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CourseSectionCourse Number TitleCrdInstructor
8BL3  26511 The Watergate Crisis* 3
07AE 10881 Art Appreciation   
046F 10901 Sketchbook 3 Daw, Micah
656A 26561 Integrated Principles of Biology 1    
656B 26562 Integrated Principles of Biology 1    
057B 26565 Integrated Principles of Biology 2    
24BC 26567 Integrated Principles of Biology 2    
4701 11124 One-Semester Chemistry Kleiman, Valeria 
4702 11152 One-Semester Chemistry 4 Kleiman, Valeria 
4703 11153 One-Semester Chemistry 4 Kleiman, Valeria 
1458 27102 HNRS General Chem 1 Major  
H991 26466 Abnormal Psychology 3
337F 26207 Myths of the Greeks and Romans 3
C01H  24403 Comparative Politics Honors* 3
2333 12473 Fiction Writing 3 Armstrong, Hayling Jackson 
5546 12503 Poetry Writing 3  
HON1 21099 Intro to Eng. Leadership/Entrepreneurship White, Melissa 
EED3 13648 Eng Design & Society 2
3111 22619 Materials Sigmund, Wolfgang 
7080 13564 Design & Manufac Lab 2
2817 13418 Prof Comm Engineers 3  
1F47 13091 Writing in Medicine 3 /
  27496 Death in the EU 1 Kreppel, Amie
15HN  23507 Urban Cultures Romeyn, Esther
164B 26473 Intro to Business 1
HONS 26221 Introduction to Health Professions 3 Moorhouse, Michael 
1D27 15709 What is the Good Life  
1EB2 15438 Life Well Played  Var  Bohunicky, Kyle 
IDS2935 3533 24735 Cultural Animals  Var   
IDS2935 3H98 24756 Life Well Played  Var   
IDS4930 JW01  28280 Intro to Research in LA & S    
MAC3474 3A52 16679 Honors Calculus 3 4  
MAP2302 1G33 16318 Elementary Differential Equations 3  
HONS 26650 Experiencing Music  Hodges, Lauren 
3E88 18587 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Borges, Rodrigo 
PHY2060 291G 19865 Enriched Physics w/Calculus 1 3 Blecha, Laura E. 
PHY2060 145D 27201 Enriched Physics w/Calculus 1 3 Matcheva, Katia Ivandva
PHY2061  2914 19867 Enriched Physics w/Calculus 2 3
PHZ3113 2916 19957 Introduction to Theoretical Physics 3  
HONR 19235 Introduction to Public Speaking 3  
4374  19239  Introduction to Public Speaking 3
3839 19482 Intermediate Spanish 2 3 Wooten, Jennifer 
SPN2240  36CB 19487 Intensive Communication Skills 3  
SPN3300  3082 19523 Spanish Grammar and Composition 1 3  
HON1 23054 Introduction to Statistics 1 3
  17EC  21721  Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Women's Studies*  3

*This course explores a social cause. Looking for others? Cross-reference Fall 2020 offerings here.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Women's Studies

Drawing on materials and methodologies from a variety of disciplines, this class explores the diverse experiences of women in past eras and in the present, and in the U.S. and abroad.  The Honors section of this course will additionally examine critical theories of sex/gender, and contemporary feminism, including queer theory, intersectionality, and transnational feminism. Among the many texts we will use for the course are included the seminal anthology This Bridge Called My Back by Cherrie Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa and Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins.

AMH3931 The Watergate Crisis

This course examines the Watergate crisis of 1972-74, the two-year long struggle involving Richard Nixon, Congress, and the Supreme Court. We will consider the crisis’s origins in an enlarged presidency, dating to the early twentieth century; the evolution of surveillance and the Watergate break-in; the development of television news and the media; the polarization that resulted from the Vietnam War; and the process by which the courts and Congress attempted to obtain evidence from the White House. Finally, we will also consider Watergate’s impact in the two subsequent impeachments that occurred in 1998-99 and 2019-20

Art Appreciation

This class introduces students to the visual arts from a global perspective and equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage critically with the artistic and cultural landscape of the United States today. In particular, this course helps students master the skills necessary to analyze artworks according to the basic elements and principles of design. The course also introduces students to key artworks from many of the world’s artistic traditions, helping them appreciate some of the common threads that unify creative practices across time and space. By pairing the exploration of artworks from across the globe with some of America’s most important artworks, the class also helps students appreciate the role of the visual arts within the American experience.

