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Honors General Education

** Enrollment restricted to Honors students with freshman and sophomore standing during the initial enrollment period. Classes will open to juniors and seniors during open enrollment.

Cluster 1: Skills for the 21st Century

Finish by end of freshman year.

Critical Thinking (C1CT)

HIST 150H – Critical Issues in Recent Global History (3 credits)

Class #: 13084  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Steven Reich  |  TuTh 12:30-1:45   |   Wilson 2041
Class #: 13085  |  Section: 0002  |  Instructor: Steven Reich  |  TuTh 3:30-4:45  |  Wilson 2041

TOPIC: Historical perspectives on the contemporary crisis in global democracy.

Class #: 15322  |  Section: 0003  |  Instructor: Kristen McCleary  |  MoWeFr 10:10-11:00  |  Wilson 4033
Class #: 15323  |  Section: 0004  |  Instructor: Kristen McCleary  |  MoWeFr 11:15-12:05  |  Wilson 4033

TOPIC: Emotional Histories: Using First Person Narrative Genres (Graphic Novels, Letters, Oral Histories, Testimonial Literature) to Understand Social Change in the Contemporary World.

Cluster 2: Arts & Humanities

Human Questions and Contexts (C2HQC)

REL 101H – Religions of the World (3 credits)

Class #: 15147  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Emily Gravett  |  MoWeFr 11:15-12:05  |  Moody 0107
Class #: 15561  |  Section: 0002  |  Instructor: Eric Trinka  |  TuTh 11:00-12:15  |  Maury 0101

An investigation of the world’s major religions which will give attention to their origin, history, mythology and doctrines.

Visual and Performing Arts (C2VPA)

ARTH 205H – Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance (3 credits)

Class #: 15835  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Charles Maddox  |  MoWeFr 9:05-9:55  |  Duke 0141

An introduction to the art and architecture of the world from cave painting through European pre-Renaissance art. Includes ancient through medieval art in Europe and the Near East, as well as Asian and African arts. 

ARTH 206H – Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art (3 credits)

Class #: 14034  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Jessica Stewart  |  TuTh 11:00-12:15  |  Duke 1041

Introduction to art and architecture of the world from the Renaissance through Modern ages. Includes European Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, 19th and 20th centuries, as well as Asian and African arts.

MUS 200H – Music in General Culture (3 credits)

Class #: 13916  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Mary Jean Speare  |  TuTh 3:30-4:45 PM  |  Music Building 0318

Designed to increase the student’s perceptual ability in listening to music and to encourage an interest in both familiar and unfamiliar music. Primary study will be on music from the classic, Western heritage. Folk, jazz, popular and non-Western music may also be considered.

THEA 210H – Introduction to Theatre (3 credits)

Class #: 13184  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Zachary Dorsey  |  TuTh 8:00-9:15  |  Forbes Estes 2240

Study of the theatre as an art form. Emphasis on introducing students to a broad spectrum of theatrical activity and opinion. Consideration of the components that comprise a theatre event including acting, directing, design, costuming, lighting and playwriting. May not be used for major credit.

Literature (C2L)

ENG 221H – Literature/Culture/Ideas (3 credits)

Class #: 13150  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Sian White  |  MoWe 2:30-3:45; Th 5:00-7:30pm  |   Keezell G003

TOPIC: Knowing and Telling: How Narratives Produce Knowledge in Northern Ireland

How do we know what we know? What is the role of telling stories in producing knowledge? How do we resolve differing or competing narratives? In “Knowing and Telling,” we will explore these questions in narratives from and about Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom.

When the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty with Britain divided the island of Ireland, it created a border between what are today known as Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. During the period known as The Troubles (1960s-1990s), Northern Ireland experienced a sustained and violent sectarian conflict based in centuries-old animosities about religion, language, race and national identity. The region has experienced relative harmony since a 1998 peace accord, but as Britain negotiates to leave the European Union in the move known as “Brexit,” it threatens to reconstitute the Irish border and rekindle old tensions.

In this course, we will attend to stories about that conflict and the Irish border as told in novels, short stories, poems, plays, films, and historical narratives. In paying attention to their content and their form, we will examine how all of these versions construct what we "know" about that place and time.

