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Spring 2020 Honors Courses

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

Check the Registrar's website for information on your priority registration date. 

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

If none of the listed courses will work with your schedule next semester, remember there are  other ways to earn Honors credit. Please contact your Honors advisor with any questions. 

How to Find Honors Courses in STAR

Want to see most available Honors courses for Spring 2020 in one place? Follow the instructions below.  

  1. Go to star.wvu.edu and log in with your WVU ID and password. 
  2. Select "Student Services & Housing."
  3. Select "Registration."
  4. Select "Browse Classes."
  5. Select "Spring 2020."
  6. Do not select a subject. This will keep all subjects selected.
  7. Under "Campus," select "WVU Campus Course" and "WVU On Line Course."
  8. Under "Attribute," select "Honors Course."
  9. Click "Search." You should now see the current list of Honors courses for spring semester. 
If none of the listed courses will work with your schedule next semester, remember there are other ways to earn Honors credit. Please contact your Honors advisor with any questions. 

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.


HONR 293B - 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.

Spring 2020 Course List

ACCT 201. Principles of Accounting. 12706 and 15299 Nancy Lynch 

01:30 PM - 02:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Business & Economics Building | Room 441 Nancy Lynch

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Business & Economics Building | Room 440

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

 

ACCT 202. Principles of Accounting. 17998 Cindy Dalton

01:30 PM - 02:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Oglebay Hall | Room 102

PR: ACCT 201 with a grade of C or better. Utilization of accounting information for purposes of managerial control and decision making; cost concepts, profit and financial budgeting, analysis of financial statements.

 

ANNU 498. Honors. 18509

Eugene Felton

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Agricultural Sciences Building | Room 1010

Students registering for ANNU 498 must also register for ANNU 260, Animal Nutrition, which meets MWF 8am. PR: Two courses in chemistry. Digestion and metabolism of food nutrients, nutrient requirements of farm animals, and nutritive values of feeds and rations.

 

ARHS 160. Survey of Art History 2. 15752 Kristina Olson

12:30 PM - 01:45 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | CPASS Building | Room G08

The course examines the history of the visual arts in world cultures from the fourteenth century to the present.

 

ARHS 101. Landmarks of World Art. 15928 Megan Leight

03:00 PM - 04:15 PM MW

WVU Buildings Campus | Percival Hall | Room 334

Introduction to the study of art history from prehistory to the present in which major landmarks of world art and architecture are considered as aesthetic objects, cultural documents and within their socio-historical contexts.

 

ARSC 120. Inquiry Approaches to Teaching. 15223, 15225, 15267, 15226

08:00 AM - 09:15 AM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Allen Hall | Room 612 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Allen Hall | Room 603 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Agricultural Sciences Building | Room 2004 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM W

WVU Buildings Campus | Allen Hall | Room 603

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 asse ssing students’ progress toward course objectives.

 

ARSC 220. Inquiry-Based Lesson Design. 15227, 16509

*****STAFF*****

08:00 AM - 09:15 AM TR

WVU Buildings Campus | Allen Hall | Room 603

*****STAFF***** 

03:00 PM - 04:15 PM W

WVU Buildings Campus | Allen Hall | Room 712

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.

 

ART 112. Drawing 2. 16906

Patrick Jones

03:00 PM - 05:45 PM MW

WVU Buildings Campus | Creative Arts Center | Room 5007

The course emphasizes fundamental principles of drawing with a focus on more expressive approaches to basic problems. Greater emphasis is placed on abstraction and non-traditional drawing processes and media.


ART 211. Figure Drawing. 16905 Patrick Jones

12:00 PM - 02:45 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Creative Arts Center | Room 5007

PR: ART 111 and ART 112 and ART 121. This class concentrates on compositional structure from the human figure. Students will investigate organic nature of the figure and its representation in space using a wide variety of media and processes. (May be repeated for credit.)

 

ASTR 115. Honors Relativity. 18206 Natalia Lewandowska

09:30 AM - 10:20 AM W

WVU Buildings Campus | Ming Hsieh Hall | Room 122

PR: MATH 124 or higher or appropriate score on MATH placement test. Exploration of gravity as the geometry of four-dimensional space time; the legacy of Einstein.

 

BCOR 320. Legal Environment of Business. 13440 Jon Reed

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Eiesland Hall | Room G27

Explores the relationship of law, government and ethics to business enterprise. Provides overview of legal and ethical issues relevant to business decision-making and planning and the government regulations of business.