Introduction to Business

How can you best use your experience in the Warrington College of Business to prepare you for academic and professional success? Introduction to Business (also known as Warrington Welcome), a one-credit course for first-year business and accounting majors, will guide you to answer this question by:

Facilitating your transition to the Warrington College of Business and University of Florida.

Providing a foundation for academic, career development, and personal growth.

Providing relationship building and networking opportunities with your peers, student leaders, and staff members.

Helping you build foundational skills in teamwork, career management, and critical thinking.

Beginning Arabic I

ARA 1130 is designed for students with little or no background knowledge of Arabic. The focus is mainly on Modern Standard Arabic, with reference to colloquial Arabic through various dialects, especially Syrian Arabic and other Levantine varieties. The aim of the course is to provide a good understanding of the Arabic used in the spoken and printed mass media in all Arab countries. The course relies on the communicative approach and is designed to help students develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Myths of the Greeks and Romans

CLT 3370 challenges students to examine myth through ancient and modern contexts, including source material, criticism, literature, art, and popular culture. You will not only learn the major mythological figures of the ancient world —Hercules, Athena, Odysseus—amd their stories, but also the cultural and historical background that shaped Graeco-Roman mythology  By combining Hesiod and Homer with modern interpretations , we gain a clearer picture of the continuity and relevance of the Classical tradition—and how it challenges and sustains  artists, writers and designers. Because this rich tradition is visual as well as literary, we will include ancient forms (vase painting, sculpture) and contemporary media (film, graphic novel).

Non-Majors Drawing Honors Sketchbook

This course is taught through the activity of contemporary sketchbook development as a tool for research and art making. Students will develop observation, organization, experimentation, and conceptualization skills through the use and creation of sketchbooks (altered book, flag book, color book, etc.) and maintain sketch journals (online and physical). This course will compose of lectures, material demonstrations, research, field trips, exercises, readings, writing, and presentations.

Writing in Medicine

The honors section of Writing in Medicine incorporates both speaking and writing skills. This 4-unit course focuses on preparing you for medical school. In Unit 1, you will read and synthesize important material from medical research reports. In Unit 2, you will read several medical research reports in order to produce an Annotated Bibliography and a State-of-the-Art Medical Review paper. You will present you research ot the class in oral presentation. Unit 3 concentrates on professionalization. You will prepare a resume, personal statement for medical, dental, or osteopath school, and sit for a mock medical school interview. Unit 4 has you working with your peers to produce a fun and informative CME (Continuing Medical Education) unit in which you prepare a written report and oral presentation.

This course is designed to expose you to the kind of writing and speaking you will engage in to get ready for medical school and, then, in your medical school career. Honors students are inspired to think and write about challenging topics in project-based environments.

Prof Comm Engineers

Professional communication is the practice of conveying technical information to various audiences with different goals and levels of expertise. In this class students learn how to research, organize, and present technical information in effectively written documents, work in collaboration with other professionals, and use various technologies to support their communication efforts.This course is designed to help students master a variety of communication strategies and genres of writing relevant to engineering, including everyday acts of communication, such as email, memos, letters, technical descriptions, and instructions. The course culminates with an academic research report and professional proposal.

Experiencing Music

Examines how we experience music and how it teaches us about ourselves and our world. Illuminates how music both shapes and is shaped by social, political, national, and cultural forces. Music from around the world demonstrates a variety of musical experiences within historical and contemporary cultural settings. (H and N)

Integrated Principles of Biology 1

General Biology Core: the first of a two-semester sequence that prepares students for advanced biological sciences courses and allied fields. Studies the origin of life systems; of biological molecules and organization of living things at the subcellular, cellular and organismic levels; and of the activities of living forms in obtaining and utilizing energy and materials in growth, maintenance and reproduction. (B)

Integrated Principles of Biology 2

General Biology Core: the second of a two-semester sequence that prepares students for advanced biological sciences courses and allied fields. Examination in living things of the principles of information storage, transmission and utilization at the cell, organism and population levels; of the mechanisms of evolutionary change in the diversification of living things and their life styles; of population growth and regulation; and of energy flow and biogeochemical cycling in the biosphere. (B)

Life Well Played

This course examines play by applying a humanistic lens to the performances within digital games and arts. In doing so, we will seek answers to several key questions, including: Why do we play? Does everyone play the same? What makes play matter? What can we do with play? What might play tell us about our contemporary moment? To answer such questions, we will draw on humanities-based theories emerging from the fields of arts, education, computer sciences, storytelling, gender studies, and more to discuss how digital game play (and playing digital games well) has become an essential component of our lives, media, and discourse. In addition to reading and writing about play, students will be asked to engage with play through practices central to the arts such as performing, making, and exhibiting. In doing so, students will learn both the value of play and how to mobilize it in arts-based practice and their future careers.

