Honors Courses 2021-2022 Overview

2020-2021 Courses (Subject to change)

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

Autumn Courses 2021

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

1 credit, decimal graded 

Claire Grant & Nadra Fredj, Honors Program

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 210A (VLPA, DIV, “W”) Priority to juniors and seniors (by year)

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: #Black Lives Matter in Historical Context

TaSha Levy (LaTaSha), American Ethnic Studies

Honors 210B (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

Diversity in the Middle Ages

Annegret Oehme, Germanics

Honors 210C (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

Okinawa in the Japanese Literary Imagination

Davinder Bhowmik, Japanese Language and Literature

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 220A (NW, “W”)

Storytelling in the Sciences

Oliver Fraser, Astronomy

Honors 220B (NW,  “W”)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology (2 sections)

Honors 220C (NW, “W”)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 220D (NW,  “W”, DIV)

Science and Engineering for Social Justice 

Dianne Hendricks, HCDE (Human Centered Design and Engineering)

Honors 220E (NW, “W”)

The Robots are Coming, or are they? A Deep Dive into Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Richard Freeman, Physics

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 230B (I&S, “W”)

Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs

Emily Pahnke, Foster School

Honors 230C (I&S, “W”)

The Record of Us All

Joe Janes, Information School

Honors 230D (I&S, “W”)

History of the Social Sciences 

Daniel Bessner, Hanauer Scholar; Jackson School

Fine Arts (5 credits)

Honors 240A (VLPA, “W”)

Russia’s Big Books 

Gayla Diment, Russian Language and Literature

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

Honors 345A (“C” and  Honors Interdisciplinary, DIV) 

Calderwood in Public Writing: Writing, Resistance, and the Prison State

Priority to juniors and seniors (by year) 

Brendan Goldman, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

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 392A (I&S, NW, “W”) 

Political Ecology of Death in the Anthropocene

Karen Litfin, Political Science 

Honors 393A (I&S/NW, “W”)

Rhetoric of Health and Medicine

Amanda Friz, Communication

Honors 394A (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Catherine Connors, Classics 

Honors 394C (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Music and Community Artivism

Marisol Berrios-Miranda, Music

Seminars 

Honors  397A (I&S) 

Peer Educators Seminar (credits combine with spring 397 seminar to equal one Honors Additional Any credits, 4 credits total), Honors Program

Honors 397B (I&S)

Human/Transhuman/Posthuman

Jack Whelan, Foster School

NOTE:  

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

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

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

Theo Myhre, Law School

Biochem 450

Honors Biochemistry, 4 credits

CSE 142 (with CSE 390) (NW)
Computer Programming I, 4 + 1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

CSE 143 (with CSE 390) (NW)
Computer Programming II, 4 + 1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Courses 2021

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 211A (VLPA, “W”)

Migration Stories

Susanne Rinner, Germanics 

Honors 211B (VLPA, “W”)

Authoritarianism and its Appeal in Ancient Rome

Michael Ritter, History 

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 221A (NW, “W”)

DNA and Evolution

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 221B (NW, “W”)

Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

Kelly Hennessey, Biology

Honors 221C (NW, “W”)

Game Theory and its Applications

Jake Cooper, Biology

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 231A (I&S, DIV, “W”)

Revealing the Unequal Burden of COVID-19: Structural Racism and the Social Determinants of Health

Damarys Espinoza, Anthropology

Honors 231B (I&S, DIV, “W”)

Gender, Diplomacy, and Human Rights

Elise Rainer, Scandinavian Studies

Honors 231C ( I&S, DIV, “W”)

How to Write the History of the Aztecs 

Adam Warren, History 

Honors 231D (I&S, DIV, “W”)

Liberation Movements – Embodied Research Methodologies and Practice

Rachel Chapman, Anthropology

Honors 231E (I&S, “W”)

Leadership, Democracy, and a More Thoughtful Public

Roger Soder, Education

Fine Arts (5 credits) 

Honors 241A (VLPA, “W”)

