Honors Courses - Fall 2016
Fall 2016 Interdisciplinary Seminars
seminars are 3 credit hours. Please check this list and the Class Schedule
frequently, as additions and corrections to meeting times/days may occur. To
search for class times and class numbers for registration purposes, use MyUCF
class schedule search.
Honors Analysis & Application of Ethical,
Legal, & Safety Issues in Schools
4603H, Class Number: 82546
AM–1:20 PM, TA 301
analysis of contemporary educational issues, including ethical, safety, legal,
cultural, and linguistic considerations which directly impact schooling in a
Honors Case Studies in Ethics
3600H, Class Number: 80943
3:00–4:15 PM, BHC 0126
Studies in Ethics is an interdisciplinary, case study approach to practical,
contemporary ethical issues in a variety of contexts. For example, ethical
problems and dilemmas in education, engineering, law, medicine, personal
relationships, and politics, among others, are included and serve as a basis
for students to conduct significant research on the cases. Among the
requirements for the course are position papers applying creative and critical
thinking skills and ethical concepts to the cases and in-class debates/ethics
bowl practice. Students will participate in the on-campus UCF Ethics Bowl
competition, and selected students may participate in the Southeast Regional
Ethics Bowl on the UCF team. It is possible that participation in the regional
ethics bowl will lead to an invitation to the national competition. If you are
interested in this seminar, please contact Dr. Madi Dogariu at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Michael Strawser at email@example.com.
Honors Creative Processes: Theory and Practice
EDG 3930H/THE 3930H, Class Number 91861 or 91869
TR 1:30-2:45 PM, PAC T118
Creativity is explored through educational theory, historically, psychologically, spiritually, and artistically. Thinking and problem solving creatively applied to all professions.
Honors Cultural Traditions of India
3101H, Class Number: 83081
3:00–5:50 PM, BHC 131
integration of Indian culture, philosophy, and art.
Honors Documentary Film Production
3930H / FIL 3930H, Class Number: 81682 / 81761
3:00–5:50 PM, NSC 148
will collaborate with a history and film professor to enhance an historical
documentary film with accompanying interactive exhibits that live online. No
video or web production experience is required. We seek students interested in
creating an informative and entertaining experience through the use of portable
devices for “padcasts,” photo galleries, and supporting historical documents.
Honors Film Adaptations: From Page to Screen
4103H, Class Number: 81573
6:00–8:50 PM, NSC 148
of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic context in which literary works and
their film counterparts inform each other.
Honors Geography in Latin America
4405H, Class Number: 91750
6:00–8:50 PM, CNH 204
of Latin America and the Caribbean, including geophysical, cultural, economic,
and social characteristics and processes.
Honors Global Perspectives on Terrorism
3930H, Class Number: 89881
PM, BA1 213
and development of modern terrorism and how changes in terrorism are in part a
manifestation of the transformation of international order.
Honors Human Trafficking
INR 4933H, Class Number: 91972
TR 3:00–4:15 PM, BA1 214
This course will help students gain an interdisciplinary awareness of contemporary human trafficking, also known as slavery and forced servitude. It will offer definitions of human trafficking; explore the various types of forced servitude that are prevalent today; and examine the global and domestic dimensions of the problem, including in Central Florida. Students will have the opportunity to meet and engage survivors and abolitionists; learn the methods of traffickers; conduct their own research; evaluate the roles of organizations from all sectors that are involved with human trafficking; and contemplate short-term and long-term solutions.
Honors Intro to Game Theory
3930H, Class Number: 91712
1:30–2:45 PM, BHC 131
This seminar studies the science of strategic decision-making in which one's own optimal action depends on the actions and beliefs of others. Applications abound in the fields of biology, economics, marketing, law, politics, international relations, and war. By the end of the course students will be able to "solve" a game using game theoretic tools as well as formalize a strategic situation into a well-defined game and know which analytical tools should be employed to analyze it and predict outcomes.