Class #: 13151  |  Section: 0002  |  Instructor: Heidi Pennington  |  TuTh 11:00-12:15  |   Keezell G003

TOPIC: Knowing and Telling: How Narratives Produce Knowledge in Latin American and other Fantastic Fictions

How do you know that you know something? Is knowledge based on memory, factual data, recorded stories, analysis of cause-and-effect? And to what extent does any possible "knowledge" rely on narrative structures, like plot or character-types, to make sense? In "Knowing and Telling," we will repeatedly ask the question "how do we know?" with particular attention to how narrative – the representation of a series of events – determines what is, or can be, known. We will analyze how narratives create knowledge rather than just relating known truths. With a wide-ranging syllabus that includes works by Jorge Luis Borges, Silvina Ocampo, Remedios Varo, Julio Cortázar, Ursula LeGuin, Charlie Jane Anders, and others, we will interrogate how fictional texts—particularly those that play with conventions of knowing and telling—illuminate the fundamentally narrative structures of what we think we know.

Class #: 15717  |  Section: 0003  |  Instructor: Danielle Price  |  TuTh 2:00-3:15  |   Keezell G009

TOPIC: Islands and the Literary Imagination

ISLANDS. Magical, enchanted, treasure-filled. The ideal bounded space, perfect for literary fantasies of colonization and self-development . . . or cannibalism and scientific laboratories. This course considers the role of the island in the western imagination over the last four hundred years, from Shakespeare's The Tempest (1611) to Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens (2011). Students will hone their skills of literary analysis through close readings of the course texts, and will be asked to think critically and creatively about the course subject matter and the forms that it takes, including drama, the adventure novel, picture books, television, and film.

Cluster 3: The Natural World

Quantitative Reasoning (C3T1G1)

MATH 220H – Elementary Statistics (3 credits)

Class #: 13903  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Prabhashi Withana Gamage  |  MoWeFr 9:05-9:55  |  Burruss 0034

Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, sampling, estimation and testing of hypotheses, regression, correlation and an introduction to statistical analysis using computers. Prerequisite: MATH 105 with a grade of “C-” or better or sufficient score on the Mathematics Placement Exam.

Honors Seminars

Working on an Area of Emphasis? Look for classes with an area of emphasis "flag."

Unless otherwise indicated, Honors seminars with an area of emphasis flag are open to ALL Honors students. 

HON 300 – Gender Issues in Science (3 credits)

Class #: 14466  |  Section: 0001 |  Instructor: Alysia Davis (Honors)  |  TuTh 3:30-4:45  |  EnGeo 1207

Ever wonder WHAT we might know about the natural world if women or other under-represented groups were the scientists asking the questions? Or WHY Eastern and Western approaches to medicine are so different? Using readings, discussions, films, panels, and laboratory experiments, this course will explore intriguing questions like these, relevant to culture and gender, in the Women's Studies and ISAT course, Gender Issues in Science. This course is taught by Dr. Louise Temple (ISAT) and Dr. Alysia Davis (Sociologist) with guest lecturers Drs. David Pruitt (Emeritus and Math), Alison Sandman (History), Case Watkins (Geographic Sciences), and Rhonda Zingraff (Sociologist).

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Research. 

HON 300 – American Women at War (3 credits)

Class #: 14490  |  Section: 0002  |  Instructor: Amelia Underwood (Military Science)  |  We 4:40-7:10  |  SSC 4046

American Women at War examines the experiences and contributions of women in the U.S. during times of war to include the American Revolution, the U.S. Civil War, World War I and II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War(s). Also included in the scope of this course is an examination of how women in military service, both past and present, are an instrument for societal change in America, specifically in promoting the cause of women's rights. This is a very relevant topic as our society is currently grappling with how to integrate women into combat roles in our military. Students will lead the discussions, present profiles of military women, and analyze media and movies on a variety of topics pertaining to the role of American women in the military. During the second half of the semester, we take a field trip to the Army Women's Museum in Fort Lee, Virginia. Student teams examine the archival documents of a particular woman who served in World War I or II and create a research finding aide and an exhibit to be used by the museum. Students are actually discovering "new" history about these women's experiences in war and are making an impact in the historical interpretation of women's roles in the American military.

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Leadership; Service and Civic Engagement.

