Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Course Descriptions
Listed below are the Honors courses on the fall semester schedule and some of the Honors courses that will be offered in the spring. Note that they represent many disciplines and qualified Honors students can pick and choose what courses will best meet their needs and position them to attain their goals.
This course helps students learn about accounting as an information development and communications function that supports economic decision-making. The course also helps students perform financial analysis; derive information for personal or organizational decisions; and understand business, governmental, and other organizational entities.
This course is designed for both the major and non-major college student and provides a foundation for all other biology courses. Discussions focus on the nature of science in general, bimolecular, origin of life, cells and their components, energy and metabolism, photosynthesis, cell reproduction and division, inheritance, taxonomy, viruses, bacteria, protists, vascular and non-vascular plants, and a survey of the animal kingdom (excluding vertebrates). Inquiry-based study in the concurrent laboratory component provides hands-on application of appropriate lecture material. Laboratory fee required.
This course examines the ethical issues and dilemmas that challenge the manager, the business organization, and the capitalist system. Cases, readings, and discussions serve to integrate ethical reflection with management decision making.
Using the case study approach, this seminar requires students to utilize concepts presented in previous business administration and economics courses in analyzing corporate business strategies. Oral and written reports are required.
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
This course introduces students to the American criminal justice system from the perspective of the criminal justice professional. The course examines the historical development and role of police, prosecution, corrections, probation, parole, and rehabilitation.
This introductory course focuses on the knowledge and skills that students need to become effective communicators, and focuses on speaking, listening, media literacy, computer-mediated communication, cultural sensitivity, workplace communication, group dynamics, and critical thinking. Students will prepare and present speeches and group projects that utilize media and technology. Emphasis will be placed on personal, social and workplace interaction—both individually and in group settings.
This course analyzes newspapers, magazines, television, radio, the Internet and film to evaluate their complex and diverse power for shaping patterns of society.
This course focuses on self-discovery and interaction with others to provide learners with the foundation for examining and further developing their own personal effectiveness. An environment of trust is built within the class to enable individual and collective openness, discovery and engagement in personal learning. The course relies on experiential learning, personal reflection and group interaction, and includes a mix of classroom with and online learning.
This course enables students to develop their own individualized plans for personal, academic and career success. Students engage in self-evaluation exercises and highly-interactive classroom activities to evaluate their own “fit” for certain careers. Students also participate in résumé and cover letter writing activities to prepare for the experiential learning of the next course. During the course, students establish short-term career goals and begin a career portfolio to be refined during successive semesters.
This course is a culmination of the career and self-awareness series, a comprehensive program for career and life planning. The course prepares students for a transition from university life to independent work life. Students learn valuable financial and money management planning and skills, and explore life balance issues, life roles, and self-concept as it relates to their future plans. Students also explore employment issues, such as the changing nature of work, diversity, trends, and the job outlook. The course requires students to engage in networking and a job search, with the goal of employment upon graduation. Students who intend to pursue graduate education have the opportunity to begin the application process, including refining their interviewing and essay writing skills.
This course is designed to develop and refine the analytical/critical reading skills and the substantive writing skills of freshmen. This intensive writing class focuses on writing essays of varying length and exposes students to the various rhetorical modes of writing that will contribute to their success in university courses and their chosen careers.
College Writing II looks to expand upon the writing skills attained in ENG110. As a student-centered course, students explore their own writing in peer, group, and self-review skill sessions. Students enhance self-editing skills and increase awareness of the revision skills needed in both college coursework and in careers. The course further develops students’ understanding of the writing process from pre-writing to final draft. This course encourages students to have their writing evaluated across the curriculum, and culminates in a research essay and portfolio of original work.
This course offers a venue for further studies in the triumvirate: writing, literature, and critical theory, or a combination thereof.
This course is an investigation into established ecological sampling and field methods. Techniques for sampling plants, soils, aquatic invertebrates, small mammals, and insects are discussed and demonstrated. Students learn to design, plan and conduct a field ecology research project, as well as how to effectively analyze, interpret and communicate the collected field data.
Pre-requisites: ENV121, BIO144, and one of the following: BIO360, CHM310, or BIO226
This course concentrates on the care and handling of horses including the maintenance of good health, with emphasis on the prevention of both injuries and illnesses. Related topics, such as safe handling techniques, daily routine, grooming, selection and fit of tack and horse ‘clothing’, barn safety, basic feeding, parasite control, and emergency care, are studied. A practical horse care ‘lab’ component is included in this course.
