Spring Honors Courses

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 Sign ups for the limited spots in Honors Discoveries will be accepted beginning at 12:01 PM on Friday, November 2nd.

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    • Course
       CRN
       Instructor
       Date & Time
       Campus & Room
    • ART 1107/H02
      15394
      Diana Gregory
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
      Marietta
      M-100
    • ART 1107/H03
       15392
      Christopher Hall
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      Prilllaman 2206
    • CHEM 1151/H01
       12101
      Peter Hendricks
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
      Kennesaw 
      Science 212
    • COM 1100/H01

      13439
      Kelsey Harr-Lagin
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
      Kennesaw
      Social Science 2035
    • ECON 1000/H01
       15406
      Staff
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      Burruss Bldg 371
    • ECON 2100/H01


       14906
      Jesse Schwartz
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      Burruss Bldg 371
    • ENGL 1102/H01

      14774
      Rochelle Harris
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      English Building 70
    • ENGL 1102/H02

      14721
      Martin Severson
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      11:00 – 12:15 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      English Building 126
    • ENGL 1102/H03



       14567
      Paul Wakeman
      Mondays & Wednesdays
      1:25 – 2:15 p.m. (HYBRID)
      Kennesaw
      English Building 53
    • ENGL 2112/H01
       14938
      Julia Morrissey
      Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
      11:15 – 12:05 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      English Building 250
    • ENGL 2122/H01


       14939
      Michelle Miles
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

      Kennesaw
      English Building 250

    • HIST 1100/H01


       13926
      Stephen Bartlett
      Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
      9:05 – 9:55 a.m.
      Kennesaw
      UC 202
    • HIST 2112/H01


       13927
       Albert Churella
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      UC 202
    • MATH 2202/H51



       12513
      Yuliya Babenko
      Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
      12:20 – 1:30 p.m.
      Marietta
      D-104
    • MUSI 1107/H01


       15012
      Harry Price
       Tuesdays & Thursdays
      11:00 – 12:15 p.m.
      Marietta
      D-104
    • MUSI 1107/H02


       15013
      Harry Price
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      Wilson Building 221
    • POLS 1101/H01


       10802
      Jeff DeWitt
      Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
      11:15 – 12:05 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      Social Science 2033
    • POLS 1101/H02


       10803
      Stephen McKelvey
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
      Kennesaw
      Kennesaw Hall 1105
    • STAT 1107/H01


       12297
      Gita Taasoobshirazi
      Mondays & Wednesdays
      3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      Clendenin 2005
    • STS 1101/H01
       14388
      Trina Queen
      Tuesdays
      2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
      Marietta
      Q-105
    • TCOM 2010/H10


       14041
      Herbert Smith
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
      Marietta
      J-218
    • WELL 1000/H01

       12882
      Mia Oberlton
      Thursdays
      11:00 – 12:15 p.m.
      Kennesaw
      Convocation Center 1054
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    • CRN: 10862
      Instructor
      : Casey Waldsmith
      Days & Times: Tuesdays, 11-11:50 a.m.
      Campus: Kennesaw
      Location: UC 223
      This course will focus on the publication, development, and production of the Honors College magazine. Students will develop story ideas, develop magazine content, write stories in magazine style, and assist with the design of magazine pages. Class discussion will include magazine preparation, production, organization, and structure. At the conclusion of the class, each student will have participated in the total development and production of a magazine that will be distributed to the KSU community and published online.

    • CRN: 13777
      Instructor: Tyra Burton
      Days & Times: Tuesdays 5-5:50 p.m.
      Campus: Kennesaw
      Location: UC 202

    • CRN: 15412
      Instructor: Marja Kerney
      Days & Times: Mondays, 2:30-3:20 p.m.
      Campus: Kennesaw
      Location: UC 202

      Music functions as a cultural tool for change and is an effective way to observe the social climate of any given time. Studying the music of a particular historical period gives a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of its people. While this type of study can include many genres of music, this class will focus on popular music from the 1930s to the present. Pieces chosen to study will be connected to a variety of social issues such as racism, times of war, sexism, and political corruption.

