Honors Courses 2023-2024 Overview

2023-2024 Courses (Subject to change)

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

Autumn Courses 2023

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

Nadra Fredj, Honors Program

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 210A (A&H, DIV, “W”) 

Empire and the Poesis of Place 

Gillian Harkins, English

Honors 210B (A&H, “W”) 

Aristotle’s Concept of The Tragic in Theory and Practice

James Clauss, Classics

Honors 210C (A&H, DIV, “W”) 

Library Mashup: reframing and remixing archives

John Vallier, Ethnomusicology

 

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 220A (Nsc, “W”) 

Storytelling in the Sciences

Oliver Fraser, Astronomy

Honors 221B (Nsc, “W”,  DIV)

Using Data Science to Fight Racism: Analyzing and Recreating the Visualizations of W.E.B. Du Bois

Robin Angotti, UWB: Engineering and Mathematics

Honors 220C (Nsc,  “W”, DIV) 

Science, Technology, and Inequality: A Critical Examination of Race and Gender

Kessie Alexandre, Geography

 

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) 

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

Maralyssa Bann, Medicine

Honors 230C (Ssc, “W”,  DIV)

International Human Rights Advocacy

Megan McCloskey, Law

 

Fine Arts (5 credits)

Honors 240A (A&H, “W”)

Russia’s Big Books

José Alina, Russian Language and Literature

 

Composition “C” courses (5 credits) AND Honors Elective Designation/Interdisciplinary

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

Oral History: Immigrants from the Middle East

Melike Yucel Koc, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

ENGL 182 (“C”) Honors elective

freshmen 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 

 

Interdisciplinary (5 credits)

Honors 391A (A&H/Ssc/Nsc, ‘W”)

The Art of Understanding Science 

KC Cole, Physics 

Honors 394A (A&H/Ssc, “W”, DIV)

lovework: an unfinished syllabus

Jeanette Bushnell, GWSS/Multi-institution program for Indigenous Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics (ISTEAM)

Honors 394B (A&H/Ssc, “W”) 

Ethics Matters…or Does it?

Mark Purcell, Community Environmental Planning 

 

Honors 394C (A&H/Ssc, “DIV”, “W”)  

Chat GPT and AI Ethics

Amy Piedalue, Geography

 

Seminars 

Honors  397A (Ssc) 

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

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

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 2024

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 211A (A&H, “W”) 

Authoritarianism and its Appeal in Ancient Rome

Michael Ritter, Classics

Honors 211B (A&H, “W”, DIV)

Diversity in the Middle Ages

Annegret Oehme, Germanics 

Honors 211C (A&H,  “W”)

What is Time? Understanding and Organizing Temporalities

Francesca Colonnese, English Department

 

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 221A (Nsc,  “W”)

DNA and Evolution 

Jon Herron, Biology 

Honors 221B (Nsc, “W”)

Calderwood Seminar: Math That Lies 

Neal Koblitz, Mathematics 

Honors 221C  (Nsc, “W”)

The Science of Human Values

KC Cole, Physics

 

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 231A (Ssc, “W”, DIV)

Asian American and Pacific Islander Women 

Linh Thuy Nguyen, American Ethnic Studies 

Honors 231B (Ssc, “W”, DIV)  

Interrogating the Influence of “Western Civilization” on Care

LaShawnDa Pittman, AES/Honors Hanauer Scholar

Honors 231C (Ssc, “W”, DIV)

Improving Population Health through Social Entrepreneurship

Akhtar Badshah

 

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

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

How to Read E-Literature

Ileana Marin, Comparative History of Ideas

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 

 

Interdisciplinary (5 credits)

Honors 393A (A&H/Nsc, “W”) 

Rhetoric of Science

Leah Ceccarelli, Communication 

Honors 394A (A&H/Ssc, “W”, DIV) 

Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Catherine Connors, Classics 

Honors 394B (A&H, Ssc, “W”, DIV)

Black Slavery and Indigenous Dispossession: Twin Tools of 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 

 

Elective Seminars

Honos 398A (A&H, 3 credits, cr/nc)

Human/Transhuman/Posthuman 

John (Jack) Whelan, Marketing & International Business

 

Other Honors Courses (count toward Honors elective)

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 2024

Humanities (5 credits) 

Honors 212A (A&H, “W”, DIV)

Self-Defense and (Auto)biography

M. Aziz, American Ethnic Studies

Honors 212B (A&H, “W”, DIV)

Okinawa in the Japanese Literary Imagination

Davinder Bhowmik, Japanese Program, Asian Languages and Literature

Honors 212C (A&H, “W”)

Post-Soviet Literary and Cultural Scene

Jose Alaniz, Slavic Languages and Literature 

 

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 222A  (Nsc, “W”)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 222B  (Nsc, “W”)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 222C (Nsc, “W”)

Pain

John Loeser, Neuroscience & Jonathan Mayer, Geography

Honors 222D  (Nsc, “W”)

Polar Places and Spaces: Exploring the Greenland Ice Sheet

Michelle Koutnik, Earth and Space Sciences

 

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 232A (Ssc, “W”)

The Record of Us All

Joseph Janes, Information School

Honors 232B  (Ssc, “W”, DIV) 

Race and Medicine in U.S. History 

Damarys Espinoza, Anthropology (UW), School of Nursing and Health Studies (UWB)

Honors 232D (Ssc, “W”, DIV) 

International Human Rights

Elise Rainer, Scandinavian Studies

 

Composition “C” courses (5 credits)

Honors 345A (Interdisciplinary, “C”)

Interdisciplinary Writing Seminar

Jonathan Lee, CHID

ENGL 182 (“C”) freshmen 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

Instructor TBA, English Dept.

 

Fine Arts (5 credits) 

Honors 242A (A&H,  “W”)

Russian Crime Fiction

Gayla Diment, Slavic Languages and Literature 

 

Interdisciplinary  (5 credits)

Honors 393A (A&H/Nsc, “W”) 

Music, Birdsong, and the Limits of the Human

Mark Rodgers, School of Music (Music History)

Honors 394B (A&H/Ssc, “W”, DIV) 

Ways of Meaning 

Katarzyna Dziwirek, Slavic Languages & Literature

 

Seminars 

Honors 397A (Ssc)

Honors 100 Peer Educator Seminar

Honors 397B (Ssc)

The Power of the States: The People and Practices Behind the Programs and Policies that Impact People’s Lives

 

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)

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

 

SUMMER COURSES

No summer courses administered through Honors as the budget model for summer courses has changed (as of last summer). However, summer courses administered via other departments and Honors spots are offered, still possible

Honors 220 (Nsc, 5 credit) withered with ENVIRO 495 C

Landscape Change in the Pacific Northwest

Tim Billo, Program on the Environment

Winter Quarter 2024 Study Abroad view offering here