BCOR 350. Principles of Marketing. 12906 Margaret Fitzgerald

01:30 PM - 03:20 PM MW

WVU Buildings Campus | Oglebay Hall | Room 110

Overview of marketing and the interrelationships between marketing and other business disciplines. Topics include the management of the product, communication, price, and distribution variables as well as introduction to buyer behavior and marketing research.

 

BCOR 380. Business Ethics. 14255 David Cale

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Eiesland Hall | Room 503

This course first provides a comprehensive survey of the ethical issues challenging professional and corporate conduct in today's business world.

 

BCOR 460. Contemporary Business Strategy. 13193 Abhishek Srivastava MWF

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

WVU Buildings Campus | Business & Economics Building | Room 441

PR: BCOR 320 and ( BCOR 340 or FIN 325) and BCOR 350 and BCOR 360 and BCOR 370. The course focuses on the total organization and strategy development and execution that lead to the achievement of the organization's objectives and a superior position in the competitive environment in which it operates.

 

BIOL 122. Human Sexuality. 11630, 11629 Toni Morris

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room G15 Toni Morris

04:00 PM - 06:50 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Health Sciences North | Room 3129

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 490. Teaching Practicum. 13288 John Navaratnam

PR: Consent. (May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours.) Teaching practice as a tutor or assistant. Students must contact John Navaratnam for approval to take this course. 

 

CHEM 234. Organic Chemistry. 16493 Brian Popp

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room G21

This Honors section features a smaller lecture size and covers topics in a way that is more relevant to those with a specific interest in chemistry.

 

ECON 202. Principles of Macroeconomics. 11154 Brad Humphreys

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Oglebay Hall | Room 102

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.

 

ENGL 170. Literature of Minds and Selves.17818 Marilyn Francus

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room G15

This course explores the nature of consciousness, selfhood, and humanness through literary and filmic representations of thought and character, especially those that deviate from the norm. Topics will vary by semester and might include disability, trauma, monstrosity, criminality, human rights, queer characters, children's literature, posthumanism, or animal studies, among others.

 

ENGL 230. Film Studies. 16708 Nancy Caronia

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Clark Hall | Room 317

Topics in the study of film, or film and literature, in a historical, theoretical and/or cultural context.


ENGL 241. American Literature 1.18197 Cari Carpenter

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Clark Hall | Room 317

A historical introduction and survey from its beginnings to the mid-nineteenth century.

 

ENGL 251. American Folklore and Culture. 18200 Rosemary Hathaway

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Clark Hall | Room 317

Introduction to folklore of the USA. Folklore and American culture. Subject groups vary but usually include Native Americans, early European settlers, African Americans, and 20th century immigrants.

 

ENGL 405. Young Adult Literature. 15126 Rosemary Hathaway

04:00 PM - 05:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Brooks Hall | Room 302

A survey of young-adult literature with special attention to literary theories and methodologies that assist its interpretation.

 

ENGR 101. Engineering Problem Solving 1. 13279 Gerald Angle

01:00 PM - 01:50 PM MW

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room G3

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 102. Engineering Problem-Solving 2. 12264, 11837, 14975, 16880

*****STAFF***** 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room G3

*****STAFF***** 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room G3

*****STAFF***** 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room G3

*****STAFF***** 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room G11

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.

 

ENGR 140. Engineering in History. 16190 Melissa Morris

Online Course

Impact of engineering on society throughout history. Developments in warfare, architecture, agriculture, manufacturing, communication, transportation, and their impacts on society.

 

EXPH 370. Writing for Exercise Science. 13958 Elizabeth Nardella

04:00 PM - 05:15 PM W

WVU Buildings Campus | Health Sciences South | Room 1394

PR: (ENGL 101 and ENGL 102) or ENGL 103 and PR or CONC: EXPH 386. Writing for medical scientific fields. Students will develop a book review, analyze discipline-specific texts, and write scientific literature reviews. Includes a review of style and language use.

 

CDFS 110. Families Across the Life Span. 18426

*****STAFF*****

12:30 PM - 01:45 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Percival Hall | Room 334

Explores the physical, psychological, and cognitive developmental changes of individuals who are functioning in family systems that change across the life-span.

 

CDFS 112. Introduction to Marriage and Family. 17750 Miles Payne

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Percival Hall | Room 334

Explores various dimensions of self-development and personal preference relevant to dating, mate selection, marriage, having children, parenting, divorce, and remarriage.

 

CDFS 316. Child Development Practicum. 17751 Melissa Workman

02:00 PM - 03:50 PM W

WVU Buildings Campus | Allen Hall | Room 511

This course includes a field experience, which requires to comply with requirements for working with minors. These requirements may include proof of a TB test and completion of a fingerprint background check. Fees may apply.