    • HON 3000/04
      CRN: 15415
      Instructor: Lynn Stallings, Julie Healy
      Days & Times: alternating Fridays, 12:30-1:50 p.m.
      1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, 4/26
      Campus: Kennesaw
      Location: UC 202

      HON 3000/05
      CRN: 15421
      Instructor: Lynn Stallings, Julie Healy
      Days & Times: alternating Thursdays, 12:30-1:50 p.m.
      1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/18
      Campus: Marietta
      Location: D-104

      Whether you are presenting at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) conference, other conferences, or the Spring Honors Capstone Celebration, you will benefit from this colloquium in which we practice the skills needed for conference presentations.

      We will identify conferences at which you might present, develop abstracts and proposals to speak, prepare posters for conference presentations, and practice a variety of types presentations (e.g., poster, oral, round table). Course participants are encouraged to build their resumes by presenting at the Georgia Collegiate Honors Council Conference or the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference.

      NOTE: Those interested in presenting at NCUR should note that the abstract deadline is December 4th and that the Honors College NCUR Boot Camp will help you prepare and submit your proposal.

     

    • CRN: 10906
      Instructor: Dan Paracka
      Days & Times: Wednesdays, 12:30-3:15 p.m.
      Campus: Kennesaw
      Location: English Building 183

      Co-taught by an interdisciplinary team of faculty, this course will explore a range of topics pertinent to Morocco’s ever-changing post-modern contexts and enduring cultural traditions. Topics include: Women Leaders in Arab Monarchies; Gender and Sustainable Development; Islamic Art History and Architecture; Women’s Centers, Healthcare and Community Health; American Studies in Morocco; Intercultural Competence, and Language, Migration, and Education. Students will select topics of their own interest for further research guided by members of the faculty team. Students will have a choice of engaging with a Moroccan-American community organization or participating in a study abroad program that will provide an immersive, global learning experience aimed at broadening students’ worldviews and increasing their intercultural competence.

    • CRN: 15413
      Instructor: Steve Miller
      Days & Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
      Campus: Kennesaw
      Location: UC 202

      A survey of 1,320 recruiters for top companies found them looking for students who could creatively solve problems and think strategically. This class will put those skills on your resume. With plenty of class interaction, you’ll learn to think more clearly, innovate more creatively, see through clever deceptions, manage life’s decisions with more confidence, simplify complex and convoluted arguments, and express your convictions more powerfully. Profound, yet intensely practical, we’ll wrestle with interesting topics in many fields, including topics of your choice.

    • CRN: 15414
      Instructor: Thomas Pynn
      Days & Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11-12:15 p.m.
      Campus: Marietta
      Location: D-250

      This interdisciplinary seminar considers sacred spaces in terms of their respective forms, functions, and design in some of the world’s religious traditions. In most parts of the world, religious activity is linked to specific places which have ritual, mythical, or historical significance. These sacred spaces become the focus of ritual activity, pilgrimage, and symbolism, and are usually endowed with structures and art that draw attention to the sanctity of the place, create a sense of awe, and facilitate transformation of consciousness. We will look at how and why sacred sites become holy in certain religious traditions, how the sites and structures convey a sense of transcendence and awe, how the structures were designed, the symbolic meaning of these sites, and whether their functions and significance have survived to the present day unaltered or in a reconfigured form. 

    • CRN: 15424
      Instructor: Carolee Larsen
      Days & Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
      Campus: Kennesaw
      Location: UC 202

      In this interdisciplinary course, students will examine issues concerning environmental and social sustainability from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including the social and natural sciences, engineering, law, policy making, and business. Topics will include sustainable development, energy and climate policy and management, water, food, waste management and reduction, and sustainable production and conscious consumption and of goods.

  • Requires the agreement of a faculty member to work with you, the submission of an Honors Research Assistant proposal, and Honors approval before end of current semester. Upon approval of Research Assistance experience, you will be provided with information needed to register for HON 3002. Available in 0, 1, 2, and 3 credit hour sections.Some opportunities are available at this link: http://honors.kennesaw.edu/programs/opportunities.php

  •  Requires the agreement of a faculty member to work with you, submission of Honors Teaching Assistant proposal, and Honors approval before end of current semester. Upon approval of Teaching Assistance experience, you will be provided with information needed to register for HON 3203. Available in 0, 1, 2, and 3 credit hour sections.Some opportunities are available at this link: http://honors.kennesaw.edu/programs/opportunities.php

