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  • Summer II

    Professor: Dr. Sunethra Dharmasiri

    Day/Time: MR 10:00A - 11:40A

    Location: Hybrid / TBA

    CRN: 52116

    Description: Provides students with basic scientific and biological principles. Current problems in biology and the ethics of science are presented with perspectives of public policy from a scientific viewpoint. This course is not recommended for majors in the natural sciences, including biology.

  • Summer I

    Professor: Dr. Bob Fischer
    Day/Time: MTWRF  10:00A - 11:40A
    Location: TBA
    CRN: 52081

    Description: By examining the moral and existential questions raised by our own mortality, students in this course will practice critical thinking and examine the variety of human responses to and understanding of death by focusing on how ideas, values, beliefs, and other aspects of culture express and affect human experience.

     

    *Satisfies Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component (3 hours) Code 040

  • Summer I

    Professor: Prof. Jordan Morille

    Day/Time: MTWRF 2:00P - 3:40P

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 52758

    Description: An introductory course designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the creation and appreciation of diverse modes of expression through the visual and performing arts. This course may not be repeated for credit by taking ART 2313, DAN 2313, or MU 2313.

    **Satisfies Creative Arts Component Code 050

  • Summer I

    Professor: Dr. Ron Haas
    Day/Time: MTWRF 2:00P - 3:40P
    Location: LAMP 502B
    CRN: 50984

    Description: This course in the history of American social and protest movements from the end of Reconstruction through Occupy focuses in particular on the movements of the 1960s - the Civil Rights Movement, the New Left, the Women's and Homosexual Liberation Movements, and the Counterculture - and their enduring legacies in contemporary society. Course meets every weekday during the summer session.

    **Satisfies American History Code 060

  • Summer I

    Professor: Prof. Amanda North
    Day/Time: TR  2:00P - 6:20P
    Location: LAMP 501
    CRN: 52082

    Description: Students will read and analyze representative authors and works from British Literature. The course examines works in historical, social, and cultural context as a record of human experience. Courses employ a variety of teaching methods.

    Counts as: Communication Code 090 and 094 (Literature)

  • Summer I

    Professor: Prof. Jordan Morille
    Day/Time: MTWRF 12:00P - 1:40P
    Location: LAMP 502B
    CRN: 51518

    Description: This course develops the basic professional techniques and skills used in writing for the screen. Students analyze contemporary scripts and perform practical exercises in story and character development, study screenplay structure and format, and develop a full-length dramatic screenplay. Course meets every weekday during the summer session.

    **Advanced Theatre, advanced ENG Group D, or counts toward the minor in Media Studies

  • Professor: Dr. Ron Haas

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 50296

    Description: Departmental Approval Required. A course designed to allow students in the Honors College to pursue an independent project of research, study or creative achievement, culminating in a paper, laboratory problem, field research problem or creative effort of some size and scope.

  • Professor: Dr. Ron Haas

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 51095

    Description: Individual study under direct supervision of a professor for Honors credit. This course may be repeated for credit but a student may not a exceed six hours of credit in Honors Independent Study. Contact Dr. Ron Haas at rmh109@txstate.edu for more information.

  • Summer II

    Professor: Dr. Ron Haas

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 52766

    Description: Individual study under direct supervision of a professor for Honors credit. This course may be repeated for credit but a student may not a exceed six hours of credit in Honors Independent Study. Contact Dr. Ron Haas at rmh109@txstate.edu for more information.


Fall 2020

Departmental Courses

  • Professor: Ms. Kathy Moffitt

    Day/Time: MWF 9:00A-9:50A

    Location: MCCOY 242

    CRN: 15266

    Description: This course introduces financial accounting concepts and their application in the accounting process for business organizations, including financial statement preparation, analysis and communication of financial information and related ethical responsibilities.

  • Professor: Dr. Suni Dharmasiri

    Day/Time: TR 12:30P - 1:50P

    Location: TBA

    CRN: 15495

    Description: This course provides the students with a strong foundation in cellular and molecular biology. Topics include biochemistry, energy metabolism, molecular bases of gene regulation and protein functions, cell division and control, and cell signaling. This course is required for all biology majors and is not recommended for non-science majors.

  • Professor: Dr. Andrea Aspbury

    Day/Time: MW 11:00A - 12:20P

    Location: IGRM 3203

    CRN: 14671

    Description: This course provides science majors with a foundation in organismal biology, Mendelian and population genetics, evolution and ecology. Topic include: patterns of inheritance, genetics, evolution, speciation, phylogenetics, and behavioral population, community, and ecosystem ecology. This course is required for all biology majors and is not recommended for non-science majors.

  • Professor: Dr. Alexis Stokes

    Day/Time: MW 12:30P - 1:50P

    Location: MCOY 225

    CRN: 17491

    Description: A survey of basic features of the American legal system and legal aspects of business transactions. Topics include the nature and sources of law, court systems and procedures, agency, torts, contracts, ethics, and government regulation of business.

