ASB102 - Culture in a Globalizing World

ASB102 General Education Designations: 

Global Awareness [G], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]

3 credits

This course is designed to celebrate the creativity and inventiveness expressed through culture. Have you ever wondered about the thousands of cultures in the world today? In what ways are these cultures similar and different…and why? How do cultural differences affect the world today?  These and many other questions are addressed in this honors course that examines cultural differences and similarities in societies around the world and how they impact our lives.  You will be directly involved in exploring and discussing these topics.

CIS105 - Survey of Computer Information Systems

CIS105 General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS]

3 Credits

The Honors section for CIS105 is designed to provide in depth overview and activities for students working with computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in society. The course activities are set up to include discussions of current social and ethical issues related to computers. Honors students will be developing projects that explore how computer information systems are used in support of business and industry. In addition students use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. To take this one step further students use application software and the Internet for efficient and effective critical thinking and problem solving.

COM100 - Introduction to Human Communication

COM100 General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]

3 Credits

Introduction to Human Communication covers three specific areas:  Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Public Speaking.  How do verbal and non-verbal messages effectively meet the rhetorical goals in each situation?  Explore this inquiry at an honors level as theories of team dynamics, leadership, relationships, and public address are researched, shared, and applied in meaningful course exercises.  Upon completion of the course students have the skills to navigate journals in Human Communication in both social sciences and humanities.

ECN 212 - Microeconomic Principles

ECN212 General Education Designations: 

Humanities & Fine Arts [HU] & Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]

3 credits

ECN212 Microeconomic Principles Honors course is an active-learning course that incorporates weekly interactive simulations and activities to teach economic principles.  Course lectures and activities are supplemented with rich multi-media resources and most course assessments are completed online. The course covers the same material and moves at the same pace as the regular microeconomics course, but the course research project is focused on a topic of the students choosing, related to the economics and the Phi Theta Kappa honors theme. 

In 1890 Alfred Marshall described economics as "the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life."  Studying economics will help you understand the world around you, make you a more astute participant in the economy, and give you a better understanding of both the potential and limits of economic policy.  And along the way you'll acquire the skills to solve economic mysteries like: Why did changing a tax law cause millions of children to disappear over night?  Why would industry leaders advocate for increasing regulations in their own industry?  Why are there so few whales and so many chickens?  Why a $0.99 hamburger today is actually cheaper than a $0.15 hamburger in 1955... and more! 

PSY132 - Psychology and Culture

PSY132 General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Global Awareness [G], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]

3 Credits

This course is constructed to explore the behavior and thought processes expressed through culture by humans. Have you ever considered how your own culture influences your perspective and behavior? How is your culture similar and/or different from other cultures in the world today? How can we enhance our interactions as we live in a multicultural society? Within this honors course, questions such as these and many more  will be addressed. You will be immersed in the exploration and discussion of the impact of culture on behavioral processes within current society.