HON 300 – The Normalization of Deviance (3 credits)

Class #: 14497  |  Section: 0003  |  Instructor: Lee Ward (ISAT)  |  TuTh 3:30-4:45  |  Miller G031

We live in a world in which many complex technologies, machines and organizations seem incomprehensible and uncontrollable. Notable catastrophes – Space Shuttle Challenger, BP Deepwater Horizon, Three Mile Island, Hurricane Katrina, 2008 financial crash, and the devastating wildfire at Yarnell Hill Wildfire – were not only technological failures, but human and organization failures as well. The “normalization of deviance”, first described by sociologist Diane Vaughan, illustrates the tragic process of ignoring data that inform us about risk and system collapse. This non-technical course will explore the causes and costs of complex system failure. Using lenses from social sciences, psychology, engineering, and organizational behavior, we will explore how rational people become blinded to the presence of danger, the probability of catastrophe, and the consequences of their actions. Through lectures, case studies and multiple media platforms we will examine how organizations fail to recognize when their own culture prevents good decision making and how our inclination to look for singular technological explanations for complex failures continues to put us and our communities at risk.

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Creativity and Innovation; Leadership.

HON 300 – Leadership in Times of Change (3 credits)

Class #: 14504  |  Section: 0004 |  Instructor: Bradley Newcomer (Honors, Physics)  |  TuTh 12:30-1:45  |  Miller 2180

This seminar will study leadership topics in the context of uncertain times and leading change efforts.  Significant use of readings, reflective writings and regular meetings will be used to help students develop their leadership skills and understanding more fully.

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Leadership; Service and Civic Engagement.

HON 300 – Disability and the Human Experience: "Enabling" the Humanities (3 credits)

Class #: 14500  |  Section: 0005 |  Instructor: Danielle Price (English)  |  TuTh 9:30-10:45  |  Keezell 0310

How do we think about disability from the perspective of the humanities? How has our culture represented disabled people? How have disabled people represented themselves? This course examines disability and its connection to the human experience; in particular, the representation of disabled people in books, art, and movies. The course will provide an overview of the field and language of Disability Studies.

HON 300 – Capstone Kickoff: Honors Project Planning Workshop  (3 credits)

Class #: 14502  |  Section: 0006 |  Instructors: Carolyn Schubert, Elizabeth Chenevey, Lara Sapp (Libraries)  |  MoWe 1:00-2:15  |  Duke 1041

Starting an honors project? This class is for you! Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of getting started on your honors project? Are you unsure what to expect or where to begin? Do you wish you were a stronger writer or a more experienced researcher? Consider enrolling in HON 300 Capstone Kickoff: Honors Project Planning Workshop. This 3-credit honors seminar is open to students majoring in behavioral, health, and social sciences. It will provide structure, guidance on writing and research, and a supportive community to students enrolled in semester A of their honors projects. An added benefit: it fulfills an honors interdisciplinary seminar requirement!

For more information, watch this 2-minute video.

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Research.

HON 300 – Chesapeake Connections: The Global Impact of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Management (3 credits)

Class #: 14503  |  Section: 0007  |  Instructor: Eric Fitzgerald  |  Tu 5:00-8:00 PM  |  EnGeo 3102

Being the largest estuary in the United States with over 64,000 square miles of watershed, the Chesapeake Bay has received national and international attention for best management practice implementation. This class will investigate both urban and agriculture BMPS and the impacts they have on water quality. Using Chesapeake Bay preservation strategies as a model, global riverine and estuary environments will be studied through research to emphasize the need for sustainable programs to combat water quality issues around the world.

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Service and Civic Engagement; Global Studies.

HON 300 – More Human than Human: Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Androids, Cyborgs and AI (3 credits)

Class #: 15507  |  Section: 0009 |  Instructor: Michael Klein (Cohen Center, WRTC)  |  TuTh 11:00-12:15  |  Harrison 2111

In this course, we’ll explore what it means to be human by examining fictional and factual accounts of "artificial" beings. By tracing the evolution of these entities—robots, androids, cyborgs, thinking machines and artificial intelligence—in the popular and scientific imaginations, we’ll better understand what our 21st-century definition of the human both includes, as well excludes. Texts will include short stories, scientific articles and studies, novels and films.

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Creativity and Innovation.

HON 300 – Monsters in America (3 credits)

Class #: 15508  |  Section: 0010  |  Instructor: Meredith Malburne-Wade (Honors)  |  MoWe 9:45-11:00  |  Miller 2191

We will explore twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature and film that employs some form of "monster" within their storytelling. We will explore how these "monsters" either reveal or resist fears, concerns, biases, or prejudices surrounding race, age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, or other factors. Questions to grapple with: How do we define "monsters" and the "monstrous"? Why do monsters appear in certain contexts in modern and contemporary literature and film? How do monsters help us articulate, face, or resist our fears, concerns, prejudices, or biases?

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Creativity and Innovation.