  • Professor: Dr. David J. Irvin, Chris Dorsey (Lab)

    Day/Time: TR 2:00P - 3:20P, T 3:30P - 6:20P (Lab)

    Location: CHEM 133, CHEM 229 (Lab)

    CRN: 13786, 10863 (Lab)

    Description: This course covers the nomenclature, reactions and reaction mechanisms of the hydrocarbons and the alkyl halides.

  • ***Students must also choose CS 1428 HL1 or HL2 as the lab component.

    Professor: Dr. Apan Qasem, Gentry Atkinson (labs)

    Day/Time: TR 11:00A - 12:20P, 

    T 12:30P - 1:50P (HL1), 

    R 12:30P - 1:50P (HL2)

    Location: DERR 240, DERR 325 (Labs)

    CRN: 10979, 10988 (HL1), 10989 (HL2)

    Description: Introductory course for computer science majors, minors and others desiring technical introduction to computer science. Contains overview of history and structure of the digital computer, including binary data representation. Problem solving, algorithm development, structured programming, good coding style, and control structures of C++ are emphasized.

  • Professor: TBD

    Day/Time: MW 9:30A - 10:50A

    Location: CENT G02

    CRN: 14972

    Description: This course introduces students to the history of French Cinema from the medium's origins in 1895 to the late 1950s. Students will learn about major developments in film narrative and technology in France from the silent to the classic eras. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

  • Professor: Dr. Elizabeth Bishop

    Day/Time: MWF 8:00A - 8:50A

    Location: TMH 106

    CRN: 17187

    Description: A general survey of world civilization from the 17th Century to the present. (WI)

  • Professor: Dr. Timothy Chase

    Day/Time: MWF 9:00A - 9:50A, TR 8:00A - 9:20A (Lab)

    Location: TBA, TBA

    CRN: 14743, 14744 (Lab)

    Description: This is the first course in differential and integral calculus which stresses limits as well as the applications of calculus to the problems of science.

  • Professor: Dr. Vaughn Baltzly

    Day/Time: MW 11:00A - 12:20P

    Location: TBA

    CRN: 18509

    Description: A study of universal philosophical problems and their solutions with a view toward developing clear thinking about knowledge, belief, and value. Approximately one half of this course will focus on the student’s critical thinking skills. Credit cannot be given for both PHIL 1305 and PHIL 3301.

  • Professor: Dr. Anthony Cross

    Date/Time: MW 2:00P - 3:20P

    Location: TBA

    CRN: 14812

    Description: This course provides a broad overview of ethics and emphasizes the development and application of principles of critical thinking and moral reasoning. Students will examine relevant social problems—including environmental ethics, ethics in business, professions, technology and sports— and global problems, such as poverty, minority rights, and stem cell research.

    **Satisfies Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040

  • Professor: Justin Williams

    Date/Time: MW 5:00P - 6:20P

    Location: CMAL 103

    CRN: 15122

    Description: This course provides a broad overview of ethics and emphasizes the development and application of principles of critical thinking and moral reasoning. Students will examine relevant social problems—including environmental ethics, ethics in business, professions, technology and sports— and global problems, such as poverty, minority rights, and stem cell research.

    **Satisfies Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040

  • Professor: Justin Williams

    Date/Time: TR 11:00A - 12:20P

    Location: TBA

    CRN: 16918

    Description: This course provides a broad overview of ethics and emphasizes the development and application of principles of critical thinking and moral reasoning. Students will examine relevant social problems—including environmental ethics, ethics in business, professions, technology and sports— and global problems, such as poverty, minority rights, and stem cell research.

    **Satisfies Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040

  • Professor: Dr. Heather Galloway

    Day/Time: MW 3:30P - 4:50P

    Location: TBA

    CRN: 17291

    Description: This course covers the principles of classical mechanics through problem solving and laboratory investigations. PHYS 1430PHYS 2425, and PHYS 2435 are designed for students majoring and minoring in physics and/or other disciplines within the college of science and engineering. Credit for both (PHYS 1315 and PHYS 1115) and PHYS 1430 cannot be given. Pre or Co-requisite: MATH 2471 with a "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MATH 2471.

    **Satisfies Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030

  • Professor: Dr. Cynthia Opheim

    Day/Time: MW 2:00P - 3:20P

    Location: TBA

    CRN: 17240

    Description: A survey of the principles of political science, of the American system of government, and of the origins and development of the constitutions of the United States and Texas. Satisfies the legislative requirements for teacher certification.

  • Professor: Dr. Vince Bagnulo

    Day/Time: MWF 10:00A - 10:50A

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 17242

    Description: This course is a study of functions performed in the American system of government, both national and state, within the framework of the U.S. and Texas Constitutions.

  • Professor: Dr. Natasha Mikles

    Day/Time: MW 2:00P - 3:30P

    Location: CMAL 201

    CRN: 18534

    Description: This course will be a survey and comparative study of the major religions of the world including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and the Indigenous Religions. Recommended as an entry course for religion minors.

