The Honors Scholars College Honors Courses Fall 2020

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The Honors Scholars College Honors Courses Fall 2020
The Honors Scholars College
     Honors Courses
        Fall 2020
The Honors Scholars College Honors Courses Fall 2020
Honors Courses
                   Fall 2020
Dr. Shawn Bingham, Director
Dr. Eva Mehl , Associate Director
Dr. Nathan Grove, Director of CSURF
Ms. Peggy Styes, Progr am Manager
Ms. Morgan Alexander, Office Manager
Ms. Nicole Kroushl, Student Ser vices Specialist

   Phone: (910) 962-3408             Fax: (910) 962-7020


 Honors Scholars Program Requirements

-Complete 12 hours of honors university studies courses;
-Complete HON 110 and HON 210;
-Complete 2 hours of HON 120;
-Complete 3 more hours of honors courses
-Earn GPA of 3.3 by 27 hours;
     3.5 GPA by 58 hours and thereafter
-Complete 499 course hours (6) in your major

The Honors Scholars College Honors Courses Fall 2020
Honors Summer 2020
        Course and Call #                 Meeting Times      Instructor
 HON: A Happily Ever After? The              Online       Olga Trokhimenko
Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Their Adap-

The Honors Scholars College Honors Courses Fall 2020
HONORS 110 Freshman Seminar
                        (First-year students only. Choose Any Section)
           Course and Call #                       Meeting Times            Instructor
             HON 110-301                           TR 12:30-1:45         Nathaniel Grove
          Science and Politics                      RL 2007A
             HON 110-302                           TR 12:30-1:45           Erica Noles
 Living your Best Life Through Psycho-                 TL 1006
            logical Research
                 # 12371
             HON 110-303                           TR 12:30-1:45          Julie Ann Scott
           The Power of Story                          LH 254A
                 # 11530
             HON 110-304                           TR 12:30-1:45         Jennifer McCall
  Drug, Discovery, Disease and Health                  MC 1028
                 # 11534
             HON 110-305                           TR 12:30-1:45         Nicolas Crawford
      English as a Global Language                     MO 106
                 # 11539
             HON 110-306                           TR 12:30-1:45         Arthur Frampton
  Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses                     FR 1014
             HON 110-307                           TR 12:30-1:45          Kristin Bolton
   Solution Focused Practice (London                   MC 1038
          Trip Req Dec11-20)
             HON 110-308                           TR 8:00-9:15am         Michelle Britt
      Mermaids, Myths, Magic and                      HO 145
                 # 11549
             HON 110-309                           TR 12:30-1:45          Rebecca Hyde
    Entrepreneurship and Innovation                    MO 207
             HON 110-310                           TR 12:30-1:45          Jeanine Minge
Narrating Our Lives: Storyrtelling, Self,              KE 1112
and Community #15264
             HON 110-311                           TR 12:30-1:45            Eva Mehl
            Oceans in History                        HO 133
             HON 110-312                           TR 3:30-4:45pm           John Zino
 Renaissance Thinking in Age of Science               HO 145
Course and Call #           Meeting Times         Instructor
             HON 110-313              MW 12:30-1:45pm      Stacey Huffman
Major & Career Exploration: Finding       KI 204
your academic & career fit
             HON 110-314               MWF 10:00-10:50am    Ana Barrios Sosa
    Managing Change- Changing the        KI 204
         Perspective on Change
           HON 110-315                  TR 2:00-3:15pm      Kory Enneking
     The Seas: Conservation and            HO 133
Honors Enrichment Seminars
       Course and Call #                  Meeting Times     Instructor
          HON 120-300                       W 9-9:50       Ethan Watson
   Survey of Business Research                CH 104
             # 11556
          HON 120-301                     W 1:00-1:50pm      Katie Peel
       Holocaust Narrative                 RL 2007A
          HON 120-302                     M 1:00-1:50pm     Maia Butler
 Deep South in the Global South             LH 254A
             # 11622
          HON 120-303                     W 5:00-7:00pm   Granetta Richard-
 Disney, Food and Self-Discovery           Alternating     son, Stephanie
             #15153                          CS 138          Richardson
          HON 120-304                      W 5:00-5:50    Rebecca Rampe
      Happiness Advantage                  RL 2007A
          HON 120-305                     R 5:00-5:50pm   Michele Deinish
    The Art of Mindful Living               RL 2007A
          HON 120-306                          W            Troy Alphin
  Survey of Biological Research            12:00-12:50
     (Not open to Freshmen)                 MG 1109
          HON 120-307                      W 1-1:50pm        Ying Wang
Recombinant DNA Techniques and              VH 3008
      Biomedical Research.
          HON 121-301                 W 11:00-11:50am       David Houpt
“The Founding Fathers” Fall Break        RL 2007A
         Dc trip required
          HON 121-302                 M 11:00-11:50am       Aaron King
The Road to the White House (Fall        RL 2007A
      break trip to DC req)
           HON 121-307                    M 4:00-4:50pm   Nathan Saunders
 The Story of Wilmington through            RL 2007A
      Archives and Museums
           HON 120-308                     M 5:00-5:50    Edelmira Segovia
Latinx 101: Journey of the American        RL 2007A
Honors 210 Interdisciplinary Seminars
       Course and Call #          Meeting Times      Instructor
         HON 210-300              TR 2:00-3:15pm   Lynn Mollenauer
Magic, Religion and technology       RL 2007       Jamie Brummitt
in the Atlantic World: From the
  age of witch hunt to WWII
         HON 210-301                    TR         Russell Herman
   The Physics of Interstellar     12:30-1:45pm
            #11626                    DL125
         HON 210-303               TR11:00-12:15    Julia Ann Scott
  Story, Identity and Cultural       LH 254A
         HON 210-304               R 3:00-5:45pm   Shawn Bingham
    Connections: Art-Health-            TBA
       Community #16062
         HON 211-300                    TR         Ann Barrios Sosa
Extending Science Beyond Re-       9:30-10:45am
             search                  RL 2007A
         HON 212-300              MW 2:00-3:15pm   Lane Cummings
Design Thinking and the Art of       DL 125
        Problem Solving

