Courses

Spring 2023

CourseSectionTitleDescriptionDay/TimesInstructor
AAF 150H0001Honors Section of AAF/HIS 150: Introduction to Afro-American HistoryThis is a combined section class. (3 crs.) Honors Section of HIS/AAF 150: Introduction to Afro-American History. Cross-listed as (HIS), AAF 150. Survey of Afro-American history from African origins to the current racial confrontation. (Lec. 3) Pre: 3.40 overall GPA or better. (A3) (C3)Tu 4-6:45pmBarry O'Connor
AST 118H0001Honors Section of AST 118: Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System(4 crs.) Celestial sphere, Earth, formation of and motions and characteristics of objects in solar system, the Sun, exoplanets, and search for extraterrestrial life. Planetarium used for lectures and demonstrations. Pre: Must have a 3.4 overall GPA or higher. (A1)TuTh 12:30-1:45pmDouglas Gobeille
AVS 390H0001Honors Section of AVS/ENT 390: Wildlife and Human Disease(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (AVS), ENT 390. Introduction to the study of human diseases carried by wildlife (zoonoses), including surveillance, epidemiology, transmission, public health impact, and prevention. Interdisciplinary approach with emphasis on problem solving using real-life examples. (Lec. 3) THIS IS A COMBINED SECTION CLASSTuTh 11am-12:15pmThomas Mather
CHM 228H0001Honors Section of CHM 228(3 crs.) Honors Section of CHM 228: Organic Chemistry Lecture II. Continuation of 227 with emphasis on the aromatic series. (Lec. 3) Pre: overall 3.40 gpa or higher and CHM 227 with a grade of C- or better.MWF 8-8:50amBrett Lucht
CHN 112H0001Honors Section of CHN 112: Intensive Beginning Chinese II(4 crs.) Honors Section of CHN 112: Intensive Beginning Chinese II. Pre: CHN 111 or equivalent and 3.40 overall gpa. (C2) (A3)Please check ecampus for exact time
Qingyu Yang
Jiangping Cai
CHN 312H0001Honors Section of CHN 312(216): Intensive Conversation and Composition II(4 crs.) Honors Section of CHN 312 (216): Intensive Conversation and Composition II. Intensive course in further development of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing Chinese. Advanced-low level grammatical structures. Pre: 3.40 overall gpa and CHN 311, 311H or equivalent, or permission of instructor. (C2) (A3)Please check ecampus for exact time
Qingyu Yang
Yu Wu
CMB 311H0001Honors Section of CMB 311H: Introductory Biochemistry(3 crs.) Honors Section of CMB 311: Introductory Biochemistry. Pre: CHM 124 or equivalent, and 3.40 overall GPA.TuTh 12:30-1:45pm Steven Gregory
COM 100H0001Honors Section of COM 100: Communication Fundamentals(3 crs.) Honors Section of COM 100: Communication Fundamentals. Not open to students with credit in COM 110. Pre: Must have a 3.40 overall GPA. (B2) (C1)MWF 10:00-10:50am Nikolaos Poulakos
COM 100H0002Honors Section of COM 100: Communication Fundamentals(3 crs.) Honors Section of COM 100: Communication Fundamentals. Not open to students with credit in COM 110. Pre: Must have a 3.40 overall GPA. (B2) (C1)MWF 12:00-12:50pm Nikolaos Poulakos
COM 100H0003 Honors Section of COM 100: Communication Fundamentals(3 crs.) Honors Section of COM 100: Communication Fundamentals. Not open to students with credit in COM 110. Pre: Must have a 3.40 overall GPA. (B2) (C1)MWF 8:00-8:50am Tracy Proulx
COM 100H0004Honors Section of COM 100: Communication Fundamentals(3 crs.) Honors Section of COM 100: Communication Fundamentals. Not open to students with credit in COM 110. Pre: Must have a 3.40 overall GPA. (B2) (C1)MWF 9:00-9:50am Tracy Proulx
COM 100H0005Honors Section of COM 100: Communication Fundamentals(3 crs.) Honors Section of COM 100: Communication Fundamentals. Not open to students with credit in COM 110. Pre: Must have a 3.40 overall GPA. (B2) (C1)MWF 12:00-12:50pm Erin Earle
COM 321GH0001Honors Section of COM 321G: Impact of Social Media/Technology on Interpersonal Relationships (3 crs.) Honors Sections of COM 321G: Social Media and Interpersonal Communication. Explore theories and research on interpersonal communication and social media. Examine social media uses and impact on communication, perceptions, identity construction, relationships, and society. (Lec. 3) Pre: COM 100 and overall GPA of 3.4 or higher, or permission of instructor. (A2) (GC) MWF 1:00-1:50pm Tracy Proulx
COM 455H0001Honors Section of COM 455: Science and Communication in a Century of Limits(3 crs.) Communication of scientific observations and projections of global resource and environmental limits is focused on persuading formation of publics and social movements needed for widespread action in the 21st century. (Lec. 3) Pre: seniors with varied backgrounds in science and communications. Overall GPA of 3.4 or higher or permission of Honors Director.