 

COUN 230. Life Choices. 11706 Heidi O’Toole

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Clark Hall | Room 200

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.

 

COUN 240. Intro to Addiction Studies. 17835 Kathleen Chiasson

05:00 PM - 07:50 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Allen Hall | Room 711

Overview of core concepts related to substance use and substance use disorders. Topics include the history of drug use/addiction, effects on societal members, pharmacology of common psychoactive drugs, theories of addiction, treatment approaches, mutual support, recovery and relapse.

 

CS 426. Discrete Mathematics 2. 17118 Elaine Eschen

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room 251

PR: CS 221 with a C- or better or consent for non-majors. Applications of discrete mathematics to computer science. Selected topics from algorithmic graph theory, combinatorics, and order theory.

 

CSAD 270. Effective Public Speaking. 13645 Carolyn Atkins

Online Course

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.

 

CSAD 493A. SPTP: Pres Student Ambassadors. 18510 Carolyn Atkins

12:30 PM - 01:45 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Allen Hall | Room 610

Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

 

CSAD 493C. SPTP: Pres St Amb Spkrs Bureau. 18511 Carolyn Atkins

Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

 

CSAD 496. Senior Thesis. 15327, 16930

Kimberly Meigh Dennis Ruscello

 

FCLT 498A. Honors. 18185

Lisa DiBartolomeo

T 6-950 PM   

PR: Student in honors program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study or research. Students must also enroll in FCLT 382, Polish Cinema: Kieslowski.

 

FCLT 298D. 18190.

Lisa DiBartolomeo TR 230-345

PR: Students in Honors Program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study, or research. Students must also enroll in FCLT 280, Science Fiction East and West.

 

FCLT 498. 18677

Annastella Vester

Meets with FCLT 382, The Italian Mafia MWF 930-1020. WDB-D 106. Investigation of the history of the mafia, the harsh reality of life in the mafia, and the ways in which it reaches into every aspect of Italian politics. Exploration and discussions of the myths pervasive in popular culture.

 

FIS 498A. Honors 

Robert O'Brien

PR: Students in Honors Program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study, or research. Students must also register for FIS 302 and 303, Crime Scene Investigation 1 and Crime Scene Investigation 1 Lab.

 

FIS 498C. Honors

Rachel Mohr

02:30 PM - 03:20 PM T

Students must also register for FIS 201, Intro to Forensic Identification.

 

FLIT 298C. Honors. 18191

Janice Spleth      

PR: Students in Honors Program and consent by the Honors Director. Independent reading, study or research. Students must also enroll in FLIT 239, Francophone Literature in Translation, MW 5-615 pm.

 

GEOL 493A. Paleoecology. 17736 

James Lamsdell

11:30 AM - 02:20 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Brooks Hall | Room 411

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

 

HIST 153. Making of Modern America: 1865 to the Present. 14215 

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf

09:30 AM - 10:20 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room G10

(HIST 153 may precede HIST 152.) Continues the examination of basic political, economic, and social forces in the development of the United States since the Civil War. Meets GEF 5.

 

HIST 250. West Virginia. 17399 William Gorby

12:30 PM - 01:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 102

Historical foundations and development of West Virginia, with particular emphasis upon the growth of the government, the economy, and the traditions of the state.

 

HIST 276. Twentieth Century American Foreign Relations. 17401

James Siekmeier

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Oglebay Hall | Room 106

A survey of U.S. foreign relations. Topics include security, economic, political and cultural aspects of U.S. foreign relations.

 

HONR 101. Honors Hall Council. 14441, 15173 Keisha Kibler

08:30 PM - 09:20 PM W

WVU Downtown Res Hall Bldg Campus | Honors Hall | Room 120 Keisha Kibler

08:30 PM - 09:20 PM T

WVU Evansdale Res Hall Bldg Campus | Lincoln Hall | Room 139

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 201. Peer Tutoring. 12624 Ashley Watts

WVU Downtown Res Hall Bldg Campus | Honors Hall | Room 120

PR: Students must be Honors College members in good academic standing. This course is a forum for the exchange of ideas and an environment where tutors learn effective tutoring strategies.

 

HONR 205D. Short History of Money. 17442 Matthew Titolo

09:30 AM - 10:20 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room G11

“A Short History of Money” will teach students to see the big historical and cultural picture behind policy debates surrounding money and debt in the modern world. Using primary and secondary sources, students will dive into a deep study of money’s entanglements with politics and society across several centuries. The class will discuss money, debt and state formation; current controversies over Brexit, the EU and the Euro; Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and other issues related to money’s place in the modern political and legal order.