  • Professor: Dr. Rebecca Raphael

    Day/Time: TR 2:00P - 3:20P

    Location: CMAL 103

    CRN: 18535

    Description: This course will be a survey and comparative study of the major religions of the world including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and the Indigenous Religions. Recommended as an entry course for religion minors.

Core Curriculum Courses

  • Professor: Prof. Anne Winchell

    Day/Time: TR 12:30P - 1:50P

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 18893

    Description: This course examines communication through writing to promote positive change in the world. This course will enable students to communicate their own arguments appropriate to the subject, occasion and audience. Students will choose a global issue on which to focus their writing, and perform related community service.

    **Satisfies Communication - Writing Emphasis (010)

  • Professor: Dr. Greg Moses

    Day/Time: TR 3:30P-4:50P

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 18894

    Description: This course examines nonviolence as the systematic endeavor to break cycles of violence, poverty, and racism. The course will focus on investigating the ongoing force of such cycles and to formulate effective understandings for subverting and reversing such trends to offer productive contributions toward more sustainable human development.

    **Satisfies Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 for core curriculum, but not philosophy 1320 program requirement for business majors

  • Professor: Dr. Kevin Mooney

    Day/Time: MW 12:30P - 1:50P

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 18895

    Description: This course examines the lives and creative contributions of Texas women composers, performers, historians, and patrons, and their roles in the promotion and advancement of the arts, especially music, in Texas. This course will address topic-related issues of class, race, and identity formation. (WI).

    **Satisfies Creative Arts Core 050

  • Professor: Prof. Jordan Morille

    Day/Time: MW 2:00P - 3:20P

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 18896

    Description: An introductory course designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the creation and appreciation of diverse modes of expression through the visual and performing arts. This course may not be repeated for credit by taking ART 2313, DAN 2313, or MU 2313.

    **Satisfies Creative Arts Component Code 050

  • Professor: Dr. Claire Canavan

    Day/Time: TR 2:00P - 3:20P

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 18897

    Description: 

    An introductory course designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the creation and appreciation of diverse modes of expression through the visual and performing arts. This course may not be repeated for credit by taking ART 2313, DAN 2313, or MU 2313.

    **Satisfies Creative Arts Component Code 050

  • Professor: Prof. Ann Miller

    Day/Time: MW 11:00A - 12:20P

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 18898

    Description: 

    An introductory course designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the creation and appreciation of diverse modes of expression through the visual and performing arts. This course may not be repeated for credit by taking ART 2313, DAN 2313, or MU 2313.

    **Satisfies Creative Arts Component Code 050

  • Professor: Prof. Oren Renick

    Day/Time: MW 2:00P - 3:20P

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 18899

    Description: This study of baseball focuses on American history since the end of the Reconstruction period. As a testing ground for the persistence of racial prejudice and the expansion of civil rights, and with advances in technology and management structure, the study of baseball will expose the American experience. 

    **Satisfies American History Code 060

  • Professor: Dr. Ron Haas

    Day/Time: MW 3:30P - 4:50P

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 18900

    Description: This course in the history of American social and protest movements from the end of Reconstruction through Occupy focuses in particular on the movements of the 1960s - the Civil Rights Movement, the New Left, the Women's and Homosexual Liberation Movements, and the Counterculture - and their enduring legacies in contemporary society. (WI).

    **Satisfies American History Code 060

  • Professor: Dr. Kenneth Ward, Dr. Jeffrey Helgeson

    Day/Time: MW 12:30P - 1:50P

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 18901

    Description: In considering conflicts between liberty and equality with emphasis on how these principles are defined within the American system of constitutional, students will examine literature addressing race, gender, class, and sexuality in relation to events such as national elections, and to works in modern and contemporary political thought. (WI).

    **Satisfies Govt/Pol Science Core 070

  • Professor: Prof. Theresa LeBlanc

    Day/Time: TR 11:00A - 12:20P

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 18902

    Description: To understand the growing neurologically differently abled/disabled, -ordered, and mentally different/ill population and our perceptions of them and ourselves, we will analyze memoirs and aesthetic works by this true fringe group and consider what being fundamentally different means, and how labels affect people in and out of the neurotypical majority. (WI).

    **Satisfies Component Area Core 090|Lang, Phil & Culture CAO 094

  • Professor: Dr. Catherine Jaffe

    Day/Time: TR 9:30A - 10:50A

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 18903

    Description: An in-depth study of 16-17th century Spanish, medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque ideas, values, and culture in the study of Cervantes' Don Quixote, the first truly modern novel. Students will examine the novel's literary antecedents and its reception through the twenty-first century.

    **Satisfies Component Area Core 090|Lang, Phil & Culture CAO 094

  • Professor: Dr. Michael Burns

    Day/Time: TR 5:00P - 6:20P

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 18904

    Description: This course develops presentational speaking and storytelling skills through the lens of TED Talks. Students will view and discuss well-received TED Talks and practice the verbal and nonverbal behaviors related to effective communication. This course also focuses on interpersonal and small group communication skills related to presentational speaking.

