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Fall 2024 Honors Course List

All courses 3 credits unless otherwise specified. Additionally, the prerequisite for all courses (unless otherwise stated) is admission to Honors College. Other prerequisites or co-requisites may apply. Verify that the foundations courses listed meet Foundational Studies/Disciplinary Lens requirements for your catalog year.

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University Foundations

UF 100-017 The Biggest Questions

Class #71920, MoWe, 10:30-11:20am, MCMR, Rm 205, Shelton Woods

Life’s Biggest Questions – Everyone asks questions; some are more important than others. Civilizations and cultures (Eastern, Western, Buddhists, Moslems, Christians, Materialists) ask the same key questions: Where is happiness found? Why is there so much evil and sorrow in the world? What’s wrong with me? What is behind the universe? This class, taught by an Eastern scholar, examines all the major worldview responses to life’s biggest queries, while exploring our
assumptions.
*COREQUISITES: Must select one of the following discussion groups: D009, D028, D029, D049.

     UF 100-D009 The Biggest Questions
Class #70885, Fri, 7:55-8:45am, Interactive Learning Ctr, Rm 213, Staff

     UF 100-D028 The Biggest Questions
Class #70903, Fri, 9:00-9:50am, Interactive Learning Ctr, Rm 213, Staff

     UF 100-D029 The Biggest Questions
Class #71931, Fri, 12:00-12:50pm, Riverfront Hall, Rm 302, Staff

     UF 100-D049 The Biggest Questions
Class #70923, Fri, 1:30-2:20pm, Riverfront Hall, Rm 302, Staff

UF 200-047 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity (Deviance)

Class #73328, MoWe, 3:00-4:15pm, Interactive Learning Ctr, Rm 204, Carrie Seymour

Using ideas from philosophy, cultural anthropology, and sociology, this course section will explore the moral and ethical implications of how labels and stereotypes perpetuate outmoded or limited ideas about the nature of “acceptable” social traits and behaviors throughout the world. By looking at various “deviant” categories and studying the social codes and contexts that inform the perception of those categories, we will then look at how the penal system in America is a case study of how those perceptions play out for 2.26 million people every day.
*PREREQUISITE: ENGL 102, UF 100, sophomore status.

UF 200-048 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity (Idaho History)

Class #75566, TuTh, 1:30-2:45pm, Riverfront Hall, Rm 309, Emily Fritchman

When folks think of the State of Idaho, “diversity” isn’t usually one of the first words that come to mind. Why is that? A look into the past reveals that the Gem State has a rich and unique story to tell. In this course section, we will examine Idaho’s history through the lenses of morality, ethics, diversity, and justice. What role has race played in our state’s history? What about incarceration and imprisonment? Gender and sexuality? How have Idahoans worked together to
fight injustice? A cursory exploration of these topics will help us understand how these big issues occur on a local level – and how we can continue to foster positive change going forward.
*PREREQUISITE: ENGL 102, UF 100, sophomore status.

UF 200-049 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity (Community)

Class #75637, TuTh, 9:00-10:15am, Riverfront Hall, Rm 309, Chris Klover

This course section focuses on how stakeholders with diverse perspectives, formed by their cultural identities and ethical standards can impact an oppressed community. We will answer the question: “How do different cultural and ethical perspectives impact how and/or whether stakeholders (individuals, groups, organizations, governments, corporations) will respond to the systems of inequality that lead to a lack of safety, justice and equitable opportunity for oppressed communities?”
*PREREQUISITE: ENGL 102, UF 100, sophomore status.

Foundations of Humanities (FH)

PHIL 101-003 Introduction to Philosophy: Contemporary Issues

Class #70390, TuTh,10:30-11:45am, Multipurpose Bldg, Rm 203, Staff

An introduction to some major issues in metaphysics and epistemology, such as free will, the existence of God, the rationality of religious belief, the mind/body problem, personal identity, skepticism about external world, and the problem of induction.

Foundations of Art (FA)

ART 100-001 Introduction to Art

Class #72018, MoWe, 3:00-4:15pm, Educational Bldg, Rm 318, Muffet Jones

An introduction to the basic language of Visual Art.

FILM 220 Cinema History and Aesthetics - H-Option

Designed to provide knowledge of the development of motion pictures with attention given to the elements and qualities peculiar to cinema which give it validity as a unique and multi-cultural art form.