Urban Cultures

This course will focus on the culture and societies of cities. How do cities--urban spaces--organize experience and meaning, and reproduce social, cultural and economic relationships? How do we, as city dwellers, experience cities? How has that experience changed, from Renaissance city states,  to modernity, the industrial city, and the global city?  

Introduction to Philosophy

The goal of this course is to introduce students to some of the main issues in Western Philosophy. We will do this by critically approaching classical and contemporary readings on question such as 'What is philosophy?', 'What is knowledge?', 'How should we act?', and 'What is the meaning of life?'. A further goal is to introduce students to the methods and tools philosophers use when approaching philosophical questions. This course counts towards the Humanities (H) general education requirement and the Writing (W) requirement (4000 words).​


Engineering Design and Society

This course is an introductory engineering course emphasizing the human-centered design process in which students learn hands-on maker space and prototyping tools and use them to build functional prototypes of their designs. Students will learn the basics of tools such as solid modeling, introductory programming, engineering sensors & actuators, data acquisition, and 3D printing as maker tools for engineering prototyping. Teams will utilize multidisciplinary approaches, project management, written and oral communication skills in creating and building a prototype of their design.  The student 'textbook' is a starter level Arduino based microcontroller kit in which students will learn to control items such as sensors, switches, motors, buzzers, LEDs, etc.  No prior knowledge of electronics or programming is expected to participate, the kit introduces concepts at a new user level.  The maker-space classroom includes desktop 3D printers, which students will learn to operate on their own, and will utilize in building their functional design prototypes. 

For the honors section, students will research and build working prototypes of inventions using 3D printed parts and Arduino hardware/software to face modern human-centered challenges.  With the engineering components and tools learned in class, there is flexibility for student teams to incorporate sounds, light, motion, and user control (switches, sound, motion activation, etc.) of desktop sized prototypes for display and discussion.  Student teams will create a functional prototype, design report, short presentation of their team design, and posters for public display about their built prototypes and how they can help society as modern human centered technologies. The honors section will work directly with a faculty member from the Department of Engineering Education in the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.

Introduction to Statistics 1

STA 2023 Honors is an introductory statistics course which does not assume knowledge of calculus, but that nevertheless presents basic statistical concepts and methods at an advanced level. The primary goals of the course are to enable the students to develop a firm understanding of the fundamental ideas behind statistical reasoning and to learn some of the basic techniques of data analysis. An advanced statistical computing language will be used for the computations and graphics.

Introduction to Health Professions

HSC2000 Intro to Health Professions: Lecture, discussion and group assignments provide the opportunity to learn about different disciplines making up a health care team and their role in both the science and practice of health care.​ 

CHM2047 One-Semester General Chemistry

Designed for entering (not transfer) students who wish to move more quickly into advanced coursework. Electronic structure and bonding, gases, liquids, solids, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, metals and non-metals. Credits: 4; Prereq: AP, IB or high honors high school chemistry courses and a high score on the chemistry placement exam; Coreq: CHM 2047L.

Design and Manufacturing Lab

Mechanical design is the design of components and systems of a mechanical nature—machines, products, structures, devices and instruments.  Grossly simplified, there are two ingredients of a good designer: the ability to perform the proper analysis from an engineering standpoint and the ability to understand exactly what is involved in making the part(s) required to complete the design.  The importance of these two abilities become starkly apparent when we investigate the true purpose of a designer, which, in the engineering sense, is to select the best proposal given a set of design constraints—often function, cost, reliability and appearance, among others.

Placing a person in the position of a mechanical designer who does not possess both of these abilities is, quite frankly, a recipe for failure.  One the one hand, if the designer lacks the knowledge and experience to carry out the necessary mathematical analysis, the result can be component failure in the very sense of the word.  On the other hand, if the designer is capable of performing the necessary analysis (or consulting someone who is) yet lacks a basic understanding of what equipment and processes are required to manufacture the designed components, the project is again slated for failure since the components with either be (a) impossible to produce, assemble and maintain or (b) due to the manner in which they have been designed, the components will have an artificially high cost due to the lack of understanding of basic manufacturing techniques on the designer’s part.