 

HONR 206C. Allegories for Boldness. 17443 Christine Hoffmann

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room G10

“Allegories for Boldness” challenges students to conduct a literary investigation of boldness primarily through a survey of the Bluebeard folktale—a story retold from the fifteenth century to present in forms as varied as fiction, poetry, music and film. With the perplexing original moral warning readers to “Be bold, be bold … be not too bold,” the course will enable students to engage in broader conversations about the entanglements of folklore and history, making connections between the arts and today’s world. Students will ultimately compose their own adaptation of the tale.

 

HONR 207B. Global Issues through Film. 17444 Christina Fattore

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM MW

WVU Buildings Campus | Life Sciences Building | Room G21

“Global Issues Through Film” will use film to connect students to major events in global politics in the 20th and 21st centuries, helping emphasize the importance and impacts of these events on individuals and societies. Using both films and supplemental readings, students will discuss the core issues of global politics during this period, working to understand how entertainment products can impact political behavior and opinions, and how satire, comedy or drama can be used to make politics more accessible to the everyday citizen. Students will also apply methods and principles of critical inquiry to explore global issues and cultural, linguistic, or experiential diversity.

 

HONR 207C. Global Development. 17445 Brent McCusker

05:00 PM - 07:20 PM M

WVU Buildings Campus | Brooks Hall | Room 205

“Global Development in a Changing World” explores international development, challenging conventional ways of thinking on the topic. Students will move from theoretical discussions of international development to applying this knowledge to the development policy cycle. Working to answer real-world development questions about development and international aid, students will learn data software, enabling them to collect and analyze large development data sets. Students will employ evidence to address the policy cycle at major international aid agencies.

 

HONR 210. City-AS-Text-Morgantown. 14440 Kevin Gooding

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM TTR

WVU Downtown Res Hall Bldg Campus | Honors Hall | Room 120

National Collegiate Honors Councils framework City-As-Text uses Morgantown as the basis for an interactive course which uses primary document and physical structures to investigate the historical, political, cultural and social aspects of place. The central question that the course seeks to answer is How does a Space become a Place?

 

HONR 213. Growing Up in America. 13378 Kevin Gooding

09:30 AM - 10:45 AM MW

WVU Downtown Res Hall Bldg Campus | Honors Hall | Room 120

Students in this course explore the how the issues of gender, race/ethnicity, social class, time period, and location shaped cultural understandings of the child and a child’s experience as a child throughout American history.

 

HONR 293A. SPTP Internet Security/Privacy. 18542 Samuel Perl

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM F

This one-credit course will be an introduction to the concepts of information security, and privacy. It will first cover basic elements of information security and privacy and how they apply to technical, process, and human systems. Then it will explore how organizations apply those concepts to systems they use including internet connected systems. Students will also learn methods, resources, and techniques for how security is performed on the internet. The course will cover foundational technical concepts, management concepts, and policy concepts on a selection of relevant historical, societal, organizational, economic, coordination, and policy issues related to information security & privacy. No prerequisites are required. An interest in knowledge of security, systems, and programming will be helpful.

 

HONR 293B. Ambassadors for Change. 18137 Kathryn Williamson

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room G11

“Ambassadors for Change in West Virginia” will help students develop skills in leadership and service, empowering them to network with real leaders and advocate for change in West Virginia. Students will learn about education and industry in West Virginia, immersing themselves in the issues facing first-generation college students. Students will learn how to plan and lead discussions, becoming leaders and allies for rural first-generation college students. Working with the National Science Foundation-funded First 2 Network, students will connect with first-generation participants in the network across the state, helping strengthen statewide ties and perspectives.

 

HONR 293C. Honest Look at Dishonesty. 18248 Robynn Shannon

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 106

According to Dan Ariely’s research, you probably think of yourself as a (mostly) honest person. Ariely’s research also predicts that— under certain conditions—you are likely to lie, cheat, or steal. What makes ordinarily honest people behave dishonestly? Do people ever engage in acts of dishonesty without intending to do so? What strategies do professors commonly use to prevent (or at least discourage) cheating by their students, and do those strategies work? To guide our discussions, we will read Dan Ariely’s description of his research and the conclusions from that research in The Honest Truth About Dishonesty (2012). We will also read James Lang’s Cheating Lessons (2013), focused specifically on academic dishonesty, and Fakes and Forgeries: The Art of Deception (2007), for a glimpse of cheating for fame and fortune rather than for better grades. By the end of the course, you will think about dishonesty differently than you do now. You may even think about yourself differently.