    Counts as: Texas State Communication Code 090 (Communication); satisfies the Oral Communication requirement for admittance into the Educator Preparation Program.

Honors Courses

  • Professor: Dr. Jason Mellard

    Day/Time: TR 11:00A - 12:20P

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 18905

    Description: Amongst the genres of American popular music, styles heavily associated with the U.S. South tend to predominate, and the history of each seems to be entangled with that region's contentious racial history. This course will engage the history of musical production and performance in the South while also examining the hagiography of the South, its music, and its people. (WI).

  • Professor: Prof. Jordan Morille

    Day/Time: MW 5:00P - 6:20P

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 18906

    Description: This course develops the basic professional techniques and skills used in writing for the theatrical stage. Students analyze scripts and perform practical exercises in story and character development, study dramatic play and structure and develop a full-length dramatic play. Weekly readings and critiques assist writers in refining their scripts.

    **Counts for Advanced Theater elective or may count as advanced English elective (Group D)

  • Professor: Dr. Jessica Pliley

    Day/Time: TR 9:30A - 10:50A

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 18907

    Description: This course seeks to historicize the global migration of sex workers and the modern-day anti-sex trafficking movement by tracing the origins of the anti-white slavery movement in the late nineteenth century to the debates about sex work and sex trafficking of the twenty-first century. (WI).

  • Professor: Dr. Joseph Laycock

    Day/Time: MW 2:00P - 3:20P

    Location: CMAL 114

    CRN: 18908

    Description: People have believed in demons throughout Western civilization and continue to, despite advances in science and medicine. This course explores the social significance of demonology. What are the historical, psychological, political, and economic consequences of believing in demons? To explore such questions, students will examine demonology across cultures and employ a variety of disciplinary approaches. (WI).

  • Professor: Dr. Maria Czyzewska

    Day/Time: M 5:00P-7:50P

    Location: UAC 205

    CRN: 19030

    Description: The course examines clinical, legal and psychosocial conditions of adults who, due to mental illness, developmental impairments, brain injuries or aging, are declared "incapacitated" and have court-appointed guardians. Students will serve as probate court representatives, (i.e., Court Visitors) who inspect living conditions/services for individuals under court-ordered guardianships (service learning component).

    **Counts for PSY 3338

  • Professor: Prof. Gordon Jones

    Day/Time: TR 11:00A-12:20P

    Location: LAMP 302

    CRN: 18909

    Description: This course examines the arts, culture and society of the island of Bali, Indonesia, with special attention to the practice and study of traditional musical forms and structures. The course also explores contemporary artistic trends and the impact of technology and tourism on the arts.

    Counts as:  International Studies Advanced Elective (Asian Studies, Travel/Tourism); OR 3000-level Anthropology elective; OR 3000-level advanced elective for music minors; OR 1-credit of music ensemble credit for music minors.

  • Professor: Dr. Heather Galloway

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 15934

    Description: Departmental Approval Required. This course is designed for students to pursue an independent project of research, study, or creative achievement to fulfill the thesis requirement for graduating in the Honors College. Students in this non-credit bearing version of a thesis course are often enrolled in a similar course in their discipline.

  • Professor: Dr. Peter Tschirhart

    Day/Time: TR 5:00P - 6:20P

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 19104

    Description: This course will assist Honors students by exposing them to a systematic study of contemporary research methods appropriate for research on their theses. Prospective thesis supervisors and library research facilitators will insure that participating students understand both the mechanics and expectations of preparing an Honors Thesis.

  • Professor: Dr. Ron Haas

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 11643

    Description: Departmental Approval Required. A course designed to allow students in the Honors College to pursue an independent project of research, study or creative achievement, culminating in a paper, laboratory problem, field research problem or creative effort of some size and scope.

  • Professor: Dr. Ron Haas

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 11644

    Description: Departmental Approval Required. Individual study under direct supervision of a professor for Honors credit. May involve field trips. This course may be repeated for credit but a student may not exceed six hours of credit in Honors Independent Study.

  • Professor: Dr. Peter Tschirhart

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 16133

    Description: Departmental Approval Required. Individual study under direct supervision of a professor for Honors credit. May involve field trips. This course may be repeated for credit but a student may not exceed six hours of credit in Honors Independent Study.

  • Professor: Dr. Michael Burns

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 17819

    Description: Departmental Approval Required. Individual study under direct supervision of a professor for Honors credit. May involve field trips. This course may be repeated for credit but a student may not exceed six hours of credit in Honors Independent Study.

  • Professor: Prof. Jordan Morille

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 17230

    Description: Departmental Approval Required. Individual study under direct supervision of a professor for Honors credit. May involve field trips. This course may be repeated for credit but a student may not exceed six hours of credit in Honors Independent Study.


Spring 2020 Courses

Departmental Courses

  • Professor: Dr. Suni Dharmasiri

    Day/Time: W 9:30AM - 10:50AM

    Location: Hybrid

    CRN: 39211

    Description: Provides students with basic scientific and biological principles. Current problems in biology and the ethics of science are presented with perspectives of public policy from a scientific viewpoint. This course is not recommended for majors in the natural sciences, including biology.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030.