Please Note: HON 191 is sponsored by the Honors College, but
open to any first or second year UNCW student interested in get-
ting a jump start on skills needed to start working with faculty on
             undergraduate research and discovery!
Honors students may take 191 to earn “additional hours” of Hon-
                             ors Credit.
This class will be counted as an HON 120/121 towards the completion of
                   the Honors curriculum requirements

                Let your friends know about HON 191

              Honors 191 Research and Discovery
     Course and Call #          Meeting Times           Instructor
        HON 191-001             M 12:00-12:50          Peter Fritzler
 Intro to Research and Dis-      RL 2007A
      covery: Sciences
        HON 191-002             M 3:00--3:50pm        Michael Maume
 Intro to Research and Dis-       RL 2007A
  covery: Social Sciences

   Course and Call #            Meeting Times          Instructor
     ANT 105-300                TR 3:30-4:45pm         Kaite Bailey
 HON: Introduction to An-         RL 2007A
      BIO 170-300              TR 11:00-12:15pm      Hillary Glandon
 HON: Biology of the Sea           FR 3020
      BIO 201-300              MW 2:00-4:50pm          Jessie Jarvis
HON: Principles of Biology:      OS 2019
     CHM 101-300                M 8-10:15am           Mike Messina
  HON: Chemistry 101           TR 9:30-10:45am
         #11743                 W 6:30-8:30pm
                              DO 1029, DO 1017
    COM 101-300               MWF 10:00-10:50am      David Bollinger
  HON: Public Speaking             LH 139
CRM 105-300             TR 9:30-10:45       Babette Boyd
  Introduction to Criminal        BR 200
       CRW 201-300            MWF 12-12:50pm     Patricia Bjorklund
 Intro to Creative Writing      KE 1211
        ECN 221-300            TR 2:00-3:15pm     Allison Witman
     HON: Principles of            LH 143
Economics– Micro (Mat 111
       ENG 103-300           MWF 12:00-12:50pm   Kimberly Heming-
 HON: College Writing &          MO 202                way
    Reading (Advanced)
          # 11933
       ENG 103-301           MWF 1:00-1:50pm         Kimberly
 HON: College Writing &         MO 202              Hemingway
    Reading (Advanced)
       ENG 290-300             MW 2-3:15pm       Elizabeth Ashley
HON: Themes in Literature:      MO 206           Bissette Sumerel
        EVS 195-300           TR 3:30-4:45pm       Devon Eulie
HON: Introduction to Envi-    Lab: F 8-11:50am
     ronmental Sciences       TL 1007 (Lecture
              #                   TL 1013
       INT 105-300            TR 9:30-10:45am         Bei Gao
  HON: Introduction to            FA 112
   International Studies
          # 11690
      MAT 151-300            MWF 1:00-1:150pm       Yaw Chang
 HON: Basic Calculus with       OS 1016
     MAT 161-300              MW 2:00-3:05pm      Allison Toney
 HON: Calculus/ Analytical     M 3:30-4:20pm
       Geometry I             TR 2:00-3:05pm
        # 13780                  OS 2006
                                 OS 2003
                                 OS 2004

Course and Call #          Meeting Times         Instructor
     MUS 345-300            MWF 12:00-12:50pm    Natalie Boeyink
HON: Latin American Pop-        CA 1059
       ular Music
     PAR 230-300             TR 11:00-12:15am    Jamie Brummitt
HON: Judaism, Christiani-        BR 261
      ty and Islam
     PHY 101-300                  MWF           Evan Scott-Pollock
Elementary College Phys-     10-10:50am Lab
    ics (MAT 111)              T 8-9:50am
        #16147                  OS 2002
     PSY 105-300             MW 3:30-4:45pm        Erica Noles
HON: General Psychology         TL 2011
     SOC 260-300             TR 11:00-12:15pm      Julia Waity
 HON: Sociology of Pov-           BR 219
     SPN 201-300             MWF 12-1250pm        Valerie Rider
   HON: Intermediate           LH 253
      Spanish I
       # 12180
     STT 215-300            MWF 12:00-12:50pm     Cuixian Chen
  HON: Introduction to          OS 2005
      SWK 235-300             TR 2:00-3:15pm      Tiffany Lane
HON: Intro to Social Work        VH 2010
and Social Welfare System
    WGS 210-300             MWF 1:00-1:50pm       Julie Krueger
 HON: Intro to Women's         TL 1006
    SOC 105-300             MWF 11:00-11:50am
 HON: Intro to Sociology         TBA             Doug Engelman

Course Descriptions
           Honors Freshman Interdisciplinary Seminars
Required for ALL first year honors students.
The University Experience and the Life of the Mind
Introduces the Honors student to the college experience by direct involvement in research, service, and
leadership activities. The nature of knowledge; the concept of a university; how a university education
changes individuals and affects the future. Includes field experiences, collaborative learning and inde-
pendent scholarship. Emphasis on discussion; required student projects.
HON 110- 301 Honors Freshman Seminar: What is Science (FS & IL)
Dr. Nathan Grove
HON 110-302 Honors Freshman Seminar: Living your Best Life Trough Psy-
chological Research (FS & IL)
Erica Noles
The objective of this course is to use psychological research to help students develop critical thinking
skills by focusing on topics relevant to college success. Students will evaluate and discuss psychology
topics related to their lives via reputable media and primary-source journal articles. Potential topics in-
clude best practices for studying and retaining information, ways to reframe failure and develop resilience,
understanding cognitive biases, examining myths about learning styles, considering mental health issues
like anxiety and depression, and discussing racial and gender biases. We will also discuss the replication
"crisis" in psychology to emphasize the idea that science is a process not a stagnant body of unchanging
knowledge. To meet the goals of critical thinking, being engaged in the learning process, and taking better
notes, students will read and complete graded notes forms for the assigned readings.