TuTh 3:30-4:45amCate Morrison
ECN 201H0001Honors Section of ECN 201: Principles of Economics: Microeconomics(3 crs.) Honors Section of ECN 201: Principles of Economics: Microeconomics. Pre: overall gpa of 3.40. (A2)MWF 10:00-10:50am Theresa Devine
ECN 390H0001Crypto, Crypto, Crypto! (The Economics of Cryptocurrency)This course is designed to study cryptocurrency in depth along several dimensions. MWF 11:00-11:50am
Nina Eichacker
EGR 106H0001Honors Section of EGR 106: Foundation of Engineering II(2 crs.) Honors Section of EGR 106: Foundations of Engineering II. Engineering problem solving. Pre: MTH 141 or concurrent registration in MTH 141 and a 3.40 overall GPA. (A4)M 3-5:15pm
Christopher Hunter
ENT 390H0001Honors Section of AVS/ENT 390: Wildlife and Human Disease(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (AVS), ENT 390. Introduction to the study of human diseases carried by wildlife (zoonoses), including surveillance, epidemiology, transmission, public health impact, and prevention. Interdisciplinary approach with emphasis on problem solving using real-life examples. (Lec. 3) THIS IS A COMBINED SECTION CLASSTuTh 11a-12:15pmThomas Mather
HIS 150H0001Honors section of AAF/HIS 150HThis is a combined section class. (3 crs.) Honors Section of HIS/AAF 150: Introduction to Afro-American History. Cross-listed as (HIS), AAF 150. Survey of Afro-American history from African origins to the current racial confrontation. (Lec. 3) Pre: 3.40 overall GPA or better. (A3) (C3)Tu 4-6:45pmBarry O'Connor
HPR 1240001Loss in the Lives of Children and Adolescents(3 crs.) Children's experiences with loss, focusing on developmental stage, cognitive capacity, and emotional effects. Explores victimization of children from a global perspective. Service-learning linkage with Friends Way, a children's bereavement center. Counts towards Thanatology minor. Pre: Must have a 3.4 overall GPA. (A2) (C1)TuTh 2:00-3:15pm Carolyn Hames
HPR 1260001Let’s Talk About Sex? The Economics of Intimate Relationships
(3 crs.) How do people make decisions regarding sex and dating? Do people’s behaviors with
respect to intimate relationships reveal economic reasoning? Is there a sexual
marketplace? How do markets for hookups, dating, or marriage work? What do
economic trends with respect to sex, dating, or matrimony look like? What impacts,
if any, do economic policies have on sexual behaviors and intimate relationships?
And what are some different economic frameworks to explain intimate relationships?
These are some questions we will explore in this course. (A2) (C3)
TuTh 2-3:15pmSmita Ramnarain
HPR 131G0001Your Money, Your Life, Our World(3 crs.) We are living in a time of global and personal debt, political unrest, and the GREAT need for college-educated students to understand their personal finances & graduate with the ability materials to connect current events. Recently, we have experienced events like “The Great Resignation,’ “Fiscal Cliffs,” COVID-19 and more- all affecting our lives. We have a civic responsibility and ethical duty to understand how our personal finance fundamentals & current events affect decisions and behaviors influencing the world. We will learn personal finance fundamentals & connect them to current events. (Lec. 3) Pre: 3.40 overall GPA or better. (A1) (B2) (GC)
We 4:00-6:45pmJohn Rooney
HPR 1470001Love and Loss in Literature and Life(3 crs.) Exploration of human experiences of love and loss as they are illustrated and treated in modern American literature and culture. Emphasis on critical analysis, exploration of personal values, and development of effective writing skills across multiple genres. (Seminar) Pre: 3.40 overall or better GPA. (A3) (B1)
M 4-6:45pmSara Murphy
HPR 224G0001From Mars to South County: Creating a Circular Textiles Economy
We will examine—from a multitude of disciplinary vantage points—the needs and constraints of an eco-friendly, local, circular textiles economy, and how we might transition to such a system.