  • Professor: Dr. Suni Dharmasiri

    Day/Time: MW 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

    Location: IGRM 3203

    CRN: 35801

    Description: This course provides the students with a strong foundation in cellular and molecular biology. Topics include biochemistry, energy metabolism, molecular bases of gene regulation and protein functions, cell division and control, and cell signaling. This course is required for all biology majors and is not recommended for non-science majors.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030.

  • Professor: Dr. Andrea Aspbury

    Day/Time: MW 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Location: IGRM 3203

    CRN: 35812

    Description: This course provides science majors with a foundation in organismal biology, Mendelian and population genetics, evolution and ecology. Topics include: patterns of inheritance, genetics, evolution, speciation, phylogenetics, and behavioral population, community, and ecosystem ecology. This course is required for all biology majors and is not recommended for non-science majors.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030.

  • Professor: Dr. David Irvin

    Day/Time: MW 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

    Location: CHEM 233

    CRN: 34163

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies.

  • Professor: Prof. Christopher Dorsey

    Day/Time: T  3:30 PM - 6:20 PM

    Location: CHEM 232

    CRN: 31316

    Counts As: 1 credit hour toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies.

  • Professor: Jennifer Forrest

    Day/Time: MW 12:30 PM-1:50 PM

    Location: CENT G02

    CRN: 38977

    Description: This course introduces students to the history of French cinema from the late 1950s to the present. Students will learn about major developments in film narrative and technology in France from the New Wave to the New New Wave cinemas. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. (WI).

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies.

  • Professor: Prof. Christina Moore

    Lecture:
    Day/Time: TR 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Location: MCOY 105
    CRN: 35483

    Lab:
    Day/Time: R 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
    Location: MCOY 105
    CRN: 35485

    Counts As: 4 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies.

  • Professor: Dr. Linda Alkire

    Day/Time: TR 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

    Location: MCOY 337

    CRN: 34960

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies.

  • Professor: Dr. Anthony Cross

    Day/Time: TR 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 37963

    Description: A study of universal philosophical problems and their solutions with a view toward developing clear thinking about knowledge, belief, and value. Approximately one half of this course will focus on the student’s critical thinking skills. Credit cannot be given for both PHIL 1305 and PHIL 3301.

  • Professor: Dr. Anthony Cross

    Day/Time: TR 9:30 AM - 10:50 PM

    Location: CMAL 114

    CRN: 34602

    Description: A study of universal philosophical problems and their solutions with a view toward developing clear thinking about knowledge, belief, and value. Approximately one half of this course will focus on the student’s critical thinking skills. Credit cannot be given for both PHIL 1305 and PHIL 3301.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040, but not for not for Business major program requirements).

  • Professor: Dr. Vaughn Baltzly

    Date/Time: MW 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM

    Location: DERR 111

    CRN: 37964

    Description: This course provides a broad overview of ethics and emphasizes the development and application of principles of critical thinking and moral reasoning. Students will examine relevant social problems—including environmental ethics, ethics in business, professions, technology and sports— and global problems, such as poverty, minority rights, and stem cell research.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040.

  • Professor: Dr. Vaughn Baltzly

    Date/Time: MW 3:30 PM-4:50 PM

    Location: DERR 111

    CRN: 34628

    Description: This course provides a broad overview of ethics and emphasizes the development and application of principles of critical thinking and moral reasoning. Students will examine relevant social problems—including environmental ethics, ethics in business, professions, technology and sports— and global problems, such as poverty, minority rights, and stem cell research.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies;Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040.

  • Professor: Dr. Isaac Wiegman

    Date/Time: MW 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

    Location: ASBN 408

    CRN: 34618

    Description: This course provides a broad overview of ethics and emphasizes the development and application of principles of critical thinking and moral reasoning. Students will examine relevant social problems—including environmental ethics, ethics in business, professions, technology and sports— and global problems, such as poverty, minority rights, and stem cell research.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040.

  • Professor: Dr. Isaac Wiegman

    Date/Time: MW 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Location: ASBN 408

    CRN: 38882

    Description: This course provides a broad overview of ethics and emphasizes the development and application of principles of critical thinking and moral reasoning. Students will examine relevant social problems—including environmental ethics, ethics in business, professions, technology and sports— and global problems, such as poverty, minority rights, and stem cell research.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040.

Core Curriculum Courses

  • Professor: Dr. Daniela Ferrero

    Day/Time: MW 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 38597

    Description: This course will present the most important topics of graph theory through its applications and in a lively style, including some examples of proofs designed to strengthen mathematical techniques, offer challenging opportunities to have fun while doing mathematical research. The course is intended to be self-contained, so no prior knowledge of graph theory is required.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Mathematics Code 020.

