Core Courses Fall 2020

Archived Core Honors Courses

Courses Required for Honors sophomores:

HOPR 2956H Honors Engaging Social Systems and Values 1 (ESSV1): Engaging the City

HOPR 2956H 901 MWF 10-10:50 am, Sergio Gonzalez          
HOPR 2956H 902 MWF 11-11:50 am, Sam Harshner
HOPR 2956H 903 MWF 1-1:50 pm, Bryan Rindfleisch        
HOPR 2956H 904 TTh 12:30-1:45 pm Rob Smith, History          

Courses Required for Honors juniors and seniors

HOPR 3957H (Honors Capstone Seminar), 1 cr, s/u

HOPR 3957H 901:  W 1-2:15 pm, Melissa Shew, Philosophy

Authenticity: On Being in a Strange World
This course takes as its point of departure the bare fact that we are strange creatures living in a strange world. This strangeness is the entry point to philosophical contemplation and reflection in this class, which will be composed of short readings, immersive experiences, and seminar-style discussion. 

Three units compose the trajectory of this class. Unit I: Replicas and Reality will ask us to consider how to think about what's "real" and what's not (e.g., original art v. copies of art, natural gems v. synthetic gemstones). Unit II: Screens and Shields will look at the ways that various screens shape our experiences and understanding of reality (e.g., social media platforms and how they shape different aspects of our lives, how screens can both enable and thwart authentic experiences). Unit III: Being and Belonging will consider how we form communities that are a "belonging together of the strange" as the curious creatures that we are. Students will create a modest final project for this class that illustrates their own thinking about authenticity in light of the different themes of this class, which will be viewed through ethical, metaphysical, social, and other lenses.

HOPR 3957H 902: F 12-1:15 pm, Amelia Zurcher, Honors and English

The Grades Project
Grades can be extremely important in college students’ lives – they determine what opportunities students have open to them in college (majors, internships, study-abroad programs, research…) and after college (graduate and professional programs, and sometimes employment), whether students merit financial aid, even whether they remain in college at all. But the practices and policies around college grading can also be murky.  Across higher education there isn’t clear consensus on what grades should measure, or how or even whether they help student learning.  Grading practices can vary across colleges and departments, across courses in a discipline, even across sections of a single course.  Honors students contend with a lot of stereotypes about Honors and grades – that their grades should be higher, that as a population they are “obsessed” with grades, that they care more about grades than real learning.  Honors faculty know that the grades they assign are used by all sorts of people and entities they will never have any contact with to rank and screen students, and sometimes they wish they could dispense with grades altogether in the service of better learning, even as they rely on grades as one of the few incentive strategies for students in the increasingly commoditized world of higher education.

To date, there has been little research on students’ perspectives on grading in higher education, and perhaps none at all on Honors students and grades specifically.  The goal of this project-based seminar is to take a deep look at the latter subject and to produce a collaboratively written, published project about it.  We will look at the research on grades and learning in higher education, and we will also devise some ways of doing our own qualitative research with faculty and students at Marquette (and perhaps a couple of other campuses) to learn more about how grading and grades are perceived, experienced, and used. We may take a field trip to our neighbor Alverno College, which famously does not assign grades to its students.  To make this work, we will have to develop a collaborative, engaged team.  Students at all levels and in all majors are welcome, and needed; my strongest criterion for admission is real interest.  If you’d like a spot in this seminar, please email me a paragraph or two describing your interest by Friday, March 20.  I will get back to you by Monday, March 23 so you can plan for registration.

CORE 4929H Honors Service of Faith and Promotion of Justice

CORE 4929H 901 Deirdre Dempsey, Theology
T/Th 11am-12:15pm

Designed to integrate the Marquette core by emphasizing the reflection on and application of knowledge and skills developed in the core for life beyond Marquette University. Special focus on vocation and discernment invites students to evaluate their course work at Marquette alongside their own worldview and transcendent commitments in order to identify ways they are uniquely equipped to work for justice in the world. A collaborative, interdisciplinary analysis of a lasting problem in the local or global community presents a test-case for this integration of academic experience and personal faith for the promotion of justice, providing the foundation for an analogical application to student’s lives and work after Marquette. Core Honors students are required to take this course during the third or fourth year of their undergraduate career. Prereq: Admission to Marquette University Honors Program.

