Course Notes for Spring 2013
Prerequisites: If there is a course you are unable to register for because you lack a prereq, email the instructor to see if they can override the prereq.
Team-taught courses: Note that not all courses with an IDS prefix satisfy the Honors College team-taught (Critical Inquiry Seminar) requirement.
IDS courses that satisfy the team-taught/CIS requirement are indicated by a "team-taught" on the course schedule info sheet.
Specific course notes:
ECO 2013 Honors Macroeconomic Principles has no prerequisites. If you are a freshman and have been unable to register for this class, just go to the class and inform the instructor and he will give you permission to register.
IDS 3930 Honors Law and the Real World: An introduction to a variety of real world legal problems you might face during your lives. Students have the unique opportunity to learn from a different practicing attorney each week. The objective is to provide students with a basic understanding of the law by providing a concentrated 1 hour instruction on legal topics such as intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, copyrights), bankruptcy and creditors' rights, juvenile law, entertainment and sports law, contracts, family law, immigration law, business law. No prior knowledge of the law is assumed and the course is designed for students with varying academic interests including the sciences, social sciences, business, and humanities. Mondays 5-5:50, 1 credit.
IDS 3932-004 Honors Math Foundations of Behavioral Sciences: In this team-taught course, we will explore the relationships between basic mathematical concepts (particularly topological ones) and their applications in the social sciences (paticularly psychology). Students should have at least one course in psychology or mathematics at the college level. We'll be examining how ideas such as 'tension,' 'conflict,' 'group,' and 'distance' are represented mathematically as well as psychologically. We will explore ways in which fundamental mathematical concepts can be used to describe and illuminate familiar psychological phenomena and, in some cases, test psychological hypotheses as well. Students will be expected to stay current with and lead discussion of one or more class readings and to write two short papers over the course of the term. Taught by Lanning/McGovern.
Wait List: The registrar will use an automatic wait list for most courses in the Honors College. If a student registers for a course that is full,
they can select a dropdown menu and click "Wait List" to be put on the wait list. Then they will be notified by email when a space opens. The student will have 36 hours to register
for the course upon receiving the email; if they do not register in that time, they lose their spot on the wait list, and the next person on the list will be notified by email that
they can register for the class within 36 hours. Students are therefore advised to check their fau email account at least once a day. Faculty still have the ability to permit a student
who absolutely needs a course to register for it without being put on a wait list.
Attending first class:
Students who do not attend the first class of the semester without prior approval of the instructor should expect to be dropped from that course.