Fall 2011 Honors Sections

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

Administrative Studies- Rutgers Business SchoolIntro to Ethical Leadership

33:011:310:H1, Index #32821

W 10:20A-01:20P

LSH B205

Livingston Campus

Open to All SAS Honors Students!

Do you want to stand above the crowd to recruiters? Do you know what to do when faced with an ethical dilemma? How emotionally intelligent are you? Find out the answers to these questions and much more.

You will learn:

  • Personal and organizational values and how they contribute to a culture of ethics in your work environment
  • A decision making model to help you effectively analyze an ethical dilemma
  • Emotional Intelligence Education and Assessment (learn about your Self-awareness, Self-management, Social awareness, and Relationship Management)
  • Life and Career Planning Program to help guide you in achieving your personal and professional goals
  • Intercultural Competence; what you need to know to work in a global company
  • Giving Voice to Values
  • Apply Ethical Leadership to practical, real-life Ethical Leadership Challenges

Visit our website at: http://www.business.rutgers.edu/iel  to learn more about Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership.


Intro to Cultural Anthropology

01:070:101:H1 Index#37556

Open To Honors Students Only

H sections for honors students only


Biological Sciences


Brain, Mind, and Behavior

01:119:195:H1 Index#29493

01:119:195:H2 Index#37152

01:119:195:H3 Index#37153

Jessica 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.




Honors General Chemistry

01:160:163:H1 Index#23257

01:160:163:H2 Index#23258

John Krenos

01:160:163-164 Honors General Chemistry (4,4) Covers topics of 01:160:161-162 in more depth. Material related to current research topics and other fields of scientific interest. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry. Corequisite: 01:640:151 or permission of instructor.

Pre- or Corequisites for 164: 01:640:152 and 01:160:171 or permission of instructor. For students with a strong interest in chemistry and/or those considering majoring in a science or engineering discipline requiring a strong background in chemistry. Credit not given for both these courses and 01:160:159-160 or 161-162.


Honors Organic Chemistry

01:160:315:H1 Index#25474

01:160:315:H2 Index#29705

01:160:315:H3 Index#31910

Daniel Siedel

01:160:315-316 Honors Organic Chemistry (4,4) Survey of structure, properties, and reactivity of main classes of organic compounds with a focus on qualitative molecular orbital theory, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis.

Lec. 3 hrs., rec. 1 hr,

Prerequisite: Grade B or higher in 01:160:164, or permission of instructor.


Comparative Literature


Intro to World Literature

01:195:101:H1 Index#30077


Honors Students Only


Computer Science


Intro to Discrete Structures II

01:198:206:H1 Index#26095

A Schleip

 [(01:198:205 or 14:332:202 or 14:332:312) and (01:640:152)] or [(01:198:205 or 14:332:202 or 14:332:312) and (01:640:192)]


Principles of Programming Languages

01:198:314:H1 Index#30949

[(01:198:113 or 01:198:214) and (01:198:205)] or [(01:198:113 or 01:198:214) and (14:332:312)] or [(01:198:113 or 01:198:214) and (14:332:202)]


Oper System Design

01:198:416:H1 Index#31329

[(01:198:113 or 01:198:214 or 14:332:252) and (01:198:211)] or [(01:198:113 or 01:198:214 or 14:332:252) and (14:332:331)]




Intro to Microeconomics

01:220:102:H1 Index#24891

MTH 09:50-11:10A Murray Hall Rm 210 CAC
W 12-01:20P Tillet Hall Rm 105 LIV

Jeff Rubin

This 4-credit course includes 3 credits for Honors Introduction to Microeconomics and 1 credit for a special recitation (01:090:228:H1) with Professor Rubin.

01:640:111 or 115, or placement into Calculus


*Advanced Econometrics
*This is a required course for Departmental Honors in Economics.  Students who complete Departmental Honors in Economics may not use this course as one of the four required honors courses for the SAS Honors Program.

01:220:401:H1 Index#25951

R Klein

For Honors Students only.  See online schedule for prereqs

(01:220:320 and 01:220:321 and 01:220:322 and 01:220:322) or (01:220:320 and 01:220:204 and 01:220:322 and 01:220:322) or (01:220:203 and 01:220:321 and 01:220:322 and 01:220:322) or (01:220:203 and 01:220:204 and 01:220:322 and 01:220:322) or (11:373:422




Approaches to French Literature (Honors)

01:420:217:H1 Index#29418

Carole Allamand

Approaches to French Literature (Honors) An intensive introduction to the history of French literature from the last quarter of the 18th century to the present. Through the study of complete texts and detailed comparative readings of short excerpts (by Rousseau, Chateaubriand, Staël, Hugo, Balzac, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Flaubert, Maupassant, Zola, Proust, Colette, Apollinaire, Breton, Céline, Camus, Sartre, Ponge, Beckett, Perec, and others), a variety of genres and literary movements will be presented, along with the basic tools of critical analysis. This alternative to Aspects of French Literature (215) is oriented toward students with a solid preparation in French and a strong interest in literature. Significant prior experience with French literary texts, however, is not necessary. [Honors equivalent to French 216.