HON 110-303 Honors Freshman Seminar: The Power of Story (FS & IL)
Julie Ann Scott
This course will use the analysis of personal story to enable students to explore their personal
journey through life from the stories they choose to tell. Students will discuss readings from
autoethnographers (researchers who analyze culture through their own personal stories) to
reflect on their strengths, passions, and priorities in relation to the topics that emerge through
our ongoing discussions of the readings. The course culminates in applying their
understandings to a successful journey through UNCW.

HON 110-304 Honors Freshman Seminar: Drug, Discovery, Disease and Health
(FS & IL)
Jennifer McCall
The search for medications to combat illness and disease permeates human history. Prior to the 1900s,
human life expectancy averaged 30-40 years. The discovery and development of treatments, including
antibiotics, vaccines, and cardiovascular drugs, has lead to unprecedented extension of human
life. Unfortunately, the drug discovery revolution has not created the scientific disease-free utopia that
society has hoped for. As new active compounds were discovered, new abuses evolved (e.g. psychoactive
narcotics, opioids). Other diseases have evaded cures (e.g. cancer, HIV) and many have developed re-
sistance (e.g. MRSA, tuberculosis). In this honors seminar, students will learn how we discover and devel-
op cures for disease, and how side effects (both literal and figurative) have developed along the
way. Topics will include a survey of therapies (e.g. pharmacotherapies, immunotherapies, gene therapies),
models of drug discovery, toxicity vs. efficacy considerations in development, clinical trials, costs and
drug pricing, and the purpose of the FDA.
HON 110-305 Honors Freshman Seminar: English as a Global Language (FS &
Nicholas Crawford
The interdisciplinary component of “English as a Global Language” focuses on vernacular literature as an
introduction to the “life of the mind.” Specifically, this course examines what happens when authors at-
tempt to transcribe the primarily oral forms of English that flourish around the world in the wake of Brit-
ish imperialism. The transcriptions of different Englishes – from creole to pidgin to slang – highlight a
number of issues ripe for examination: issues of race, class, and colonialism, among others. To examine
those issues, this class will examine essays, poems,10 and short stories from the United States, the British
Isles, and the Caribbean.
HON 110-306 Honors Freshman Seminar: Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses (FS &
Arthur Frampton
Throughout history and continuing till the present day, new viruses have emerged to cause morbidity and
mortality in humans. These viruses represent a significant challenge to scientists, physicians, and others in
the health care arena. Recent examples of emergent viruses include Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
(SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and nCOV 2019, which just emerged in December
of 2019 in Wuhan, China. In addition to emerging viruses, other viruses are re-emerging in areas where
they were formerly contained and controlled. Measles virus is a great example of a re-emerging virus. In
this course, we will read literature, watch documentaries, and discuss why viruses emerge or re-emerge and
what steps can be taken to reduce the spread and disease caused by these pathogens. As part of their
coursework, students will research and give a 15-minute oral presentation on an emerging or re-emerging

HON 110-307 Honors Freshman Seminar: Solution Focused Practice (London Trip req)
(FS & IL)
Kristin Bolton
solution-focused practice (SFP) is a future-oriented, goal directed approach to create change. Students will
work to develop an understanding of the central tenants of the solution focused model. This includes devel-
oping the capacity to ask solution-focused questions that lead to the development of a preferred future,
identification of strengths and resources, and exceptions. The appeal of the solution-focused model lies in
the ability to move forward and create change and the overall adaptability of the concepts into various
professions and settings. To date, the model has been used in human services (e.g. healthcare, social work,
psychology, public health), business, political activism, etc. The study abroad portion of this trip takes
place at the end of the term and includes an exciting opportunity to attend a solution focused training in
London, England. In addition, students would have an opportunity to visit a variety of iconic and cultural
HON 110-308 Honors Freshman Seminar: Mermaids, Myths, Magic and Meta-
phors (FS & IL)
Michelle Britt
This section of HON 110 will explore the microcosm of academia and the 1st year college/honors experi-
ence. Regardless of intended major, what types of ‘mermaids’ do you attach to? What ideas and thoughts
about education do you bring with you? How does your background shape you? What types of ‘magic’ do
you hope to find at college and in your future career? What metaphors exist that we can investigate and re-
define and apply to the larger context of your academic experience and life? Through assigned readings, in
class journals & discussions, written responses, and a final project we will ‘meander’ through what it
means to be a student, a scholar, and an active community member.
HON 110-309 Honors Freshman Seminar: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Rebecca Hyde
Entrepreneur and innovation Hon 110 is both an academic and personal development course. The purpose
of the Innovation: course is HON to 110 assist is you both in an making academic a and successful per-
sonal academic development and personal questions the transition course to raises. UNCW, This building
section a of classroom HON 110 community, explores and entrepreneurship engaging with and the im-
portant ,innovation. entrepreneurs, Key aspects identifying of opportunities, entrepreneurship business will
be decision explored making, including and attributes teamwork. Innovative leaders in business will be
researched and discussed. Finally, we will explore our own abilities and interests in entrepreneur-
ship.Innovative leaders in business will be researched and discussed. Finally, we will explore our own
abilities and interests in entrepreneurship
HON 110-310 Renaissance Thinking in an Age of Science
**This section is specially geared toward future Engineering majors
Dr. Robert Zino
This course is intended expose engineering students to the historical and philosophical roots of modern-day
science and mathematics by investigating the influences of Renaissance thinking on today’s society.
Worldviews and ideas of influential thinkers will be studied along with the influence that ancient Greek
philosophers have had on our understanding of the world. This course will put into practice
interdisciplinary fields such as logic, rhetoric, and language to help engineering and science students
evaluate their own worldview and understand the implications of their own thinking. The course will rely
heavily on the Socratic method for dialogue and classroom discussions, examining ideas, and thinking
about one’s own thinking. Students considering a major in engineering, physics, and mathematics will be
                                                        11 humanities majors are also welcome.
particularly interested in this section, but those pursuing
HON 110-311 Oceans in History
Dr. Eva Mehl
This class focuses on the long history of human relationships with the sea. Oceans have been studied extensively
from a geological, biological, and chemical perspective. And yet, these vast, trackless and opaque places still
humble us. We commonly perceived them as timeless, unsurmountable geographical obstacles, but oceans have
been highways for the circulation of commodities, germs, peoples, cultural and religious practices, and knowledge
for millennia. The quest to master the oceans started in ancient times with the development of shipbuilding and
sailing techniques, cartography, piracy, and naval warfare. Later, the era of geographic discovery by European
powers (15th to 19th centuries) etched water routes between all the Earth’s known lands. Many of the exchanges
that ensued were deliberate, as these routes served empires to exploit distant resources and create long-distance
trade. Oceans became essential connective lifelines for soldiers, royal officials, merchants, missionaries, and slaves
to be transported back and forth between mother countries and colonies. Other exchanges followed more
serendipitous patterns, such as the movement of people, plants, animals, and pathogens with profound biological
and environmental transformations or the changing cultural and ethnic makeup of populations. Scholarly readings,
in-class discussions, and guest speakers will aid in our goal to study the oceans from a multi-disciplinary
perspective and develop the critical thinking skills required in a university setting.
HON 110-312 Narrating our Lives--Storytelling, Self, and Community
Dr. Jeanine Mingé
The impulse to tell stories is universal across cultures. We are indeed a story-telling species. We narrate our way
through our own lives, and we move within a world of stories that tell us who we are and how we should live. As
individuals and communities, our very humanity is bound up in our ability and desire to recount or invent stories as
a way of making meaning and community. In this course, we will first explore our own narrative generation, and
how we story our own identities. Next, we will explore narrative in collaboration with particular communities that
express that community’s identity. We will employ theories and methods of story collection and storytelling that
foster and sustain dialogue within, with and for a community.
HON 110-313 Major & Career Exploration: Finding your academic & career fit.
Stacey Huffman
Course description: “Discover what makes you uniquely you through a variety of activities, reflections, and
discussions. Gain insight into careers and academic majors that will best align with your interests, values, and
strengths and ultimately set yourself up for success at UNCW and beyond
HON 110-314 Managing Change – Changing the Perspective on Change
Dr. Ana Barrios Sosa
Welcome to college! During this exciting transition you will be exploring new environments and unlocking new
opportunities. In this class we will discuss the importance of managing our perspective of change and how we can
use change to build on our strengths and reach a dynamic balance to thrive in our new environment.

