Honors Courses 2019-2020 Overview

2019-2020 Courses (Subject to change)

*Honors prefix courses award “W” credit. You may find more information about “W” credit here.

Autumn 2019

Honors 100 (2 sections, required of all incoming freshmen)

Mayer & Grant, Honors Program

1 credit, decimal graded

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 210A (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music

Marisol Berrios-Miranda, Ethnomusicology

Honors 210B (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

‘Distant Connections’ Black Political Consciousness in Germany and the U.S.

Anne Potjans, American Studies, Visiting International Scholar, Humboldt University, Berlin

Honors 210C (VLPA, “W”)

Authoritarianism and its Appeal in Ancient Rome

Michael Ritter, Classics

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 220A (NW, “W”)

Storytelling in the Sciences

Oliver Fraser, Astronomy

Honors 220B (NW, “W”)

Game Theory and its Applications

Jake Cooper, Biology

Honors 220C (NW, “W”)

TBA

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 230A (I&S, “W”)

Leadership, Democracy, and a More Thoughtful Public

Roger Soder, Education

Honors 230B (I&S, DIV, “W”)

LGBTI Rights in International Affairs

Elise Carlson-Rainer, Scandinavian Studies

Honors 230C (I&S, DIV, “W”)

How to Write the History of the Aztecs

Adam Warren, History

 

Honors 230E (I&S, DIV, “W”)

Making the Human: Empire, Race, and Species

Maria Elena Garcia,  Honors Hanauer Scholar in Residence &  Comparative History of Ideas

Honors 230F (I&S, “W”) field studies course 9/3-9/15 with companion autumn seminar

Parks in Progress or Peril? An exploration of the mission, values, and future of the U.S. National Park System

Brook Kelly, Aley Willis, & Laura Harrington, Honors Program

Fine Arts (5 credits)

Honors 240A (VLPA, “W”)

Basic Drawing

Ann Gale, Chair, School of Art

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

Honors 345A (“C”; also counts toward the Honors Interdisciplinary course requirement) no first year students

Accidental Poetics: Writing with chance in found situations

July Hazard, CHID (Comparative History of Ideas)

Honors 345B (“C”; also counts toward the Honors Interdisciplinary course requirement) juniors and seniors only (by  year)

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Writing Food and Politics

Damarys Espinoza, Anthropology

ENGL 182 (“C”) freshmen only

Multimodal Composition: Study and practice of strategies and skills for effective writing

Instructor TBA, English Dept

Interdisciplinary (5 credits)

Honors 392A (I&S/NW, DIV, “W”)

Science and Engineering for Social Justice

Dianne Hendricks, Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)

Honors 392B( I&S/NW,  DIV, “W”)

Political Ecology of Death in Anthropocene

Karen Litfin, Political Science

 

Honors 393A (VLPA/NW, “W”)

Rhetoric of Science

Lea Ceccarelli, Communication

Honors 394A (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Critical Community Organizing

Third Andresen, Comparative History of Ideas & Velma Veloria, Honors Scholar in Residence

Seminars

Honors  397A (I&S)

Peer Educators Seminar (credits combine with spring 397 seminar to equal 5 Honors core credits), Carissa Mayer & Claire Grant, Honors

Honors 398A (VLPA) (3 credits, Honors elective)
Slavic Languages & Literatures
Claudia Jensen  & Ileana Marin

Other Honors Courses (5 credits, counts for Honors “additional any”)

Biochem 450

Honors Biochemistry

CSE 142 Honors, one section of 142 (CSE 390) (NW)
Computer Programming I

CSE 143 Honors (with CSE 390) (NW)

Computer Programming II

Chem 145: Honors General Chemistry (NW)

Chem 335: Honors Organic Chemistry (NW)

Math 134: Accelerated Honors Calculus (NW)

Math 334: Honors Accelerated Advanced Calculus (NW)

Physics 121B: Honors Physics Mechanics (NW)

Winter 2020

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 211A (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

Prisons, Debt, and the Logic of Bordered Spaces

Gillian Harkin, English

Honors 211B (VLPA, “W”)

Putting on the Rex:” Cinematic Representations of Ancient Greek Myth

Jim Clauss, Classics

Honors 211C (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

Lovework: an unfinished syllabus

Jeanette Bushnell, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 221A (NW, “W”)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 221B (NW, “W”)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 221C (NW, “W”)

Current Issues in Biology

Moon Draper, Biology

Honors 221D (NW, “W”)

Climate Extremes

Paul Johnson & Alex Gagnon, Ocean

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 231A (I&S, “W”), juniors and seniors only

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Census 2020: Communicating Population Data  

Mark Ellis, Geography

Honors 231B (I&S, DIV, “W”)

History of the Social Sciences

Daniel Bessner, Jackson School

Honors 231C (I&S, DIV, “W”)

Contested Commodities

William McKeithen, Geography

Fine Arts (5 credits)

Honors 241A (VLPA, “W”)

Introduction to Photography

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

Honors 345A (“C”; also counts toward the Honors Interdisciplinary course requirement)