Honors students can enroll in any THEA 101 or FILM 220 section and receive Honors flex credits. You do not need to contact your professor or submit an Academic H-Option application. The Honors College will email you during the first week of the semester with details regarding the H-Option and how to opt in. The deadline to opt in is Friday, August 30th. If you add the course late and do not receive the email, then contact honorscollege@boisestate.edu directly for
details.

THEA 101 Introduction to Theatre - H-Option

Designed to create discerning and appreciative audience members through experiencing live theatre, practicing performance criticism, and studying theatre production processes, theatre history, and dramatic literature.

Honors students can enroll in any THEA 101 or FILM 220 section and receive Honors flex credits. You do not need to contact your professor or submit an Academic H-Option application. The Honors College will email you during the first week of the semester with details regarding the H-Option and how to opt in. The deadline to opt in is Friday, August 30th. If you add the course late and do not receive the email, then contact honorscollege@boisestate.edu directly for
details.

Foundations of Social Sciences (FS)

LING 105-001 Language Myths (H-Option Required)

Class #72239, TuTh, 10:30-11:45am, Liberal Arts Bldg, Rm 206, Gail Shuck

A critical examination of commonly held myths about language. Topics may include dialects of English, the relationship between language and social identity, grammatical correctness, and language use in bilingual households. This course welcomes students from U.S. and international backgrounds.
Note: This H-Option is instructor led and requires an Academic H-Option application.
https://www.boisestate.edu/honors/academics/h-option/academic/

PSYC 101-009 Introduction to Psychology

Class #76061, Mo, 9:00-11:45am, Interactive Learning Ctr, Rm 203, Kimberly Henderson

Investigation of mental processes and behavior through the lens of the scientific method. This survey course draws from topics within the American Psychological Association’s five pillars of psychology: Pillar 1 Biological (Neuroscience,
Sensation, Consciousness, Motivation); Pillar 2 Cognitive (Cognition, Memory, Perception); Pillar 3 Development (Learning, Life Span Development, Language); Pillar 4 Social and Personality (Social, Personality, Intelligence, Emotion,
Multicultural, Gender); and Pillar 5 Mental and Physical Health (Abnormal, Health, Therapies).

Foundations of Oral Communication (FC)

COMM 101-052 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Class #74059, TuTh, 9:00-10:15am, Liberal Arts Bldg, Rm 157, Melissa Klassen

A theoretical and contextual overview of the communication discipline, including concepts and models of communication; verbal and nonverbal messages; communication ethics; perception; and listening in public, interpersonal, group/team, and mass communication contexts. Incorporates research, preparation, critique, adaptation, and delivery of informative and persuasive messages in public presentations.

COMM 101-053 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Class #74060, TuTh, 10:30-11:45am, RAPT 118, Melissa Klassen

A theoretical and contextual overview of the communication discipline, including concepts and models of communication; verbal and nonverbal messages; communication ethics; perception; and listening in public, interpersonal, group/team, and mass communication contexts. Incorporates research, preparation, critique, adaptation, and delivery of informative and persuasive messages in public presentations.

Foundations of Mathematics (FM)

MATH 170-007 Calculus I (4 credits)

Class #70977, TuTh, 10:00-11:45am, Honors College, Rm 166/167, Uwe Kaiser

Informal limits and continuity. Derivatives and antiderivatives, including trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The relationship between a function, its derivative, and its antiderivative. Integration and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Applications of calculus to physical models, geometry, approximation, and optimization.
*PREREQUISITE: MATH 143 or MATH 149, or satisfactory placement score. PRE/COREQ: MATH 114 or satisfactory
placement score.

Foundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences (FN)

BIOL 191-003 Biology I: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (4cr w/Lab)

Class #121432, MoWe 3:00-4:15pm, Mathematics Building, Rm 124, Rosey Whiting

Designed for biology and health science majors. The basic characteristics of living systems including the chemical and physical structure of cells, genetics, and development. Recommended: Solid preparation in high school biology and chemistry.

PREREQUISITE: MATH 108, MATH 133, MATH 143, MATH 144, MATH 160, MATH 170, or MATH 175, or satisfactory placement score.

COREQUISITE: Students must also enroll in BIOL 191-A Laboratory to receive Honors credit for the course.

NOTE: To request a permission number for this course, please visit the following link: https://www.boisestate.edu/biology/department-forms/permission-number-request-form/

BIOL 191-A Biology I Laboratory

Class #76326, Tu 9:00-11:50am, Mathematics Building, Rm 204, Rosey Whiting

Lab to accompany BIOL 191.

