Honors College Summer 2012 Course Offerings (subject to change)
Note that students should be prepared for the contingency that a course may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment.
Summer 3 Term (June 25-August 7)
ANT 2410: Honors Culture and Society
Dr. Rachel Corr, Associate Professor of Anthropology, 3 credits, TR 11:30-2:40
Students develop perspectives on the human condition by examining some of the principal cultural differences between traditional and modern societies. Using ethnographic materials,
we examine how people formulate their world views (cosmology) and live by the social logics of reciprocity and kinship. These are compared with world views and social logics of markets
and bureaucracy in industrial societies. This is a General Education course and satisfies the Honors College CIV and International Studies requirements.
SPN 1120: Honors Beginning Spanish Language and Culture 1
Dr. Carmen Cañete-Casada, Assistant Professor of Spanish, 4 credits, MTWR 9:15-11:25
This is a first-semester course designed for beginners with no prior knowledge of Spanish. The course will develop your ability to communicate in Spanish through listening and speaking,
reading and writing. You will acquire a wide range of essential vocabulary, practice your pronunciation with a native professor from Spain, conjugate verbs to convey current and past events,
and obtain cultural information through readings and oral presentations. At the end of the semester, you will have acquired a solid foundation in Spanish and should be more than prepared to
communicate with Spanish speakers at a basic level.
Summer 1 Term (May 14-August 7): ONLINE COURSE
CHM 3292: Honors Chemistry of Medicinal and Natural Products
Dr. Veljko Dragojlovic, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 3 credits
This course is taught entirely on-line. It has a prerequisite of CHM 2211 or permission of instructor.
In this course we will study structure of some secondary metabolites, their biological function and their mechanism of action. Such knowledge may help us answer important biological
and biochemical questions: What is the origin of biological molecules? What is their evolutionary origin? How do living organisms use signal chemicals for communication? What mechanisms
have predators developed to deal with, or even exploit, signal chemicals? Study of natural products provides direct benefits to humans. Molecules that are biologically active are of interest
either as possible pharmaceuticals or as lead compounds for development of new pharmaceuticals. We will examine the process of drug discovery and methods for evaluating drug safety.
Students will learn about uses and abuses of natural products and their derivatives.