Prerequisite: placement test or 420:132. Special permission required]

In addition to the midterm and final exams, students will write at four 3-p. papers and present a 20 mn. oral exposé. Intensive reading and active participation in class discussions will be expected of all. Course objectives: To introduce students to a few major works from the French Revolution to the present. To enhance students' understanding of the cultural contexts in which those earlier works were written. To introduce students to basic critical terms and concepts in French for literary analysis. To sharpen skills for active reading comprehension, oral communication, and essay-writing in French. Texts Flaubert, Un Coeur Simple, Flammarion (9782080723048) Beckett, En Attendant Godot, Minuit (9782707301482) Proust, A la recherche du temps perdu, tome 1: Du Côté de Chez Swann (9782070379248) Le Robert Micro Poche de la Langue Française (9782850365294)

Honors equivalent to French 216.  Prerequisite:  placement test or 420:132.  Special permission required.



For information about registration in other honors courses in the Department of Mathematics (Honors Calculus I for Math/Physics, 640:151:H1 and H2; Honors Calculus II for Math/Physics, 640:152:H1; Honors Multivariable Calculus, 640:251:H1 and H2; Honors Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning, 640:300:H1), go to the Department of Mathematics Honors Course Information Page: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/undergrad/Honors/honcourses.html  or contact the Undergraduate Mathematics Office (Hill Center 303) at 732-445-2390.


Calc I Math/Phys

01:640:151:H1 Index#20363

01:640:151:H2 Index#28560

See http://www.math.rutgers.edu/undergrad/Honors/honcourses.html


Calc II Math/Phys

01:640:152:H1 Index#20366

See http://www.math.rutgers.edu/undergrad/Honors/honcourses.html

Prereq: 01:640:151 and department permission


Honors Calculus II

01:640:192:01 Index#20368

See http://www.math.rutgers.edu/undergrad/Honors/honcourses.html

By Permission: Department Staff


Multivariable Calculus

01:640:251:H1 Index#24867

01:640:251:H2 Index#29942

01:640:251:H3 Index#34719

See http://www.math.rutgers.edu/undergrad/Honors/honcourses.html

01:640:152 and department permission


Honors Calculus IV

01:640:291:01 Index#20378

See http://www.math.rutgers.edu/undergrad/Honors/honcourses.html

01:640:191-192 or permission of department


Honors Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

01:640:300:H1 Index#28733

See http://www.math.rutgers.edu/undergrad/Honors/honcourses.html

CALC2 and permission of department.


Molecular Biology & Biochemistry


Honors Intro to Research in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

01:694:215:H1 Index#28870


Open to First Year Students 

See online schedule for prereqs





Honors Physics I

01:750:271:H1 Index#20404

01:750:271:H2 Index#24090

01:750:271:H3 Index#24591

01:750:271:H4 Index#25528

Yuri Gershtein

Introduction to classical physics, covering mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and optics.

Corequisite: 01:640:CALC1/Prerequisite: Enrollment in an honors program or permission of the department.



01:750:273:H1 Index#24468

01:750:273:H2 Index#24469

01:750:273:H3 Index#24592

Mohan Kalelkar

Relativity, wave and quantum properties of photons and electrons, the structure of atoms, molecules, and solids; nuclear physics; elementary particles.

Prerequisite: 01:750:272 or permission of the department and 01:640:CALC2.


Political Science


Nature of Politics

01:790:101:H1 Index#27145

Crucial issues in politics: individual and community; political obligation and civil disobedience; stability, revolution, and change; legitimacy and justice; freedom and power.


Law & Politics

01:790:106:H1 Index#28856

Bertram Levine

Inquiry into role of law and politics in federal court system. Focus on interaction between Supreme Court, Congress, and president. Assessment of role of courts in the United States.




General Psychology

01:830:101:H1 Index#31603

Gary Brill

Survey of main areas of contemporary psychology.


Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences *SAS Signature Course

01:830:123:H1 Index#36203

Daniel Ogilvie

Exploration of the causes and consequences of various beliefs about the soul. Topics such as the self, mind/body dualism, evolution, culture, death anxiety, afterlife, religious and political conflict.


Conditioning and Learning

01:830:311:H1 Index#33316

Carolyn Rovee-Collier

This course covers theory and data on the basic phenomena of nonassociative and associative learning. In addition to the text, students will read a chapter on an ecological account of reinforcement. Specific top[cs include habituation; classical, instrumental, and operant conditioning; choice; extinction; generalization; behavioral regulation; and the aversive control of behavior. Pairs of students will present original research articles to the class weekly. Exams will be essay-type.

Prereq: 01:830:101


Advanced Topics in Human Cognition

01:830:402:H1 Index#35779


Prereqs: 303 or 305 or 311 B or better is recommended. Must  have 830 as major. Topic: Dev  of Infant Memory

Prereq;  (01:830:101 and 01:830:305 and 01:830:305 and 01:830:305) or (21:830:101 and 21:830:101 and 21:830:101 and 21:830:101) or (50:830:101 and 50:830:101 and 50:830:101 and 50:830:101)

Spanish and Portuguese


Intro to Hispanic Literature

01:940:215:H1 Index#36018

J Marcone

PERMISSION OF department.  For honors  students only.

Pre req:  01:940:202 or 01:940:204