Spring 2015 Department-based Honors Courses and Sections of Courses

Not included in this list are departmental honors thesis courses. For information about those programs and courses, go to individual department websites.

School of Arts and Sciences - 01

Rutgers Business School – 33

 


School of Arts and Sciences - 01

 

Anthropology

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (4)
01:070:101:H1 Index #12842
Professor Hughes

 

Biological Sciences

Physiological Adaptation: Heart, Stress, and Exercise (3)
01:119:194:H1 Index #08001
Professor Golfetti
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs
This seminar will focus on the cardiovascular function and its response to stress, exercise and gender. Initially we will discuss the body's ability to adjust and adapt to internal and external environmental challenges. Intricate physiological mechanisms underlie these conditions. We will also consider the gender differences in the cardiovascular responses to exercise and stress. Physical and mental stressors induce both short- term adjustments and long- term body adaptations. The interrelation between exercising, relaxation and cardiovascular health will be examined. Finally, significant findings on the mindfulness meditation and its effects on the cardiovascular health and stress will be reviewed.

Brain, Mind, and Behavior (3)
01:119:195:H1 Index #09588 Class Level: First Year Student
01:119:195:H2 Index #09992 Class Level: Sophomore
01:119:195:H3 Index #09993
Professor J. Schjott
The course will be organized around case stories in the fields of neurology and neuroscience. Several of the case stories are written by neuroscientist and medical doctor V.S. Ramachandran and by neurologist Oliver Sacks. They both write about patients with neurological deficits in a way that is captivating and fascinating for lay people, but also with enough detail and explanation of the underlying brain mechanisms to be useful as a first view into neuroscience. Articles by other authors from magazines such as The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine and Scientific American will also be used in the course. The course is aimed at honors students with an interest in the topic, but who may not necessarily be science majors. No prior knowledge of neurology or neuroscience is required.

Chemistry

Honors General Chemistry (4)
01:160:164:H1 Index #04980
01:160:164:H2 Index #04981
Professor S. Khare
Prereq: 01:160:163 Coreq: 640:136 Or 640:138 Or 640:152 or Equivalent

Honors Organic Chemistry (4)
01:160:316:H1 Index #10661
01:160:316:H2 Index #10663
01:160:316:H3 Index #10664
Professors L. Williams – H. Roth
Prereq: 01:160:315

 

Economics

Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)
01:220:103:H1 Index #03865
Professor N. Sheflin
Prerequisite: 01:640:111, or 115, or calculus placement. Credit not given for both this course and 11:373:122

Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (3)
01:220:320:H1 Index #18812
Professor B. Sopher
Prerequisites: 01:220:102; 01:640:135 or 151. Credit not given for both 01:220:320 and 203

 

French

Approaches to French Literature (3)
01:420:218:H1 Index #06728
Professor Piroux
Prereq: 01:420:132 or Placement Test or Permission of Department.
Credit Not Given For This Course & 01:420:216

 

Genetics

Analysis of Scientific Literature (3)
01:447:216:H1 Index #15211
Professor D. Glodowski
Prereq: 01:119:102 or 01:119:116 highly recommend 01:694:215
Open only to Freshmen and Sophomores
A systematic approach to the reading, analyzing, and understanding of primary literature in genetics; emphasis will be placed on data analysis and experimental design and demystifying the process of reading a scientific journal article.

 

History

The Arts of Power: Ritual, Myth, and Propaganda (3)
01:510:245:H1 Index #17575
Professor A. Bellany
Investigates how paintings, movies, poems, and ceremonies have been manipulated to bolster the political authority of rulers, including Louis XIV, Lincoln, Hitler, and Elizabeth II.