HON 110-315 The Seas: Conversation and Communication
Kory Enneking
 Beneath the crashing waves of the ocean are ecosystems which contain many calcifying organisms crucial for
healthy environments and a healthy world economy. This course will explore these ecosystems through guided
independent research and classroom discussions. Topics will include corals, crustaceans, gastropods, algae, and
other organisms exploring how they interact with the environment. Upon a greater understanding of the ecosystem’s
importance, during the semester we will explore conservation strategies and develop media pieces to share with the
community regarding these ecosystems and organisms. The course will conclude with the presentation of the media
piece along with an analysis of how this piece can be accessible and inclusive to different demographics.
Honors Enrichment Seminars
HON 120-300 Survey of Business Research
Dr. Ethan Watson
This class engages students with the research process. Students will learn about the thesis writing process
as well as the steps and methods involved conducting research. Students will hear from faculty from the
various Business disciplines, so that they gain experience with topics that are researched in the various

HON 120-301 Holocaust Narrative
Katie Peel
Our task will be a difficult one for many reasons (including the fact that it is a one-hour course covering
aspects of the Holocaust!). If, as generally agreed upon, the Holocaust and its enormity cannot possibly be
accurately represented, how, then, can we study it? We will consider issues of representation, voice, and
genre, as well as controversies regarding Holocaust history and narrative, in addition to the racism, anti-
Semitism, imperialism, and sexism that constituted Nazi ideology. We will seek to make connections to
studies of other oppressed peoples, human rights concerns, discussions of individual and communal re-
sponsibilities, and significant ethical questions from both the time period of the Holocaust to those that we
face today. Not only will our goals include acquiring a better understanding of the Holocaust, but also
how we might take that understanding and apply it to issues of social justice today, as well as our respon-
sibilities to each other and our communities.

HON 120-302 Deep South in the Global South
Maia Butler
n this course we will examine cultural productions that represent the Deep South (from the gulf .states to
the Southeastern U.S.) as a place located within the Global/Circum-Caribbean South. We will examine
literature, music, art, and film, as well as cultural institutions and practices such as religious and carnival
observances from Mardi Gras in the Gulf region to Jonkonnu in New Bern, NC. Through key theoretical
concepts and methods from the fields of Black studies, Southern studies, and Postcolonial studies, stu-
dents will come to know "the South" as a mélange of distinct and creolized cultures and will map, figura-
tively and literally, Southern spaces across global landscapes. Writing and research activities from across
the semester will inform their final, cumulative multimedia portfolio projects

HON 120-303 Disney, Food, and Self-Discovery
Dr. Granetta Richardson and Dr. Stephanie Richardson
When we think of Disney, what comes to mind is the beautiful, colorful and engaging spectacle of its
imagery on screen. Disney also uses food as a means to discuss heritage, individualism, and personal
identity. In this course based on the study of film, foodways, and heritage studies, we will look at how
Disney defines (often narrowly) issues such as race, gender, personal relationships and identity through its
treatment of food. We will invert Disney’s tendency of reactionary political positioning of persons so that
it leads to a greater sense of self knowledge. The content will include readings, class discussion, multi-
media presentations, cooking assignments, and a final project that will encompass all of the skill and
issues that students will have mastered

HON 120-304 Happiness Advantage
Dr. Becca Rampe
Specifically, this seminar will focus on “What do we need to be happy?” This question will guide the
seminar in exploring different situational and contextual factors that distract from our ability to be happy.
Perceived happiness has been shown to provide people with an advantage in successful careers, relation-
ships, high self-worth, and ability to thrive through difficulties. The seminar will be highly experiential
and heavily utilize researched aspects of happiness including mindfulness, self-compassion, gratitude,
sharing positive experiences, and kindness.