  • Requires the agreement of a faculty member to work with you, submission of Honors Directed proposal, and Honors approval before end of current semester. Upon approval of Directed Study experience, student will be provided with information needed to register for HON 4400. Available in 0, 1, 2, and 3 credit hour sections.
  • Alternative Spring Break (April 1-5): Habitat for Humanity in Rome, Georgia
    Lynn Stallings & other Honors College personnel

    Spend your spring break making a difference with other Honors students by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. We'll stay at the beautiful WinShape Retreat Center adjacent to the Berry College Campus and have a day of leadership training (including ropes courses and other experiential learning). On Monday, April 1st, we'll have a workshop on the KSU Campus. On Tuesday morning, we'll board vans and spend the rest of the week in Rome. We'll spend two days working for Habitat, one day in leadership training, and a half day exploring Rome before returning to KSU. Your cost will be no more than $200.

    The trip is limited to 20 Honors students. You will be able to sign up on November 2nd. Watch for an email with the sign-up link on that day.


    M&M Book Club: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
    Michelle Miles & Julia Morrissey

    Kennesaw Campus: Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., UC 205
    Marietta Campus: R, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., D-104 
    The group will meet weekly for five weeks.

    The book for this year’s M&M Book Club is The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt. From the perspective of moral psychology, this very timely nonfiction book theorizes about the intuitive base of most moral positions, the six elements of moral thinking and their varying importance in different cultures and subcultures, and the selfish and altruistic sides of human nature. It ends with a plea for more constructive disagreement across differences. Students in the Discovery will read and discuss the book and complete a short project in response to it. Following enrollment in the Book Club, students may purchase the book from the Honors College for $5.

    The book club will be limited to 20 participants. You will need to pay $5 for the book. You will be able to sign up on November 2nd. Watch for an email with the sign-up link on that day.

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    • CRN
      Course
      Hours
      Day & Time
    • 10375
      HON 4497/01
      0*
      TBA
    • 10376
      HON 4497/02
      1
      TBA
    • 10377
      HON 4499/01
      0*
      TBA
    • 10378
      HON 4499/02
      1
      TBA
    • 10379
      HON 4499/03
      2
      TBA
    • 10380
      HON 4499/04
      3
      TBA
    *You may only take these courses for 0 credit hours if you have a Capstone Proposal class or Capstone Class in your major.
  • Please see this link for other opportunities to be a teaching assistant or to work with faculty on projects.
  • Interested in presenting at professional conferences? Learn more by volunteering and seeing “behind the scenes” as KSU hosts the National Council for Undergraduate Research Conference this spring. You’ll also have the chance to get ideas for your own Capstone research project.

    To earn the HLE, you will need to volunteer for at least 8-10 hours and also attend conference sessions for a total of at least 15 hours. You will submit a reflective report on your experience. Only 25 Honors students will be accepted to earn HLEs as volunteers.

    You'll be able to sign up on November 2nd. Watch for an email with a link on that day.

    Consider the following as you design your NCUR experience:

    • Attend a session by a KSU student from another major.
    • Attend a oral presentation, poster presentation, and performance.
    • Attend a session by a student in your major from another university.
    • Attend a session related to your Capstone ideas.
    • Attend a plenary session. What are your takeaways?

    Provide a log of the 15+ hours you spend at NCUR. Include specific volunteer dues and sessions attended.

    Submit reflective report (of no more than 5 double spaced pages) answering at least five of the questions below:

    1. Use the following guidelines to critique three aspects of an oral session: http://research.kennesaw.edu/our/students/make-an-oral-presentation.php
    2. For each of the three best poster presentations you saw, describe one aspect that made it effective. Use the guidelines at http://research.kennesaw.edu/our/students/make-a-poster.php
    3. What were three research questions were interesting to you? Explain why.
    4. What research method was interesting to you? Explain why.
    5. Talk about how the sessions you attended related to the theme of NCUR.Attend a session that uses different methods than you would have considered. Think critically about the advantages and disadvantages of that research method.
    6. Report on interdisciplinary connections between your major and another discipline (attend a related session).
    7. Have conversations with other students and faculty informally. What benefits do conferences have outside the formal presentations?
    8. Were materials (e.g., poster, presentation, handouts) effective? What made them useful and how could they have been improved?




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