COREQUISITE: Students must enroll in BIOL 191-003 LEC to receive Honors credit for this course.

NOTE: To request a permission number for this course, please visit the following link:
https://www.boisestate.edu/biology/department-forms/permission-number-request-form/

BIOL 227-002 LEC Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4cr w/ Lab)

Class #75917, MoWe 1:30-2:45pm, Riverfront Hall, Rm 206, Marilyn Koob

The first in a two-semester sequence for students whose career objectives require a thorough study of human anatomy and physiology. This course covers basic chemistry, cell biology, and histology, as well as the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, and endocrine systems. This course emphasizes the ability to apply knowledge and methods of scientific inquiry to think critically about and solve problems about the structure and function of the human body.
Prior or concurrent enrollment in HLTH 101 and CHEM 101 is recommended.

COREQUISITE: Students must also enroll in BIOL 227-A Biology I Laboratory to receive Honors credit for the course.

NOTE: To request a permission number for this course, please visit the following link: https://www.boisestate.edu/biology/department-forms/permission-number-request-form/

BIOL 227-A Biology Laboratory

Class #75919, Tu 11:30am-2:20pm, Riverfront Hall, Rm 216, Marilyn Koob

Lab to accompany BIOL 227.

COREQUISITE: Students must enroll in BIOL 227-002 LEC to receive Honors credit for this course.

NOTE: To request a permission number for this course, please visit the following link:
https://www.boisestate.edu/biology/department-forms/permission-number-request-form/

CHEM 111-003 General Chemistry I (4cr w/ Lab)

Class #75911, TuTh 12:00-1:15pm, Education Bldg, Rm 110, Chris Saunders

The first semester of a one-year sequence course. A thorough study of the fundamentals of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, chemical reactions in solutions, gases, thermochemistry, basic quantum theory, chemical periodcity, and elementary chemical bonding. CHEM 111 assumes that students without one year of high school chemistry have completed a semester preparative course (see CHEM 100).

PREREQUISITE: MATH 143 or successful completion of the CHEM 111 Math exam.

COREQUISITE: Students must also enroll in Honors sections of CHEM 111L (003, 007, or 011) to receive Honors credit for this course.

NOTE: Non-Honors students may enroll with Honors College permission. Students who do not attend the first session of their enrolled lab will immediately be dropped from both lab and lecture.

CHEM 111L-003 General Chemistry I Laboratory

Class #76564, Tu 1:30-4:15pm, Science Bldg, Rm 361, Katri Swanson

Lab to accompany CHEM 111-003.

NOTE: Students who do not attend the first session of their enrolled lab will immediately be dropped from both the lab and lecture.

CHEM 111L-007 General Chemistry I Laboratory

Class #76667, We 1:30-4:15pm, Science Bldg, Rm 361, Katri Swanson

Lab to accompany CHEM 111-003.

NOTE: Students who do not attend the first session of their enrolled lab will immediately be dropped from both the lab and lecture.

CHEM 111L-011 General Chemistry I Laboratory

Class #76548, Th 1:30-4:15pm, Science Bldg, Rm 361, Katri Swanson

Lab to accompany CHEM 111-003.

NOTE: Students who do not attend the first session of their enrolled lab will immediately be dropped from both the lab and lecture.

Honors 198 courses

HONORS 198-001 Honors Seminar (1 credit)

Class #76024, Tu 9:00-9:50am, Language Arts Building, RM 106, Chris Hyer

This seminar is designed as an introduction to the Honors College. First semester Honors students are required to take this seminar. This interactive course is designed to connect first semester Honors students to the Honors College, their Honors peers, and other campus entities that can provide support throughout their time at Boise State University. This class will also help students explore opportunities available to them and how maximizing their college experience can impact and shape their education and life after college.

The Welcome Program component for this course is required and will take place from August 16 to August 17, 2023. The $175.00 class fee is associated with the Welcome Program.

You must choose HONORS 198-D001 through D010 for your discussion section.

HONORS 198-002 Honors Seminar (1 credit)

Class #77671, Tu 3:00-3:50 pm, Language Arts Building, RM 106, Chris Hyer

This seminar is designed as an introduction to the Honors College. First semester Honors students are required to take this seminar. This interactive course is designed to connect first semester Honors students to the Honors College, their Honors peers, and other campus entities that can provide support throughout their time at Boise State University. This class will also help students explore opportunities available to them and how maximizing their college experience can impact and shape their education and life after college.