To summarize, EML2322L provides a real-world introduction to engineering design and prototyping with an emphasis on manufacturing and design for manufacturability.  The class is practical and challenging, but not easy; it teaches basic design principles, fundamental manufacturing processes, important communication skills and strategies for successfully working in groups.  This IS NOT a class where you can expect your teammates to perform your share of the required workload, as you will be rewarded with the grade YOU deserve, not the grade the rest of the group earned.  This class is fast-paced and enjoyable.  Like the real world, you get out of it what you put into it.  This IS a class where you can come to the instructors at any time with questions but we’re not going to treat you like children.  We match your effort and give guidance so you can learn what we’re teaching IF you pay attention, read the handouts, work diligently and ask questions when confused.  We are looking forward to an exciting semester with you!

Introduction to Engineering Design and Programming


Conceptual perspective for origin of materials behavior and the interrelationships of structure/property/performance. Materials selection and use of familiar material (metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic materials, and composites) in electronics and structural and other engineering applications. Prereq: CHM 2045.

This honors class version will be separate from the regular section, more intimate, student-centered and student-led.  This seminar-style class provides you many opportunities for interaction with Professor Dr. Sigmund.  Exciting topics include current and classic:  materials for negative carbon technology, energy harvesting and storage, the sinking of the Titanic, failure of space shuttle tiles, structure-processing-property relationship, synthesis of diamonds, etc.  As you work closely with fellow classmates as teams on such project-based assignments, you will deepen your knowledge in materials through these stimulating experiences.  

Comparative Politics

This course will provide students a comprehensive introduction to comparative politics through the discussion of a broad range of thematic topics, including democratic and non-democratic regimes; the role of the state; the origins and politics of nationalism; the relationship between political institutions and the economy; revolution and political violence; and globalization. We will supplement our study of these topics with a selection of real-world case studies and original academic publications representing cutting edge research. Students will have the opportunity to apply the course concepts through targeted research assignments. 

Physical Geology

Physical Geology is a course in which students will learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, Earth's history, the processes that shape Earth's surface, and about Earth's natural resources. Students will witness and participate in demonstrations, examine physical specimens, see footage of disasters, see computer simulations and animations, attend field trips, and sketch images drawn by the instructor. In this course we will engage with the human impact on the Earth as well as the impact of the environment upon humanity.

Intro to Public Speaking

The purpose of this multi-sectioned course is to understand and apply (1) the basic principles of effective public speaking, (2) the principles of audience analysis and message preparation, and (3) critical listening skills as they apply to public speaking.

EGN1935 Special Topics in Freshman Engineering: Intro to Engineering Innovation/Entrepreneurship/Leadership

This course will consist of in-class seminars/lectures on topics related to Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership, along with guest lectures. Class discussions will explore case studies and outside reading/podcast assignments. 

Intermediate Spanish 2

SPN 2201 sees students continue to build on the skills they developed in SPN 2200 (or equivalent) and solidify a proficiency level of Intermediate-Low (with some students moving towards Intermediate-Mid). That means that students will communicate using simple and complex utterances to talk about topics like access to resources (food, housing, transportation, job), life goals, and personal beliefs. 

Students will make comparisons between products (things people create and use) and practices (what people do) to understand perspectives (what people believe and value) in your their and others'cultures. Such cultural competence and understanding will allow students to more effectively interact in Spanish in multilingual communities at home and around the world. ​

SPN 2201 Honors students will actively participate in experiences like visits to local Latino businesses, conversations in class and outside of class with Spanish speakers, etc. These experiences are a key difference between the Honors section and other 2201 sections

Honors General Chemistry 1 for Majors

For the Fall 2020 term the Department of Chemistry is offering two sections of Honors General
Chemistry 1 specifically for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors under the new course number
CHM2050. To be placed in these sections the same prerequisites apply as for all other General
Chemistry 1 sections (CHM2045), i.e., a score of 76 on the ALEKS Math test, or evidence of prior
credit for CHM1025 (or alternatively AP 4+, IB 5+, AICE passing scores), plus existing credit for
MAC1147 (or alternatively AP Calc AB 3+, IB 4+, AICE passing scores, etc.).

