Spring 2018 Course Notes

To register for courses:

Log into MyFAU Click FAU Self-Service (left side of screen); Click Student Services. Be sure to check for holds prior to registering. For instructions, see http://www.fau.edu/uas/registration.php                            

Having trouble registering for any courses?

Some courses have restrictions that can be overridden simply by contacting the instructor, which you can do by emailing them. You can find the email of the instructor by clicking on the CRN number of the course in the Banner online course schedule. If you have difficulty contacting the instructor, then notify David Flanigan at flanigan@fau.edu and indicate your Z number and which course number and CRN you want to enroll in and he can try to contact the instructor. Some of the courses which may have FAU restrictions that the instructor will override are:

CRN Course Course Title Notes Contact person to request permission to enroll
42491 ART 4934C H Electronics and Objects for Art  Banner indicates ART prereqs which we do not require David Flanigan or Annina Ruest
42651 ART 4934C H Business of Art  Banner indicates prereq which we will not require David Flanigan or Dorotha Lemeh
42225 MGF1147 H Math for Liberal Arts  Banner indicates a prereq which we do not require. David Flanigan (Provide Z number, Course prefix/no and CRN to him)
42501 POS4414 H US Presidency  Banner indicates prereq we do not require

Ron Feinman (failing that, David Flanigan or Mark Tunick )

 

Course Notes

Natural Science Core course recommended for non-science majors: CHM 1020C H Contemporary Chemical Issues, MW 2-3:50 (Dr. Chandrasekhar, CRN 40459); also satisfies Global-Citizenship (Environmental) and includes a lab component.

 

Humanities A Courses: Three 'Humanities A' courses will be offered this Spring:
ARH 2000 H Art Appreciation,
TR 2-3:20 with Prof. Ruest (CRN 41590) 
HUM 2020 H Intro to Humanities, TR 2-3:20, with Prof. Baima (CRN 42748)
; and
PHI 2010 H Intro to Philosophy, TR 2-3:20, with Prof. Malanowski (CRN 42490).

 

ART 4934C Honors Introduction to Electronics and Electronic Objects for Art (4 credits, CRN 42491, TR 9-11:50, Prof. Ruest): This new course introduces electrical and some mechanical engineering techniques for the purpose of making art. No previous knowledge of electronics, art, programming, or object-making is required. Students get a systematic introduction to building circuits with electronic components and ultimately make their own sensing and actuation devices. Readings and discussions on cultural issues surrounding electronic objects and environments accompany the technical instruction. The goal of the course is for students to develop both a technical and critical understanding of how electronic objects work and to use this understanding in the creation of new devices and products.

 

BSC 4930 Honors Epigenetics (3 cr, CRN 42692, MW 12:30-1:50, Prof. Hickey). Prereqs of Genetics, BSC 1010, CHM 2046/L; and Cell Biology (which may be taken concurrently).
Following a thorough study of classical genetics, epigenetics is the next chapter to our understanding for the processes that influence genetic expression, which ultimately produces a phenotype that can be observed at the organismal level.  Epigenetics is a novel segment of molecular biology that is relevant in many fields of life science.  This area of science sheds new light on our understanding of the genetic components involving human development and disease.  An appreciable understanding of epigenetics has been developed but many more details remain to be answered. Topics include: chromatin remodeling, DNA methylation, microRNA-targeted gene expression, and long non-coding RNAs.  Taken together, the details of this course will be an asset to any student who wishes to pursue a career in medical science.

 

IDS 3930 Honors Law in the Real World (1 credits, CRN 42786, M 6-6:50pm): While this course does not count towards the team-taught critical inquiry requirement, it is a highly recommended introduction to a variety of real world legal problems you might face during their 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 students concentrating in the sciences, social sciences, business, and humanities.

 

BSC 4930 Honors Biochemical Engineering (1 credit, CRN 42857, MW 11-12:20, meets 1st 5 weeks of semester; Prof. Robert Fewkes). This course is an overview of the Biochemical Engineering discipline - the interaction of chemical engineeringbiochemistry, and microbiology.  Students will explore the application of engineering principles to the industrial implementation of Biotechnology. Discussions will include cultivation of cell suspensions, exploitation of metabolic pathways, product recovery, purification, and formulation, instrumentation, aseptic operations, economics, and problems/solutions encountered in industrial-scale processing.  Prerequisites are  General Chemistry and General Microbiology.  Some understanding of Physics will be required. Lectures will employ terminology of metabolic regulation and pathways, energy/mass transfer, differential equations, statistics, dimensional analysis, etc. However, beyond algebra, students will not have to perform operations.


BSC 4930 Honors Molecular Pharmacology (3 credits, MW 930-10:50am, CRN 42719; Prof. Stahl). This course covers topics related to basic and applied pharmacology. Students learn theoretical principles of drug administration and receptor theory.  Based on these building blocks of pharmacology, students then explore the physiological targets and treatments that are employed in clinical medicine.  Specific topics discussed in this course include cardiovascular and renal pharmacology, neuropharmacology, and cancer pharmacology.  Students enrolled in this course should have completed Biochemistry, as well as Basic and Organic
Chemistry, or requested permission from the instructor before enrolling

 

 

Spring 2018 Distribution Electives in Social Sciences/Humanities with no prerequisites

All students must take two distribution electives, one in the Humanities (HUM), one in the Social Sciences (SS). These courses must be taken at the Honors College. These may be Core courses that are not being counted towards a core requirement, or any of the following courses, which have no prerequisites--so long as they are not being counted towards your concentration.

 

ANT4331 01H Honors   Anthropology of Andes 3 TR 0930 1050 Corr, Rachel
ANT4368 01H Honors   Himalayan Culture 3 F 0900 1150 Fewkes,   Jacqueline
ART4934C 02H Honors Electronics and Objects for Art 4 TR 0900 1150 Ruest, Annina
ECO4932 01H Honors Mrkt Process Economics 3 TR 0930 1050 Jakee,   Keith
CRW4930 01H Honors   Adv Creative Writing 3 MW 1100 1220 Luria,   Rachel
LIT3133 01H Honors   Medieval Cultures 3 MW 0930 1050 Harrawood,   Michael
LIT4930 02H Honors   European Renaissance 3 MW 1400 1520 Harrawood,   Michael
ARA1121 01H Honors   Beg Arabic Lang Cult 2 4 TR 0800 0950 Vazquez,   Miguel
EUH3607 01H Honors   Euro Intellect Hist 2 3 MW 0930 1050 Ely,   Christopher
HIS4930 01H Honors   City & Its Underground 3 MW 1100 1220 Ely,   Christopher
PHH3930 01H Honors   Plato Seminar 3 TR 1100 1220 Baima,   Nicholas
PHI3300 01H Honors   Theory of Knowledge 3 MW 1400 1520 Kennedy,   Ashley
PHI3633 01H Honors   Biomedical Ethics 3 MW 1100 1220 Kennedy,   Ashley
PHI4930 04H Honors   Phlsphy of Neuroscience 3 TR 0930 1050 Malanowski,   Sarah
POS4604 02H Honors   Constitutional Law 2 3 R 1600 1850 Lewis Perrin, Kathryn

 

Other Notes

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.

First Class Attendance:  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.


Last Modified 11/3/17