The Welcome Program component for this course is required and will take place from August 16 to August 17, 2023. The $175.00 class fee is associated with the Welcome Program.

You must choose HONORS 198-D001 through D010 for your discussion section.

HONORS 198-003 Honors Seminar (1 credit)

Class #77069, We 9:00-10:15am, Language Arts Building, RM 203, Chris Hyer

This section is for all in-coming transfer, continuing Boise State students, or non-traditional Honors students. This course assists students in preparing for success in the Honors College at Boise State University. An interactive approach is utilized to encourage students to develop positive relationships in the classroom with other Honors students as well as to help acclimate students to expectations the Honors College, Boise State University, and beyond will have of them. This class is required for all incoming core-certified or non-traditional Honors students. Students need the permission of the instructor to enroll in this section.

Students enrolling in this section will be required to attend a condensed Honors Welcome Program on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10am-2pm. More information about the event will be forthcoming from the Honors College.

NOTE: There is a $25.00 course fee associated with this course.

HONORS 198-004 Honors Seminar (1 credit)

Class #77343, Tu 9:00-9:50am, Language Arts Building, RM 106, Chris Hyer

This section is designed for students who have received permission of instructor to miss the August Welcome Program due to extenuating circumstances (such as Band camp, International student orientation). During the semester you will join 198, section 001 for course instruction. Instructor permission for 198, section 004 is required. Students need the permission of the instructor to enroll in this section.

Students enrolling in this section will be required to attend a condensed Honors Welcome Program on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10am-2pm. More information about the event will be forthcoming from the Honors College.

NOTE: There is a $25.00 course fee is associated with this course.

HONORS 198-005 Honors Seminar (1 credit)

Class #78307 Tu 3:00-3:50 pm Language Arts Building 106 Chris Hyer

This section is designed for students who have received permission of instructor to miss the August Welcome Program due to extenuating circumstances (such as Band camp, International student orientation). During the semester you will join 198, section 002 for course instruction. Instructor permission for 198, section 005 is required. Students need the permission of the instructor to enroll in this section.

Students enrolling in this section will be required to attend a condensed Honors Welcome Program on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10am-2pm. More information about the event will be forthcoming from the Honors College.

NOTE: There is a $25.00 course fee is associated with this course.

HONORS 198-006 Honors Seminar (1 credit)

Class #78533, Tu 9:00-10:15am, Honors College, Rm 166, Chris Hyer

This section is for all in-coming transfer, continuing Boise State students, or non-traditional Honors students. This course assists students in preparing for success in the Honors College at Boise State University. An interactive approach is utilized to encourage students to develop positive relationships in the classroom with other Honors students as well as to help acclimate students to expectations the Honors College, Boise State University, and beyond will have of them. This class is required for all incoming core-certified or non-traditional Honors students. Students need the permission of the instructor to enroll in this section.

Students enrolling in this section will be required to attend a condensed Honors Welcome Program on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10am-2pm. More information about the event will be forthcoming from the Honors College.

NOTE: There is a $25.00 course fee associated with this course.

HONORS 198- Honors Seminar Discussion Sections

Group discussion of issues built around a specific theme/s. For HONORS 198 sections 001, 002, 004, and 005.

HONORS 198-D001 Honors Seminar
Class #78359, Tu 10:30-11:30am, Keiser, Rm 102, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 001 and 004.

HONORS 198-D002 Honors Seminar
Class #78360, Tu 12:00-1:00pm, Honors College, Rm 166, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 001 and 004.

HONORS 198- D003 Honors Seminar
Class #78361, Tu 1:30-2:30pm, Honors College, Rm 166, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 001 and 004.

HONORS 198- D004 Honors Seminar
Class #81305, Tu 3:00-4:00pm, Honors College, Rm 165, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 001 and 004.

HONORS 198- D005 Honors Seminar
Class #78362, We 9:00-10:00am, Honors College, Room 165, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 001 and 004.

HONORS 198- D006 Honors Seminar
Class #78363, We 12:00-1:00pm, Honors College, Rm 165, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 001 and 004.

HONORS 198- D007 Honors Seminar
Class #78364, We 1:30-2:30pm, Honors College, Rm 166, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 001 and 004.

