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.
All Students, Regardless of Major
- Do not register for COM 122.
- You must register for HON 150 for your first fall semester. (See descriptions below).
Dr. Geoffrey Kain
HON 150.01 MWF 10-10:50 a.m.
HON 150.02 MWF 11-11:50 a.m.
“Degeneration or Regeneration? The Scales Weighted for Our Future”
In this course we will explore the “ironies of improvement” (after Edward Tenner) that have led to at least short-term human ascendancy over particular environmental challenges…improvements that have themselves unexpectedly spawned more serious challenges, some of which now call for urgent reconsideration of various transportation, agricultural, industrial, and manufacturing methods and traditions. The course will center on contemporary case studies focused on industrial agriculture vs. regenerative agriculture, the debate over “feeding the world,” rapid depletion and pollution of water resources vs. means of providing fresh water to a growing human population, and the escalating crisis of disposable plastics. Complementing the investigations will be both utopian and dystopian depictions of our environmental future in literature and film. Together we will weigh ideas and opinions regarding “where to go next” as we consider appropriate and realistic practices on a personal and local level.
Dr. Jennifer Wojton
HON 150.03 TTh 9:45-11:00
HON 150.04 TTh 11:15-12:30
“Disruptive Technology: Past, Present, and Future”
This interdisciplinary course challenges students to consider how our past “disruptive technologies” (writing, books, archiving) have led to paradigmatic shifts that impact many aspects of our culture, including but not limited to communication, literacy, identity, entertainment, privacy, consumerism, intellectualism, civic responsibility, advocacy, 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. Our readings span many disciplines: philosophy, communication, techno-science, rhetoric, and the humanities. We use key theorists to consider classic texts and contemporary popular culture artifacts: creative writing/TV/film.
Dr. Taylor Mitchell
HON 150.05 MWF 2:00-2:50“Stories of Science and Science of Storytelling”
In this HON 150 seminar, we explore the relationship between science and the stories. This will not be a science course; rather, this course complicates the easy division between science and the humanities and asks students to engage in new ways of thinking about the relationship between science and the humanities, particularly literature. To accomplish this goal, we analyze the stories that get told about science and argue how science is represented (or misrepresented) in society. We also learn about the fundamental elements of literature and use them to analyze stories about scientist like Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, George Washington Carver, and Ada Lovelace. The final unit of the course revolves around analysis of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, annotated by MIT scientists. Throughout the semester, we engage in research, presentation, and writing activities, as well as experiential activities, including direct observations, interviews, and presentations.
College of Engineering Students
- AE, ME, and CIV students, you must register for EGR 120HON in your first fall semester.
- In order to register for EGR 120HON, all students must take the PSVT:R by June 20. If after taking the PSVT:R you place into EGR 100, you must complete this (free) course online during July in order to be qualified to take EGR 120HON.
- All engineering students will register for EGR 101HON in the spring semester.
- Students in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering will take CS 223 with an Honors contract (please contact Honors Program for further details).
College of Engineering, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Computational Mathematics, Space Physics, & Engineering Physics Students
- If you have enough test, transfer, or dual enrollment credit to take MA 243 (Calculus III) for your first semester, you must register for MA243HON. The Honors section of this course is a requirement for your program.
***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.