Core Menu Options for all Core Honors Students: 

BIOL 1001H Honors General Biology 1

BIOL 1001H 901 TTh 9:30-9:45am Martin St. Maurice
DIS 961 T 12:30 – 1:20pm, Martin St. Maurice
DIS 962 W 9am-9:50am, Martin St. Maurice DIS 963 W 12-12:50 pm Martin St. Maurice
Mandatory exam sections from 6-6:50pm on the following dates:
9/17/20, 10/8/20, 10/29/20, 11/19/20, 12/17/20.

CHEM 1001H Honors General Chemistry 1

CHEM 1001H 901* MWF 10-10:50 am Llanie Nobile, Lecture
Honors Lab 941 W 2-4:50 pm
Honors Discussion 961: W 1-1:50 pm

CHEM 1001H 902* MWF 10-10:50 am Llanie Nobile, Lecture

Honors Lab 942: T 5:30-8:20 pm
Honors Discussion 962: T 3-3:50 pm

*Register for the lab first. The two Honors lecture sections are the same lecture; register for the lecture section that is linked to the lab you have chosen.

CHEM 1013H General Chemistry 1 for Majors

Lec/Lab/Disc CHEM 1013H 901 MF 9-10:15 am Scott Reid
CHEM 1013H Lab 941: W 9-11:50 am

MATH 1700H/PSYC 2001H/SOCI 2060H Honors Stats

MATH 1700H/PSYC 2001H/SOCI 2060H*
901 Lecture MW 2-3:15pm, staff
941 Lab F 2-2:50 pm, staff

*Register for whichever section is most applicable to your major or course of study; they are identical.

PHIL 1001H Honors Foundations in Philosophy

PHIL 1001H 901 MW 2-3:15pm, Stephanie Berruz Rivera
PHIL 1001H 902 TTh 9:30-10:45am, Kimberly Harris
PHIL 1001H 903 TTh 9:30-10:45am, Corinne Bloch-Mullins
PHIL 1001H 904 TTh 11-12:15pm, Corinne Bloch-Mullins
PHIL 1001H 905 TTh 2-3:15pm, Yoon Choi
PHIL 1001H 906 TTh 3:30-4:45pm, Yoon Choi

PHYS 1003H: Honors General Physics with Introductory Calculus 1

Register for any PHYS 1003H* Lecture
901 MWF 9-9:50 am, Melissa Vigil
902 MWF 10-10:50 pm, David Haas
903 MWF 1-1:50 pm, David Haas
904 MWF 2-2:50 pm, Cosmas Kujjo
905 MWF 3-3:50 pm, Cosmas Kujjo
Honors Lab 941 Thursday 12-1:50pm, Melissa Vigil
Honors Disc 961 W 5-5:50pm, Melissa Vigil

PHYS 1013H* Honors Classical and Modern Physics with Calculus 1

Lec/Lab/Disc 901 PHYS 1013H MWF 1-2:50p, (10-12 seats available)
*PHYS 1013H is lecture, lab, and discussion

POSC 2201H 901 Honors American Politics

POSC 2201H 901 MWF 12-12:50 pm, Karen Hoffman

THEO 1001H* Honors Foundations in Theology
*required course for all CORE Honors students

THEO 1001H 901, MWF 8-8:50am, Julian Hills
THEO 1001H 902, MWF 9-9:50am, Julian Hills
THEO 1001H 903, MWF 11-11:50am, tba
THEO 1001H 904, TTh 9:30-10:45am, tba
THEO 1001H 905, TTh 2-3:15pm, tba
THEO 1001H 906, MW 2-3:15pm, tba

Upper-division Theology (any semester after THEO 1001H)
Required course for all Core Honors students

THEO 3100H 901, Honors A Faith Worth Dying For? Martyrs, Saints, and Theology
MWF 10-10:50am, tba

THEO 3230H 901, Honors Theology in the Writings of C.S. Lewis
TTh 11-12:15 pm, Mickey Mattox