HONORS 198- D008 Honors Seminar
Class #78365, We 3:00-4:00pm, Honors College, Rm 166, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 001 and 004.

HONORS 198- D009 Honors Seminar
Class #78366, Th 9:00-10:00am, Honors College, Rm 167, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 001 and 004.

HONORS 198- D010 Honors Seminar
Class #78367, Th 12:00-1:00pm, Honors College, Rm 166, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 001 and 004.

HONORS 198- D011 Honors Seminar
Class #78368, Tu 6:00-7:00pm, Honors College, Rm 165, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 002 and 005.

HONORS 198- D012 Honors Seminar
Class #78369, We 10:30-11:30am, Honors College, Rm 166, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 002 and 005.

HONORS 198- D013 Honors Seminar
Class #78370, We 1:30-2:30pm, Boulder Hall, Rm 212, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 002 and 005.

HONORS 198- D014 Honors Seminar
Class #81306, We 4:30-5:30pm, Honors College, Rm 167, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 002 and 005.

HONORS 198- D015 Honors Seminar
Class #78371, Th 10:30-11:30am, Riverfront Hall, RM 204, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 002 and 005.

HONORS 198- D016 Honors Seminar
Class #78372, Th 1:30-2:30pm, Honors College, Rm 166, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 002 and 005.

HONORS 198- D017 Honors Seminar
Class #78373, Th 3:00-4:00pm, Honors College, Rm 165, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 002 and 005.

HONORS 198- D018 Honors Seminar
Class #78374, Th 4:30-5:30pm, Honors College, Rm 165, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 002 and 005.

HONORS 198- D019 Honors Seminar
Class #78376, Fr 9:00-10:00am, Honors College, Rm 165, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 002 and 005.

HONORS 198- D020 Honors Seminar
Class #78393, Fr 10:30-11:30am, Honors College, Rm 165, Peer Mentors
NOTE: This is a discussion section for the combined plenary sections of 002 and 005.

Honors Colloquia

HONORS 392-002 Hemingway: Life and Art (3 credits)

Class #80774, TuTh 1:30-2:45pm, Honors College, Rm 167, Mac Test

In this class we will explore the works of Ernest Hemingway as it relates to his personal life, and the world in the first half of the 20th century. We will consider his novels, short stories, and non-fiction pieces, such as The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), The Old Man in the Sea (1951), and A Moveable Feast (1964). We will examine the myth-making elements of his large personality and celebrity, and compare the legend with more intimate views of Hemingway, particularly in his later years when he lived in Ketchum, Idaho.

HONORS 392-003 Peace and Well-being: Age of Anxiety (3 credits)

Class #81900, TuTh 10:30-11:45am, Honors College, Rm 166, David Jones

How can we live a full and abundant life in a world of adversity? What are we to do when we encounter unchangeable circumstances? Are we living in a world of peace, hope, and joy or is this another Age of Anxiety? In this course, we will examine our relationships with changing phenomena and we will actively learn and engage in practices that can help us redefine those relationships, ground us in that which is unchanging, and move us toward inspired, hopeful, joyful action in our lives, regardless of our circumstances.

HONORS 392-004 Media, Culture and Politics (3 credits)

Class #80775, MoWe 1:30-2:45pm, Honors College, Rm 167, Rick Moore

Whether we want to admit it or not, much of what we think about controversial issues is greatly shaped by what we have read in newspapers, heard in popular music, or seen in motion pictures. In this class we will consider the various media forces that make contemporary politics different from that of the past, and consider the extent to which our digitized democracy is healthy and truly represents the will of the people.

HONORS 392-005 Medical Improv: Improved Communication (3 credits)

Class #80776, We 6:00-8:45pm, Education Bldg, Rm 318, Nicole Moses

Healthcare providers of all kinds work in environments that are constantly changing and unpredictable, they are expected to have the communication skills to operate effectively and consistently. Medical improv is the adaptation of improvisational theater principles and exercises chosen specifically to strengthen the skills of future healthcare providers in the areas of communication, team work and professionalism. Through participation in a multitude of improv games, learners will develop the ability to think quickly, improve different aspects of communication, gain insight into non-verbal communication, and understand how certain speech patterns promote collaboration and teamwork. The communication skills learned in this class have wide reaching applications to areas outside of medicine and can be adapted to other disciplines.