 

HONR 293R. Civil Disobedience. 18451 Karen Kunz

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM TR

WVU Downtown Res Hall Bldg Campus | Arnold Hall

In this 8-week course, we explore the meanings and methods of civil disobedience and their application in real-time, contemporary dissent. Using a biography of Gandhi and essays by Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King as foundational readings, we explore the ways in which the concepts and their applications have changed over time. We’ll use those findings to develop applications that could be used by the WV teachers’ union.

 

HONR 293X. Social Policy and Adulting. 17982 Jeralynn Cossman

06:30 PM - 07:45 PM M

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 110

This book study will explore readings concerning social policies as they relate to “adulting“—specifically we will read about and learn about finance (e.g., investing and mortgages), insurance (e.g., health, car and home) and end of life (e.g., funerals, wills and advance directives). Reading will focus on one social policy per week and relate them to things you need to know when you graduate.

 

HONR 293Y. American Families and War. 17975 Kevin Gooding

02:30 PM - 03:45 PM MW

WVU Downtown Res Hall Bldg Campus | Honors Hall | Room 120

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

 

HONR 293Z. Rule of Law. 17984

Elaine Wilson

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

 

HONR 297. Research.

Paige Zalman

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM M

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 110 Carinna Ferguson

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 110 Carinna Ferguson

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM W

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room G10 Carinna Ferguson

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM TR

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 106 Paige Zalman

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM M

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 109 Paige Zalman

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 109 Paige Zalman

04:30 PM - 05:20 PM M

WVU Buildings Campus | Oglebay Hall | Room 103 Paige Zalman

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM W

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 110 Paige Zalman

04:30 PM - 05:20 PM W

WVU Buildings Campus | Oglebay Hall | Room 103 Paige Zalman

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM TR

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room 215 Paige Zalman

04:30 PM - 05:20 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | White Hall | Room G04 Paige Zalman

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM TR

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 110 Paige Zalman

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM M

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room 215 Paige Zalman

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room 215 Paige Zalman

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM W

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room 215 

Independent research projects.

 

HONR 401. Peer Leadership Practicum. 15182

Ashley Watts

PR: Students must be members of the Honors College in good academic standing and have completed HONR 201 and HONR 301. (May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours. This course is designed as a forum for the exchange of ideas and an environment where advanced peer tutors can learn and discuss effective strategies for helping their University peers study various subjects.

 

HONR 402. Foundations of Peer Mentoring. 12712, 14439

Ashley Watts 230-345 PM TTR

WVU Downtown Res Hall Bldg Campus | Honors Hall | Room 120 Ashley Watts

04:00 PM - 05:15 PM MW

WVU Downtown Res Hall Bldg Campus | Honors Hall | Room 120

PR: Students must be in good academic standing with the Honors College to enroll in this course. This course is designed to develop mentors who will lead HONR 199. This course will focus on strategies and tactics used by successful university instructors, practice of these techniques, and the production of materials.

 

HONR 490. Teaching Practicum.

Damien Clement Ashley Watts

PR: Consent.  Teaching practice as a tutor or assistant.

 

HONR 491. Professional Field Experience.

Kathryn Staples

PR: Consent. (May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 hours.) Prearranged experiential learning program, to be planned, supervised, and evaluated for credit by faculty and field supervisors. Involves temporary placement with public or private enterprise for professional competence development.

 

HONR 495. Independent Study.

Damien Clement

Faculty supervised study of topics not available through regular course offerings.

 

HONR 496. Senior Thesis.

Damien Clement 

PR: Consent.

 

HONR 497. Research.

Damien Clement

Independent research projects.

 

HN&F 171. Introduction to Human Nutrition. 14560, 16389

Kelli George

02:00 PM - 03:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | South Agricultural Sciences | Room 1021 Annette Freshour

09:30 AM - 10:45 AM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | South Agricultural Sciences | Room 1021

Nutrient structure, metabolism, integrated function and their importance to human well-being during all stages of the life cycle. Current concerns and those of special interest to college students in meeting nutrient needs.

 

HN&F 460. Advanced Nutrition. 13506 Janet Tou

12:30 PM - 01:45 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Agricultural Sciences Building | Room 2004

PR: HN&F 271 and (AGBI 410 or BIOC 339). Role of nutrients in physiological and biochemical processes and metabolism in the body.

Biochemical foundations of RDA and clinical nutrition.

 

IMMB 320. Cellular Immunobiology. 15097 Chi Keung Wan

01:00 PM - 02:20 PM MW

WVU Buildings Campus | Health Sciences North | Room 2157

PR: IMMB 302 with a minimum grade of C-. Emphasis on understanding the cellular elements that impact immune responses. This course builds on fundamental principles discussed in IMMB 302 to address areas of current research in immunobiology.

