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Pforzheimer Honors College

Courses and Course Schedules

Fall 2020 Honors Course Offerings

ART 145 – Painting 1, 3 credits, CRN 72845
Professor: Kate Marohn
W; 4:35-7:00 PM
Attributes: AOK4, Honors Non-Exclusive
Course Description: Contemporary painting materials and techniques are demonstrated using acrylic paints and mediums. The course includes basic color theory and its application to both figurative and abstract painting. Students work with a variety of subjects.

CHP 146 – Yoga; 1 credit; CRN 73529
T; 12:15-2:15
Attributes: Honors Non-exclusive
The practice of postures, movements, deep breathing, meditation and visualization for complete mental and physical relaxation. Emphasis will be on practice of postures, movements and breathing.

CIS 102Y- Tpc: Design Thinking and Innov; 3 credits, CRN 73038
Professor: TBD
T; 2:25-4:25 pm
Attributes: AOK1, Civic-Engagement, Honors, Writing-Enhanced
Course Description: This project-based learning course (PBL) introduces students to innovation and problem solving through the use of the design thinking framework . The course is designed as a corner stone experience for students in their first or second year at Pace University and is open to all undergraduate majors. The course project(s) consist of problems posed by industry clients. Project clients may include non-profit or for-profit organizations. Project deliverables include a mid and end of semester presentation, an electronic or physical product prototype, and written project reflection reports.

COM 200 – Public Speaking, 3 credits, CRN 71984
Professor: TBD
F; 1:20-4:20 pm
Attributes: EVAL, FOUN, HON, INE
Course Description: The course is devoted to instruction in the mechanics of writing and presenting one's own material. This will include such things as the following: outlining, addressing varied audiences, styles, and appropriate techniques of delivery, as well as the use of technology to enhance one's presentation. It is a pragmatic, skills-oriented course designed to provide a context for practicing the construction and presentation of well-reasoned public messages. Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

CRJ 305 – Criminal Law, 3 credits, CRN 70396
Professor: TBD
W; 6:10-9:00 pm
Attributes: EVAL, HON, INE
Course Description: History and development of common and statutory criminal law. Examination of proscribed behavior subject to penal sanctions; capacity, culpability and defenses. Classification of crimes and analysis of specific crimes. Study of constitutional limitations on legislative definition of criminal conduct and on police procedures.

ENG 120 – Critical Writing, 4 credits, CRN 70343
Professor: Prof. Manivanna
TR; 10:05 am-12:05 pm
Attributes: EVAL, FOUN, HON, INE
Course Description: This course will emphasize the development of argument and analysis as students work with a variety of literary and non-fiction texts. Students will learn more advanced research skills, including methods of documentation, the use of library and Internet resources and the synthesis and integration of primary and secondary sources into their own essays.

ENG 201 – Writing in the Disciplines, 3 credits, CRN 70931
Professor: Travis Webster
MW; 10:35 am -12:00 pm
Attributes: EVAL, FOUND, HON, INE
Prerequisite: Upper sophomore standing (completion of 45 college credits) Required course for all New Core students in their second semester sophomore or junior year.
Course Description: This course is an upper-level writing requirement. Its focus will be on writing effective essays and research papers in disciplinary modes and in students' field of interest. It may include interviews, analysis of journal articles, and appropriate documentation style formats.

ENG 212 – Introduction to Genre Study, 3 credits, CRN 73805
Professor: Robert Mundy
TR, 4:35-6:00 pm
Attributes: AOK2, AOK5, Honors non-exclusive
Course Description: Genre Studies offers insight into the way that language, power, and culture work in the texts we see and write every day, from graffiti and shopping lists to email and academia. Genre Studies is based on the premise that writing cannot be separated from social situations. Studying genre's place in language helps us analyze the shaping power of language in order to better understand how we might read, write, and interpret texts. This course will focus on how scholars have used genre as a productive category of inquiry, with specific focus on rhetorical analysis, composition theory, and the teaching of writing. Working alongside scholarly texts, this seminar will explore information, change, history, and flexibility of various genres chosen by the students from within our course. We will analyze genre as a source of creativity and innovation, as well as a technology of social control and change, as we challenge and advance our understanding of discursive genres, and how they act within our own lives as writers, readers, and participants a world of words.

ENV 201 – Animals and Society, 3 credits, CRN 72850
Professor: Michelle Land
MW; 10:35 am - 12:00 pm
Attributes: AOK1, Honors NON-exclusive
Course Description: Animals and Society directs students in the interdisciplinary evaluation of the human-non-human relationship, and how contemporary methods of exploitation pose benefits and harms to humans and animals alike. The course will review a range of applied topics, including domestication, cognition, wildlife and hunting, zoos, companion animals, entertainment, meat production, and vegetarianism. Students acquire literacy in current animal welfare and rights issues, learn about laws that effect animals, and develop the writing and advocacy skills to participate in social media activism.