HON 300 – Civil Rights (3 credits)

Class #: 15567  |  Section: 0011  |  Instructor: Michael Davis (Arts and Letters)  |  TuTh 8:00-9:15  |  Duke 1041

This course focuses on African Americans’ struggle for freedom during the 20th century in the United States, with a particular focus on the "long civil rights movement" era, from the 1930s through the 1970s; this course will attend to the ways in which gender, class, nationalism, geography and sexuality shaped race relations and activist campaigns. Students will explore the structure and manifestations of racial inequality in the United States; the broad historical forces that shaped opportunities and constraints for freedom struggles; the movement’s various philosophies, strategies, demands, and tactics; activism and ideologies of the movement’s allies and opponent. Special attention will be paid to individuals (especially women in the movement) and events and their lasting historical import. Students will explore these issues through reading in primary and secondary sources; viewing film clips; participating in interactive lectures and active course discussion. The course will utilize numerous digital communication pieces and a majority of the assignments will be focused on the creation of interactive exploration of the American Civil Rights Movement. 

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Creativity and Innovation; Service and Civic Engagement.

HON 300 – #NeverAgain #BlackLivesMatter #YouthStrike4Climate: Youth, Communication and Participatory Politics (3 credits)

Class #: 15568  |  Section: 0012  |  Instructor: Sharon Mazzarella (SCOM)  |  TuTh 2:00-3:15  |  SSC 4045

This seminar draws from a range of theories and methodologies to examine the role of U.S. young people in participatory politics.  Defined as when "political change is promoted through social and cultural mechanisms rather than through established political institutions," participatory politics often includes "the production and circulation of media" (Jenkins, 2016) such as memes, blogs, podcasts, social media, YouTube videos, hashtags, and the like. Modeled after the graduate school research team format, students in this class will work in teams to undertake specific in-depth case studies of youth-focused participatory politics initiatives, possibly including the various post-Parkland gun control movements/marches, climate change activism, #BlackLivesMatter, transgender rights such as public school bathroom access, and so on. Working with a designated faculty mentor (who may or may not be the instructor of record), each team will use an appropriate research methodology such as rhetorical criticism, content analysis, surveys, textual analysis, and so on, to conduct their studies, with the end goal of producing a co-authored scholarly conference presentation and/or journal article. 

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Service and Civic Engagement.

HON 300 – Honors Capstone Project Clinic (1 credit)

Class #: 14496  |  Section: 7101 7-week 1  |  Instructor: Phil Frana (Honors)  |  Mo 3:35-5:35  |  Duke 2040

This 7-week course explores inter- or cross-disciplinary options for completion of the Honors Capstone Project. It is recommended for students who would like to pursue unorthodox or many-sided projects that involve mixed methods (often outside a major or minor). Enrollees will workshop ideas for capstone projects, explore capstone options (creative, collaborative, interdisciplinary), develop relevant resources in pursuit of selected topics and problems, and make connections to faculty with complementary interests. The final product of the class is a personalized plan for pursuing a project and obtaining the commitment of mentors.

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Research.

HON 322 – Leadership II: Real World Leadership (3 credits)

Class #: 15572  |  Section: 0001 |  Instructor: Brian Charette (Strategic Planning and Engagement)  |  Tu 3:00-5:30  |  SSC 4046

Leadership II is leadership with feet. Not only will we be studying what effective leadership looks like in the global context of 2020, but students enrolled in the course will be practicing real leadership, both by developing a relationship with a mentor and by being engaged in an approved leadership role or activity during the semester. Students in the leadership area who enroll in this course will roll up their sleeves and lead - learning and doing. Students will work individually and together, developing relationships in and outside the class to deepen their understanding and further their practice of leadership.

NOTE: Students will need to have an approved leadership position in place for the spring semester. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange their own leadership experience prior to the beginning of the semester.

PREREQUISITE: HON 321 (Leadership I).

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Leadership.

HON 352 – Service II: Service Learning, Leadership, and Civic Mindedness (3 credits)

Class #: 14507  |  Section: 0001 |  Instructor: Jamie Williams (CSL and Center for Civic Engagement)  |  Mo 1:25-3:55  |  Miller G027

This unique three-semester hour class is designed for students to intentionally and critically reflect on 25 hours (minimum) of community involvement experiences that have an identifiable and meaningful community benefit. Students will work individually and in small groups to better understand the local and global community through the experience of entering the community as a migrant and/or refugee. The goal will be to use our concrete experience to inform our understanding of social issues and seek out theories that will enhance our practice in the community. Reflective activities, readings, journaling and discussion will facilitate increased understanding of: (1) ethically entering a community; (2) being a member of community; (3) listening for priorities, assets, and needs; and (4) taking leadership for social change. 