 

IMMB 460. Contemporary Issues for Majors. 16967 John Barnett

12:00 PM - 01:20 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Health Sciences North | Room 2116

PR: IMMB 420with a minimum grade of C-. Detailed coverage for major issues of contemporary research in immunobiology.

 

IMMB 470. Medical Virology. 15099 Ivan Martinez

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Health Sciences North | Room 2118

Molecular biology of viruses that are important both biologically and medically. Includes a basic introduction to replication and genetics as well as current topics in molecular virology.


JRL 215. Media Writing. 12561 Thomas Stewart

01:30 PM - 02:45 PM MW

WVU Buildings Campus | Martin Hall | Room G3

PR: Minimum cumulative GPA of C. Introduction to the fundamental reporting and storytelling skills that are the foundation of all media writing: print, radio, television, public relations, advertising and social media.

 

JRL 328. Media Law and Ethics. 17868 Stephen Urbanski

MAR-D 103

PR: JRL 215 with a minimum grade of C-. This course is an in-depth exploration of the complex ethical and legal media landscape, with an emphasis on key historical precedents, new cases and challenges related to emerging technology, digital disinformation, artificial intelligence, new problems in social media and other current issues in journalism, public relations and advertising.

 

JRL 491. Professional Field Experience. 18235

Elizabeth Oppe

Students should contact the instructor for approval to enroll in this section.

 

LARC 212. History of Landscape Architecture. 15825 

Michael Hasenmyer

12:30 PM - 01:45 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Agricultural Sciences Building | Room G06

A broad survey of the history of the designed human environment with emphasis on the development of landscape architecture. (Does not fulfill Cluster A for landscape architecture students.)

 

MAE 102. Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Design. 15193 

William Payne

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room G78B

PR: ENGR 101 with a minimum grade of C and (MATH 154 or MATH 155 with a minimum grade of C) and PR or CONC: PHYS 111. Engineering problem solving techniques related to mechanical and aerospace engineering topics through teamwork, written and oral communications, and using the computer, for algorithm development and computer aided design. Discussion of engineering professional and ethical behavior.

 

MAE 215. Intro to Aerospace Engineering. 15192 

Christopher Griffin

01:00 PM - 01:50 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room 207

PR: (ENGR 102 or CHE 102 or MAE 102) and (MATH 154 or MATH 155 with a grade of C- or higher). Fundamental physical quantities of a flowing gas, standard atmosphere, basic aerodynamic equations, airfoil nomenclature, lift, drag and aircraft performance. Digital computer usage applied to aerodynamic and performance problems and aircraft design. (3 hr. lec.)

 

MAE 298A. Honors. 18136

Greg Thompson

PR: Students in the Honors Program and consent by the honors director. Independent reading, study, or research. Must take with MAE 241, Statistics.

 

MAE 423. Heat Transfer. 18160 

Hailin Li

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Engineering Sciences Building | Room G102

PR: WVU sections require MATH 261 with a grade of C- or better and MAE 320 and (MAE 331 or MAE 335), WVUIT sections require MAE 320 and MAE 321 as prerequisites and MAE 419 as a corequisite. One-, two-, three-dimensional steady state conduction: transient conduction; free and forced convection; radiation; heat exchangers; heat and mass transfer by analytical, numerical analogical and experimental methods; design of thermal systems.

 

MANG 493B. Small Business Consulting. 17990

Jodi Goodman

05:00 PM - 07:50 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | White Hall | Room G06

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

 

MATH 156. Calculus 2. 11152

*****STAFF***** 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Armstrong Hall | Room 207

PR: A minimum grade of C- in MATH 154 or MATH 155. Techniques of integration, application of the definite integral, polar coordinates, indeterminate forms, and infinite series.

 

MATH 251. Multivariable Calculus. 14007

*****STAFF***** 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Armstrong Hall | Room 207

PR: MATH 156 with a minimum grade of C-. Introduction to solid analytic geometry, vector algebra, and calculus of several variables.

 

MATH 261. Elementary Differential Equations. 11153

*****STAFF*****

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM MTWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Armstrong Hall | Room 207

PR: MATH 251, WVUIT sections require MATH 251 or MATH 315 with a minimum grade of B. Ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, partial differential equations, Fourier series, and applications.

 

MUSC 112. Great Composers in Performance. 16329 Staff

TR 11-1150, CAC-E 2030

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

 

NAS 200: Introduction: Native American Studies Bonnie Brown

TR 100-215, EIE-D G26, 18616

Overview of the diverse social and cultural institutions of indigenous tribal societies in North America. Historical materials provide the background for understanding the range of issues affecting contemporary tribal groups.