This course involves the planning, construction, and maintenance of horse farms. Barn design, placement, and layout are covered in detail, examining such considerations as environmental concerns, drainage, ventilation, efficiency, safety, pastures, fencing, maintenance procedures, purchasing and storing of feed. Also covered are record keeping, insurance requirements, fire prevention and selection, training, and management of staff. A practical ‘lab’ component is included in this course to enable students to experience ‘on the job’ training in a variety of settings.
This course is a study of the equine role in shaping society, with a concentration on the war horses of the Mongol, Moorish and Medieval periods, the conquest of the Americas and the American Indian, and the inter-relationship between the horse and the rise of industrialization. Students will analyze the role of the horse and how their contribution has caused society to evolve as it has.
This course studies many aspects of preventative medicine, parasitology, pharmacology, and first aid. Also studied are disease, lameness, treatment techniques, and alternative treatment options together with on-going health care and methods of administering medicine. This course is intended to enable students to assess the seriousness of any equine medical problem and take appropriate action. Guest lecturers include veterinarians and other professionals in related fields.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
In this course students complete a senior research project including preparation of a detailed paper. This format allows an in-depth study on an equine topic of special interest to the individual student. Students obtain approval for and coordinate their work with a supervising instructor, and make an oral presentation on the topic studied at the conclusion of the course. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of the instructor
This course covers the major issues of equine law including, but not limited to, ownership and transfer of horses and interests in horses, duties and rights of co-owners, trainers, agents, boarders, partners, and syndicate managers; racing and licensing; treatment of horses; court procedures; and issues involving insurance, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and torts.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Strongly Recommended Preparation: LAW101, LAW205.
This course further explores the implications and concerns of establishing and maintaining a barefoot lifestyle. Students explore the difficulties inherent in the process of transitioning from shod to bare, while developing confidence in the basic trimming skills and learning the application of advanced techniques that foster the rehabilitation of deformed or damaged hooves. Best business practices for careers in hoof trimming are addressed, and the course stresses safety and concern for the hoof trimmer’s health throughout. Tool purchase is required.
Prerequisite: EQU315 Hoof Trimming I: Principles and Practices.
This course further explores the implications and concerns of establishing and maintaining a sound and healthy horse through the use of equine sports massage. Students explore the difficulties inherent in the process of restoring and maintaining optimal movement, while developing confidence in the basic skills and learning the application of advanced techniques. Best business practices for careers in equine massage areaddressed, and safety and concern for the practitioner’s health is stressed throughout.
Prerequisite: EQU317 Equine Massage I - Principles and Practices.
This course studies the history of the theory and practice of social welfare. It examines the development and function of social work services in residential treatment, income maintenance, psychiatric services, correctional services, medical services, services for the aged, and community services.
This course acquaints students with the fundamentals of modern statistics. It includes basic concepts of descriptive statistics and inferences about the mean, proportion, and variance of one population. The course also includes an introduction to probability and to linear correlation and regression.
Prerequisite: MAT120 or placement examination.
This course introduces differential and integral calculus of one variable. Topics include analytic geometry, functions, limits, derivatives, application of the derivatives, and antiderivatives.
Prerequisite: MAT130 and placement examination.
This course allows students to study an approved subject and to prepare a substantial paper as agreed between each student and the faculty. Students also meet to discuss current topics directly related to marketing. This course includes careful instructor monitoring of project progress via meetings with individual students and may include foreign travel.
This course examines the nature of psychology as a social and behavioral science. It surveys fundamental areas in behavior, including research in psychology, the brain and behavior, learning, human development and socialization, intelligence, personality, health psychology, and social psychology.
This course surveys the major theories of personality in terms of their origins, underlying assumptions, and implications for psychology in general. Theorists considered include, but may not be limited to, Freud, Horney, Erikson, Kelly, Skinner, Rogers and Bandura. Students also explore factor analytic theory and biological typology.
This course applies economic methods and theory to the sporting world. Topics include, but may not be limited to, the value of a sport franchise to a municipality, the economic impact of hosting sporting events, financing professional sport facilities, and sport and economic development.
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts in Sociology and Includees an analysis of culture, socialization, stratification, social organization, class, social interaction, social change, and conflict.