Honors Italian Renaissance: From Dante to
3930H, Class Number: 81762
3:00–5:50 PM, BHC 126
course joins together the fields of music, drama, and literature. In a time
when 'globalization' actively shapes our world, this course offers tools for
analyzing diverse cultural expressions. The central focus is Italian opera,
literature, and film of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as they inform
our understanding of Italian culture. We will watch and listen to opera as well
as read Italian novels and poems on the same subjects. Comparing opera to other
artistic genres, including film, illuminates the modernity and universality of
the messages it carries. We will also analyze how words, music, and image
create cultural meaning. Group presentations and brief response papers will
guide students to develop skills necessary for the final research paper.
Honors Mass Media & Politics (Pre-req: POS 2041)
3235H, Class Number: 90665
4:30–5:45 PM, BA1 207
of media on campaigns, public officials, public opinion, the definition of
political news, and selected public policies.
Honors Medical Sociology
4400H, Class Number: 90750
PM, CB1 113
of patient behavior, health practitioners, the social organization of health
services, and delivery of health care.
Honors Moot Court
3951H, Class Number: 86657
1:30–4:20 PM, HPA1 272
course is designed to prepare UCF Honors and Legal Studies Students for the
American Collegiate Moot Court Tournament.
Students enrolled in the class will be given the opportunity to
represent UCF and compete at UCF’s South Atlantic Regional Moot Court
tournament in November. This class counts as an Honors interdisciplinary
seminar for all majors and will also satisfy the Capstone requirement for a
Legal Studies major. If
you are interested in the law, or in perfecting your ability to engage in
public speaking, or if you are looking for a little family here at UCF, please
contact Dr. Cynthia Schmidt's assistant, Danielle Malcolm, to schedule an
interview. Interviews will conclude at the end of March. You may
reach her by emailing Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org
Honors Motion Picture Genre: Comedy
4830H, Class Number: 81470
12:00–2:50 PM, NSC 148
class examines "subversive" American comedies.
Honors Professional Writing
3250H, Class Number: 81707
9:00–10:15 AM, BHC 127
Southey once said, “It is with words as with sunbeams—the more they are
condensed, the deeper they burn.” Learn how to write clearly, concisely, and
vigorously to meet your audiences’ needs. Honors Professional Writing is a
hands-on course that will introduce you to a variety of common workplace
writing situations, including writing instructional documents of LEGO models.
Honors Religion & Medicine
4180H, Class Number: 81623
12:00–1:15 PM, BHC 126
comparative study of the approaches toward medicine and healing in different
religious traditions, both in the U.S. and the wider world.
Honors Sport & Society in the Ancient
4674H, Class Number: 80890
10:30–11:45 AM, BHC 127
comparison of the original form of the Olympic Games (and ancient notions of
sport) to their modern counterparts.
Honors Why Are People Fooled?
3930H, Class Number 90446
10:30–11:45 AM, BHC 129
people fooled? The course intends to investigate this enduring question as it
relates to three areas of inquiry: the human capacity for being fooled, the
ability of con artists and propagandists to fool people, and the ways in which
people might avoid being fooled.
Honors Writing in Digital Environments
4416H, Class Number: 81469
12:30–1:20 PM, BHC 127
Blog, tweet, and code your way toward a deeper understanding of the rhetorical context of digital environments. The internet has changed how audiences encounter our texts and how the process of writing is orchestrated. To write successfully in digital environments, you have to think differently about who your readers are, how they will navigate the texts you produce, and what forms of connection and engagement are possible through online spaces. This course will help you see how writing in digital environments is more like designing an experience than simply putting words on a page.
Honors Writing With Communities &
4354H, Class Number: 90445
Are you interested in making a difference in the Orlando community? Want to know more about how you can use the power of writing to accomplish social action in real-world organizations? This class will explore why writing matters for communities and non-profits. You'll look at why a writer would choose one social action or genre over another, and research how writing works to sustain grassroots community organizations and non-profits.