 

PET 233. Pedagogy Theory and Application. 16680 Emi Tsuda

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | CPASS Building | Room 103

PR: PET 101 and PET 124 and PET 125 and PET 167 and PET 175 and PET 244 and PET 276 and PR or CONC: PET 228 and PET 349 with a minimum grade of C- in all. Applied pedagogical theory, including assessment, planning, design, management, and delivery of instruction in physical education settings.

 

PET 349. Health-Optimizing Physical Education. 16682 Ka Vang

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | CPASS Building | Room 103

PR: PET 124 and PET 125 and PET 167 and PET 175 and PET 244 with a minimum grade of C- in all. Introduction to the foundations and components of health-related fitness, appropriate curriculum for K-12 programming, effective teaching principles, and assessment of physical activity and fitness.

 

PET 441. Technology in Physical Education. 16850 James Wyant

09:00 AM - 10:15 AM MF

WVU Buildings Campus | CPASS Building | Room 101

PR: PET 124 and PET 125 and PET 167 and PET 175 and PET 244 with a minimum grade of C- in all. Introduction to technology literacy with a focus on the effective use of technology in physical education settings. Application of technologies related to professional development, advocacy, planning and instruction, and assessment of student learning.

 

PHIL 130. Current Moral Problems. 17994 Daniel Miller

02:30 PM - 03:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Ming Hsieh Hall | Room 122

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 260. Introduction to Symbolic Logic. 14509 Geoff Georgi

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Oglebay Hall | Room 107

An introduction to modern symbolic logic (basically, propositional logic and predicate calculus) for students who want to acquire the skill to represent symbolically the form of deductive arguments and to test formally for validity.

 

PHIL 301. Metaphysics. 18216 Geoff Georgi

03:30 PM - 04:45 PM MW

WVU Buildings Campus | Ming Hsieh Hall | Room 122

PR: 3 hours of philosophy. Traditional problems associated with reality and experience, universals and particulars, causality, space and time, matter and mind, and the nature of the self.

 

PHIL 308. Philosophy of Religion. 16486 Sharon Ryan

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 109

PR: 3 hours of philosophy or religious studies interdepartmental major. Examines questions of belief in God's existence, life after death, the problem of evil, determinism and divine force knowledge, or other topics bearing upon the nature of a religious orientation to life.

 

PHYS 111. General Physics. 13164 Paul Miller

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | White Hall | Room B51

PR: MATH 155 with a grade of C or better or (MATH 153 with a grade of C or better and PR or CONC: MATH 154). Survey of classical mechanics, thermodynamics and waves.

 

POLS 261. Introduction to National Security. 16505 David Hauser

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room G4

Introduction to theories related to security studies and national security. Includes discussions of intelligence, strategy, military operations, terrorism, and civil/military affairs, along with current events.

 

POLS 374. Ancient Political Thought. 17567 Philip Michelbach

03:30 PM - 04:45 PM MW

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room G4

Focuses on ancient Greek, Roman, and near-eastern political thought, while arguing for the contemporary relevance of ancient texts.

 

POLS 260. Introduction to International Relations. 17559 David Hauser

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Woodburn Hall | Room 109

Theories and concepts in international politics and their application to contemporary world politics.

 

POLS 210. Law and the Legal System. 17549 Lindsey Brugnoli

03:30 PM - 04:45 PM MW

WVU Buildings Campus | Brooks Hall | Room G25

Introductory course on the role of law in the political system. Includes a survey of subfields in United States law and an examination of participants, processes, and policy making in the United States legal system.

 

PSYC 298. Honors. Elizabeth  Levelle 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM T

WVU Buildings Campus | Life Sciences Building | Room 1113

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

 

PUBH 101. Intro to Public/Community Health. 18050 Michael McCawley

01:00 PM - 02:20 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Health Sciences North | Room 1905

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 functions and essential services of public health, as well as engage in discussions about current public health events and issues.

 

PUBH 201. Global Perspectives Public Health. 18054 Diane Gross

02:30 PM - 03:50 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Health Sciences North | Room 3129

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.

 

PUBH 293A. SPTP:Wellnss&Resil Collg&Beynd. 18582 Robert Bossarte

04:00 PM - 06:50 PM T

Investigations of strategies and skills for resilience and self-care to optimize academic and social experiences.

