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Honors Program Contact

Linda L. Kobylarz
Director, of the Honors Program

Honors Courses: Spring 2018

These classes represent many disciplines, and as a qualified Honors student, you can pick and choose which courses will best meet your needs and help you to reach your goals. Your advisor can work with you one-on-one to find what works best for you. 

ACC211.H1 Managerial Accounting

Professor Sharon Huxley, M.B.A.
Professor of Accounting

This course provides a practical understanding of the use of accounting data driven processes by management in planning and controlling operations in all functions of the enterprise and in choosing among alternative courses of action. Prerequisite: ACC111.

ACC341.H1 Intermediate Accounting III

Professor Noelle Taddei, M.S., CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting

This course studies the accounting treatment of and measurement for leases, pension and post-employment benefits, income taxes, cash flows, share based compensation, earnings per share, accounting changes and error correction. Prerequisite: ACC340.

BIO144.H1 General Biology II

Dylan Clyne, Ph.D.
Program Chair, Biology
General Biology II is designed for both the major and non-major college student and provides a continuation of the foundation established in BIO143. Discussions will focus on DNA, gene structure, function and expression, biotechnology, developmental biology, evolution, population genetics and dynamics, species interactions, biological communities, and vertebrate anatomy and physiology. Inquiry based study in the concurrent laboratory component will provide hands-on application of appropriate lecture material. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO143, or permission of the Academic Department.

BUS311.H1 Managerial Communication

Melissa Santos
Program Chair, Management
This course provides instruction in organization and construction of the written, technological, and oral communication used in modern business. Effective communication at all levels is necessary for leaders in organizations. Well-developed communication skills will provide students with a framework for excellence across all business activities. Students will develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in multiple modes both inside and outside of their organizations. Prerequisite: ENG110.

CTC301.H1 Professional Success Seminar

Linda Kobylarz, M.Ed.
Director, Honors Program

This career development course explores the fundamental competencies necessary for executing a successful job search in the 21st Century.  Students will examine employer expectations, personal branding, employment searches, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, job offer evaluation, professional communication strategies, and management of current and future career development.

ENG130.H1 Literature and Composition

Lorraine Drazba
Associate Faculty

Students develop skills in critical stance, persuasion, and appreciation of literary genres such as nonfiction, drama, poetry, film, and short stories. Additionally, students apply literary response methodologies to interpret, connect, and respond to analytical queries through persuasive and responsive writing. Prerequisite: ENG110.

ENG130.H1 Literature and Composition

Lucia Dressel, M.A.
Assistant Program Chair, English

Students develop skills in critical stance, persuasion, and appreciation of literary genres such as nonfiction, drama, poetry, film, and short stories. Additionally, students apply literary response methodologies to interpret, connect, and respond to analytical queries through persuasive and responsive writing. Prerequisite: ENG110.

EQU401.H1 Equine Medical Management

Professor Abigail Nemec, M.Ed.
Director, Equine Studies
This course provides an in-depth look at various aspects of preventative medicine, diagnosis, and treatment of medical concerns in equines. The course examines the roles of owner, stable manager, veterinarian, and complementary practitioners with the objective of understanding how best to facilitate cooperative and collaborative relationships among the members of the care management team. In addition, students learn how to assess the seriousness of any equine medical problem and take appropriate action. Prerequisite: EQU251, or permission of the Academic Department.

EQU403.H1 Equine Senior Seminar

Professor Abigail Nemec, M.Ed.
Director, Equine Studies
This course is the culminating course for the Equine major. It provides the opportunity for the student to plan, research, and complete an individual capstone project under the close supervision of a faculty member. Students will present the design and results of their work both in writing and orally within the class, with the opportunity to present for a public audience as well. This course requires students to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the degree program, developing a project that has the potential to create lasting change within the equine industry. Collaboration with others is a key component of this project development. Prerequisites: Senior Standing, and Writing in the Discipline course.

MAT171.H1 Calculus I

Elizabeth Kranz, M.S.
Associate Program Chair, Applied Mathematics & Data Science

This course begins the study of differential and integral calculus of one variable. Topics include limits, derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, applications of derivatives, integration and applications of integration. Graphic calculator is required.
Prerequisite: MAT130 or permission of Academic Department.

MAT220.H1 Statistics I

Vivian Simmons, M.Ed.
Assistant Program Chair, Applied Mathematics & Data Science
This course offers students an opportunity to experience statistics as it would occur in various settings. This course is integrated with a state of the art online program designed to assist students in achieving their goals of high level performance in and out of the classroom. Topics are presented through real life case studies and include an overview of the fundamentals of statistics, collective and descriptive statistic techniques, data collection and sampling, the normal distribution and probability, hypothesis testing, population inferences, simple linear regression, and correlation. An understanding of basic algebra is required. Scientific or graphing calculator and access to a spreadsheet program is recommended.

MKT200.H1 Principles of Marketing

Ms. Bonnie Zownir, M.B.A.
Program Chair, Undergraduate Marketing

This course examines the basic marketing principles practiced by modern organizations including product development, distribution, promotion and pricing. Students explore topics including consumer engagement, strategic planning, and best practices along with the importance of measurements, analysis and utilizing acquired data. This is the foundation course for upper-level marketing courses.

PSY102.H1 Fundamentals of Psychology II

Lisa Chervenak, M.A.
Associate Program Chair, Psychology

This course is intended for students who want to continue the exploration of psychology introduced in Fundamentals of Psychology I (PSY101). It surveys such areas as psychological research, discipline-specific ethics, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and language, health psychology, and sociocultural diversity.