  • Professor: Dr. Kristy Daniel

    Day/Time: T 9:30 AM - 12:20 PM

    Location: IGRM 3203

    CRN: 38598

    Description: This course provides the non-science major with a strong foundation of scientific methods and basic biological concepts. Special emphasis is placed on reviewing biological concepts relevant to everyday life (both current and future) including disease, evolution, genetics, biotechnology, diet, and environmental biology.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Life & Phys Sciences Core 030.

  • Professor: Dr. Nico Schuler

    Day/Time: TR 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 36501

    Description: This course is a reading, writing, and listening intensive,
    interdisciplinary survey of African-American popular music in America and its relationship to American culture, society, politics, and the other arts.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Creative Arts Code 050.

  • Professor: Prof. Jordan Morille

    Day/Time: TR 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 38599

    Description: Students in this course develop broad familiarity with creative arts disciplines through project-based learning. Each project is rooted in a “real world” challenge familiar to the disciplines of art, music, theatre, and dance. To propose a tractable solution, students consult with experts and evaluate significant cultural-historical artifacts.
    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Creative Arts Core 050.

  • Professor: Dr. Ron Haas

    Day/Time: MW 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 36502

    Description: This course in the history of American social and protest movements from the end of Reconstruction through Occupy focuses in particular on the movements of the 1960s - the Civil Rights Movement, the New Left, the Women's and Homosexual Liberation Movements, and the Counterculture - and their enduring legacies in contemporary society.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; American History Code 060.

  • Professor: Dr. Vince Bagnulo

    Day/Time: MW 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 36503

    Description: This course is a study of functions performed in the American system of government, understood through the framework of Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville's seminal study of American social and political life, the nature and distinctive character of modern democratic societies, and the problems and perils these societies confront.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Government/Political Science Component Code 070. 

  • Professor: Dr. Michael Burns

    Day/Time: TR 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 36504

    Description: This course examines technology's impact on human communication. Students will examine their dependency on technology in order to re-humanize communication. Students will learn to express ideas through the development of interpersonal, small group, and presentational communication skills, developing command of oral, aural, written, and visual literacy in appropriate contexts.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Texas State Component Code 090 (Communications); satisfies the Oral Communication requirement for admittance into the Educator Preparation Program.

  • Professor: Dr. Sharon Ugalde

    Day/Time: TR 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 36505

    Description: A study of selected works of Nobel Prize author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, this course offers unique insights into Latin American culture, filtered through the literary and journalistic vision of Colombia's world renowned author. Additional readings and films emphasize the complex nature of the Latin American culture and literature.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Texas State Component Area Code 090 (Literature); or may be taken for SPAN 4350, 4330, or 3371; ENG 2340, ENG 3341, ENG 3316, or Advanced English Group C; or HIST 3325H.

  • Professor: Drs. Catherine Jaffe & Paul DeHart

    Day/Time: TR 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 36507

    Description: Nature and the Natural in the Early Modern World

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Component Area Option Code 090 and 094.

  • Professor: Dr. Robert Tally

    Day/Time: TR 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 38600

    Description: Modern literature and culture abounds with tales of the oddball, the eccentric, the outsider, or the madman. By featuring a figure who is defined as being outside the norm, such narratives establish the boundaries of the normal. But these borders are frequently at their most noticeable only when they are being transgressed. The specter of Unreason haunts the Age of Reason, and the quirky stranger who stands apart from or athwart mainstream mores all the more vividly calls attention to the artificial nature of the ordinary and familiar. In this course, we will focus on the “oddball” character in modern society by reading several major works of European literature and philosophy.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Component Area Option Code 090 and 094 (literature).

  • Professor: Prof. Amanda North

    Day/Time: TR 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 36509

    Description: Students will read and analyze representative authors and works from British Literature. The course examines works in historical, social, and cultural context as a record of human experience. Courses employ a variety of teaching methods.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Communication Code 090 and 094 (Literature).

Honors Courses

  • Professor: Drs. Peter Tschirhart & Ron Haas

    Day/Time: T 5:00 PM - 7:50 PM

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 38601

    Description: In this problem-based seminar, students become active change agents by utilizing design-thinking and other pedagogies to address specific challenges impacting the campus experience. Design-thinking draws upon diverse disciplines and methodologies, takes a human-centered approach to problem solving, and asks students to "prototype to test." All majors and backgrounds are welcome.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; TBD.

  • Professor: Dr. Rebecca Raphael

    Day/Time: TR 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 37102

    Description: The focus of the course will be contemporary democracy and the threats, internal and external, that challenge its health and continued existence. The course will take a global and interdisciplinary approach to the study of democracy and its enemies.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Advanced philosophy, advanced political science, or international studies/international relations elective.

  • Professor: Dr. Peter Hutcheson

    Day/Time: MW: 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 38602

    Description: Is it reasonable to believe in life after death? The course will consist in attempts to answer this question with rational arguments.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies, Advanced Philosophy or counts toward the Religious Studies Minor.

  • Professor: Dr. James Bell

    Day/Time: R 5:00 PM - 7:50 PM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 38603

    Description: Writing Intensive seminar examining the "life stories" of selected entrepreneurs, identifies leadership qualities that may have contributed to success, and explores principles necessary for groups to become teams and for teams to become high performing.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; MGT 3360.

