Highlighted Honors Courses

Highlighted Honors Courses

Check out some of our highlighted Honors courses for the Spring 2022 semester. Take a look at the videos below to meet Honors professors and learn more about interesting Honors classes.

***To note: These are not the only Honors Courses offered for the Spring, but just our highlighted courses. For a full list of Honors Courses, go to 'Course Schedule' in Gulfline, and type 'HONS' in the Course Attribute box.

Communication Approaches: Invitation, Persuasion & Prophecy - Maggie Hambrick

M, W & F from 1:30p - 2:20p, CRN: 14888, IDH3930, 1 Credit

Watch the video to meet Professor Hambrick and learn more about the course. Restricted to Honors College Students. This course will explore three approaches to communication. Persuasion in the West has been the center and guiding tradition with its roots grounded in the work of Aristotle, Plato, as well as Cicero, Quintilian, and Saint Augustine. The goal of the persuader is to change the thinking and action of the other over time through strategies of identification, ethos, logos, and pathos. In contrast, a communication of equality, collaboration, and self-determination. Radical Prophecy, the third approach, relies on Old Testament prophets for a model of communication. The message is rational but not "reasonable" and there is no bargaining side to it. These approaches will be applied to various political and social events in recent American pop culture. 

 

Advocacy in Action - Debra Giambo

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:30p - 2:45p, CRN: 10839, IDH2931, 3 Credits

Watch the video to meet Professor Giambo and learn more about the course. Restricted to Honors College Students. This course will focus on developing advocacy skills and implementing effective advocacy activities in students’ fields of study. Students will learn about advocacy skills, critical analyses of issues, advocacy organizations, policies, collaborations for a support base, and communication with relevant policymakers about a key issue intended to bring about a positive change in policies and/or practices. Class activities will involve researching the intricacies of current issues and their historical bases, developing familiarity with organizations and their positions on relevant issues as well as policymakers in their fields, surveying stakeholders, and engaging with the policymakers. 

 

History of Rock n' Roll - Clay Motley

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9a - 10:15a, CRN: 10831, IDH2931, 3 Credits

This Honors course is restricted to Honors College students. The course will focus on the social forces that shaped Rock n' Roll and the impact it made on US society.  The cultural significance of blues, R&B, Rockabilly, Motown, Soul, FM radio Rock, early rap, and MTV will be discussed.

 

Trails for Tails - Jessica Rhea

Wednesdays from 9:30a - 11:10a, CRN: 10801, IDH4638C, 2 Credits

Watch the video to meet Professor Jessica Rhea and learn more about the course. This class is restricted to Honors College students. Students will learn about the principles of services learning, build teamwork and project management skills, while performing environmentally focused service projects.

 

Music Appreciation - Christopher Endrinal

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 2:30p - 3:20p, CRN: 13742, MUL2010, 3 Credits

Watch the video to meet Professor Christopher Endrinal and learn more about the course. This class is restricted to Honors College students. Learn Music Appreciation by studying pop music from 1980-2000, focusing on genres such as emergence of rap and hip-hop, boy bands, grunge, hair metal, post-punk, and synth music, and country. These are the roots of today's pop music.

 

Medical Fiction, Anatomy, & the Arts - Valerie Weiss

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:30p - 2:45p, CRN: 14481, IDH3930, 3 Credits

Watch the video to meet Professor Weiss and learn more about the course. Restricted to Honors College Students. In this multidisciplinary  course read popular fiction with a medical-based theme. Each will form the basis of discussion and learning about a specific disease process. We will review the anatomy and physiology of each disease as well as produce various pieces of artwork. Students will learn about visual thinking strategies through art creation and illustration.  

 

The Cancer Campaign - Lyndsay Rhodes

Mondays from 3:30p - 4:20p, CRN: 12186, IDH4638C, 2 Credits

Watch the video to meet Professor Lyndsay Rhodes and learn more about the course. This class is restricted to Honors College students.  This service course increases cancer knowledge and awareness at FGCU.  Students identify areas of lack of information related to cancer on our campus and develop and implement a university-wide campaign to address these gaps. 

 

 

COURSE NAME PROFESSOR COURSE DESCRIPTION COURSE DAYS/TIME COURSE INFO
Honors Readings: GRIT, Psych of Success Jessica Rhea This Honors course is restricted to Honors College students. What’s the Secret of Success? According to pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth, the secret to outstanding achievement is a unique blend of passion and perseverance she calls “GRIT.” You will discover how to grow your own personal grit. Wednesdays from 2:30p - 3:20p

CRN: 12823

IDH1930

1 Credit

Honors Readings: Art of the Personal Statement  Terumi Rafferty-Osaki This Honors course is restricted to Honors College students.  A picture, your ethics and values, your heroic story; the art of a personal statement is often one of the most challenging pieces of writing. This honors reading will examine the ingredients that create a memorable personal statement through a series of short readings.   We will explore our identity, our morals, our dreams, and kinds of contributions we would like to make in the world. Fridays from 2:30p - 3:20p

CRN: 13744

IDH1930

1 Credit

Honors: What's Next? Life After College Allison Bacigalupi This Honors course is restricted to Honors College students. Although college prepares us for advanced study in our major and for a successful career, there are large parts of post-college adulthood that few are prepared for. This course will discuss how you can be authentic to your passions while positioning yourself to live your best life after college. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12p - 1:15p

CRN: 13728

IDH3930

3 Credits

Honors Readings: Journey to Compassion: Part 2 Maria F. Loffredo Roca This Honors course is restricted to Honors College students. The journey to a compassionate life takes dedication and hard work.  The books selected for this semester will explore a variety of approaches to becoming a more compassionate person. Mondays from 4:30p - 5:20p

CRN: 12758

IDH1930

1 Credit

Honors: Yoga Practices & Philosophy Luiz Garrido This Honors course is restricted to Honors College students. Practice yoga while studying its history, philosophy, and modern applications. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3p - 4:15p

CRN: 13738

IDH3930

3 Credits

Honors Service: The Kindness Project Bill O'Dell This Honors course is restricted to Honors College students. This course includes an integrated service-learning requirement.  Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3p - 4:15p

CRN: 14475

IDH4638C

3 Credits

If you have any further questions about these courses, please email honors@fgcu.edu