Honors Enrichment Seminars
HON 120-305 The Art of Mindful Living
Michele Deinish
This course will introduce students to the concept of mindfulness and various ways to incorporate mind-
fulness practices into thei1 daily lives. Students will learn how to meditate and be expected to engage in a
brief daily meditation practice. This is a highly experiential class. Videos, articles, books, and guest speak-
ers may be utilized to enhance the student's learning. Through classroom engagement and interaction, we
will all grow in our mindfulness and meditation skills. Consider this course if you are curious about mind-
fulness and meditation and becoming more fully present to your everyday life.

HON 120-306 Survey of Biological Research (not open to first year students)
Dr. Troy Alphin
This honors seminar will help students expand their understand of the disciplines and approaches utilized
by researchers in the Dept of Biology and Marine Biology through review of primary literature and direct
interaction with faculty researchers. The goals of this course are to 1) introduce students to the research
disciplines represented by faculty in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, 2) explore the ways
that biologists compile and communicate information to others through written and oral assignments, and
3) facilitate development of novel research ideas.

HON 120-307
Recombinant DNA Techniques and Biomedical Research
Ying Wang
This course is an introduction to the basics of modern biomedical research using recombinant DNA tech-
niques and their applications in the field. Recombinant DNA techniques provide a powerful tool for study-
ing the molecular basis of diseases and discovering pharmaceutical interventions, delving into the disci-
plines of chemistry, physics, biology, and pharmaceutical sciences. Students will perform bibliographic
studies on special topics of the frontiers of this field and give class presentations. The topics covered in
this course include: introduction to modern biomedical research; biomolecules and central dogma of mo-
lecular biology; introduction to recombinant DNA; vectors and host cells; construction of recombinant E.
coli; gene sequencing techniques; expression and purification of recombinant proteins; analytical tech-
niques for characterization of recombinant proteins; biomedical research using recombinant proteins.

HON 121– 301 “The Founding Fathers” Fall Break DC trip Req
David Houpt
So who exactly were the “founding fathers”? Such basic questions can be surprisingly difficult to answer.
Americans generally agree that the list should include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander
Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin. But, what exactly qualifies someone to be a “founding father”? Why is
it that we celebrate these men and not others? Who gets to decide anyway? In fact, why should we care
about the “founding fathers” at all? This class will seek to answer these questions by exploring the lives
and legacies of some of the most prominent men (and women) who helped create this nation. In addition,
we will analyze the mythology surrounding the American Revolution and trace how the memory of the
“founding fathers” has evolved over time and shaped our present. Students will be required to participate
in the trip to Washington, DC, during which time they will be asked to critically analyze how the
“founding fathers” are memorialized.
HON 121– 302 The Road to the White House ( Fall break trip to DC req)
Aaron King
This course combines the HON 120 Enrichment Seminar format with the experiential learning opportunity
of the Honors Lyceum trip to DC. Leading up to the 2020 presidential election, it is increasingly valuable
for students to learn how to analyze the partisan and ideological world of politics through the empirical
lens of political science. This enrichment opportunity will change the way they consume political phe-
nomena and broaden their perspective as citizens in our democracy. Leading up to the Lyceum, students
will learn about several aspects of American politics, such as political parties, media, polling, and cam-
paigns and elections while simultaneously following a battleground race for the 2020 presidential election.
During the DC trip, students will apply their knowledge as they visit sites such as the Capitol and the
White House while also interacting with local practitioners, including elected officials, lobbyists and
journalists, including some UNCW alums.              13
HON 121-307 The Story of Wilmington through Archives and Museums
Nathan Saunders
Students in this course will learn the history of Wilmington and the surrounding region through the visits to
local museums and by working with archival materials. Students will also read and report on secondary
sources on the history of Southeast North Carolina.

HON 120– 308 Latin X: Journey of the American Dreamer
Edelmira Segovia
Explore the complexity of the Latinx/Hispanic community from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, ex-
ploring what makes them unique and why the American dream comes in all shapes and shades. Focus on
Latinx influence in NC.

   Please Note: HON 191 is sponsored by the Honors College, but open to any first or sec-
     ond year UNCW student interested in getting a jump start on skills needed to start
              working with faculty on undergraduate research and discovery!
        Honors students may take 191 to earn “additional hours” of Honors Credit.
     This class will be counted as an HON 120/121 towards the completion of the
                           Honors curriculum requirements
                                Let your friends know about HON 191

 HON 191-001 Intro to Research and Discovery: Sciences
 Peter Fritzler
 This class is designed as an introduction to research in a university setting, including the goals, challenges,
 and benefits of research. Students will begin to learn skills required to define a research topic, build a
 knowledge base surrounding the topic, locate data sources, establish appropriate analytical methods, ob-
 tain necessary funding and training, and disseminate their results. Importantly, students will also become
 familiar with opportunities, approaches and support structures for participating in undergraduate research
 experiences at UNCW.

 HON 191-002 Intro to Research and Discovery: Social Sciences
 Michael Maume
 Findings stemming from sound research design and analyses help us to discover and understand our
 world, and contribute to debates about policies and practices. This particular course will emphasize how
 data collected in the social sciences—from small samples to big data—are used for such ends. Students
 will become IRB-certified as researchers, and will develop a proposal for a research project. Students
 should at the very least come away from the course with an improved toolkit for recognizing claims based
 on questionable evidence.

Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars
        *First semester students are not eligible to sign up for HON 210 classes*

HON 210-300 Magic, Religion and Technology in the Atlantic World: From the
Age of Witch Hunts to WWII
Lynn Mollenauer and Jamie Brummitt
While belief in magic was central to the way in which people in the past experienced the world, it over-
lapped with, rather than precluded, scientific and religious understanding. This course will examine the
ways in which societies on both sides of the atlantic came to delineate strict boundaries between magic,
religion, and technology and will challenge the assumption that these catergories represent readily distin-
guishable historical or cultural phenomena. Our wide ranging investigation will lead us to a consideration
of the ways in which knowledge of the natural world has been constructed, the blurred borders between
magic and technology, and the sometimes vexed relationship between scientific and religious authority.