  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Service and Civic Engagement.

HON 362 – Creativity II: Creativity and Art: Exploring Process (3 credits)

Class #: 15969  |  Section: 0001 |  Instructor: Corrine Diop (Art, Design, and Art History)  |  TuTh 9:30-10:45  |  Memorial Hall Arts Complex 1104 & 1013

How do artists find their ideas and inspiration and what compels them to make? Students in this class will investigate writings and artwork by contemporary artists and others who explore the creative process and will apply a variety of approaches to creativity in their own hands-on art making. Using painting, drawing, photography, collage, sculpture and video, students will complete individual and collaborative projects that are suitable for any artistic skill level. The course is designed to access creative strategies that can be applied to any discipline and to instill a connection to art that will continue beyond the class.

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Creativity and Innovation.
Honors Seminars with Study Abroad Component

These Honors seminars include a study abroad component during spring break. In addition to enrolling in the class, interested students should also submit a study abroad application for these programs.

The Honors College seeks to make this study abroad opportunity available and affordable for all students. Apply for funding here or contact Jared Diener, Director of Honors Advising and Global Initiatives, for more information.

HON 300 – Global Citizenship in a Service Learning Context (3 credits)

Class #: 16243  |  Section: SA01  |  Instructor: Felix Wang (Center for Global Engagement)  |  Tu 4:00-6:30  |  Madison Hall 2001

This course focuses on the concept of “global citizenship” in the context of an international service-learning trip. Students will travel to the Dominican Republic and engage in an intensive service-learning project with an education focus over spring break. The course seeks to address definitions and issues of global citizenship, development and service, using the service-learning experience as an aid to learning within the course. Students will also experience/learn about contemporary social, political, cultural and economic conditions within the DR through service-learning, structured outings, cultural events, guest speakers, coursework and course readings and assignments. Ongoing structured reflection will provide a way for all participants to discover, articulate, integrate and act on what they learn from their experiences.

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Global Studies; Service and Civic Engagement. 

HON 300 – Leadership at Sea (3 credits)

Class #: 16244  |  Section: SA02  |  Instructors: Gilpatrick Hornsby (Hospitality Management), Tiffany Hornsby (Graduate Psychology)  |  TBA  |  TBA

One important factor in being an effective leader is having a high level of cultural competency. Cultural competency can be defined as the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with people from cultures different than your own. With over 20 nationalities represented in the workforce of one ship, the cruise industry is the perfect environment to observe intercultural experiences where the US context is not the norm.

As a part of this course, students will learn about cultural competency in the workplace and how increasing this competency can increase leadership effectiveness.

Students will meet in person during the spring semester and complete assignments on Canvas. During spring break, students will embark on a cruise (with stops in Florida and the Bahamas) and complete a major project surrounding cultural competency. The remainder of the course after spring break will consist of reflection and presentation of their project.

  • Area of emphasis flag(s): Leadership; Global Studies. 
Other Courses

** These classes count as Honors electives.

BIO 491H – Scientific Writing, Presentation and Critical Thinking (2 credits)

Class #: 16067  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Christopher Rose  |  TBA  |  TBA

A discussion-based course for the development of the fundamental thinking, writing and presentation skills necessary to be a successful researcher. This course is required for all Biology and Biotechnology Honors students in their sophomore year, and is strongly recommended for all Biology majors who are intending to do research. Offered as credit/no credit only.

** This is the last time BIO 491H will be offered in the spring semester. After spring 2020, BIO 491H will only be offered in the fall semester. First year students should plan on taking this course fall of sophomore year.

BIO 495H – Biotechniques (1 credit)

Class #: 14338  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Casonya Johnson  |  TBA  |  TBA

Students are trained in research theory and techniques. Students must contact and make arrangements with a supervising instructor in the term prior to registration. May be repeated for a maximum of two credits when course content changes. Offered as a credit/no credit only.

BIO 496H – Literature Research (1 credit)

Class #: 13261  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Casonya Johnson  |  TBA  |  TBA

Students pursue literature research in a selected area of biology. Students must contact and make arrangements with a supervising instructor in the term prior to registration. May be repeated for a maximum of two credits when course content changes. Offered as credit/no credit only.