HIS 207 – Europe Since World War I, 3 credits, CRN 71570
Professor: Jared Manasek
MW; 10:35 am -12:00 pm
Attributes: AOK2, EVAL, HON, INE, WH
Course Description: This course examines the European nations and cultures which came out of the first World War, including: the emergence and growth of conflicting ideologies during the 1920's and 1930's; Modernism and mass culture; the great depression, the rise of fascism and the breakdown of international order; World War II and the Holocaust; existentialism and other intellectual and artistic movements; Europe and the cold war; de-colonialization; the feminist and student movements of the 1960's; the creation of the common market; the growth of the welfare state and its dismantling; and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

HIS 220 – Modern Islamic World; 3 credits, CRN 72852
Professor: Jared Manasek
M; 6:10-9:00 pm
Attributes: AOK3; Honors Non-Exclusive
Course Description: This course will deal with modern developments in the entire Islamic world - from China, South, Central, and Southeast Asia to the Middle East, Africa, and in Europe and America. Topics will include the role of Islam in the history of Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan as well as in the Arab world, Turkey and Iran; Islamic fundamentalism and issues of modernization; terrorism, the Arab-Israeli conflict; and the current situation in Iraq.

HIS 231 – Latin America: Social Change and Rev, 3 credits, CRN 72446
Professor: Michelle Chase
TR; 1:50-3:15
Attributes: AOK3; Writing-Enhanced; Honors Non-Exclusive
Course Description: This course examines the unique experience of Central and South America, together with the Caribbean nations, over the last century. Violent social and political revolution has dominated Latin America since its attainment of political independence. Accordingly, the related themes of social change and revolution; economic underdevelopment and political upheaval will receive major focus. A case study comparative approach may be used to scrutinize selected countries. Church-state and military influence and the dominance of the United States in diplomatic and economic relations will be seen in balance with the region's emergence on the world stage.

HON 393 – Honors Internship, 0 credits, CRN 72229
Professor: Jolina Halloran
Attributes: HON
Course Descripton: Permission of Dean of the Pforzheimer Honors College Course Description: Students from all majors are part of the Pforzheimer Honors College, and therefore internships will be pursued in a wide range of fields. In order for a student to earn Honor credit for an internship, s/he must place the experiential learning into the context of the course of study and the Honors course completed if they are relevant to the internship by writing a paper of 8-10 pages submitted to the Dean of the Honors College.

HON 499 – Snr Smnr in Rsrch Mthds, 1 credit, CRN 71205
Professor: TBD
T; 12:15-1:10 pm
Attributes: EVAL, HON
Course Description: Prerequisite: Senior standing in Honors College. This course is designed to assist Honors seniors with the formulation of a thesis project by preparing them in the research methods needed to successfully produce a completed project. Students will be expected to produce a thesis proposal as well as a significant portion of the project itself. A grade of Pass/Fail will be given in the course.

LAW 150 – Business Law I, 3 credits, CRN 72981
Professor: DiBenedetto
MW; 9:00-10:25 am
Attributes: HON
Course Description: An introduction to the nature and sources of law; the role of ethics in the legal system; the law of torts and crimes; the law of contracts; and real and personal property law.

LIT 211D – Individual in Society, 3 credits, CRN 73698
Professor: Jo-Ann Schlesinger
TR; 12:15-1:40
Attibutes: AOK2, AOK4, WE, Honors Non-Exclusive
Course Description: This course explores a selection of literary works representing a variety of historical periods and cultural traditions relating to the theme of the individual and society.

MAT 141 – Intro. to Stats for Life Sci, 4 credits, CRN 71034
Professor: Matt Aiello-Lammens
MW; 7:55-9:55 am
Attributes: AOK5, Honors Non-Exclusive
Prereq: MAT 130 Minimum Grade of C- or MAT 103 Minimum Grade of C- or MAT 103A Minimum Grade of C- or MAT 103C Minimum Grade of C- or Math Placement 40 or Math Placement 50
Course Description: This course provides a non-calculus based introduction to statistics, with a focus on applications in the life sciences: biology, chemistry and health care. Topics covered include data gathering, numerical and graphical data summaries, elementary probability, binomial, normal and sampling distributions, confidence intervals hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, analysis of variance, and nonparametric statistics. This course includes the use of technology.

MAR 201 – Principles of Marketing, 3 credits, CRN 72126
Professor: TBD
TR; 9:00-10:25 am
Attributes: BC, EVAL, HN, WE, HONORS
Prerequisite: Upper Sophomore Standing (Completion of 45 credits).
Course Description: Introduction to the complex and dynamic field of marketing and its systems. This course examines marketing's place in the firm and in society. Considered and analyzed are marketing research and strategies for product development, pricing, physical distribution and promotion, including personal selling, advertising, sales promotion and public relations. Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

MGT 490 – Business Strategy, 3 credits, CRN 70532
Professor: TBD
MW; 1:20-2:45 pm
Attributes: BC, EVAL, HON
Prerequisite: Senior standing in the BBA program and completion of the Business Core.
Course Description: This is an advanced course in management and should be taken as a capstone course during the student's senior year. Utilizing the case approach and an Internet-based business simulation, the student will be required to apply all the concepts of management, accounting, production, marketing, economics, and finance. The course covers a large number of companies engaged in a wide variety of strategic activities. Emphasis is placed on policy formulation, top management decision-making, and the integration of corporate, business-unit and department strategy programs.

