Honors Program students are not required to complete the CompEval, but they will be required to complete the ALEKS PPL and, if applicable, the PSVT:R evaluation. If you have questions about your courses or need help with your schedule, please contact your academic advisor (see your advisor assignment in Campus Solutions).
If you are pursuing a major that requires UNIV 101 College Success, you are welcome but not required to take an honors section of this course, if seats are available.
HON 150.01 and HON 150.02 - Dr. Geoffrey Kain
MWF 10:00-10:50 and 11:00-11:50
"What’s Shakespeare Got to Do With It?"
What could possibly tie Shakespeare to the Second Amendment and gun violence in America? To our collective wrangling over immigration? To fake news? In this course, we will read and discuss closely three of Shakespeare’s great tragedies—Othello, King Lear, and Hamlet—first for their own sake and as enduring monuments of world art…and then extrapolate from each drama particular, resonant lines that thematically and poignantly cut to the heart of and help to illuminate important current, debatable issues.
HON 150.03 and HON 150.04 - Dr. Jennifer Wojton
TTh 9:45-11:00 and 11:15-12:30
"Disruptive Technology: Past, Present, and Future”
This cross disciplinary course challenges students to consider how our past “disruptive technologies” (writing, books, archiving) have led to paradigmatic shifts that affect many aspects of our culture, including but not limited to communication, literacy, identity, consumerism, intellectualism, health and wellness. We will also grapple with the present digital culture as a way to prepare us to consider which trends might impact our future (artificial intelligence, semantic web, machine learning, wearable tech, nanotechnology). Our readings span many disciplines: philosophy, communication, technology, rhetoric, and the humanities. We use key theorists to consider classic texts and popular culture artifacts/creative writing (sci-fi)/art. Students complete analytical research and writing assignments as well as put theory into practice by creating their own digital artifacts.
HON 150.05 and HON 150.06 - Dr. Taylor Mitchell
MWF 2:00-2:50 and 1:00-1:50
"Education: What is it Good for? Learning about How and Why We Learn"
In “Education: What is it Good for?" students will examine the ways particular people learn and explore the central themes, issues, and controversies in the American education system. Perhaps America's greatest institutional success and failure, the educational system deserves careful attention. Our shared classroom provides a unique vantage for this focus on education: we can compare our primary experiences and discuss the value of graduation day. Together, we will attempt to answer the following questions: How does the brain learn and adapt? How do students and teachers get depicted in popular culture? What are the most influential educational movements and policies, and who do they leave out? How and why do we learn about particular historical and cultural movements? What power do students have to make the educational system better? To answer these questions, we will review features of neuroscience, clips from television shows and films, government policies and reformers of American education, and specific student protest movements. Our readings and discussion will explore the ideals, problem-solving roles, and visions of education and learning. Major assignments will focus on issues of power and privilege and the ways that race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status interact with educational opportunity and achievement. We will engage in research and writing activities, as well as experiential activities, including direct observations, interviews, and structured debates.
***If you have received credit for MA 242 (Calculus II), but you would prefer to re-take this course at Embry-Riddle, you are welcome to do so. A student has the right to take MA 242, rather than MA 243HON, during their first semester if he/she feels more comfortable doing so. If the student chooses to take Calculus III, he/she MUST register for MA 243HON.