Honors Courses 2024-2025 Overview

2024-2025 Courses (Subject to change)

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

Autumn Courses 2024

Honors 100 (1 credit, required of all incoming students)

Lilian Tang, Honors Program

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 210A (A&H, DIV, “W”) 

Black Sound Studies and the Archive 

Sonnet Retman, American Ethnic Studies 

Honors 210B (A&H, “W”) 

Babylon Berlin: Gender, Identity and Sexuality Between the Wars 

Kye Terrasi, German Studies 

Honors 210C (A&H, DIV, “W”) 

Artists’ Books: Reading with the Mind and Body

Ileana Marin, Jackson School of International Studies 

Honors 210D (A&H, DIV, “W”) 

Aristotle’s Concept of The Tragic in Theory and Practice 

James Clauss, Classics 

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 220A (Nsc, “W”) 

Storytelling in the Sciences

Oliver Fraser, Astronomy

Honors 220B (Nsc, “W”)

Biology for Leaders

Audrey Ragsac, Biology

Honors 220C (Nsc,  “W”, DIV) 

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 220D (Nsc,  “W”) 

Math That Lies (Calderwood Seminar)

Neal Koblitz, Mathematics 

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 230A (Ssc, “W”) 

Leadership, Democracy, and a More Thoughtful Public

Roger Soder, College of Education

Honors 230B (Ssc, “W”, DIV) 

Music on the Move: Sound, Mobility, and Meaning 

James Morford, School of Music 

Honors 230C (Ssc, “W”,  DIV)

Education & Power

Nadra Fredj, Comparative History of Ideas

Interdisciplinary (5 credits)

Honors 345 (“C”; Honors Interdisciplinary, “W”) 

Narratives of Self and Society

Nicole Peters, English

Honors 391 (A&H/Ssc/Nsc, ‘W”)

The Art of Understanding Science 

KC Cole, Physics 

Honors 394A (A&H/Ssc, “W”, DIV)

Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Catherine Connors, Classics

Honors 394B (A&H/Ssc, “W”) 

The Idea of the University

Tony Lucero, Comparative History of Ideas 

Seminars 

NOTE:   No Honors 496 Portfolio Senior Capstone offered during autumn quarter (WINTER and SPRING only)

Other Honors Courses (count toward Honors electives)

Law 100: Introduction to Law (H), 5 credits 

Theo Myhre, LAW

ENGL 182 (“C”) Honors elective

First-year priority

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

Instructor TBA, English Dept

ENGL 282 (“C”) Honors elective

Intermediate Multimodal Composition

English, instructor TBD 

Biochem 450

Honors Biochemistry, 4 credits

CSE 122 (with CSE 390) (Nsc)
Computer Programming I, 4 + 1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

CSE 123 (with CSE 390) (Nsc)
Computer Programming II, 4 + 1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

Chem 145: Honors General Chemistry (Nsc), 5 credits

Chem 335: Honors Organic Chemistry (Nsc), 4 credits

Math 134: Accelerated Honors Calculus (Nsc), 5 credits

Math 334: Honors Accelerated Advanced Calculus (Nsc), 5 credits

Physics 141B: Honors Physics Mechanics (Nsc), 5 credits

 

Winter Courses 2025

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 211A (A&H, “W”) 

Queer and Trans* Film

Daniel Roberts, English

Honors 211B (A&H, “W”, DIV)

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

Jack Whelan, Foster School of Business  

Honors 211C (A&H,  “W”)

Situating Publishing in the Twenty-First Century – From Penny Dreadfuls to Booktok

Nicole Peters, English

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 221A and 221B (Nsc,  “W”)

DNA and Evolution 

Jon Herron, Biology 

Honors 221C  (Nsc, “W”)

The Science of Human Values

KC Cole, Physics

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 231A (Ssc, “W”, DIV)

Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs 

Emily Pahnke, Foster School of Business 

Honors 231B (Ssc, “W”, DIV)  

Reproductive Justice in Practice: Movements, Methods, and Meaning 

Damarys Espinoza, Nursing & Health Studies

Honors 231C (Ssc, “W”, DIV)

How to Write the History of the Aztecs 

Adam Warren, History

Interdisciplinary (5 credits)

Honors 345 (Interdisciplinary, “C”, W)

How to Read E-Literature

Ileana Marin, Comparative History of Ideas

Honors 345 (Interdisciplinary, “C”, W)