 

Mathematics

Calculus II Math/Physics (4)
01:640:152:H1 Index #04558
By Permission: Department Staff
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Multivariable Calculus (4)
01:640:251:H1 Index #06748
01:640:251:H2 Index #11705
By Permission: Department Staff
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

 
Honors Calculus IV (4)
01:640:292:H1 Index #04290
By Permission: Department Staff
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs
 

Mathematical Analysis II (3)
01:640:412:H1 Index #00342
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

Abstract Algebra II (3)
01:640:452:H1 Index #05000
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

 

Physics

Concepts of Physics (3)
01:750:106:H1 Index #06286

Honors Physics II (3)
01:750:272:H1 Index #03376
01:750:272:H2 Index #03425
01:750:272:H3 Index #03686
01:750:272:H4 Index #08953
01:750:272:H5 Index #15290
Professor S. Salur
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

Classical Physics Lab (1)
01:750:276:H1 Index #03426
01:750:276:H2 Index #08541
01:750:276:H3 Index #03687
01:750:276:H4 Index #03377
01:750:276:H5 Index #05368
01:750:276:H6 Index #112933
Professor H. Kojima
Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

 

Psychology

General Psychology (3)
01:830:101:H1 Index #08149
Professor G. Brill
This course will explore the wide variety of topics and issues in the scientific study of mind and behavior, with a particular emphasis on (1) areas of theoretical unity and disunity within the discipline, and (2) the psychology of happiness and well-being.

Comparative Psychology (3)

01:830:315:H1 Index #20016

Professor D. Vicario  

Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

 

Sociology

Introduction to Social Research (4)
01:920:311:H1 Index #18860
Professor P. Roos

 

Spanish

Introduction to the Study of Language (3)
01:940:261:H1 Index #09528
Professor J. Camacho
Special permission of department
CoReq/PreReq: 01:940:202 or 01:940:204

 

Rutgers Business School - 33

Accounting

Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
33:010:275:H1 Index #08229
Professor S. Sahay
Introduction to basic concepts of management accounting with emphasis on decision making and controlling operations through the use of budgets and forecasting models, cost and activity analyses, and various financial and nonfinancial performance measures. Class Level: Sophomores & up. Prerequisite: 33:010:272

 

Administrative Studies

Introduction to Business (3)
33:011:100:H1 Index #08757
Professor D. Klepacki
Introduction to business functions, methods of business operation, types of business ownership, and the role of business organizations in society. (No prerequisites.)
This course is open to SAS students in the SAS Honors Program in ANY CLASS YEAR. For RBS students in SAS Honors, it is only open to freshmen & sophomores.


Business Analytics & Information Technology (BAIT)


Operations Management (3)
33:136:386:H1 Index #15876
Professor A. Ben-Israel
Key quantitative techniques essential for analyzing and improving business operations. Spreadsheet modeling of business decision problems, both with and without data uncertainty. Linear and integer programming optimization models. Elementary applied probability modeling and Monte Carlo simulation. Open to students in RBS or SAS, who meet the prerequisites.
Class Level: Sophomores & up only. Prerequisites: 01:640:135 and 01:960:285 (or 01:960:211)

 

Management & Global Business

Introduction to Management (3)
33:620:301:H1 Index #14856
Professor D. Hamilton
Focuses on major managerial functions including developing and implementing strategies, designing the organization so diverse employees work collaboratively, enabling ongoing product/business innovation, building an ethical workplace, and engaging with the global competitive environment.
(No prerequisites.)

 

Marketing

Introduction to Marketing (3)
33:630:301:H1 Index #14866
Professor A. Monga
Extensive overview of marketing: the process of creating goods and services in response to consumer wants and needs. Study of the marketing function in business firms and nonprofit organizations. Consumer behavior, marketing research, industrial marketing, pricing, channels of distribution, and promotion. Class Level: Sophomores & up only.

 

Supply Chain Management


Introduction to Supply Chain (3)
33:799:301:H1 Index #08240
Professor D. Klepacki
A broad overview of business logistics, processes, and strategies. Topics include revenue management and pricing, logistics and distribution strategies, warehousing and order fulfillment, supply chain design and integration, supply chain software--MRP/ERP systems, procurement and outsourcing, and project management. Class Level: Sophomores & up only.

 

800x600

Not included in this list are departmental honors thesis courses.  For information about those programs and courses, go to individual department websites.

