Fall 2010 Honors Sections of SAS Courses

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



Administrative Studies
Ethical Leadership
Professor Marty Markowitz
W 10:20-1:20 PM  BE-101

*Open to Juniors

This course has three components.  The first will focus on defining ethical leadership – its theory and practice, and its defining values and culture.  The second component involves student self-assessments, using a variety of various assessment tools.  The third  component builds on the first two components: students learned about theory and themselves, and they will now will apply ethical leadership principles to practical, real-life ethical leadership challenges, case studies, and dilemmas.



Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (4)
TF 9:50-11:10, CA A5
F 11:30-12:50, CA A3

This course introduces students to the fascinating complexity of language in actual social contexts. Students will learn about how language both reflects and shapes thought, culture, and power. Topics will include language acquisition and socialization, language and gender, language and ethnicity, and language and social change. Students will also have opportunities to apply the concepts we study to their everyday experiences with language through hands-on activities and exercises. There is no prerequisite for the course other than an interest in the workings of language in real-life settings.


Biological Sciences

Brain, Mind, and Behavior (3)
Professor Jessica Schjott
TF 10:20-11:40, Hill 009

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)
Co-req: 640:135 or 640:151
For well-prepared students:
MWTh 10:35-11:30, WL-AUD
Th 10:35-11:30, WL-AUD

Honors General Chemistry (4)
Co-req: 640:135 or 640:151
For well-prepared students
MWTh 10:35-11:30, WL-AUD
W 12:15-1:10, SEC 218

Principles of Organic Chemistry (4)

Special Permission of Department
MW 3:20-4:40 ARC 103
M 1:55-2:50 WL-AUD

Principles of Organic Chemistry (4)
Special Permission of Department
TTH 6:40-8:00 ARC 103
W 1:55-2:50 WL-AUD

Principles of Organic Chemistry (4)
Special Permission of Department
MTH 12:35-1:55 HCK 138
TH 2:30-3:25 DAV 122


Comparative Literature

Introduction to World Literature (3)
Professor Janet Walker
T 9:50-11:10, MI 100
Th 9:50-11:10 ED 025A

Classics of Western and Eastern literature.  Readings may include the Odyssey, the Tao Te Ching, Roman poetry, Beowulf, Shakuntala, The Tale of Genji, troubadour poetry, and Dante's Inferno.


Computer Science

Introduction to Discrete Structures II (4)
*By Special Permission- please contact instructor
TTh 5-6:20, SEC 117
T 6:55-7:50, SEC 208

See Schedule of Classes for pre-requisites.

 Principles of Programming Languages (4)
MTh 12-1:20, SEC 208
Th 1:55-2:50, HLL 254


Honors Introduction to Microeconomics (3) and Special Topics (1)
220:102:H1:05163 and 090:228:H1:17333
Professor Rubin
MTh 9:50-11:10, MU 210 and F 9:50-11:10, Scott 115
Pre- or Co-requisite: 01:640:111 or 115, or placement into Calculus
This 4-credit course includes 3 credits for Honors Introduction to Microeconomics and 1 credit for a special recitation with Professor Rubin. 

Advanced Econometrics (3)
Professor Klein
MW 4:30-5:50, Scott 101
See Schedule of Classes for pre-requisites
By Permission of Instructor
This course will cover estimation and inference in models beyond the linear model that are likely to occur in practice (e.g. ordered, sample selection, and nonlinear models).



 Approaches to French Literature (3)
By Permission: Department Staff
Professor Cornilliat
MTh 10:55-12:15, RAB 109A

An intensive and pointedly literary introduction to the history of French literature from the Revolution to the present. A variety of genres will be represented - narrative, poetic, and theatrical texts - and the fundamental critical vocabulary for various kinds of literary analysis will be presented. This more formal and theoretical 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 literature, however, is not necessary. [Prerequisite: placement test or 420:132]



Introduction to the Study of Language (3)
W 11:30-12:50, Murray 115
Friday 1:10-2:30, Murray 115



Topics in Math for the Liberal Arts-Honors (3)
TF 11:30-12:50, Scott 219

For thousands of years, people have tried to communicate secretly and securely.  Cryptography is the field of mathematics dedicated to exploring schemes to conceal messages and to verifying the difficulty of breaking those schemes.  Because of the growth of computer network use, there has been an enormous increase in cryptographic work in the past few years.  This course will present mathematical concepts and processes within the context of social issues related to cryptography.  Issues explored may include the security of email; the privacy of medical records; the security of financial transactions; and the future of copyright in the digital world.  Mathematical tools such as modular addition, finite fields, combinatorics, number theory, probability, group theory, and algorithms will be introduced.

This course is suitable only for students who would ordinarily be taking Math for the Liberal Arts.  The Department of Mathematics has a 300-level course in cryptography for Math majors and minors.

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:

math.rutgers.edu/undergrad/Honors/honcourses.html or contact the Undergraduate Mathematics Office (Hill Center 303) at 732-445-2390.

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Honors Introduction to Research in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry (3)
Professor Andrew Vershon
T 12:00-1:20, WAK-1001
T 1:40-4:40, WAK 019
T 5-6:20, WAK 019
Prerequisites: Open only to incoming first year Honors students who have passed the AP Biology exam. 
Basic principles and methods of research, followed by a research project: analyses of molecular clones from eukaryotic cDNA libraries.  Description of research opportunities at the University available to undergraduates.


Introduction to Philosophy (4)
M 4:30-5:50, Scott 123
M 6:25-7:20, Scott 206
W 4:30-5:50, Scott 123


Honors Physics I (3)
750:271:H1, H2, H3, H4
See Schedule of Classes for details

Honors Physics III (3)
750:273 Sections H1, H2, H3.
See Schedule of Classes for details


Political Science

Nature of Politics (3)
Professor Rubenstein
T Th 5:35-6:55 Lecture, HCK 138
T 3:55-5:15 Recitation, HCK 114
Law and Politics (3)
F 1:40-03:00 Lecture, LSH Aud
W 12:00-1:20 Recitation, LSH B269
Credit not given for this course and 790:247

General Psychology (3)
Professor Brill
MW 1:40-3pm, LSH A142
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.

Cognition (3)
Professor Leslie
TTH 5:00-6:20, SEC 208

Conditioning and Learning (3)
Professor Rovee-Collier
MTh 1:40-3 PM, Psy 307



 Introduction to Hispanic Literature – Honors (3)
Professor Jorge Marcone
M Th 12:35-1:55, Hickman 210
Prerequisites: 940:202 or 204 or by permission of Department
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