Smittcamp Honors College

ARMS 20H. Arts of Armenia

Introduces Armenian architecture,painting, sculpture, ceramics, metal work and textiles. G. E. Breadth C1.

Units: 3
GE Area: C1

BIOL 10H. Life Science

Not open to students with credit BIOL 1A. Shows how living things work and why they work that way. Discusses biology from chemical and physical foundations through ecological adn evolutionary processes. Examines biology and its relationship to human affairs. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours) G.E. Breadth Area B2.

Units: 3
GE Area: B2

CFS 38H. Honors Lifespan Development

Open to Smittcamp Honors College Students only. Basic theories, research, and principles of physical, cognitive, and psychological development from conception to death presented from the perspective of diverse families. This honors course emphasizes reading original theoretical and empirical works by prominent developmentalists and student conducted research project. G. E. Breadth E 1.

Units: 3
GE Area: E1

CHEM 10H. Chemistry & Society

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation B4. Not open to students with credit in college chemistry; for non-science majors. Discusses significance of chemical principles in contemporary society; benefits adn hazards relative to areas such as energy, health, diet, environment and agriculture. (3 lecture, 3 lab hours) G.E. Breadth B1.

Units: 4
GE Area: B1

CHEM 160H. Research Techniques

Prerequisites: Admission to the chemistry honors program or permission of instructor. Concepts of experimental design and the development of practical research expertise and communication skills through the planning, completion, and presentation (written and oral) of a short laboratory project (1 lecture, 6 lab hours.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CHEM 165SH. Peer Instruction in Chemistry

The development of improved oral communication, reinforcement of foundational chemistry knowledge, and development of teaching skills through service as a peer-instructor in chemistry.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CHEM 180H. Honors Seminar in Chemistry

Prerequisites: Admission to the chemistry honors program or permission of instructor. Development of critical evaluation skills of presentations and current literature and research in various chemistry disciplines.

Units: 1-2
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CHEM 199. Undergraduate Thesis

Prerequisites: CHEM 190 or 160 or 160H. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis based on undergraduate research in chemistry.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

COMM 6H. Rhetoric for Autonomy and Collaboration in the Marketplace of Ideas

Open for students in the Smittcamp Family Honors College only. Explores invitational rhetoric and its civic function in contemporary public discourse; experiences designed to enhance fundamental communication skills-- research, organization, reasoning, empathic listening and problem-solving-- through series of oral presentations. G.E. Foundation A1.

Units: 3
GE Area: A1

DRAMA 75H. Theatre in Contemporary American Culture

Open only to Smittcamp Honors College students. Introduction to the practice and scholarship of American theatre today. Application of critical methodology to four areas of theatrical production (1) Theatre architecture, (2) Acting, (3) Directing, (4) Design. Attendance at 2-3 theatre performance required.

Units: 3
GE Area: C1

EES 8H. Natural Disasters and Earth Resources

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation B4. Processes and materials that produce the different geologic resourcses and hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, landslides). Plate tectonic theory (including continental drift) as the unifying model to explain geologic phenomena. Emphasizes the relationship between geology and humans. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours: required field trip(s)). Open to Honor Students Only.

Units: 4
GE Area: B1

ENGL 10H. Honors Accelerated Academic Literacy

Open to students in the honors college only. Reading and writing in academic and public genres, special attention to rhetorical decision-making and critical analysis. Guided instruction in reading and responding to texts. Participation in public and academic conversations via research in primary and secondary sources. Portfolio Assessment. A grade of C or better is required to satisfy the University's Engligh composition requirement. G.E. Foundation A2.

Units: 3
GE Area: A2

ENGL 42H. Creative Writing

Open to students in the Smittcamp Family Honors College only. Beginning workshop in the writing of poetry and fiction; appropriate readings and analysis. G.E. Breadth c2.

Units: 4
GE Area: C1

HIST 15H. Trials of Century

Prerequistie: G.E. Foundation A1 (Engl 1). Studies celebrated legal trials from 1896 to 2000 as windows for understanding larger historic context. Cases address issues such as racial discrimination, freedom of speech and religion, reproductive rights, consumer protection, war crimes, treason and capital punishment. G.E. Breadth D1.

Units: 3
GE Area: D1

HONOR 1. Honors Colloquium

Colloquium for students in the Smittcamp Family Honors College. Overview of the university. Presentation and discussion of current topics. Special presentations by faculty, campus guests, and senior honors project students.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 6 units

HONOR 101. Emerging Voices After Colonialism: Revolution in Theory, Revolution in Practice

This course will explore the expanding field of postcolonial studies. Postcolonialism critically analyzes the dialectic between Western imperialism and resistance to colonialism in Africa, Asia and the Carribean. Readings will include primary sources, essays of criticism and theory, colonial literature, and a diverse selection selection of novels from formerly colonized nations.