  • Professor: Prof. Justin Williams

    Day/Time: MW 3:30 PM- 4:50 PM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 36934

    Description: What is the future of humanity on earth?  How do the intuitive awareness of the oneness of life, the interdependence of its multiple manifestations, and its cycles of change affect that future?  How does science affect our attitude toward the natural world?

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Advanced Philosophy elective.

     

  • Professor: Dr. Alberto Giordano

    Day/Time: TR 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

    Location: ELA 384

    CRN: 37073

    Description: This course examines the Holocaust as a complex historical event and frames the Holocaust in the context of, and in comparison to, other genocides. The course is explicitly geographical in methods and subject matter, focusing on how the Holocaust and genocide are planned, implemented, and experienced differently in different places.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; GEO 4393F.

  • Professor: Prof. Jordan Morille

    Day/Time: MW  2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 36511

    Description: Develop basic professional techniques and skills used in writing for the screen. Analyze contemporary scripts, perform practical exercises in story and character development, study screenplay structure and format, and develop a full-length screenplay. The seminar and workshop format provide opportunities for weekly readings and critiques to assist writers in refining their scripts.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Advanced Theatre; Advanced English Group D; or counts toward the Minor in Media Studies.

  • Professor: Dr. Gilbert Martinez

    Day/Time: TR 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 36512

    Description: This course focuses on U.S. Supreme Court decisions related to the First Amendment and the five rights of religion, speech, press assembly, and petition.  By examining how the high court has interpreted the First Amendment, students will learn about the government’s sometimes wavering commitment to our nation’s most cherished rights.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; MC 4301 or advanced Political Science.

  • Professor: Prof. Anne Winchell

    Day/Time: TR 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 36513

    Description: Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either." - Marshal McLuhan
    This course will examine how stories are crafted to fit new interactive media, how these new stories resemble traditional stories from the literary canon, and what these unorthodox plots, characters, and games reveal about the players and video game writers.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; ANTH 3309 or ENG 3307, 3327, 3328, 3329, or 3340.

  • Professor: Dr. Frances Le Duc

    Day/Time: MW 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 36514

    Description: This course introduces students to urban landscape and the regional environment and the role the two play in the quality of life. Students will look at people-plant interactions as they relate to art, science, practice, and commercial products and services of Horticulture, and the impact that land use decisions have on the sustainability of the environment.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Advanced Horticulture elective.

  • Professor: Dr. Robert Price

    Day/Time: TR 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 38604

    Description: Hostility to science, experts, and "book learning" is a common impulse that shapes contemporary American culture and politics. In this course, we will explore how anti-intellectualism promotes notions about media bias, encourages belief in implausible conspiracies, and spurs hyperpolarized politics, among other topics. (WI).

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; SOCI 3375L; Consumption or any advanced POSI - Group II.

  • Professor: Dr. Richard Warms

    Day/Time: MW 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

    Location: ELA 220

    CRN: 38759

    Description: The class explores anthropological perspectives on peace and violence. It focuses on understanding violent practices within both traditional and current day societies including everyday violence and warfare. It explores the contributions of social structure, gender, religion, race, and ethnicity to violence. It examines efforts to build peace and reconciliation.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Advanced Anthropology elective.

  • Professor: Dr. Maria Czyzewska

    Day/Time: T 6:30 PM - 9:20PM

    Location: UAC 205

    CRN: 37103

    Description: The course examines clinical, legal and psychosocial conditions of adults who, due to mental illness, developmental impairments, brain injuries or aging, are declared "incapacitated" and have court-appointed guardians. Students will serve as probate court representatives, (i.e., Court Visitors) who inspect living conditions/services for individuals under court-ordered guardianships (service learning component).

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; PSY 3338 (may require additional instructor approval).

  • Professor: Dr. Flore Chevaillier

    Day/Time: TR 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 36516

    Description: This course will examine twentieth and twenty first century American fiction on the interrelation between the human body and literature. We will read a variety of writers who experiment with form, plot, structure, content, character, language, medium, scale, and genre in their (re)presentation of the body. Our discussions will focus on the body as a biological entity, clothing for the soul, a site of cultural production, a sexual construct, a locus of invention and self-expression, an object of domination and control, and a material encumbrance. We will also consider the ways in which formal innovation contributes to the depiction of corporeality, thereby addressing the very body of the texts we read. In the process of analyzing the body’s cultural significance in literature, you will perfect your skills of careful reading, sound researching, and convincing arguing.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; ENG 3336; counts toward the Minor in Women's Studies.