HONORS 392-006 Love/Money/Marriage in Literature (3 credits)

Class #80777, MoWe 12:00-1:15pm, Honors College, Rm 167, Ann Marie Campbell

Is love as the Beatles famously sang, all you need? Do love and marriage go together like horse and carriage, as Frank Sinatra crooned? Does love mean never having to say you’re sorry as Aly MacGraw’s character famously claims in the 1970 movie Love Story? Or, as Jane Austen writes, is a “large income the best recipe for happiness”? The question of whether to marry for love, money, status or power has preoccupied artists across time, space and genres. This course will examine this question in classic novels such as Madame Bovary, Pride and Prejudice, and The House of Mirth, as well as in more modern depictions such as Sex in the City, Love Story, and Bridget Jones’s Diary.

HONORS 392-007 1920 Berlin: Gender in Literature and Art (3 credits)

Class #80778, TuTh 9:00-10:15am, Education Bldg, Rm 417, Beret Norman

This cultural studies course focuses on 1920s Berlin — the “Weimar Republic”. Through an interdisciplinary approach we will investigate gender, class and fluidities of identity. Texts include historical research, biographies. Literary and journalistic texts, visual art, and music.

HONORS 392-008 Invention of Childhood in America (3 credits)

Class #80779, MoWe 9:00-10:15am, Honors College, Rm 167, Brandi Venable

Did childhood (as we understand it today) always exist? Is childhood disappearing? How can we locate children’s voices in the historical record? Where do parental rights end and children’s rights begin? By exploring the continuity and change in the conceptions of childhood from the Puritans to the present day, we will address these and other important questions about childhood in America. In doing so, we will examine the ways in which childhood is socially constructed and how the lived experiences of actual children are informed by other social identity factors such as class, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexuality.

HONORS 392-009 Language and Mind (3 credits)

Class #80781, Tu 4:30-7:15pm, Honors College, Rm 167, Michal Temkin Martinez

Language is a unique human tool that is unlike any other organism’s communicative function. The human brain, in its capacity to produce an process language is largely responsible for this. In this course, we look at the physiological, physical, and mental properties of speech sounds.

HONORS 392-010 Conspiracy: Classical Antiquity (3 credits)

Class #80786, MoWe 10:30-11:45am, Honors College, Rm 167, Erik Hadley

Experience ancient Greek and Roman culture through immersive historical gaming. Students will debate the Athenian crisis of the Peloponnesian War, simulate battles of ancient Roman armies, experience the Cataline Conspiracy as Roman senators, and preside over the Roman Senate after the assassination of Julius Caesar.

HONORS 392-011 Leadership: Reflection/Mindset (3 credits)

Class #80884, Th 4:30-7:15pm, Honors College, Rm 167, Amy Mayton

The goal of this course is to look at leadership by thinking “outside of the box” as define by the Arbinger Institute: Making more of an effort to see and understand others—their objectives, their needs, their challenges, and their circumstances. Students will learn how self-deception, imposter phenomenon, leadership traits, and inward/outward mindset shapes leaders. Through self-reflection and shifting one’s mindset we are able to step outside the box and learn to become a leader that encourages, builds and creates other leaders.

Other Honors Courses

HONORS 190-001 Leadership (1 credit)

Class #81091, Madison Cunningham

This course will introduce students to leadership theory. Students will then develop their own leadership skills through activities, discussions, and reflections. This course will take place as a weekend retreat in McCall, ID on Friday October 13, 2023 to Sunday October 15, 2023. The course fee of $75.00 will cover all meals, lodging and transportation for the weekend.

NOTE: Students need the permission of the instructor to enroll in this class.

HONORS 290-001 Leadership in Honors (1 credit)

Class #81090, Chris Hyer, Madison Cunningham

Course is restricted to Honors House officers. Students need the permission of the instructor to enroll in this class.

NOTE: This is a remote course. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed internet access is required. Instructor may hold synchronous sessions (using Zoom, Hangouts, etc.) at scheduled times and provide course content and communicate with students Canvas, email, or other technologies. MORE INFO at www.boisestate.edu.oit/learning-remotely/

HONORS 390-001 Crafting Professional Narratives (1 credit)

Class # 77962, Must be available: 08/21/23-10/06/23, Hybrid, 1st 7-week session, Emily Jones

This one-credit hybrid course refines students’ writing and speaking skills while challenging them to carefully consider their pathway through college and their steps after graduation. The course will cover diverse forms of written and oral communication, including essays, personal statements, and presentations. What each topic has in common is the need to persuade its intended audience in a polished yet accessible manner.