PHI 110 – Philosophical Problems, 3 credits
Professor: Dr. Hundersmark
W; 1:20-4:20; CRN 70625 or
R; 12:15-3:15; CRN 71817 or
R; 6:10-9:00 pm; CRN 72677
Attributes: AOK2, AOK5, HON
Course Description: An examination of some of the major philosophical problems, and an introduction to some of the great figures in the history of philosophy. The emphasis will vary from semester to semester, but the course will generally focus on questions concerning the sources of knowledge, the meaning of moral and other value judgments, the nature of the human mind, the justifications for political authority, and the intellectual presuppositions of religious belief.

PHI 230 – Philosophy of Happiness; 3 credits; CRN 73807
Professor: Len Mitchell
TR; 9:00-10:25 am
Attributes: AOK2; AOK5; Honors Non-Exclusive
Course Description: The Philosophy of Happiness: The philosophy of happiness will consider questions such as: What is happiness? How do you achieve happiness? Are good people happier than those who are evil? Is happiness necessary for a worthwhile life? What do both classical and contemporary philosophers affirm about happiness?

POL 201A – Campaign Politics; 3 credits; CRN 73659
Professor: TBA
MW; 2:55-4:20
Attributes: HONORS non-exclusive
Course Description: Studies the inner workings of how campaigns and elections operate in the United States as candidates seek to gain elective office. Takes students through the process of a campaign including: fundraising, media strategy, policy research and formulation, and get out the vote efforts on election day.

PSY 112 – Intro to Psychology, 4, credits, CRN 71858
Professor: Terry Hines
MW; 1:20-3:20 pm
Attributes: AOK5, EVAL, HON, HSN, INE
Course Description: This course introduces the student to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Modern psychology is broad in scope and rich in detail. The topics in this course have been chosen to provide a representative sample of important areas of active interest in psychology today. Topics include: introduction and research methods, neurosciences and biological foundations, sensation and perception, learning, memory, life span development, motivation and emotion, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, and social psychology.

PSY 233 – Psychology of Civic Engagement; 3 CRN 73003
Professor: Elizabeth Tesorio
Attributes: AOK1; Writing-Enhanced, Honors
Course Description: This course will introduce you to the application of psychology principles to a variety of social service setting. A strong emphasis on civic engagement will be featured.

RES 244: Gospels of the New Testament, 3 credits, CRN 73679
Professor: Hundersmark
W; 5:40-8:30 pm
Attributes: AOK2, HON, WH
Course Description: This course offers a scholarly introduction to the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John with an approach that seeks to situate these texts within their original historical, literary, and religious contexts. Through a comparison of the four Gospels the themes that distinguish each book regarding its portrait of Jesus and the demands of the Christian life will be studied. Attention to the sources, audiences, the nature of multiple forms of oral communication within the written texts, and the perspective of each author will be emphasized.

SCI 150: Astronomy, 3 credits, Lecture: CRN 70437; & Lab: CRN 70438
Professor: Matt Ganis
Lecture: W; 6:10-8:10 pm
Lab: W; 8:15-10:15 pm
Attributes: Honors Non-Exclusive
Course Description: The mechanics of celestial movement and stellar behavior with an understanding of the universe in the past, present and future; seasonal variations of the evening skies and stellar configurations. Consideration given to the historical and structural development of astronomical bodies.

TCH 475 – Spcl Ed in Secondary Settings, 3 credits, CRN 72596
Professor: Roberta Wiener
R; 4:35-7:35 pm
Attributes: HON, XPLE
Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the laws, available services, and research based practices for successfully serving adolescents (grades 7-12) with a range of special needs. The course will emphasize teaching adolescents in inclusive settings. Field-based observations of middle and high school students in various settings will be required.

LEARNING COMMUNITY – ART 102 (72241) & HIS 102 (72859)

This is an Honors non-exclusive section that’s open to both Honors and Non-Honors students and is a paired Learning Community. Students must register for ART 102 (72241) & HIS 102 (72859).

ART 102 – Art His: Ancient – Gothic Art, 3 credits, CRN 72241
Professor Janetta Betton
Tuesday; 12:15-3:15pm
Attributes: AOK2, AOK 4, HON
Course Description: First half of a year-long introductory survey of the major monuments of western art from ancient history through the Gothic period. Works of architecture, sculpture and painting are studied with special attention given to the development of style as well as the various techniques and qualities of each medium. The principles, basic methods, and terminology of art historical analysis are introduced. This course may be taken independently of ART 103. The class may visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students may be required to cover museum admission fees.

HIS 102 - Ancient/Medieval His to 14 C., 3 credits, CRN 72859
Professor: TBD
TR; 9:00-10:25am
Attributes: AOK2, HON


UNV 101 – First Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty, 1 credit
M; 9:00-10:25 am; CRN 72610
M, 9:00-10: 25 am; CRN 72680
F, 9:00-10:25 am, CRN 72682
Course Description: This course will explore the unique aspects of university life by engaging the student in personal discovery through readings, writing and discussion. In addition to the classroom hours, students will participate in co-curricular experiences and civic engagement opportunities.