Honors Course Descriptions

Below are the honors courses that are regularly taught. Consult current semester honors class list for details on class time and for a listing of special one time honors classes.

BIOL 2100 - Honors Biology, Spring Semester

This course is a study of biological thought. It is approached through the reading and discussion of current and classic literature in biology and through interaction with professionals in the life sciences.

1.0 Credit Hour

COMM 1020 - Honors Public Speaking (OC), Fall Semester

This course allows students to apply public speaking skills as they create messages to broadcast on radio, TV, and other media.  To register for this class, contact the instructor, Professor Malynda Bjerregaard (malynda.bjerregaard@snow.edu).

3.0 Credit Hour

ENGL 2014 - Intermediate Composition: Honors Thesis (E2), Spring Semester

This course is designed to improve the composition skills of Honors students through an Honors thesis project. Students will study effective discourse, argumentation, and research methods. They will select a subject for their thesis project and work with an advisor in the field of study. For Honors students only.

3.0 Credit Hours

ENGL 2150 - Honors Intellectual Traditions of the West: Ancient World (HU/FA), Fall Semester

This course is an interdisciplinary, in-depth exploration of philosophy, literature, art, and culture during the Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance periods in the western world, with an emphasis on reading entire seminal works in the history of western cultures and scientific thought. It fulfills a Humanities or Fine Arts general education requirement. It is open to all students and fills a requirement in the honors program.

3.0 Credit Hours

ENGL 2160 - Honors Intellectual Traditions of the West: Modern World (HU/FA), Spring Semester

This course is an in-depth exploration of the philosophy, literature, art, and culture of Europe and America during the sixteenth through twentieth centuries. The emphasis of the course is on reading entire seminal works in the history of western culture and scientific thought. It fulfills an Humanities or Fine Arts general education requirement. This class is open to all students and fills a requirement in the honors program.

3.0 Credit Hours

GEO 2100 - Honors Natural Science Seminar (PS), Fall Semester

This course is an introduction to the science of geology for students in the Snow College Honors program. Students will use readings and discussion to learn the development of thought in the geological sciences and to examine where the field of geology is today. A field trip may be required.

1.0 Credit Hour

MATH 2100 - Honors Math: History of Math (IC), Fall Semester

This course provides an historical approach to the philosophy of scientific thought with mathematics as the driving force. The course begins with the Greek influence in the Age of Reason and continues to contemporary mathematical topics.

2.0 Credit Hours

PHYS 2100 - Honors Physics (PS), Fall Semester

This course is a study of how modern physical science has evolved, including Newton's laws, cosmology, relativity, and quantum mechanics. The course looks at science from an historical perspective: science as a process is emphasized over science as a body of facts. This class is for students in the Honors program and physics majors. It is taught in a seminar format with class discussions, presentations, and term papers.

2.0 Credit Hours

PHYS 2105 - Honors Physical Science Laboratory (PS), Fall Semester

This course counts as a physical science lab credit for students enrolled in PHYS 2100 and GEO 2100.  Students will do elementary experiments in physics, geology, and astronomy.

1.0 Credit Hours