NOTE: This course is exclusively for students with upper-division standing who are 1-3 semesters from graduation

REQUIREMENTS: Though this is a hybrid course, most of your grade will be determined by the in-person sessions which take place over one weekend. Attendance is mandatory on Friday, September 15 from 1:00-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Also, this one-credit hybrid course includes online work prior to and after the in-person weekend. There is a $50 course fee associated with this section. A hybrid course replaces at least 50% of classroom instruction with such online activities as discussions, presentations, tutorials, etc. Students can expect to spend as much time participating as they would in a traditional course. Students must be able to access the Internet frequently and conveniently and must be competent at using e-mail, managing files, and navigating Web sites.

HONORS 390-4001 Crafting Professional Narratives (1 credit)

Class # 78323, 10/16/2023-12/08/2023 Online, 2nd 7-week session, Emily Jones

This one-credit, 7-week online course refines students’ writing and speaking skills while challenging them to carefully consider their pathway through college and their steps after graduation. The course will cover diverse forms of written and oral communication, including essays, personal statements, and presentations. What each topic has in common is the need to persuade its intended audience in a polished yet accessible manner.

NOTE: This course is exclusively for students with upper-division standing who are 1-3 semesters from graduation. Students need the permission of the instructor to enroll in this class.

ONLINE REQUIREMENTS: Excellent time management and computer/Internet literacy skills. Regular access to a computer with reliable/high-speed Internet access. For courses lasting 7 weeks, expect to spend a minimum of 5.5 hours per credit weekly on classwork and interaction with students and instructor. Read introduction email sent from instructor to your BroncoMail account by the first day of class. MORE INFO at http://boisestate.edu/online/admitted.

HONORS 490-001 Applied Leadership (1-2 credits)

Class #81089, Mo 7:00-8:45am, Education Bldg, RM 109, Chris Hyer

Trains peer mentors in applied leadership and mentoring.

PREREQUISITE: Successful application to the Honors Peer Mentor Program. Students need the permission of the instructor to enroll in this class.

Honors Capstone Courses

HONORS 498-001 Honors Senior Seminar (1 credit)

Class #76733, We 4:30-7:15pm, Honors College, Rm 165, Annal Frenz

This course provides a capstone experience for Honors seniors by asking them to reflect on their education at Boise State and by assisting their transition into the world beyond the University and the Honors College. The course is designed for seniors who plan to graduate either this semester or next.

NOTE: This course is a (1st ) 7-week course and runs from 8/21/23-10/06/23.

HONORS 498-002 Honors Senior Seminar (1 credit)

Class #77731, TuTh 10:30-11:45pm, 1st 7-week, Honors 165, Andrew Finstuen

This course provides a capstone experience for Honors seniors by asking them to reflect on their education at Boise State and by assisting their transition into the world beyond the University and the Honors College. The course is designed for seniors who plan to graduate either this semester or next.

NOTE: This course is a (1st ) 7-week course and runs from 8/21/23-10/06/23.

HONORS 498-003 Honors Senior Seminar (1 credit)

Class #77802, TuTh 12:00-1:15pm, Honors College, Rm 165, David Jones

This course provides a capstone experience for Honors seniors by asking them to reflect on their education at Boise State and by assisting their transition into the world beyond the University and the Honors College. The course is designed for seniors who plan to graduate either this semester or next.

NOTE: This course is a (1st ) 7-week course and runs from 8/21/23-10/06/23.

HONORS 498-004 Honors Senior Seminar (1 credit)

Class #81738, TuTh 12:00-1:15pm, Honors College, Rm 165, David Jones

This course provides a capstone experience for Honors seniors by asking them to reflect on their education at Boise State and by assisting their transition into the world beyond the University and the Honors College. The course is designed for seniors who plan to graduate either this semester or next.

NOTE: This course is a (2nd ) 7-week course and runs from 10/16/23-12/08/23.

HONORS 498-4001 Honors Senior Seminar (1 credit)

Class #80783, Online, STAFF

This version of the course will be conducted fully online using the Canvas course management system. The course takes place over seven weeks. You will be expected to complete two modules per week. You can plan on spending about 3 hours working on each module. Course is designed for seniors who plan to graduate either this semester or next.

NOTE: This is an online course for the first seven weeks of the semester: 8/21/23-10/06/23. Instructor permission is required to enroll in this course – contact Annal Frenz.