HON 210-301 The Physics of Interstellar
Russell Herman
What would you see if you fell into a black hole? - It's a question people did not ask in 1915. But in the
last decade there have been new scientific discoveries based on Einstein's predictions from 100 years ago
as well as a movie inspired by his physics, the 2014 film "Interstellar," in which such questions were
asked and answered. In this course, we use "Interstellar" as a launching pad to explore the mysteries of the
universe from its origins to the recent discoveries of gravitational waves spawned by colliding black holes,
interstellar travel, and the portrayal of black holes and wormholes in film. We explore the physics back-
ground from special and general relativity, quantum mechanics, and cosmology and see how our view of
the universe changed over the last 100 years and what questions remain unanswered.

HON 210-303 Story, Identity and Cultural Production
Julie Ann Scott
This course will examine how the stories we tell interact with larger shared cultural narratives to produce
meaning, identity and culture. Students will draw upon the fields of Communication Studies, Anthropolo-
gy, Sociology, Creative Writing and Education to examine how stories shape who we are, how we identify
with others, and the cultural we are in. Over the course of three units, students will explore the meanings
in published research (ethnography, personal narrative, and folklore), conduct narrative interviews with
one another, and write and present stories from their own cultures. The class transitions from a seminar
discussing concepts to a workshop style where students work together to prepare their work to share with
the class. Students learn what makes a powerful story and the art of crafting a story that compels others to
understand and move through the world with different perspectives.

HON 210-304 Connections: Art-Health-Community
Dr. Shawn Bingham
This is a collaborative course between UNCW Honors and the Cameron Museum of art. Honors students
will be trained to facilitate interactions with works of art for patient groups dealing with various diagnoses
and will learn about medical conditions such as dementia, depression, and PTSD and are. No experience
with art is required. The program is based on the Meet Me at MOMA Alzheimer's Project, which strove to
make art accessible to people with dementia, and has been highly successful and lauded by healthcare
professionals, museum staff, and participants alike. Students will learn the Visual Thinking Strategies
method of art exploration, which allows participants to give their own personal interpretations of works of
art without fear of judgment or failure. This method has been found to help patients access and express
memories, practice or regain their communication skills, externalize emotions, relieve stress and anxiety,
and promote positive emotions. This will be an immersive experience at the intersection of art, medicine,
and mental health. This class will also instruct students in the practices of observation, deep listening, and
critical thinking, build empathy and understanding, and engage students with the community. Please note
that this class meets at the Cameron Art Museum – please allow time for traveling back and forth when
you are planning your schedule. Transportation is not provided. Additional times for facilitating at the
museum are part of the class, but these can be built around the rest of your schedule.

HON 211–300 Extending Science Beyond Research (LDN)
Ana Barrios Sosa
Science plays a pivotal role in shaping our society and economy. In this class students will enhance their
knowledge of key scientific discoveries that are changing the world and learn about the importance of
diversity, leadership, collaboration and innovation on extending science beyond research.
During this course students will have the opportunity to interface with Scientific Experts from Academia
and Technology based Businesses. In addition, students will complete an outreach activity to share some
of the scientific concepts learned with younger generations in the local community.

HON 212-300 Design Thinking and the Art of Problem Solving (LGS)
Lance Cummings
The word design typically refers to the visual appeal of objects, but in the 21st century, design has become a way of
thinking about the world and how we interact with objects, systems, and services. This course offers students an immer-
sive experience with design thinking as a way to understand intercultural problems and develop innovative solutions for
those problems. Students will interact with practitioners who use design thinking in their fields and also research ways
design thinking is implemented in multi-national organizations. Writers, designers, and other practitioners from various
organizations and cultures will virtually visit our class to discuss the problems they encounter and how they solve them
with writing, collaboration, and human-centered design. In past classes, we’ve had visits from Motorola, Jampf software,
and Electolux. We will also be visiting nCino, a multi-national company here in Wilmington that makes extensive use of
design thinking principles. In addition, students will use several lenses from rhetoric, communication studies, psycholo-
gy, and sociology to help them understand complex problems in their own field of interest. They will also develop an
ePortfolio to demonstrate their intercultural competence to public audiences.

                                Honors University Studies
ANT 105-300 HON: Introduction to Anthropology (UHIB,LGS)
Katie Bailey
In Introduction to Anthropology we study humans and our closest living relatives through time and space.
Specifically, we study cultural diversity, human evolutionary history, past populations through an archae-
ological context, primates, and how language shapes the way humans think. It is the study of us and how
we fit into the world. This course will be different from traditional 105 sections because the small course
size offered by the Honors College enables more dynamic interactions between the instructor and the
students. We will focus more on discussions and hands-on experiential learning, rather than lecture/ exam
centered classes

BIO 170-300 HON: Biology of the Sea (Scientific approaches)
Hillary Glandon
Introduction to marine environments, the diversity of marine life, and the relationships humans have with
marine resources. Study of local marine habitats, including salt marshes, coral reefs, seagrass beds, and
intertidal communities. Two lecture hours each week, with one session focusing on background infor-
mation on weekly topics and the other session focusing on peer-reviewed literature and small group learn-
ing activities. As an honors basic studies course, primary literature on current issues facing the marine
environment will be explored. Learning activities will directly connect background information on weekly
topics and primary literature to provide a more integrated experience than is currently offered in the regu-
lar (non-honors) sections.

BIO 201-300 HON: Principles of Biology: Cells (SANW)
Jessie Jarvis
Introduction to principles governing living systems, especially the cellular and molecular basis of life and
the transmission and utilization of genetic information.

CHM 101-300 HON: General Chemistry (SANW)
Dr. Mike Messina
The course will cover fundamental laws, principals, and theories of chemistry and a study of selected
elements and compounds. The lab includes an introduction to techniques and equipment in the chemistry
laboratory and interpretation of experimental results. Quantitative and qualitative analysis included.

COM 101-300 HON: Public Speaking (IL)
Mr. David Bollinger
Preparation and presentation of public speeches, with emphasis on reasoning, evidence, organization,
delivery, and analysis of speeches by self and others.