 

PUBH 393A. SPTP:Climate Change & Pub Hlth. 18086 Robert Duval

01:00 PM - 02:20 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Health Sciences South | Room G252F

Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

 

PUBH 493B. SPTP: Intro Outbreak Investigation. 18505

*****STAFF*****

02:30 PM - 03:50 PM MW

Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

 

PUBH 496. Senior Thesis. Janet Hunt

PR: Consent.

 

RELG 102. Introduction to World Religions. 11780, 13032 

Alyssa Beall

04:00 PM - 05:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Oglebay Hall | Room 106

Joseph Snow

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Oglebay Hall | Room 110

This course explores five of the most widely practiced world religions; Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Students are introduced to the history and basic tenets of each faith.

 

RPTR 251. Leadership in Experiential Education. 18581

This course focuses on elements of leadership in outdoor and experiential education and provides students with hands-on learning opportunities.

 

SPAN 204. Intermediate Spanish 2. 17740

*****STAFF*****

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Clark Hall | Room 320

PR: SPAN 203 or score of S4 on placement exam. Foundation for advanced study of Spanish. Emphasis on oral and written communication.

 

SPAN 340. Culture of Spain. 17742 Tania De Miguel Magro

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Chitwood Hall | Room G5

PR: Two courses from SPAN 310, SPAN 311, SPAN 312, SPAN 313, SPAN 314. Survey of Spanish civilization and culture from its origins to the present day.

 

SPAN 341. Early Literature of Spain. 17745 Tania De Miguel Magro

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Chitwood Hall | Room G5

PR: SPAN 304. Readings in Spanish literature from the medieval period to the eighteenth century.

 

SPED 304. Special Education in Contemporary Society. 18239

*****STAFF*****

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Allen Hall | Room 511

Special education principles and practices, interactions between disability and diversity in identification and intervention, and influences of family, professional, school and community infrastructures on educational programs/ outcomes for children and adults. (Equivalent of DISB 304).

 

SRVL 293A. SPTP: University Engagement. 18523 

Niara Campbell

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Armstrong Hall | Room 120

Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

 

SOCA 207. Social Problems in Contemporary America. 16415 

Daniel Brewster

12:30 PM - 01:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Clark Hall | Room 112

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

 

SOCA 252. Biological Anthropology. 17582 Amy Hirshman

08:30 AM - 09:45 AM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Life Sciences Building | Room G21

Fossil evidence for human evolution, racial variation, and relationships between biology and behavior.

 

SOCA 259. The Craft of Anthropology. 18459 Susanna Donaldson

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM MWF

WVU Buildings Campus | Knapp Hall | Room 200

Orientation to the anthropological discipline. Focus on disciplinary ethics and building anthropological reading, writing, and research skills.

 

SOWK 147. Human Diversity. 16483 Kathleen Chaney

06:00 PM - 08:50 PM M

WVU Buildings Campus | Ming Hsieh Hall | Room 122

(Must be completed before applying to the major.) 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. 17710 Carol Amendola

02:30 PM - 03:45 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Eiesland Hall | Room 503

PR: Consent. (Must be completed before applying to the major.) Overview of the social welfare field and social work profession. Emphasizes social work values and ethics.

 

UTCH 221. Knowing Learning in Math and Science. 16491 Nancy Spillane

09:00 AM - 10:15 AM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Allen Hall | Room 703

PR: ARSC 120 and PR or CONC: ARSC 220. This class focuses on how students come to know and learn in secondary mathematics and science as understood from multidisciplinary perspectives. Students will identify, learn, and employ learning theories that will guide their own pedagogical practice as thoughtful and reflective practitioners.

 

UTCH 222. Classroom Interactions in Math and Science. 16924 Keri Valentine

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM TTR

PR: UTCH 221 with a minimum grade of C-. The course examines: interplay between teachers/students/content, instructional strategies for teaching math and science, equity issues in learning, technology in the classroom, analyzing and applying research findings in the classroom, and the use of documentation in the teaching profession.

 

WGST 150. Women in Movies. 18101 Kristiina Riivald

05:00 PM - 07:50 PM W

WVU Buildings Campus | Brooks Hall | Room 302

Through viewing popular Hollywood films, we will analyze femininity across the lifespan. Critical thinking and cultural analysis will be practiced as we study heroines, working girls, motherhood, brides, cheerleaders, and old women on screen.

 

WGST 260. Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies. 18144 Ellen Belchior Rodrigues

02:30 PM - 03:45 PM TTR

WVU Buildings Campus | Armstrong Hall | Room 119

Overview of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies. Examines the construction of gender, biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity, expression and performance related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and two-spirit identities. Also examines intersections with race, ethnicity, class, nation, culture, ability, and religion.

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