Interdisciplinary Research Writing

Jonathan Lee, CHID (Comparative History of Ideas)

ENGL 282 (“C” and Honors core “additional any”) priority to freshmen

Intermediate Multimodal Composition

English

Interdisciplinary (5 credits)

Honors 391A (VLPA/I&S/NW, DIV, “W”)

Race, Gender, Diaspora in Population Health

Clarence Spigner, Health Services

Honors 391B (VLPA/I&S/NW, DIV, “W”)

Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Perspective: Science, Art, and Activism

Bob Pavia, College of the Environment

Honors 392A (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Cultural Landscapes of Seattle and the Salish Sea Region

Tim Billo, College of the Environment

Honors 394B (VLPA/I&S, “W”)

Exploring the Power of Music

Deborah Pierce, Libraries & Music

Honors 394C (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Ways of Feeling

Katarzyna Dziwirek, Slavic Languages & Literature

Seminars (2 credits, Honors elective)

Honors 396A (NW, “W”) Prereq: Intro Biology Series (Bio 180, 200, 220)

Scientific Revolution and Molecular Biology: ‘The Eighth Day of Creation’

Liz Morton & Bryce Taylor, Genomics

Honors 398C (VLPA, “W”) juniors and seniors only (by year)
Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Shift Happens: Moving the Humanistic Conversation in the Classics from the Classroom to the Public Arena
Jim Clauss, Classics

496 Seminars (portfolio capstone)

Honors 496 (two sections) graduating seniors

Integration of the Honors Experience

Julie Villegas, Honors & English

Other Honors Courses (5 credits, counts toward Honors“additional any”)

CSE 142 Honors, one section of 142 (CSE 390) (NW)
Computer Programming I

CSE 143 Honors (with CSE 390) (NW)

Computer Programming II

Biochem 451H (NW)

Chem 155: Honors General Chemistry (NW)

Chem 336: Honors Organic Chemistry (NW)

Math 135: Accelerated Honors Calculus (NW)

Math 335: Honors Accelerated Advanced Calculus (NW)

Physics 122B: Honors Electromagnetics (NW)

Spring 2020

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 212A (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

(Near)/Middle East Illustrated: Representations of Place, Culture and Society in Comics, Graphic Novels, Animation and Computer Games

Selim Kuru, Near East Language and Literature

Honors 212B (VLPA, “W”)

Modern Japan Through Film

Ted Mack, Asian Languages and Literature

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 222A (NW, “W”)

PAIN

John Loeser, Neuroscience & Jonathan Warren, Geography

Honors 222B (NW, “W”)

DNA and Evolution

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 221C (NW, “W”)

Measuring Population Health

Spencer James, Department of Health Metrics

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 232A (I&S, DIV, “W”)

Improving Population Health through Social Entrepreneurship

Akhtar Badshah, Evans School (UW Seattle) and UW  Bothell Business

Honors 232B (I&S, DIV, “W”)

Understanding and Combating Human Trafficking

Kirsten Foot, Communication

Honors 232C (with JSIS A 301)  (I&S, “W”)

Europe Today

Sabine Lang, International Studies

Fine Arts (5 credits)

Honors 242A (VLPA, “W”)

Design Concepts and Practice

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

Honors 345A (“C ; also counts toward the Honors Interdisciplinary course requirement”) juniors and seniors only (by year)

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Interpreting the Middle East

Joel Walker, History and Near Eastern Languages and Literature

ENGL 282 (“C”) priority to freshmen

Special Topics in Multimodal Composition

Interdisciplinary  (5 credits)

Honors 391A (VLPA/I&S/NW, DIV, “W”)

Yoga: Past and Present

Christian Novetzke, JSIS (CHID, Asian L&L)

 

Honors 394B (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Memory, Violence, and Politics

Maria Elena Garcia, Honors Hanauer Scholar in Residence & Comparative History of Ideas

Honors 394C (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Feminism in the Borderlands

Michelle Habell-Pallan, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Seminars

Honors 396A (NW, “W”) juniors and seniors only (2 credits, Honors elective)

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Science and society in a changing climate

Michelle Koutnik, Earth and Space Science

Honors 397A (I&S)

Honors 100 Peer Educator Seminar

Carissa Mayer & Claire Grant, Honors Program

Honors 398A (VLPA) (2 credits, Honors elective)
The Brain and the Healing Power of Poetry
Arthur Ginsberg, Classics

496 Seminars (portfolio capstone)

Honors 496 (two sections) graduating seniors

Integration of the Honors Experience

Julie Villegas, Honors

Other Honors Courses (5 credits, counts for “additional any”)

CSE 142 Honors (with CSE 390) (NW)
Computer Programming I

CSE 143 Honors (with CSE 390) (NW)

Computer Programming II

Chem 165: Honors General Chemistry (NW)

Chem 337: Honors Organic Chemistry (NW)

Math 136A: Accelerated Honors Calculus (NW)

Math 336: Honors Accelerated Advanced Calculus (NW)

Physics 123B (Honors): Waves (NW)