Writing Speculative Fiction from Life and Research

Rachel Sobel, Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering

Honors 394B (A&H, Ssc, “W”, DIV)

Indigenous Dispossession & Racial Slavery: Twin Tools of US Settler Colonialism

Stephanie Smallwood, History/ Honors 

Honors 394C (A&H/Ssc, “W”, DIV)

Ways of Feeling 

Katarzyna Dziwirek, Slavic Languages & Literature

496 Seminars (portfolio capstone)

Honors 496  (A and B) graduating seniors 

Integration of the Honors Experience 

Other Honors Courses (count toward Honors elective)

ENGL 182 (“C”), Honors elective) priority to freshmen

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

English, instructor TBD

ENGL 282 (“C”, Honors elective) 

Intermediate Multimodal Composition

English, instructor TBD 

CSE 122 (with CSE 390) (Nsc)
Computer Programming I, 4 + 1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

CSE 123 (with CSE 390) (Nsc)
Computer Programming II, 4 + 1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

Biochem 451H (Nsc), 4 credits

Honors Biochem

Chem 155: Honors General Chemistry (Nsc), 5 credits

Chem 336: Honors Organic Chemistry (Nsc), 4 credits (3 credits for 346 = lab)

Math 135: Accelerated Honors Calculus (Nsc), 5 credits

Math 335: Honors Accelerated Advanced Calculus (Nsc), 5 credits

Physics 142: Honors Electromagnetism (Nsc), 5 credits

 

Spring Courses 2025

Humanities (5 credits) 

Honors 212A (A&H, “W”, DIV)

Native NW Online: Connecting Communities and Collections

John Vallier, Ethnomusicology

Honors 212B (A&H, “W”, DIV)

Modern Japan Through Cinema

Ted Mack, Asian Languages and Literature 

Honors 212C (A&H, “W”)

Self-Defense and Autobiography 

M. Aziz, American Ethnic Studies  

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 222A  (Nsc, “W”)

Polar Places and Spaces: Exploring the Greenland Ice Sheet

Michelle Koutnik, College of the Environment, Earth and Space Sciences 

Honors 222B  (Nsc, “W”)

Navigating the Tides in the Salish Sea: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge in Marine Ecology and Governance 

Amina Cesario

Honors 222D  (Nsc, “W”)

Natural History and Culture Museums in the 21st Century 

Melissa Frey, Biology, Burke Museum

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 232A (Ssc, “W”, DIV)

The Record of Us All

Joseph Janes, Information School

Honors 232B  (Ssc, “W”, DIV) 

Safety-Net Hospitals in the US: Past, Present, and Future

Maralyssa Bann, Medicine

Honors 232C (Ssc, “W”, DIV) 

Ecology of Urban Seattle: Field and Classroom Experience 

Richard Conlin, Urban Design and Planning

Interdisciplinary  (5 credits)

Honors 345 (A&H,  “W”)

Oral History: Immigrants from the Middle East

Melike Yucel Koc, Middle Eastern Languages & Culture

Honors 393A (A&H/Nsc, “W”) 

Rhetoric of Health and Medicine

Amanda Friz, Communication

Honors 394 (A&H/Ssc, “W”) 

Feminists in the Borderlands

Michelle Habell-Pallan, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies 

Honors 394A (A&H/Ssc, “W”,  DIV) 

Lovework: an unfinished syllabus

Jeanette Bushnell, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Seminars 

Honors 398A (A&H, “W”) 

The Brain and the Healing Power of Poetry

Arthur Ginsberg, Classics

496 Seminars (portfolio capstone)

Honors 496 (two sections A and B) graduating seniors

Integration of the Honors Experience 

Nicole Peters, English

Other Honors Courses (count toward Honors Electives)

ENGL 382 (Interdisciplinary, “C”)

TBD

BIOC 442 Honors Biochemistry (Nsc), 4 credits

CSE 122 (with CSE 390) (Nsc)
Computer Programming I, 4 + 1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

CSE 123 (with CSE 390) (Nsc)

Computer Programming II, 4+1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

Chem 165: Honors General Chemistry (Nsc), 5 credits

Chem 337: Honors Organic Chemistry (Nsc), 5 credits

Math 136A: Accelerated Honors Calculus (Nsc), 5 credits

Math 336: Honors Accelerated Advanced Calculus (Nsc), 5 credits

Physics 143B (Honors): Waves (Nsc), 5 credits