HONOR 3425: Critical Race Theory
Fulfills DV, BF
MW / 1:15-4:15pm / MHC
With Professor Laurence Parker
Racial Pasts, presents, and futures: What we are learning and un-learning about race and race theories.
HONOR 4473-Shakespeare in Cedar City
Runs July 10-August 2
$198 Course Fee (covers trip to Cedar City)
T, Th/ 9:10-12:00pm / Honors Center
With Professor Jim Svendsen
Overnight class field trip to Cedar City runs Jul 20 – 22. If the class is full when you are permitted to enroll for summer semester courses, please email Erica Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waitlist for this course.
Also Offering Honors Writing and ITs:
First Session May 14-June 20
HONOR 2103: Intellectual Traditions (HF)
HONOR 2211: Honors Writing (WR2)
Second Session June 21-August 1
HONOR 2102: Intellectual Traditions (HF)
HONOR 3112-001: How not to lie with Statistics
Fulfills QB, QI
MW / 11:50-1:10pm / MHC 1206B
With Professor Megan Reynolds
Designed for the math-minded and math-phobic alike, this course will introduce students to the fundamentals of statistics and their application in the social sciences. It is important to note that while some basic math skills are necessary to succeed in the course, emphasis will be placed on the conceptual underpinnings of statistics. Thus, advanced algebra may be helpful, but will not guarantee your success in the course. Efforts to grasp the concepts discussed, and their relationships to one another, will. We will study a wide variety of subjects this semester related (but not necessarily limited to) a.) the importance and language of statistics; b.) tabular and graphical “descriptive statistics” summarizing groups of data; and c.) “probability distributions” linking outcomes to their likelihood of occurrence; and d.) “hypotheses testing” evaluating the existence of a significant relationship between social factors.
HONOR 3475-001: Language Myths
Fulfills BF, QB
T,TH/ 10:45-12:05pm / MHC 1205
With Professor Aaron Kaplan
Revolving around an examination of popular beliefs about language and what actual research reveals about the veracity of those beliefs, this course draws on a range of disciplines, including linguistics, social science, and statistics.
Students learn that claims about language (and, by extension, nearly anything else) are
empirically verifiable and how to evaluate those claims. But this is not merely an exercise in
siding with the experts over the general public: through first-hand experience with research
(reading published studies and conducting their own), students gain an appreciation for the
complexities of research, and they learn to approach even scientifically backed arguments
with a critical eye.
HONOR 3910: Constructing the Ideal Human
Fulfills HF/Credit as an IT
MW / 11:50-1:10pm / MHC 1205
With Professor Eric Lauresn
The first part of this course will explore Soviet attempts to create New People, free of selfishness and exploitation, creative and fulfilled. The second part will examine how all these issues evolved after the horrors of the holocaust and the Stalinist purges, when technologies of the 20th century increasingly fell under question. Students will also explore the controversy over ‘Bodies: the Exhibition’ and read selections that inform current debates about the post-human and the transhuman.
HONOR 4471-001: Science as Autobiography
T, Th / 10:45-12:05pm / Honors Center 140
With Distinguished Professor Emeritus Gordan Lark
How did science change our way of life prior to, during, and after World War II? Study the scientists who helped shape the world we live in today, and the environment that aided in their discoveries.
HONOR 4790-001: American Religions
Fulfills DV, HF
T, Th / 10:45-12:05pm /
With Professor Colleen McDannell
Explore Islamic belief and rituals. Study Islam on our political stage. Experience the culture through guest lecturers and visits to local mosques.
HONOR 3850-001: Novel Writing Workshop
With Professor Michael Gills
Year-long Novel Writing Workshop
apply by emailing Professor Gills