W 4-6:45pmKarl Aspelund
HPR 230G0001Honors Colloquium(3 crs.) Aimed at math and non-math majors alike, this course explores how the development of mathematics parallels human development. We use math to describe the world, especially when we break it down to its constituent parts, thus we ask a fundamental question: Is mathematics a human construct or intrinsic to the world, just waiting to be ever more fully discovered? (A1) (GC)TuTh 2:00-3:15pm
Mark Comerford
HPR 3160001Honors Seminar: Tibetan Buddhism (3 cr. ) This course is to invite students on an exploratory journey to the basics of Buddhist history, culture, philosophy, psychology, ethics and logic in the part of the world known as Tibet. Through in-depth study the students will acquire deeper understanding of Buddhist worldview. The course will examine the origins of Buddhism, the chronology of its introduction into Tibet, and important figures and events in its development over the past 1500 years. Students will be invited to explore fundamental Buddhist teachings and practices for achieving states of well-being, meditation, enlightenment and nirvana. Specific attention will be given to how Buddhist forms of compassion, meditation and wisdom traditions can contribute to peace and happiness in a chaotic and politically conflicted world. The course is also intended to help students enrich their knowledge and skills related to diversity, inclusion, and social harmony. The course will conclude with an analysis of the rapidly growing interest in Buddhism in the west for example its potential for neuroscientific research on mind-body connections. (C3) (A3) Mo 4:00-6:45pm Thupten Tendhar
HPR 4010001Honors Project(3 crs.) (Independent Study) Pre: permission of the director of the Honors Program, and overall GPA of 3.40 or better. (D1) independent studyKathleen McIntyre
HPR 4020001Honors Project(3 crs.) (Independent Study) Pre: permission of the director of the Honors Program, and overall GPA of 3.40 or better. independent studyKathleen McIntyre
HPR 4120001Popular Music Criticism(3 crs.) In this class, students will learn to critique popular music from a culture perspective. This requires examining critical theories and case studies concerning music genres, audiences, and industries. Students will apply this material by producing a range of original criticism focused on a particular music scene.TuTh 2:00-3:15pmIan Reyes
HPR 4120002River StoriesRivers are sites of memory, culture, and identity. We will study rivers in film, literature, oral histories, and geography, paying particular attention to the socio-cultural meanings of rivers in New England. This course explores Indigenous and European ways of knowing rivers. Students will travel to river locations, learn from guest speakers, and write place-based narratives.TuTh 2:00-3:15pmHeather Johnson
HPR 4120003The Business of GenocideIn this course, we focus on Genocide and we address complex questions such as: What are the obligations of businesses to the
communities/societies in which they operate? Can the interests of business organizations and the outside stakeholders be aligned, or are they in inherent conflict?
Th 4-6:45pmMaling Ebrahimpour
HPR 4120004AIDS in America (4 crs.) Intensive interdisciplinary examination of the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in America from its emergence in 1981 to today. Interrogates the lived experiences, grieving processes, and culture and political implications of AIDS through epidemiological, thanatological, psychological, and sociological lenses with the assistance of memoirs, historical documents, and media representations. Includes civic engagement and activism component. Pre: 3.40 over GPA or better. Tu 4-7:45pmSara Murphy
MCE 402H0001Honors Section of MCE 402: Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design II(3 crs.) Honors Section of MCE 402: Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design II. Application of engineering skills using a team-based approach. Design process methodology and communication of solutions to real-world engineering problems. Second of a two course sequence. Pre: 3.40 overall GPA and MCE 401 or 401H. Must be taken in the semester following MCE 401. Not for graduate credit. (D1)WFr 12-3pm
Bahram Nassersharif
PHL 110GH0001Honors Section of PHL 110G: Love and Sex(3 crs.) This course considers the natures and ethics of love and sex by asking questions like: What is love? What counts as sex? What constitutes consent? What counts as infidelity? (Lec. 3) (A3) (C3) (GC)MWF 9:00-9:50amDouglass Reed
PHY 204H0001Honors Section of PHY 204: Elementary Physics II(3 crs.) Honors Section of PHY 204: Elementary Physics II. (Lec. 3) Pre: must have a 3.40 overall GPA. PHY 203 or PHY 203H; credit or concurrent enrollment in MTH 142, and concurrent enrollment in PHY 274. Intended for science or engineering majors. Not open to students with credit in PHY 214. (A1) [Need passing credit in PHY 204 and 274 to fulfill general education requirement.]MWF 2:00-2:50pm Leonard Kahn
PHY 274H0001Honors Section of PHY 274: Elementary Physics Laboratory II(1 cr.) Honors Section of PHY 274: Elementary Physics Laboratory II (Lab. 3) Pre: must have a 3.40 overall GPA. Concurrent enrollment with PHY 204. (A1) [Need passing credit in PHY 204 and 274 to fulfill general education requirement.]
Th 2:00-2:50pm
Tu 2:00-3:50pm
Leonard Kahn
SOC 100H0001Honors Section of SOC 100: Introduction to the Sociological Perspective(3 crs.) Sociological approaches to inequality and contemporary social issues regarding race, ethnicity, class, gender. Exploration of group norms, values, and dynamics; intergroup relations; multicultural diversity; social justice and change; social institutions. (Lec. 3/Online) (A2)TuTh 9:30-10:45amJill Doerner