 - Intermediate Spanish 1

Section H01 - WDB-D G11 9:30 am - 10:20 am MWF

3 Hr. PR: SPAN 102 or score of S3 on placement exam. Continuation of Span 102.


SM 167 - Introduction to Sport Management

Gary J Lhotsky

Section H01 - PAS-E G08 10:00 am - 10:50 am MWF

3 Hr. Overview of the sport management profession including career opportunities, critical current issues. trends, professional standards and the professional organizations.


SEP 271 - Sport in American Society

Ashley Marie Coker Cranney

Section H01 - ALH-E 406 10:00 am - 10:50 am MWF

3 Hr. Sociocultural investigation of sport in American society.


WGST 170 - Intro-Women and Gender Studies

Kristiina Hellevi Riivald

Section H01 - ARM-D 119 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm MW

0-3 Hr. The major contexts in which gender identities have been and are defined and of the relationships between these definitions and the roles and history of women and men in society and culture.

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