Looted | Ethnomusicology, Archives, and Colonial Legacies

John Vallier, Ethnomusicology

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

Honors 345A (“C” and Honors Interdisciplinary)

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Rhetoric of Science Priority to juniors and seniors (by year)

Leah Ceccarelli, Communication

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 /or/ COVID-19: a year of living dangerously  (TBD)

Clarence Spigner, Health Services

Honors 394B (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Seattle’s “Color Line” and Mediterranean Imprints on the Pacific Northwest

Devin Naar, History and JSIS

Honors 394C (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Ways of Feeling

Katarzyna Dziwirek, Slavic Languages & Literature

496 Seminars (portfolio capstone)

Honors 397A (I&S)

Natural History and Culture Museums in the 21st Century

Melissa Frey, Biology (Burke Museum)

Honors 496 (two options: Wed 10:30-11:50 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 (with CSE 390) (NW)
Computer Programming I, 4 + 1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

CSE 143 (with CSE 390) (NW)
Computer Programming II, 4 + 1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

Biochem 451H (NW), 4 credits

Honors Biochem

David Morris & Alan Weiner, Biochemistry

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

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

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

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

Physics 142B: Honors Electromagnetics (NW), 5 credits

Spring Courses 2021

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 212A (VLPA, DIV “W”)

Modern Japan through Cinema

Ted Mack, Asian Languages and Literature

Honors 212C (VLPA, DIV, “W”)

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

Selim Kuru, NELC

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 222A (NW, DIV, “W”)

The Biology of Human Diversity 

Jake Cooper, Biology 

Honors 222B (NW, “W”)

Pain

John Loeser, Neuroscience & Jonathan Mayer, Geography

Honors 222D (NW and “W”) Priority to juniors and seniors (by year)

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

Michelle Koutnik, ESS

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 232A (I&S, DIV, “W”)

Multi-sector Collaboration for Societal Change

Kirsten Foot, Communication

Honors 232B (I&S, “W”)

The Ecology of Urban Seattle: field and classroom experience

Richard Conlin, Urban Planning

Honors 232C (I&S, “W”, DIV)

Human Trafficking in an Era of Globalization: Forced Labor, Involuntary Servitude and Corporate & Civic Responsibility

Velma Veloria and Connie So, American Ethnic Studies

Honors 232D  (I&S, “W”)

Improving Population Health through Social Entrepreneurship

Akhtar Badshah, Evans School of Public Administration (UWSeattle) & Business and Governance (UW Bothell)

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

Honors 345C (VLPA, DIV, “W”) priority to juniors and seniors (by year)

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Intersectionality, Covid-19, and the Truths Revealed 

Deirdre Raynor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (UW Bothell)

ENGL 382 (“C”) (this course is subject to change, check back closer to spring quarter)

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 & Arctic Studies/Canadian Studies

Honors 394A (VLPA, DIV “W”)

Ways of Meaning

Katarzyna Dziwirek, Slavic Languages and Literature 

Honors 394B (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Feminism in the Borderlands 

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

Honors 394C (VLPA/I&S, DIV, “W”)

Community Inclusion and Equity in the Changing Public Realm

Ariana Cantu, Social Work / Honors Innovation Scholar & MacKenzie Waller, Landscape Architecture

Honors 394E (VLPA/I&S/NW, DIV, “W”)

Visions of the Land: Cultural Landscapes of Seattle and the Salish Sea Region | or | Reading the Landscapes of Home (TBD)

Tim Billo, Program on the Environment

Seminars 

Honors 397A (I&S)

Honors 100 Peer Educator Seminar

Claire Grant & Nadra Fredj, Honors Program

Honors 398A (VLPA, “W”)

The Brain and the Healing Power of Poetry

Arthur Ginsberg, Neuroscience

496 Seminars (portfolio capstone)

Honors 496 (two sections, Wed 10:30-11:50 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”)

BIOC 442 Honors Biochemistry, 4 credits

CSE 142 (with CSE 390) (NW)
Computer Programming I, 4 + 1 credit of CSE 390 for Honors

CSE 143 (with CSE 390) (NW)

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

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

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

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

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

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