  • Professor: Prof. Jordan Morille

    Day/Time: MW 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 36935

    Description: Dramatic Adaptation is a writing course where students will be adapting non-dramatic works into stage plays. The course will begin with an introduction of the dramatic form, with regards to adaptation, in both principles and structure. Students will then create and write their own adaptations for the stage.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; TH 4330X

  • Professor: Dr. Nicole Taylor

    Day/Time: TR 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 37072

    Description: Linguistic anthropologists believe that language not only reflects but also shapes and creates our social worlds. This class will focus on how language shapes our embodied identities and our deeply held beliefs through exploration of linguistic, cultural, and medical anthropological research and that of related social sciences.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; upper-level anthropology elective; course may be offered coincident with ANTH 3376Z  - "Language and the Body."

  • Professor: Dr. Claire Canavan

    Day/Time: TR 2:00PM - 3:20 PM

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 36519

    Description: From technology to the arts, the ideals of creativity and innovation are hotter then ever. But what exactly is creativity? This interdisciplinary course will draw on diverse perspectives (psychology, science, and arts) as we explore what it means to be creative and how to be more creative in our lives.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; TH 3361 or TH 4330D.

  • Professor: Dr. Colleen Myles

    Day/Time: TR 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

    Location: ELA 384

    CRN: 37071

    Description: Political ecology considers how power relations and politics, as a form of society and culture, influence environmental systems and management. This course applies the concepts of political ecology to science fiction case studies as a means to uncover latent human-environment interactions and explore similar processes in the real world.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Geography upper-level elective or GEO 4309. 

  • Professor: Dr. Luz Murillo

    Day/Time: W 11:00am-1:40pm

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 39202

    Description: Students will consider the roles language and culture play in American education. Through converging scholarship from the fields of anthropology, language and literacy, and education, the course addresses relationships of power, knowledge, and identity in schools, as well as critiques of the effects of globalization, migration, and market-based approaches to schooling in the U.S. and international contexts.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; TBD.

  • Professor: Dr. Ian Hancock

    Day/Time: TR 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 39203

    Description: When different peoples speaking different languages meet and need to communicate, interesting things happen. Texas has several such populations, which have their own “new” ethnicities, languages, music and cuisine. This course will look at two of these groups, the Black Seminoles and the French Creoles, both originating in Africa, and both spoken today in Texas. It will also address the position of African American Vernacular English (“Black English”) in the context of creole theory.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Advanced elective in the Minor in African American Studies.

  • Professor: Dr. Louie Dean Valencia-García

    Day/Time: MW 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

    Location: LAMP 501

    CRN: 39204

    Description: Spanning from antiquity, this course deconstructs the concept and history of "Western Civilization." Through the study of primary and secondary sources, students will consider how history can be written to include oppressed and marginalized voices while still attempting to understand the broad scope of European history and its legacy.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; OR elective in European Studies Elective (for majors and minors in International Studies); OR elective in International Relations; OR Minor in Diversity Studies Elective; OR elective for Minor in Women's Studies; OR substitutes for HIST 2310 or HIST 2320; OR counts toward advanced History Group A or Group B.

  • Professor: Dr. Ron Haas

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 36520

    Description: This course is designed for students to pursue an independent project of research, study, or creative achievement to fulfill the thesis requirement for graduating in the Honors College. Students in this non-credit bearing version of a thesis course are often enrolled in a similar course in their discipline. Visit www.txstate.edu/honors/thesis/process for enrollment instructions.

    Counts As: 0 credit hours when co-enrolled with a previously approved capstone course or project required for your major; toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies

  • Professor: Dr. Peter Tschirhart

    Day/Time: MW 5:00 PM - 6:20PM

    Location: ASBN 353

    CRN: 36521

    Description: This course will assist Honors students by exposing them to a systematic study of contemporary research methods appropriate for research on their theses. Prospective thesis supervisors and library research facilitators will insure that participating students understand both the mechanics and expectations of preparing an Honors Thesis.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College optional via traditional path, or required for the Minor in Honors Studies

  • Professor: Dr. Ron Haas

    Day/Time: ARR

    Location: ARR

    CRN: 36522

    Description: A course designed to allow students in the Honors College to pursue an independent project of research, study or creative achievement, culminating in a paper, laboratory problem, field research problem or creative effort of some size and scope. Visit www.txstate.edu/honors/thesis/process for enrollment instructions.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours REQUIRED toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies

  • Professor: Dr. Ron Haas

    Day/Time: W 6:30 PM - 9:20 PM

    Location: LAMP 502B

    CRN: 36523

    Description: Departmental Approval Required. Individual study under direct supervision of a professor for Honors credit. May involve field trips. This course may be repeated for credit but a student may not exceed six hours of credit in Honors Independent Study. Interested students should contact Dr. Ron Haas at rmh109@txstate.edu for more information.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies

  • Professor: Prof. Shannon Faseler

    Day/Time: TR 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

    Location: LAMP 407A

    CRN: 38911

    Description: Departmental Approval Required. Individual study under direct supervision of a professor for Honors credit. May involve field trips. This course considers the history and cultural significance of the practice of curating and exhibition making. This course may be repeated for credit but a student may not exceed six hours of credit in Honors Independent Study.

    Counts As: 3 credit hours toward graduation from the Honors College via traditional path or Minor in Honors Studies; Advanced Art elective