 

School of Arts and Sciences - 01

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Economics

French

Genetics

Mathematics

Physics

Psychology

Sociology

Spanish

 

Rutgers Business School – 33

Accounting

Administrative Studies

Business Analytics and Information Technology

Management Science and Global Business

Marketing

Supply Chain Management & Marketing Sciences

 

 

School of Arts and Sciences - 01

 

Biological Sciences

 

Physiological Adaptation: Heart, Stress, and Exercise (3)

01:119:194:H1 Index #08001

Professor Golfetti

Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

This seminar will focus on the cardiovascular function and its response to stress, exercise and gender. Initially we will discuss the body’s ability to adjust and adapt to internal and external environmental challenges. Intricate physiological mechanisms underlie these conditions. We will also consider the gender differences in the cardiovascular responses to exercise and stress.  Physical and mental stressors induce both short- term adjustments and long- term body adaptations.  The interrelation between exercising, relaxation and cardiovascular health will be examined. Finally, significant findings on the mindfulness meditation and its effects on the cardiovascular health and stress will be reviewed.

 

Brain, Mind, and Behavior (3)

01:119:195:H1 Index #09588 Class Level:  First Year Student

01:119:195:H2 Index #09992 Class Level:  Sophomore  

01:119:195:H3 Index #09993

Professor J. Schjott

The course will be organized around case stories in the fields of neurology and neuroscience.  Several of the case stories are written by neuroscientist and medical doctor V.S. Ramachandran and by neurologist Oliver Sacks.  They both write about patients with neurological deficits in a way that is captivating and fascinating for lay people, but also with enough detail and explanation of the underlying brain mechanisms to be useful as a first view into neuroscience. Articles by other authors from magazines such as The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine and Scientific American will also be used in the course. The course is aimed at honors students with an interest in the topic, but who may not necessarily be science majors. No prior knowledge of neurology or neuroscience is required.

 

Environmental Influences on Human Disease (3)

01:119:196:H1 Index #12922

Professor R. Golfetti

Honors course discussing the interrelationship between humans and their environment.  The following topics are to be discussed in class: how human health is affected by environmental factors; preventing human disease through healthier environment; human populations that suffer the most from the environmental factors; environmental protection and sustainability and their impact on human health. In addition, we will discuss taking control of your own health on a daily basis. Nutrition, exercise and many other factors are promoters of health and prevent diseases.

 

Chemistry

 

Honors General Chemistry (4)

01:160:164:H1 Index #04980

01:160:164:H2 Index #04981

Professor S. Khare

Prereq: 01:160:163   Coreq: 640:136 Or 640:138 Or 640:152 or Equivalent 

 

Honors Organic Chemistry (4)

01:160:316:H1 Index #10661

01:160:316:H2 Index #10663

01:160:316:H3 Index #10664

Professors L. Williams – H. Roth

Prereq: 01:160:315

 

Economics

 

Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)

01:220:103:H1 Index #03865

Professor N. Sheflin

Prerequisite: 01:640:111, or 115, or calculus placement. Credit not given for both this course and 11:373:122

 

Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (3)

01:220:320:H1 Index #18812

Professor B. Sopher

Prerequisites: 01:220:102; 01:640:135 or 151. Credit not given for both 01:220:320 and 203

 

French

 

Approaches to French Literature (3)

01:420:218:H1 Index #06728

Professor Piroux

Prereq: 01:420:132 or Placement Test or Permission of Department.

Credit Not Given For This Course & 01:420:216

 

Genetics  

 

Analysis of Scientific Literature (3)

01:447:216:H1 Index #15211

Professor D. Glodowski

Prereq: 01:119:102 or 01:119:116   highly recommend 01:694:215

Open only to Freshmen and Sophomores   

A systematic approach to the reading, analyzing, and understanding of primary literature in genetics; emphasis will be placed on data analysis and experimental design and demystifying the process of reading a scientific journal article.

 

History

 

The Arts of Power: Ritual, Myth, and Propaganda (3)

01:510:245:H1 Index #17575

Professor A. Bellany

Investigates how paintings, movies, poems, and ceremonies have been manipulated to bolster the political authority of rulers, including Louis XIV, Lincoln, Hitler, and Elizabeth II.

