Fall 2013 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

Biological Sciences


Genetics, Evolution & Human Health (4)
01:119:156:H1 Index #34242


Brain, Mind, and Behavior (3)
01:119:195:H1 Index # 28236 (Open to First  Year Students)
01:119:195:H2 Index # 32639 (Open to Sophomores)
01:119:195:H3 Index # 32640

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.



Honors General Chemistry (4)
01:160:163:H1 Index # 22923
01:160:163:H2 Index # 22924

Professor J. Krenos

Coreq: 640:135 Or 640:151

Honors Organic Chemistry
01:160:315:H1 Index # 24896
01:160:315:H2 Index # 28401
01:160:315:H3 Index #30003
01:160:315:H4 Index # 33287

Professors: D. Seidel


Comparative Literature


Intro to World Literature (3)
01:195:101:H1 Index # 28713

Computer Science

Introduction to Discrete Structures II (4)
01:198:206:H1 Index # 25449

Provides the background in combinatorics and probability theory required in design and analysis of algorithms, in system analysis, and in other areas of computer science.

Operating Systems Design (4)
01:198:416:H1 Index # 29589

To convey a thorough understanding of the basics of an operating system by studying techniques and algorithms for providing services in a computer system, and to understand implementation aspects of popular systems by means of case studies.



Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
01:220:102:H1 Index # 24364
Professor C. Campbell
Prereqs:640:111 OR 640:115

Advanced Econometrics (3)
01:220:401:H1 Index # 25317
Professor B. Sopher
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

*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.




Approaches to French Literature (3)
01:420:217:H1 Index # 28181
Professor Allamand

French Poetry and Prose of the 17th Century
01:420:421:H1 Index # 37344
Professor Merlin-Kajman



Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3)
01:615:201:H1 Index # 36585
Professor Szczegielniak


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 848-445-2390.

Calculus I for Math and Physical Sciences (4)
01:640:151:H1 Index # 20355
01:640:151:H2 Index # 27495
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Calc II for Math and Physical Sciences (4)
01:640:152:H1 Index # 20358
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Multivariable Calculus (4)
01:640:251:H1 Index # 24346
01:640:251:H2 Index # 28597
01:640:251:H3 Index # 31541
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Introduction to Math Reasoning (3)
01:640:300:H1 Index # 27633
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry


Honors Intro Research in  Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)
01:694:215:H1 index # 27748
Professor A. Vershon
1st Year SAS Students Only With AP Biology Credit
Prereqs: 01:119:101 AND 119:102;



Students may request special permission at https://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/spnum.shtml
01:750:271 and 01:750:275 require special permission.

Honors Physics I (3)
01:750:271:H1 Index # 20395
01:750:271:H2 Index # 23673
01:750:271:H3 Index # 24103
01:750:271:H4 Index # 24947
Professor S. Salur
Pre or Coreq: Calculus I

Honors Physics III (3)
01:750:273:H1 Index # 23998
01:750:273:H2 Index # 23999
01:750:273:H3 Index # 24104
Professor E. Halkiadakis
Prereq: 01:750:272

Classical Physics Lab (1)
01:750:275:H1 Index # 25189
01:750:275:H2 Index # 23890
01:750:275:H3 Index # 35968
01:750:275:H4 Index # 35969
01:750:275:H5 Index # 24105
01:750:275:H6 Index # 23888
01:750:275:H7 Index # 24400

Professor G. Blumberg

Political Science


Nature of Politics (3)
01:790:101:H1 Index # 26355

Law & Politics (3)
01:790:106:H1 Index # 27736
Credit not given for both this course and 790:247

Adv Studies Law II (3)
01:790:411:H1 Index # 37179
Professor Adams

Advanced Studies in Law III (3)
01:790:412:H1 Index # 37180
Professor Heumann



General Psychology (3)
01:830:101:H1 Index # 29779

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.
Professor G. Brill

Cognition (3)
01:830:305:H1 Index#39410
Professor Alan Leslie
CoReq/PreReq: 830:101 or 185:201

This course will examine a number of basic aspects of the way we perceive and think about the world. We will especially study the nature of learning and how mature cognition rests on foundations in infancy and the preschool years. However, we will also cover adult functioning. Throughout, we will be focused firmly on experimental studies. The topics covered include perception of faces, the cognition of objects,physical causality, attention, number, the computational basis of mind, reasoning, pretending, agent detection, and understanding the thoughts and feelings (mental states) in other people ("theory of mind"). We will learn about some of the major brain systems involved in understanding both the physical and the social world, and their development. With an emphasis on the early development of cognition, we also examine related topics in adult cognition, together with relevant findings from the study of adult brain damage and neuro-developmental disorders, such as autism.



War: Critical Perspec (3)
01:920:273:H1 Index # 35336
Professor E. Brooks
Signature Course

Cross listed as 01:988:270:H1



Introduction to Hispanic Lit
erature (3)
01:940:215:H1 Index # 32003
Professor K. Bishop
Permission of Dept.

Women’s and Gender Studies


War: Critical Perspec (3)
01:988:270:H1 Index # 33874
Professor E. Brooks
Signature Course

Cross listed as 01:920:273:H1

Rutgers Business School (33)



Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
33:010:272:H1 Index # 33164

Introduction to basic accounting concepts, business and reporting, and accounting; emphasis on measuring and recording transactions and interpreting financial statements. Not open to first-year students.

Introduction to Managerial Accounting
33:010:275:H1 Index # 38039
Prereqs: Intro to Financial Acctg (33:010:272)




Introduction to Finance for Finance Majors (3)
33:390:310:H1 Index # 38391
*Open to RBS Students Only.  Required completion of all 6 Business Eligibility courses and a declared major in Finance or Accounting.


Introduction to Marketing (3)

33:630:301:H1 Index # 22326

*Open to Sophomores

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.


Supply Chain

Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3)
33:799:301:H1 Index # 30637
Prereqs: Intro to Financial Acctg (33:010:272)

honors program offices

Nelson Biological Labs
Room A-110
P 848-445-3912
Milledoler Hall
Room 119
P 848-932-1406
College Hall
Room 306
P 848-932-2011
Lucy Stone Hall
Room A-201
P 848-445-3206