Spring 2013

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Pre Session Courses

HNRS 310G Honors Tutorial: Digital Scientific Imaging (1 credit)

Instructor: Martin Ratcliffe
CRN 26155
9:00-Noon on January 14, 15, 16, and 18, and 6:00 to 10:00 PM on January 16

Neff Hall 116

Digital Scientific Imaging.  This short course will introduce you to the basics of scientific imaging using CCD cameras. Scientific imaging is used in many walks of life, such as medicine, astronomy, engineering, meteorology, and Earth Resources/land management. Understanding how an image is created electronically, and how images can be processed, is a valuable tool for your career. During this course, you will understand how CCD devices work, how to process images in black and white and color, and what scientific information can be acquired. You will get a copy of a comprehensive image processing software package for astronomical imaging that has applications to many other subjects, and have the opportunity to acquire your own image through the large 16” telescope at Lake Afton Public Observatory.  The class meets for 3 hours per day for 4 days on Jan 14, 15, 16, 18 and one evening at Lake Afton for 4 hours.

PSY 413H Leadership in Self and Society - Honors (3 credits)
HCMD 308H Leadership in Self and Society - Honors
General Education Issues and Perspectives Course (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Instructor: Peter Cohen
CRN 26077
8:00-5:00 daily the week of January 7-11
Ahlberg Hall 302

This course is cross listed with 5 Honors seats reserved under the PSY 413H number and 5 Honors seats reserved under the HCMD 308H number.  Examine factors influencing the effectiveness of individuals leading change, including values, conflict and power. Studies the human side of organizational change focusing on understanding how and why people react to change, and identifying opportunities for enhancing the effective implementation of change. Students reflect on their own leadership development and work in teams to recommend public health strategies for change in a project, community setting, or organization.

Spring Semester Courses

HNRS 105V Seminar I Humanities: Environmental Philosophy (3 credits)
General Education Introductory Course in the Humanities
Instructor: William Vanderburgh
CRN 25276
TR 11:00-12:15, Honors Seminar Room
Neff Hall 116

Environmental Philosophy considers metaphysical, epistemological, logical, ethical, socio-political and other questions regarding nature, the environment, the natural and the artificial—including attempts to define those concepts properly.  Good Environmental Philosophy is based on solid knowledge of the facts (scientific, philosophical, social, etc.), sound reasoning, and a critically engaged attitude.  Environmental Philosophy (a branch of “applied,” “engaged” or “field” philosophy) investigates both abstract and concrete issues that arise in connection with the relation between humans and the natural world, often with an eye to solving (or helping to solve) “environmental problems”.  We will consider both local and global environmental issues.  Lectures, discussions and student presentations will be supplemented with guest lectures and field trips. No prior experience with philosophy or environmental science is assumed.  Through this course students will increase their knowledge of the range and extent of environmental issues, develop philosophical skills of analysis and critique, and improve their written and oral communication skills.  This course satisfies the general education introductory Humanities requirement. 

HNRS 105W Seminar I Humanities: Epidemics in World History (3 credits)
General Education Introductory Course in the Humanities
Instructor: George Dehner
CRN 26790
TR 12:30-1:45, Honors Seminar Room
Neff Hall 116

The Honors course, Epidemics in World History, will focus on the history of the impacts and human responses to a specific epidemic outbreak or outbreaks.  The course will begin with an overview of influenza and pandemics in the long twentieth century and will conclude with a student-led examination of the recent H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic.  This examination will situate current events into the history of the virus and will trace the public health, scientific, and popular responses to the pandemic.

The course will be conducted seminar style with student discussion and participation forming a portion of the grade.  Students will also be graded on both a written project and an oral presentation of their research.  If enrollment merits, the final research project may be a collaborative effort.  The objective of the course is to get the students digging into the history of pandemic influenza and applying it to contemporary events.

HNRS 153B Seminar II Mathematics and Natural Sciences: The Dynamic Universe (3 credits)
General Education Introductory Course in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Instructor: Martin Ratcliffe
CRN 20139
Mondays 12:30-3:00, Honors Seminar Room
Neff Hall 116

This course is designed to introduce you to the fascinating subject of astronomy.  With a dozen press releases a week arriving, often with spectacular images, the course will focus heavily on current space missions and astronomical events. This course will cover a variety of topics, including the solar system, the sun, the stars, stellar evolution (birth, life, and death of stars), galaxies, and cosmology (the origin and fate of the universe).

HNRS 304E Seminar III Fine Arts: The Arts in Wichita (3 credits)
General Education Issues and Perspectives Course (Fine Arts)
Instructor: Marc Porcaro
CRN 26768
Instruction >2/3 Internet

Special Note: You will be required to purchase your own tickets to events and provide your own transportation to the venues.

In this experiential course, we will look at the role of the arts (Music, Dance, Art, Architecture, and Theatre) in the Wichita community. The course will explore the role of the audience and patronage, the impact of the arts in the local community, arts management, and marketing by meeting at various art events or venues in Wichita and meeting with local arts managers and artists. In addition, course members will be expected to participate in online discussions and presentations about the art work, architecture, music, and plays we will see. Most events will be Saturday evenings 7-10 PM, but there will be occasional class meetings on at least two Friday evenings and two Saturday afternoons.  We will also participate in an Honors-wide outing to Kansas City to explore the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, meet with the center's management, and performing artists and attend an arts event.