Units: 4

HONOR 102. Revolutions in Natural and Social Sciences

This course examines fundamental changes in natural and social sciences. It focuses first on revolutions in natural sciences, particularly in physics and biology. It then surveys major changes in economic theory with an emphasis on the so-called marginal revolution.

Units: 4
GE Area: ID

HONOR 103. Ecological and Social Effects of the Industrial Revolution on the Third World

This course will examine the impact of the Industrial Revolution and the accompanying industrialzed nations' demand for tropical products on Third World nations. By integrating biological, geographical, ecological, historical, and social effects we will put the Industrial Revolution into a global perspective by intergrating biological, geographical, ecological, historical, and social effects.

Units: 4

HONOR 180. Special Projects in Honors

Individual projects in the Smittcamp Family Honors College. Projects related to Honors College courses; for example internships, research papers, community service projects, new classroom approaches and learning communities.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 9 units

HUM 10H. Intro Humanities of the Western World

Not open to students outside the Honors College. Prerequisites: G. E. Foundation A2 (ENGL 5B or ENGL 10). Accelerated survey of the relationships between the art, literature, adn philosophy of classical antiquity, from classical Greece to the dawn of the Renaissance. G.E. Breadth C2

Units: 3
GE Area: C2

LATIN 1AH. Honors Elementary Latin

Honors Latin 1A. Not open to students outside the Smittcamp Family Honors College. An accelerated introduction to the Latin language, its practical relation to Romance Languages and English, with study of Roman culture and its enduring influence. G.E. Breadth C2

Units: 3
GE Area: C2

MATH 45H. Exploring Math

Prerequisites: Students must meet the ELM requirement. Covers topics fromt the following areas: 1 .The mathematics fo Social Choice, 2. Management Science and Optimizations, 3. The mathematics fo Growth and Symmetry, and 4. Statistics and Probability. G. E. Foundation B4, Quantitiative Reasoning.

Units: 3
GE Area: B4

MUSIC 60H. Music in Social Context

Exploration of various settings in which music has been an important indicator of social class and class values. Emphasis on western classical music and American jazz. Attendance at 2-3 performances of music required. G. E. Breadth C1.

Units: 3
GE Area: C1

NSCI 4H. Science and Nonsense; Critical thinking and the philosophy of science

Shows the use of language, rational inquiry, and logic in science, distinguishing science fact from science fiction. Inductive and deductive methods, judgement, opinion, origins of knowledge, belief of actions. A critical examination of contemporary pseudoscientific issues (creation science, UFO's, astrology, etc.) G. E. Foundation A3

Units: 3
GE Area: A3

NUTR 53H. Nutrition and Health

Open to Smittcamp Honors College students only. Optimal nutrition to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, allergies, hyperactivity and other diseases. Social, psychological and cultural dictates which affect food selection and health. Personal strategies to develop nutrition plan for better health.

Units: 3
GE Area: E1

PHIL 32H. Life,Death, and Afterlife

Diverse reflections (religious adn philosophical) on the meaning of life, death, and afterlife. The nature of the soul (e.g. immortal/mortal); connection to the body; implications of an afterlife (if any) for this life; includes Western and non-Western perspectives. G. E. Breadth E1

Units: 3
GE Area: E1

PHIL 35H. Logic for Autonomy and Collaboration i the Marketplace of Ideas

Explores techniques for analysis of reasoning in contexts ranging from interpersonal communication through scholarly and political discourses. Theoretical grounding for these techniques, including both central ideas from philosophy of logic and readings from classicaland contemporary sources on freedom of thought, freedom of conscience, and the autonomy of reason. G.E. Foundation A3.

Units: 3
GE Area: A3

PLSI 2H. American Government and Instituition

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2 (ENGL 1). Meets the United States Constituition requirement and the federal, California state, and local government requirement. No open to students with credit in PLSI 101. Developemtn and operation of government in the Unted States; study of how ideas, instituitions, laws and people have constructed and maintained a political order in America. G.E. Breadth D2.

Units: 3
GE Area: D2

PLSI 71H. Introduction to Environmental Politics

Introduction to the study of environmental politics and policy making in the United States; a brief history of enviromnetalism; basic principles in environmental policy making including interest groups, legislatures, and levels of government selection of current topics in environmental issues. G.E. BReadth D3.

Units: 3
GE Area: D3

PSYCH 62H. Introduction to Social and Cultural Psychology

Prerequisite: G.E.Foundation A2 (ENGL 1). Interaction between social environments and behaviro with an emphasis on culture and cultural differences. Includes topics such as social influence and beliefs, conformity, the self, attidtude change, group influence, prejudice and racism, aggression, attraction and intimacy, altruism and helping. G.E. Breadth D3.

Units: 3
GE Area: D3

UNIV 50H. Information Literacy in a Digital Age

Open to students in the Smittcamp Family Honors College only. Introduction to theoretical background of digital and information literacy; conducting university research ethically with new media such as wikis, blogs, social networking, and online library databases. Hybrid course delivery.

Units: 3
GE Area: E1