CRM 105-300 HON: Introduction to Criminal Justice (UHIB)
Babette Boyd
This course is an in-depth introduction to the study of criminal law and the criminal justice system in the
U.S. The emphasis will be on structure and function of police, courts and corrections. In this Honors
version of CRM 105, students will benefit from listening to several guest speakers representing various
parts of the court system.

CRW 201-300 Intro to Creative Writing (AILP)
Patricia Bjorklund
Introduction to the principles and techniques of creative writing, aimed at developing the creative process.
Includes lectures, reading, and writing exercises in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
ECN 221-300 HON: Principles of Economics-Micro (HIB)
Allison Witman
Analysis of decision-making processes and economic equilibrium for the consumer and the individual
firm at an introductory level. The student will gain a basic understanding of microeconomic principles.
The subject matter is a core component of the Cameron Business School curriculum and serves as a foun-
dation for further study in all Business School departments. Topics covered include: Economic Modeling
Building, Consumer Demand, Elasticity, Labor Supply, Capital/Savings Supply, Opportunity Cost, Com-
parative Advantage and Gains from Trade, Production Functions, Costs of Production, Factor Demand,
Profit-maximization, Product Supply, Competitive Markets & Market Equilibrium, Welfare Economics,
Market Distortions and Taxation, Market Failure, Monopoly/Cartels/Market Power, Monopsony, Natural
Monopoly, Externalities, and Asymmetric Information.
ENG 103-300 HON: College Writing and Reading (Advanced) (COMP & IL)
Kimberly Hemingway
This course is an accelerated, one-semester version of the first-year composition sequence. Honors Eng-
lish 103 seeks to incite critical thinking about a variety of local and global issues and motivate writing
based on inquiry, balance, informed voice, and a tolerant intellectual stance. It is designed specifically to
challenge the student to: familiarize oneself with a body of facts, interpretations, or opinions about a
given topic ;articulate questions that can be examined profitably through research; survey and assess
conflicting facts, interpretations, or opinions; adopt and support a position, while also remaining tolerant
toward conflicting points-of-view and acknowledging their appeal.
ENG 290-300 HON: Themes in Literature: Vampires (University Studies cred-
it: AILP, WI)
Elizabeth Ashley Bissette Sumerel
Vampires. From the ghastly, ruthless monster to the sympathetic version with a conscience, these mytho-
logical creatures have fascinated readers for centuries. In this course, we will explore the ways in which
the vampire myth has evolved, as well as the common themes that seem to occur throughout every vam-
pire story. Required texts may include: Polidori’s “The Vampyre,” Le Fanu’s “Carmilla,” Stoker’s Dracu-
la, and Anne Rice’s Interview with a V ampire. Assignments will include short response papers, essays,
and a final project.

EVS 195L – Environmental Sciences Lab
Laboratory analysis of environmental principles, resources, and problems. Application of scientific and
social principles to solving current environmental problems. Students will experience field data collection
in a range of local ecosystems and learn to synthesis their results. As an honors section of the lab, students
will also experience several in-depth field experiences (beyond those offered in the non-honors sections).
As a result, the lab section is listed on Seanet as being held 8 AM – 11:50 AM to accommodate these
longer experiences; however, most weeks lab will be held 8 AM – 10:50 AM. Additionally, students will
complete a semester research project and present group posters.

EVS 195-300 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (Scientific approaches,
Devon Eulie
The role of human activities in shaping the global environment has increased rapidly with world popula-
tion growth. This presents current and future generations with larger, and more complex, environmental
issues. These issues are often contentious and surrounded by large volumes of information, which makes
it difficult to identify the underlying science. This course presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the
underlying science and application of environmental studies. An emphasis will be placed on environmen-
tal principles related to current environmental problems. Ultimately, you should gain a knowledge base
sufficient to understand everyday environmental issues that will affect you now and in the future. As an
honors basic studies course you will also explore the peer-reviewed literature associated with current
environmental problems, start to guide your own learning process, and experience collaborative learning.

INT 105-300 HON: Introduction to International Studies (UHIB, LGS)
Gao Bei
In this introductory survey in the field of International Studies you will consider from an interdisciplinary
perspective some of the key issues confronting us as citizens of an increasingly interdependent world:
how does the international system shape the ways the world’s peoples, cultures, and nations relate to one
another? How and why do nations make war and peace? How have people and governments attempted to
make the world a more orderly, humane and environmentally sustainable place? How do non-
governmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational corporations influence the global scene? What has
driven the process of economic, political, and cultural ‘globalization’ about which we read so much to-
day? In this class, you will examine these questions using the tools of the historian, the political scientist,
the economist, the sociologist, the environmental scientist, and the scholar of world cultures. You will
explore issues comparatively and transnationally, rather than just as residents of the U.S., and you will
look at the wider world in new and imaginative ways and think carefully about our places within it.

MAT 151-300 HON: Basic Calculus with applications (MAT&STT, CR)
Yaw Chang
Intended for majors that emphasize techniques and applications rather than theory and derivations. Differ-
entiation and integration of algebraic and certain transcendental functions, partial differentiation, sequenc-
es and series.

MAT 161-300 HON: Calculus with Analytical Geometry I (MAT&STT)
Allison Toney
Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4-4) Prerequisite: MAT 112 or 115 or equivalent preparation in alge-
bra and trigonometry. Calculus of a single variable intended for students in the mathematical and natural
sciences. Functions and limits; differentiation with applications including maxima and minima, related
rates, approximations; theory of integration with applications; transcendental functions; infinite sequences
and series; conic sections, parametrized curves and polar coordinates; elementary differential equations.
Three lecture and one hour laboratory hours each week.