 

Mathematics

 

Calculus II Math/Physics (4)

01:640:152:H1 Index #04558

By Permission: Department Staff  

Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

 

Multivariable Calculus (4)

01:640:251:H1 Index #06748 

01:640:251:H2 Index #11705

By Permission: Department Staff   

Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

 

Mathematical Analysis II (3)

01:640:412:H1 Index #00342

Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

 

Abstract Algebra II (3)

01:640:452:H1 Index #05000

Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

 

Physics

 

Concepts of Physics (3)

01:750:106:H1 Index #06286

 

Honors Physics II (3)

01:750:272:H1 Index #03376

01:750:272:H2 Index #03425

01:750:272:H3 Index #03686

01:750:272:H4 Index #08953

01:750:272:H5 Index #15290

Professor S. Salur

Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

 

Classical Physics Lab (1)

01:750:276:H1 Index #03426       

01:750:276:H2 Index #08541       

01:750:276: H3Index #03687       

01:750:276:H4 Index #03377       

01:750:276:H5 Index #05368       

01:750:276:H6 Index #112933     

Professor H. Kojima

Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

     

Psychology

 

General Psychology (3)

01:830:101:H1 Index #08149

Professor G. Brill

This course will explore the wide variety of topics and issues in the scientific study of mind and behavior, with a particular emphasis on (1) areas of theoretical unity and disunity within the discipline, and (2) the psychology of happiness and well-being.

 

Conditioning & Learning ( 3)

01:830:311:H1 Index #13943

Professor L. Matzel

Prereq: See online schedule for prereqs

For Honors Students only

 

Sociology

 

Introduction to Social Research (4)

01:920:311:H1 Index #18860

Professor P. Roos

 

Spanish

 

Introduction to the Study of Language (3)

01:940:261:H1 Index #09528

Professor J. Camacho

Special permission of department 

CoReq/PreReq:   01:940:202 or 01:940:204 

 

Rutgers Business School (33)

 

Accounting

 

Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)

33:010:275:H1 Index #08229

Professor S. Sahay

Introduction to basic concepts of management accounting with emphasis on decision making and controlling operations through the use of budgets and forecasting models, cost and activity analyses, and various financial and nonfinancial performance measures. Class Level:  Sophomores & up.  Prerequisite: 33:010:272

 

Administrative Studies

 

Introduction to Business (3)

33:011:100:H1 Index #08757

Professor D. Klepacki

Introduction to business functions, methods of business operation, types of business ownership, and the role of business organizations in society.  (No prerequisites.)

This course is open to SAS students in the SAS Honors Program in ANY CLASS YEAR.  For RBS students in SAS Honors, it is only open to freshmen & sophomores.

Business Analytics & Information Technology (BAIT)

Operations Management (3)

33:136:386:H1 Index # 15876

Professor A. Ben-Israel

Key quantitative techniques essential for analyzing and improving business operations. Spreadsheet modeling of business decision problems, both with and without data uncertainty. Linear and integer programming optimization models. Elementary applied probability modeling and Monte Carlo simulation.  Open to students in RBS or SAS, who meet the prerequisites.

Class Level:  Sophomores & up only.   Prerequisites:   01:640:135 and 01:960:285 (or 01:960:211) 

 

Management & Global Business

 

Introduction to Management (3)

33:620:301:H1 Index #14856

Professor D. Hamilton

Focuses on major managerial functions including developing and implementing strategies, designing the organization so diverse employees work collaboratively, enabling ongoing product/business innovation, building an ethical workplace, and engaging with the global competitive environment.

(No prerequisites.)

 

Marketing

 

Introduction to Marketing ( 3)

33:630:301:H1 Index #14866

Professor T.K. Kim

Extensive overview of marketing: the process of creating goods and services in response to consumer wants and needs. Study of the marketing function in business firms and nonprofit organizations. Consumer behavior, marketing research, industrial marketing, pricing, channels of distribution, and promotion.   Class Level: Sophomores & up only.

 

Supply Chain Management

Introduction to Supply Chain (3)

33:799:301:H1 Index #08240

Professor D. Klepacki

A broad overview of business logistics, processes, and strategies. Topics include revenue management and pricing, logistics and distribution strategies, warehousing and order fulfillment, supply chain design and integration, supply chain software--MRP/ERP systems, procurement and outsourcing, and project management. Class Level: Sophomores & up only.