HNRS 485 Honors Research Seminar (3 credits)
Required course for all Honors students admitted Fall 2010 or after
Inquire about fulfilling your ENGINEERING 2020 Research requirement through this course

Instructor: Kimberly Engber
CRN 25275
Mondays 3:30-4:20, Honors Seminar Room
Neff Hall 116

Students majoring in various disciplines meet together one hour per week to discuss best practices in academic research, differences in research expectations in different subject areas, the research process (grant writing to publication), research ethics, project management, and other issues related to academic research.  Guest lecturers from the libraries and various academic disciplines teach students high-level skills needed for successful research.  Each student is responsible for finding a faculty member on campus to supervise a research project during the semester.  One-third of the grade is determined by participation in the class, including written assignments, presentations to the class, and other work.  The remainder of the grade is based on the research project completed.  The course is meant to supplement, not replace, the research methods course found in many disciplines.  Students who complete this course have an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of academic research, exposure to research practices in a variety of disciplines, and experience conducting independent research.  Students are therefore very well prepared for graduate school and/or careers that involve research.

HNRS 410 Independent Study (1-4 credits).

HNRS 481 Cooperative Education and HNRS 481N Honors Internship

Students wishing to earn Honors independent study, cooperative education or internship credit must make an appointment to see the director of Honors regarding appropriate placements prior to enrolling to earn co-op or internship credit. 

You cannot earn “retroactive” Honors credit for previously completed co-op/internship experiences.  In general, Honors cooperative education and internship placements differ from traditional co-op/internship placements in that they are:

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Graduate student level
  • Project-based involving multiple agencies or employers
  • Opportunities that lead to publications or professional presentations

HNRS 481N Honors Internships at the Center for Community Support and Research:
Team-Based Internship (3 credits)

This experience-based internship is designed to promote multi-disciplinary understanding and real-world skills.  Students will be required to work as a team to achieve a common goal and contribute to the work of Wichita State’s Center for Community Support and Research (CCSR).  CCSR will host the internship in its offices located at 3rd & Main.  CCSR works with over 100 nonprofits, coalitions, and government entities each year, providing leadership development, organizational capacity building, and evaluation services.   Students working in this CCSR internship will be asked to consider how work and civic environments are defined by groups, including task groups, committees, work groups, boards, coalitions, collaborations, and partnerships.  They will explore the many dynamics of group work: leadership, project management, communication, and budgets.  Example projects and programs are described below with more to be developed: 

Spirituality and Mental Health Recovery.  Students will work closely with mental health consumers to research and design a resource manual on spiritually sensitive practices and mental health recovery, and designing and undertaking social marketing and logistics for a statewide conference on the same topic.

Advanced Training for Certified Peer Specialists (CPS).  Students will partner with CCSR’s CPS Training Team to research and address the advanced training needs of Certified Peer Specialists (CPSs) in Kansas’s public mental health system. The project would involve assessing the current gaps in knowledge and training in the CPS workforce, researching resources and means to fill those gaps, and helping design and support the delivery of advanced training for Kansas’s CPSs.

Support Groups through Social Media.  Students will determine the extent to which social media is used formally and informally to help people with similar life challenges connect, support and share information with each other. A focus of the project will be to understand the extent this form of self-help support is evident in the university community and what opportunities exist to develop such a support network using social media outlets.


Call or E-mail Scott Wituk, CCSR Director at (316) 978-3327 or scott.wituk@wichita.edu




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26634 CSD 517H   COMM IN AGING HNRS 3 TR 02:00 PM   03:15 PM   AH 110   GOLDBERG
24278 ENGL 102H   COLLEGE ENG 2 HNRS 3 TR 11:00 AM   12:15 PM   DH 105   TBA
21547 MATH 243H   CALC II HNRS 5 MTWRF 10:30 AM   11:20 AM   HH 227   BRADY
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20964 FREN 111H   ELEM FRENCH I HNRS 5 MWF 12:30 PM   01:55 PM   MC 105   ABIMIKHAEL
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26323 FREN 112H   ELEM FRENCH II HNRS 5 MW 04:30 PM   06:50 PM   JH 306   BAILEY
21027 FREN 210H   INTERMED FRENCH HONORS 5 MTWRF 10:00 AM   11:20 AM   JH 306   BURKETT
25431 FREN 210H   INTERMED FRENCH HNRS 5 MTWRF 01:00 PM   01:40 PM   JH 306   BURKETT
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23988 SPAN 223H   SEL SPANISH READING HNRS 3 MWF 10:30 AM   11:20 AM   JH 314   MCGLYNN
25433 POLS 121H   AMERICAN POLITICS HNRS 3 MW 11:00 AM   12:15 PM   EB 202   ALLEN
26071 POLS 232H   POLITICAL THEORY 3 MW 2:00 PM   3:15 PM   DH 104   ALLEN
26072 POLS 337H   CAUSES OF WAR AND PEACE 3 TR 9:30 AM   10:45 AM   NH 211   SHAW
26171 PSY 324H   PSYCH OF PERSONALITY HNRS 3 TR 9:30 AM   10:45 AM   LH 500   DORR