MUS 345-300 HON: Latin American Popular Music (LGS)
Natalie Boeyink
In this class, students will learn about the major genres and seminal players/groups of Latin American
popular music from various countries. The approach will be cultural and historical and will include an
analysis of fundamental elements of music. The course will contextualize the music and relate it to the
history of a nation and changing political and social climates, and will also include analytical categories
such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, and class. Students will become adept in identifying important
pieces of music and recordings by ear as well as instruments and performance techniques. Examples of
topics to be covered in this class: Afro-Caribbean music; Cuban son and rumba; Mexican boleros, cor-
ridos, and rancheras; Brazilian samba complex and bossa nova; Afro-Peruvian music; Argentinian tango
and non-tango genres; salsa and Latin jazz; and Latin American musicians and genres in the U.S.

PAR 230-300 HON: Judaism, Christianity and Islam (LGS, HPA)
Jamie Brummitt
This class introduces students to the three major Abrahamic religions of antiquity, their origin stories, and
the composition history of the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur’an. Students will also examine
views on gender and sexuality in scripture and some American forms of these religions (Reform Judaism,
evangelical Protestantism, and the Nation of Islam). Most importantly, this course challenges students to
think about religion not only as belief in something but as something people do with religious objects and
the practices they perform together. Students will learn why a mezuzah hangs on the doorpost of some
Jewish homes, why some Muslims drink the Qur’an, and why some Christians treat the Bible as toilet
paper. As an Honors section, in-class discussions of readings will be encouraged and students will be
required to attend three worship services as class-field trips (synagogue, church and mosque), talk about
those experiences in class, and write short observation papers. Instead of a final exam, students will create
a final project in small groups on a topic related to the course content and present their findings to the
PHY 101-300 Elementary College Physics (MAT 111)
Evan Scott-Pollock
Both the lecture and laboratory section will be taught by Dr. Evan Scott-Pollock. The lectures will be
lively, interactive, and engaging. Topics covered will be nearly identical to those covered in a regular
PHY 101 section, with special attention paid to biological and medical applications. A portion of each lab
period will be devoted to practicing MCAT (and other closely related placement exams) questions and test
taking strategies. Given the smaller class size and the fact that the lab and lecture section will be com-
prised of the same students, we will be able to more effectively and efficiently utilize the instruction to
your benefit. Once a week Dr. Scott-Pollock will lead a classic recitation section that will review and
return graded homework assignments. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions and
engage with the covered material in the personalized fashion that the Honors college is known for.

PSY 105-300 HON: General Psychology (UHIB)
Erica Noles
This course will review the major areas within psychology to lay the foundation for understanding human
behavior, thoughts, and emotions. There will be a strong focus on the importance of empirically collected
data and how psychology research directly applies to your life and society. You will learn to find academ-
ic sources, evaluate news articles, and use critical thinking skills to evaluate claims. As an Honors section,
this course will be enhanced with active learning assignments, analysis of news articles and their sources
of information, and a semester-long project, “Exploring a Question,” in which students will answer in
pairs a psychological question by doing research, presenting their results to the class, and proposing a new
study to further address issues related to the question.
SOC 260-300 HON: Sociology of Poverty (LDN)
Julia Waity
In this course, students will learn about the nature and extent of poverty in the United States. Students will
learn about the poverty measurement, the characteristics of those in poverty, and programs and policies
that help to alleviate poverty. Students will spend a significant amount of time learning about the causes
and consequences of poverty. A major focus of the course is on spatial inequality and place-based poverty,
looking at neighborhood effects, and differences in poverty across rural, suburban, and urban areas. Each
of these areas has a unique aspect of poverty. In order for students to understand poverty outside of the
classroom, students will complete an applied learning project where they will map communities in pov-
erty. This experiential learning activity will give students firsthand knowledge of what those in poverty
are experiencing. Students will also be able to form relationships with the community being mapped over
the course of the semester and obtain a richer experience of our community partners

SPN 201-300 Intermediate Spanish I (FLL)
Valerie Rider
This course will be a seminar approach to speaking, reading, and writing Spanish for honors students who
have basic competency in the language.. Honors Spanish is an active learning experience; it’s the opposite
of passive education. Expect to be presented “problems”, questions, and situations which will require you
to think things through carefully in Spanish, then reach conclusions on your own. Our course is conducted
in Spanish; please be prepared to hear and use it at all times.

STT 215-300 HON: Introduction to Statistics (MAT,STT)
This course will be a seminar centered around the collection, tabulation and graphical representation of
data. Students will learn about measures of control tendency (mean, median, mode, etc.) and dispersion
(quantiles, variances, etc.), basics of classical probability and theory, measures of association, correlation,
and linear regression, and basic ideas on statistical inference (point and interval estimation, tests of
hypotheses, etc.)
SWK 235-300 Intro to Social Work and Social Welfare System (UHIB)
Tiffany Lane
This course is an introduction to the nature and development of social welfare policy, social services, and
the social work profession. Students will research and present upon the major features of social welfare
and social work history, engaging in learning activities that draw connections between social welfare
policy and the principle fields of social work practice. Particular attention will be placed on analysis of
social services available in American communities, including mental health, child welfare, and health and
anti-poverty programs. Students will examine the implications of culture, social values, economics,
governmental structure, and politics on policy and will utilize critical thinking to analyze and recommend
changes to current policy and programs in the United States. Ethical considerations in policy and practice
as well as issues of social equality and economic justice will be themes throughout the semester. Students
will learn about presenting issues and relevant social services in their local community, by exploring
services outside of the classroom setting. In addition, the development and status of the profession of
social work will be considered. This course reflects the Curriculum Policy Statement of the Council on
Social Work Education and the stated objectives of the BSW program within the School of Social Work.
Specifically, the course relates to objectives concerned with the range of social services, the history and
development of social welfare and social work, the impact of social welfare policy, and human diversity
as they relate to policy and services.

WGS 210-300 Intro to Women’s Studies (LDN)
Julie Krueger
This course introduces students to the discipline of women’s and gender studies. Status of women from a
variety of historical, economic, cultural and theoretical perspectives. Topics include masculinity,
femininity, violence, reproductive health, issues in sexual orientation, and the intersectional dynamics of
race, class and gender.

SOC 105 Intro to Sociology
Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. The primary purpose of this course is to
introduce you to the basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology.

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