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Spring 2019 Seminars

 HON 301 H3: Understanding Poverty in the US (a service learning course) Friday, 9:40, FFH 118. Team taught with Dr. Wafa Orman (Department of Economics and Computational Analysis) as course leader. 

This service learning course covers legal, sociological, and economic perspectives on poverty in the United States. The course is team taught by some of our best faculty from several colleges. Students also work with SaveFirst of Alabama or the Harris Home to earn service hours as part of a course requirement.

1 credit hour. Fridays 9:40, FFH 118. Dr. Orman, coordinating instructor.

 

HON 301 H4: Boom! Kapow! Bravo! Comic Books and Theater Tuesdays 2:40 PM, FFH 118. Amy Guerin, Department of Theater

Take a deep dive into how playwrights transform comic books into theatre that engages and surprises audiences. As a two-dimensional medium of text and art, comic books provide entry into worlds outside the bounds of our reality but still intimately connect the reader to our own time, place and societal issues. 1 credit hour. Tuesdays 2:40 PM, FFH 118. Amy Guerin, Department of Theater

 

HON 301 H5: Climate Change and Society Wednesdays 2:40, FFH 118. Dr. Kyle Knight, Department of Sociology

Explore climate change from the perspective of the social sciences. Examine the human dimensions of climate change and its social, cultural, and institutional dynamics. Engage in hands-on research activities to learn how social forces impact efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. 1 credit hour. Wednesdays 2:40, FFH 118. Dr. Kyle Knight, Department of Sociology

 

HON 301 H6: Current Middle Eastern Philosophers Fridays 2:40, FFH 118. Dr. John Harfouch, Department of Philosophy. 80 minute class – meets 10 times.

This class brings cutting-edge contemporary Arab thought to Huntsville. We will study the ideas of current philosophers from the Middle East and North Africa on such topics as Islamophobia, Arab Identity, feminisms, orientalism, and U.S. imperialism from a non-Western perspective. In March, these authors will come to Huntsville for a conference during which students can discuss their ideas at a private reception dedicated to the class. 1 credit hour. Fridays 2:40, FFH 118. Dr. John Harfouch, Department of Philosophy. 80-minute class – meets 10 times during the term.

 

HON 399 H1: Mythology. Explores mythologies of the world as a form of literature. Can be used to fulfill a literature requirement; Honors will take care of submitting the necessary course adjustment forms. Dr. Bollinger, Department of English. 3 credit hours, MW 4:20, FFH 118.

 

HON 399 H2: Introduction to Space Science. Once in a lifetime opportunity to learn the basics of space science with the team led by National Academy of Science member Dr. Gary Zank. Topics include:

  • Physics of space: plasma as 4th state of matter
  • The sun and its nuclear processes
  • Origins and properties of solar wind
  • Planetary magnetospheres
  • Cosmic rays, their origin and properties
  • Gamma rays and gamma ray bursts

Dr. Jacob Heerikhuisen, coordinating instructor.

3 credit hours, MW 11:20-12:40 location TBD. Prerequisite: CAL C and Physics 112/115. This course WILL count as a tech elective for MAE and EE majors.

 

Honors Course Supplements for Spring 2019

Taking these supplements along with the main course offered for 4 hours of Honors Credit

  • HON 301 H1: ISE 321 Supplement with Dr. Paul Collopy. Take Hon 301 H1 with ISE 321 for 4 hours Honors Credit. Monday 9:40.
  • MAE 395 H1 – Thermodynamics Colloquium. Students must be concurrently enrolled in or have completed Thermo 1 (MAE 341)