COB 300H – Integrative Business: Honors (1 credit)

Class #: 13551  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Eric Stark  |  Mo 5:30-6:30  |  Showker 0243

COB 300H is an optional Honors component of COB 300. This course provides an in-depth study of theory and research on teams and team effectiveness, which is applied to the COB 300 experience. The course will enable students to better understand team dynamics and how to form and manage teams for superior results. It will also develop their understanding of how to conduct research and will provide a platform for more in-depth honors study within each student's chosen major. 

COREQUISITE: COB 300A, COB 300B, COB 300C and COB 300D.

By virtue of completing this course, a student may count 9 credits from COB 300 towards Honors elective requirements.

Taking COB 300 in Antwerp? Contact the instructor to discuss taking COB 300H the semester after.

NSG 350H – Foundations of Nursing (2 credits)

Class #: 14530  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Catherine Brown, Lisa Carmines  |  Th 2:00-4:00  |  TBA

This course provides an overview of foundational principles of professional nursing practice. Students will be introduced to the evolution of nursing, basic nursing theory and knowledge, and beginning concepts. This course promotes self-analysis and socialization into the role of the professional nurse.

NSG 354H – The Art and Science of Nursing (2 credits)

Class #: 14594  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Janice Gandy, Julianne Secrist  |  TBA  |  TBA

This course is designed to provide an overview of current issues relevant to the art and science of the practicing nurse. This course will provide the students with a concentrated focus on the role of the professional nurse and the nursing profession. The course explores nursing theory, health care models of practice, diversity issues, as well as legal and ethical realities within the healthcare delivery system.

NSG 450H – Nursing Inquiry and Research Methods (3 credits)

Class #: 14613  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructor: Julie Strunk, Sandra Annan  |  Tu 2:00-5:00  |  TBA

This course explores the research process and utilization of research and theory in evidence based professional nursing practice. It also explores the dissemination and utilization of research in nursing practice. Students learn to critique healthcare literature in order to answer a research question that would impact nursing practice. Prerequisite: Formal acceptance into the Nursing Program.

UNST 251H - Alternative Break Leadership Practicum: Honors (1 credit)

Class #: 14008  |  Section: 0001  |  Instructors: Joshua Shulruff, Misty Newman  |  Mo 7:00-9:00 PM  |  SSC 4044

Hands-on practicum of leadership strategies and techniques. Collaborative learning is enhanced when students apply what they learn in class by describing relevant lessons learned through experiences outside the classroom. The focus of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to lead in an observed setting and receive constant feedback and mentoring on their demonstrated leadership skills, critical reflection, inquiry, dialogue, and group interaction. Instructor permission required.

WRTC 328 - JMURJ Practicum (1-3 credits)

The James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to promoting, publishing, and sharing the text- and media-based research and scholarship created by undergraduate students in all JMU disciplines. JMURJ Editorial Board members collaborate within and across teams and coordinate the efforts of students, faculty, and administrators in a university-wide effort to advance JMU undergraduate scholarship, research, and intellectual work.

Students accepted into the JMURJ course serve on the JMURJ Editorial Board. We invite applications from students in all JMU fields who are ready to apply and develop their editing, design, and outreach/marketing skills:

  • Editing team editors comprehensively edit text- and media-based submissions from disciplines across the university, collaborate with undergraduate researchers and scholars, and coordinate the efforts of faculty reviewers. We value applicants with Learning Centers/Writing Center experience, copyediting experience, and/or familiarity with disciplinary styles and style manuals.

  • Design team editors create the professional layouts, graphic art, and website design necessary for an online, multi-disciplinary, multimedia academic journal. Applicants should be familiar with InDesign (we can supply/loan access to the Adobe Creative Cloud). Other skillsfrom Canva to Cascade, and everything in betweenare a plus. If you want to work closely on a creator-client basis, we need you.

  • Outreach/Marketing team editors promote and share the journal through social media, email, and other print and online outlets. They develop presentations; communicate with students, faculty, and administrators; and create funding opportunities. We need people with social media experience, design skills, and/or JMU contacts.

  • College and department liaisons—designed for students interested in a 1-credit practicum—assist in the efforts described above as they focus on networking/sharing JMURJ with students and faculty in their specific areas of expertise.

WRTC 328 JMURJ Practicum is a Designated Honors Option course. WRTC 328 JMURJ Practicum, available for 1-3 credits, can also fulfill the Honors practicum requirement for all Honors Areas of Emphasis (provided you have already satisfied your AoE Experiential Seminar requirement). You may repeat the course for credit.

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