Spring 2017 Courses - Honors Sections of UF Courses

Just added a section of "What is the Good Life?" ENC 2305 Themes added.

EUS3930 The Other Europe

Please use the UF Schedule of Courses to find times, places, and other course information.

These are courses offered through departments across campus, reserved for Honors students.  These will count as both an honors course as well as fulfilling the normal slot of the regular course.

The Other Europe

CourseTitleCrdSectInstructorSyllabus
CHI 1131 Beginning Chinese 2 5 0858 Peir, I-Chun  
CHM 2051 Gen Chemistry Honors 3 115G Yost, Richard  
CPO 2001 Comparative Politics 3 19C7 Eischer, Sebastion  
CRW 2100 Fiction Writing 3 2269 Thomas E. Sanders  
CRW 2300 Poetry Writing 3 1645 Minko, Ange  
DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology 3 3896 Farrar, Michael  
EEL 3701C Digital Logic and Comptuer Systems 4 2960 Gugel, Karl  
EML 2322L Design and Manufacturing Lab 2 7203    
ENC 2305 Analytical Writing Stories in Science 3 09A7    
ENC 2305 Analytical Writing Music-Image-Identity 3 1068    
ENC 2305 Analytical Writing Thinking in Style 3 1071    
ENC 2305 Analytical Writing No Place Like “Home” 3 108H    
ENC 2305 Analytical Writing Dissecting a Crime 3 2A37    
ENC 3246 Professional Communication for Engineers 3 8340    
ENC 3254 Writing in the Humanities 3 1E16    
ENC 3459 Writing in Medicine 3 059H    
ENC 3465 Writing in the Law 3 2530    
EUS3930 The Other Europe 3 24DF Romeyn, Esther   
IUF 1000 What is the Good Life 3 086E Wolpert, Andy What is the Good Life 
MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations 3 3149    
PHY 2060 Enriched Physics w/ Calc I 3 5183 Yelton, John Enriched Physics I
PHY 2061 Enriched Physics w/ Calc II 3 3691 Saab, Tarek  
PHY 3063 Enriched Modern Physics 3 0313 Lee, Yoonseok  
RUS 1131 Intro to Russian Language and Culture 2 5 2365 Wladyka, Galina  
RUT 3442 Themes in Russian Literature 3 12E9 Kleespies, Ingrid  
RUT 3530 Russian Struggle w/ Nature 3 116G Goodwin, James  
SPC 2608 Intro to Public Speaking 3 1030    
SPN 2201 Intermediate Spanish 2 3 4157    
SPN 3300 Spanish Grammar and Composition 3 4809    

DEP 3053 - Developmental Psychology

Developmental psychology is the study of psychological change over time. This includes changes in cognition, social, emotional, and biological (brain, genetic) development. In this honors course we will explore these changes through examining both theories and empirical research. In contrast to the typical DEP3053 course, we will read original research articles in order to more deeply understand the topics under consideration. Further, students will have an opportunity to volunteer in a developmental setting or to raise a “virtual” child. Class format will be both lecture and discussion.

ENC 2305 Stories in Science

Examines the use of narrative writing in the sciences. Along with reading successful science narratives, we will look at the structure of narrative and how science writers ask questions and find answers using stories. We will ask the following questions: Why do stories matter? What is a narrative in science?  How do the humanities help scientists communicate?

ENC 2305 Dissecting a Crime

Investigates the genre of detective fiction and the sensationalism of crime stories on the page and in visual rhetoric of all kinds. We will “dissect” the elements of the genre and explore the connection between true crime stories and investigations with their fictional representations.  Our goal is to question not only the appeal of crime stories over the centuries, but what they reveal about the social, economic, gender, political, and ideological narratives of their historical time periods.  We will approach the genre (and by extension our course) as a puzzle to be taken apart, analyzed, and reassembled in new and exciting ways that keeps readers coming back to the world of crime over and over again. 

ENC 2305 Thinking in Style

Investigates the notion of “style” in forms of thought and expression. Our goal will be to go beyond an understanding of style as merely a collection of superficial characteristics and instead explore its deeper resonances and functions. We will study it as, among other things, an aspect of writing (yours and others’), a philosophical and aesthetic concept, and a mode of political and social resistance. In addition to written texts, we will also engage with films, fashion, and photography

ENC 2305 Music-Image-Identity

Examines the rhetoric of music in live performance, film, television programing, and advertising, and how music functions as cultural identity and practice.

ENC 2305 No Place Like “Home”

Explores how we define certain places, how places are imbued with a variety of identities, and how we create and use spaces. In order to develop a better understanding of ourselves, our history, and our relationships with the world around us, we will consider what forces influence our understanding, knowledge about, relationship to, and behavior in a particular place.

PHY2060 Enriched Physics I

PHY2060 is an introductory course in mechanics, covering aspects of kinematics and dynamics (both linear and rotational), conservation laws, harmonic motion, and special relativity.

PHY2060 Enriched Physics

EUS3930 The Other Europe

This course explores the complexities and contradictions inherent in the concept of European identity. “European Identity” is a concept whose precise meaning and definition, at the turn of the 21st century, has become the focal point for political and cultural contestation, on the level of the European Union and its individual member states, over issues ranging from European expansion, asylum and refugee politics, global capitalism, national identity, immigration, citizenship, racism, anti-Semitism, to the place of Islam within Europe.  

The prominence of the question of “European identity” in contemporary cultural debates and politics derives from a number of factors. First, the concept is central in political attempts to infuse the process of the continuing political and economic integration and enlargement of the European Union with a popular sense of supra-national belonging.  

Secondly, the discourse of Europeanness, or more specifically of a “Europe of values” is incessantly mobilized in national contexts to alternately channel and contest the ever-deepening frustration over the social fallout of globalization, immigration, and the so-called “Islamization” of Europe.

The discourse of “Europeanness” presumes an essential “core” of European identity.  But “Europeanness” is, and has historically been, always constructed in a relation of opposition to its various internal and external “Others.” This course critically examines the construction of “European Identity” in relation to the social and ethnic groups, regions, and religions which have been, and in some cases still are, posited as Europe’s  “Other.” It explores the after effects of these constructions of Otherness on the contemporary scene of European politics. And it ultimately questions the viability of the “European Project” in the light of recent events such as the Euro crisis, the crisis in Ukraine, the refugee crisis and the rise of anti-immigrant xenophobia.