Honors Courses 2022-2023 Overview

2022-2023 Courses (Subject to change)

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

Autumn Courses 2022

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

1 credit, decimal graded 

Claire Grant & Nadra Fredj, Honors Program

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 210A (A&H, “W”) 

New Literary Studies: The Politics of Translation

Joe Wilson, English

Honors 210B (A&H, DIV, “W”)

American Sabor: Latinos and Latinas in US Popular Culture

Marisol Berrios Miranda, Music

Honors 210C (A&H, DIV, “W”)

Black Sound Studies and the Archive

Sonnet Retman, American Ethnic Studies/CHID

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 220A (NSc, “W”)

Storytelling in the Sciences

Oliver Fraser, Astronomy

Honors 220B (NSc,  “W”)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology (2 sections)

Honors 220C (NSc, “W”)

Evolution and Human Behavior

Jon Herron, Biology

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 230A (SSc, “W”)

Leadership, Democracy, and a More Thoughtful Public

Roger Soder, Education

Honors 230B (SSc, “W”, “DIV”)

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

Maralyssa Bann, Medical School

Honors 230C (SSc, “W”, “DIV”)

How to Write the History of the Aztecs

Adam Warren, History

Honors 230D (SSc, “W”) 

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

Aley Mills Willis and Laura Harrington, Honors 

Fine Arts (5 credits)

Honors 240A (A&H, “W”)

Russia’s Big Books: ANNA KARENINA

Gayla Diment, Russian Language and Literature

Other Honors Courses (without Honors Prefix)

ENGL 182K (Composition credit) freshmen priority 

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

Instructor TBA, English Dept

Interdisciplinary (5 credits)

Honors 345A (Composition, DIV) 

Oral History: Immigrants from the Middle East

Melike Yucel Koc, Near Eastern Languages and Literature

Honors 391A (A&H / SSc / NSc, W)

The Art of Understanding the Cosmos

KC Cole, Physics

Honors 393A (A&H, NSc, “W”) 

Rhetoric of Health and Medicine

Amanda Friz, Communication

Honors 394A (A&H/SSc, “W”, “DIV”)

Are Do-Gooders Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Community Engagement and Civic Leadership

Kathryn Pursch-Cornforth, Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center

Seminars 

Honors  397A (SSc) 

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

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

Other Honors Courses (5 credits, counts for Honors Electives)

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

Theo Myhre, Law School

Biochem 450A (NSc)

Honors Biochemistry, 4 credits

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

CSE 123 (with CSE 390) (NSc)

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 2023

Humanities (5 credits) (See Fine Arts below for more A&H courses)

Honors 211A (A&H, “W”)

Disenchantment of the West

Jack Whelan, Foster School

Honors 211B (A&H, “W”)

Authoritarianism and its Appeal in Ancient Rome

Michael Ritter, History

Honors 211C (A&H, “W”, “DIV”)

Text Technologies: Manuscript Cultures

Beatrice Arduini, Romance Languages and Literatures

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 221A (NSc, “W”)

DNA and Evolution

Jon Herron, Biology

Honors 221B (NSc, “W”)

Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Math that Lies: communicating why some quantitative arguments are misleading or bogus

Neal Koblitz, Math

Honors 221C (NSc, “W”)

Game Theory and its Applications

Jake Cooper, Biology

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 231A (SSc, “W”, “DIV”)

Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs

Emily Pahnke Cox, Foster School of Business

Honors 231B( SSc, DIV, “W”)

Gender, Diplomacy, and Human Rights 

Elise Rainer, Scandinavian Studies

Fine Arts (5 credits) 

Honors 241A (A&H, “W”) (cross-listed with Russian 120)

Russian Crime Fiction

Galya Diment & Svetlana Ostroverkhova, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Other Honors Courses (without Honors Prefix)

ENGL 182 (Composition credit) freshmen priority (tentative, check back!)

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

Instructor TBA, English Dept

ENGL 282 (Composition credit) priority to freshmen

Intermediate Multimodal Composition

English

Interdisciplinary (5 credits)

Honors 345A (Composition) Priority to juniors and seniors (by year)

How to Read E-Literature

Ileana Marin, Jackson School

Honors 391A (A&H/SSc/NSc, DIV, “W”)

Race, Gender, Diaspora in Population Health /or/ COVID-19: a year of living dangerously  (TBD)

Clarence Spigner, Health Services

Honors 391B (A&H/SSc/NSc, “W”, “DIV”)

Visions of the Land: Cultural Landscapes of Seattle and the Salish Sea Region

Tim Billo, Program on the Environment

Honors 394B (A&H/SSc, DIV, “W”)

Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity

Catherine Connors, Classics

496 Seminars (portfolio capstone)

Honors 496 graduating seniors 

Integration of the Honors Experience 

Juliana Villegas, Honors & English

Other Honors Courses (5 credits, counts toward Honors Electives)

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

David Morris & Alan Weiner, Biochemistry

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 142B: Honors Electromagnetics (NSc), 5 credits

Spring Courses 2023

Humanities (5 credits)

Honors 212A (A&H, DIV “W”)

Modern Japan through Cinema

Ted Mack, Asian Languages and Literature

Honors 212B (A&H, “DIV”, “W”)

Music and Community (working title, TBA)

Marisol Berrios Miranda, Music

Natural World/Science (5 credits)

Honors 222A(NSc and “W”)

Pain

John Loeser, Neuroscience & Jonathan Mayer, Geography

Honors 222B (NSc, “DIV”, “W”)

Natural History and Culture Museums in the 21st Century

Melissa Frey, Biology/Burke & Polly Olson, Director of DEAI + Decolonization at the Burke

Honors 222C (NSc, “W”)

The Science of Human Values

KC Cole, Physics

Social Sciences (5 credits)

Honors 232A (SSc, DIV, “W”)

Technologies of Race, Gender, and the Body

Kessie Alexandre, Geography

Honors 232B (SSc, “W”, “DIV”)

Reproductive Justice in Practice: movements, methods, and meaning

Damarys Espinoza, Anthropology

Fine Arts (A&H) (5 credits)

Honors 241A (A&H, “W”, “DIV”)

Seattle Sounds: critically archiving our local musical heritage

John Vallier, Ethnomusicology

Other Honors Courses (without Honors prefix) 

ENGL 382 (Composition) (NOTE! tentative, please check back closer to spring quarter)

Special Topics in Multimodal Composition

Interdisciplinary  (5 credits)

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

Seattle ‘color line’ and Mediterranean imprints on the Pacific Northwest

Devin Naar, History

Honors 391A (A&H/SSc/NSc, “W”)

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

Bob Pavia, College of the Environment & Arctic Studies/Canadian Studies

Honors 394A(A&H/SSc, DIV, “W”)

Feminism in the Borderlands 

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

Seminars 

Honors 397A (SSc)

Honors 100 Peer Educator Seminar

Nadra Fredj, Honors Program

Honors 398A (A&H, “W”)

The Brain and the Healing Power of Poetry

Arthur Ginsberg, Neuroscience

496 Seminars (portfolio capstone)

Honors 496 graduating seniors

Integration of the Honors Experience 

Juliana Villegas, Honors

Other Honors Courses (5 credits, counts for Honors Electives)

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

BIOC 442 Honors Biochemistry, 4 credits

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