The section numbers are 1458 (class #27102 ) and 146E (class #27103) and are hosted by the
Department of Chemistry and the Honors Program, respectively. These courses will remain under
departmental control for the duration of preview. They will meet TR-2+3 for lectures in FLI050
(assuming that courses in the fall are conducted face-to-face). If courses are conducted online the meet
time will remain the same but course meetings will be on zoom. Total enrollment is capped at 100
students (50 in each section). The curriculum closely parallels the curriculum of the main CHM2045
courses. However, to serve the needs of Chemistry and Biochemistry majors content will be enriched to
provide a deeper foundation in topics needed for higher level chemistry courses. Exams in these
sections will not be the same as those for the regular CHM2045 sections (no multiple choice exams).

What is different about these majors sections:
1. Students enrolled will have declared Chemistry or Biochemistry as their major. Together with the
somewhat smaller class size this will help foster a sense of community.
2. Class size is limited to 100 students. The instructor:student ratio will therefore be at least 3 times
higher in these sections than in the regular CHM2045 sections.
3. Students will not take multiple-choice but rather long-form exams where work has to be shown
which allows for partial credit on problems.
4. The course is taught by a research professor (Dr. A) who will use examples from modern research in
chemistry to illustrate the material to be learned. While the same material is taught as in the regular
CHM2045 sections and at a similar pace, the instructor will emphasize topics that will benefit students
in future higher-level chemistry courses. For example, students will practice Lewis structures from day
one. Atomic and molecular structure theory will receive more emphasis. Students will solve related
problems using computational modeling.
5. Lecture meetings will be more interactive (among students and between students and instructors)
than is possible in the large lecture auditoria. Small student-centered study groups and collaboration on
homework between students is strongly encouraged. Students will work with ‘learning catalytics’ using
their phones to participate in class.
6. Students who perform well (B+ or higher course grade) in the majors section will automatically get a
seat in the honors/majors sections of CHM2051 in the spring of 2020.

What do these two sections have in common with the main CHM2045 sections?
1. They provide the same number of credits covering the same material.
2. Students can attend the CLC (Chemistry Learning Center) where all CHM2045 TAs have office
hours and will assist all students regardless of their section numbers.
3. Prerequisites are the same as for CHM2045.

Prof Comm Engineers

Professional communication is the practice of conveying technical information to various audiences with different goals and levels of expertise. In this class students learn how to research, organize, and present technical information in effectively written documents, work in collaboration with other professionals, and use various technologies to support their communication efforts.This course is designed to help students master a variety of communication strategies and genres of writing relevant to engineering, including everyday acts of communication, such as email, memos, letters, technical descriptions, and instructions. The course culminates with an academic research report and professional proposal.

Poetry Writing

CRW 2300 is a poetry course that emphasizes reading, writing, and criticizing poetry. The class has two purposes: to provide a foundational base for Juniors and Seniors interested in poetry, and to act as a stepping stone into the department’s upper levels for those who have already completed CRW 1301. This seminar/workshop operates on the philosophy that you must become a skilled, critical reader of poetry in order to become a better writer of it.

EUS 3930 Urban Cultures

This interdisciplinary course will focus on the culture of cities. How do cities--urban spaces--organize experience and meaning, and produce and reproduce social, cultural and economic relationships? How do we, as city dwellers, experience cities? How has that experience changed, from the European medieval city, through the Renaissance and Baroque period, to modernity, post-modernity, globalization?

We will approach these questions on the level of theory (from the perspective of various seminal thinkers on the city, such as Lewis Mumford, Georg Simmel, Walter Benjamin, Karl Marx, Robert Parks, Guy Debord, Michel Foucault, David Harvey, and Zygmunt Bauman, and from the perspective of writers who have been influenced by these thinkers) as well as on the level of representation-- how European urban spaces and European cities have been organized ad represented in urban architecture, literature, film, art. Among other topics we will discuss : The city as Utopia and Distopia; Cities, time, space and power; The gendered city; The city and modernism; The city and social division; The “cinematic” city; The “global” city.

Fiction Writing

We will read short stories every week--usually contemporary, sometimes older--and then we'll write about them and talk about them (we'll write our own stories, too, and workshop them), all to better understand how fiction happens.

27496 EUS3900 Death in the EU

This directed readings course will study the award-winning novel, The Capital, by Robert Menasse. Though ostensibly a murder mystery, the book provides a critical overview of contemporary Europe and the European Union. The book will serve as the foundation for a discussion of European identities, histories and the representation of the "EU bubble" where expats from across the EU's member state engage in the politics, bureaucracy, and ideological battles that shape the EU institutions. No prior knowledge of the EU is required.

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