Honors Courses 2020-2021 Overview

2020-2021 Courses (Subject to change)

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

Autumn 2020

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

Grant & Kelly, 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”)

Cultural Memory and the Politics of Time and Space

Susanne Rinner, Germanics

Honors 210C (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing: Mestiza Consciousness 

Juliana Villegas, Honors & English

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 220A (NW, “W”)

Storytelling in the Sciences

Oliver Fraser, Astronomy

Honors 220B (NW,  “W”)

The Biology of Diversity

Hannah Jordt, Biology

Honors 220C (NW,  DIV, “W”)

Science and Engineering for Social Justice 

Dianne Hendricks, HCDE (Human Centered Design and Engineering)

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 230B (I&S, DIV, “W”) jr & sr priority

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: #BlackLivesMatter in Historical Context

TaSha Levy, American Ethnic Studies

Honors 230C ( I&S, “W”)

Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs 

Emily Pahnke, Foster School

Honors 230D (I&S, DIV, “W”) 

Prison Logics and Abolition Futures

William McKeithen, Geography

Fine Arts (5 credits)

Honors 240A (VLPA, “W”)

Russian Big Books: Devils

Honors 240B (VLPA, “W”)

Russian Art and Architecture

Honors 240C (VLPA, “W”)

Where Does an Artwork Begin and End? Publication and Exhibition Making in Contemporary Art 

Charles Stobbs, Art/Photo

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

Honors 345A (“C”); Honors Interdisciplinary) 

Accidental Poetics: Writing with chance in found situations

July Hazard, CHID (Comparative History of Ideas)

ENGL 182 (“C”) freshmen priority 

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

Instructor TBA, English Dept

Interdisciplinary (5 credits)

Honors 394A (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Catherine Connors, Classics 

Honors 394B (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Lovework: an unfinished syllabus

Jeannette Bushnell, Gender Women and Sexuality Studies  

Seminars 

Honors 396A (NW, “W”)

The History, Sociology, and Science of Weapons of Mass Destruction: How Nuclear Weapons Became an Existential Peril

Rick Freeman, Physics

Honors  397A (I&S) 

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

Honors 398A (VLPA, “W”)

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Shift Happens: Moving the Humanistic Conversation in the Classics from the Classroom to the Public Arena

James Clauss, Classics 

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 141A: Honors Physics Mechanics (NW)

Winter Courses 2021

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 211A (VLPA, “W”)

Why We Make? maker culture/maker practices

Timea Tihanyi, Art

Honors 211B (VLPA, “W”)

Reading Romance in the Middle Ages

Beatrice Arduini, French and Italian Studies

Honors 211C (VLPA, “W”)

Authoritarianism and its Appeal in Ancient Rome

Michael Ritter, Classics

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 221A (NW, “W”)

DNA and Evolution

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 221B (NW, “W”)

Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases

Kelly Hennessey, Biology

Honors 221C (NW, “W”)

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Math That Lies: Communicating Why Some Quantitative Arguments Are Misleading or Bogus 

Neal Koblitz, Math

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 231A (I&S, DIV,  “W”)

Making all the difference: gender, disability, and law

Megan McCloskey, Law School 

Honors 231B (I&S, DIV, “W”)

LGBTI Rights in International Affairs 

Elise Carlson- Rainer, Scandinavian Studies

Honors 231C (I&S, DIV, “W”)

Citizen Acts to Challenge Poverty

Vicky Lawson, Geography

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

Honors 345A (“C”) Honors Interdisciplinary requirement) priority to jrs & seniors

Interdisciplinary Research Writing 

Jonathan Lee, Comparative History of Ideas

Honors 345B (“C”, DIV,  Honors Interdisciplinary requirement) 

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Writing Food and Politics

Damarys Espinoza, Anthropology

ENGL 282 (“C” Honors “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 394A (VLPA/I&S, “W”) must also enroll in a linked course during spring. Honors 394A

Solving Problems in Museum Spaces

Angelina Ong, Museology

Honors 394B (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Love and Theft: performing race in American literature culture

Jang Wook Huh, American Ethnic Studies

Honors 394C (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Ways of Feeling

Katarzyna Dziwirek, Slavic Languages & Literature

Honors 394C (VLPA/I&S, “W”)

The Disenchantment of the West: From Shakespeare to the Coen Brothers

Jack Whelan, Foster School

Seminars

Honors 396A (NW, “W”)  (4 credits)

Note: this course counts towards Honors core

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Science and Society in a Changing Climate 

Michelle Koutnik, Earth and Space Science 

496 Seminars (portfolio capstone)

Honors 496 (two sections, Wed 1:30-2:50 or Thurs 3:30-4:50) graduating seniors 

Integration of the Honors Experience 

Juliana 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 142A: Honors Electromagnetism (NW)

Spring Courses 2021

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 212A (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

Community Music

Marisol Berrios-Miranda, Ethnomusicology

Honors 212B (VLPA, “W”)

Ways of Meaning

Katarzyna Dziwirek, Slavic Languages and Literature 

Honors 212C (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

Stories of Knowledge/Knowledge of Stories

Jeannette Bushnell, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 222A (NW, “W”)

Game Theory and its Application

Jake Cooper, Biology 

Honors 222B (NW, “W”), two sections offered

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 222C (NW, “W”)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 222D (NW, “W”)

The Robots are Coming! Or are They? A Deep Dive into Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Rick Freeman, Physics

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 232A (I&S, DIV, “W”)

Human Trafficking and Community Organizing

Velma Veloria, American Ethnic Studies & Sutapa Basu, Women’s Center

Honors 232B (I&S, “W”)

The Ecology of Urban Seattle: field and classroom experience

Richard Conlin, Urban Planning

Honors 232C  (I&S, DIV,  “W”)

Truth and Power in the History of Education

Nancy Beadie, Education

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

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

Reading and Writing the City

Naomi Sokoloff, Near East Languages and Literature

Honors 345B (“C”, DIV,  counts toward Honors Interdisciplinary requirement)

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Urban Justice and Sustainability in Seattle

Candice Rai, English

ENGL 282 (“C”) priority to freshmen

Special Topics in Multimodal Composition

Interdisciplinary  (5 credits)

Honors 391A (VLPA/I&S/NW, “W”)

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

Bob Pavia, College of the Environment

Honors 393B (/I&S/NW, “W”)

Music, Birdsong, and the Limits of the Human

Mark Rodgers, School of Music

Honors 394A (VLPA/I&S, “W”), 2nd phase. for students who enrolled in Honors 394A

Solving Problems in Museum Spaces

Angelina Ong, Museology

Honors 394B (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Feminism in the Borderlands 

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

Seminars 

Honors 397A (I&S)

Honors 100 Peer Educator Seminar

Carissa Mayer & Claire Grant, Honors Program

Honors 397B (I&S)

Human/TransHuman/PostHuman

Jack Whelan, Foster School 

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, Wed 1:30-2:50 or Thurs 3:30-4:50) graduating seniors

Integration of the Honors Experience 

Juliana 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 143A: Honors Waves, Light and Heat (NW)