Spring 2021 Courses - Honors Sections of UF Courses

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.

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

CourseSectionCourse Number Title Credits Instructor
AMH3931 VHML 27662 The Long Civil Rights Movement (Online) 3 Pearlman, Lauren
AMH3931 VHMG 27667 War in Literature and Film (Online) Gallman, Matt
ARH2000 LIVE 23121 Art Appreciation   Burdette, Derek 
BSC2010 0487 22931 Integra Princ Biol 1 (Online) Spielbauer, Robert J.
BSC2010 0488 22933 Integra Princ Biol 1 (Online) Spielbauer, Robert J.
BSC2011 4927 22934 Integra Princ Biol 2 (Online) Spielbauer, Robert J.
BSC2011 4928 22935 Integra Princ Biol 2 (Online) Spielbauer, Robert J.
CHM2051 G51H 28156 Honors General Chemistry 2 (Face-to-Face) Angerhofer, Alexander
CHM2051 G510 28898 Honors General Chemistry 2 (Online) Yost, Richard
CPO4034 34D1  12684 Developing Nations (Face-to-Face) Smith, Benjamin 
CPO4034 34D2 26175 Developing Nations (Online)  
CRW2300 1645 12752 Honors Poetry Writing (Face-to-Face)  
EGN2020C EED4 22637 Engineering Design & Society (Online) Dickrell, Pamela 
ENC3246 1527 13572 Prof Comm Engineers (Face-to-Face)  
MAP2302 3149 14888 Elem Diff Equations (Face-to-Face) 3  
MAP2302 9825 27189 Elem Diff Equations (Online)    
PHY2060 3355 17855 Enriched Phy w/Calc 1 (Face-to-Face) Matcheva, Katia 
PHY2060 3356 28774 Enriched Phy w/Cal 1 (Online) Matcheva, Katia 
PHY2060 5183 25777 Enriched Phy w/Cal 1 (Face-to-Face) Blecha, Laura 
PHY2060 5184 28783 Enriched Phy w/Cal 1 (Online) Blecha, Laura 
PHY2061 3691 17880 Enriched Phy w/Calc 2 (Face-to-Face) Stewart, Gregory 
PHY2061 3698 25780 Enriched Phy w/Calc 2 (Online) Stewart, Gregory 
POS2041 101H 17732 American Government (Face-to-Face) Martinez, Michael
POS2041 101I 26766 American Government (Online)  
POS4931 08H8 17768 Two Party Democracy (Face-to-Face) Dodd, Larry 
POS4931 08H9 27248 Two Party Democracy (Online)  
PSY4930 RESC 27932  Special Topics in Psychology: Resilience in Children with Chronic Health Conditions (Face-to-Face) 3 Westen, Sarah
PSY4930 RESD  29654 Special Topics in Psychology: Resilience in Children with Chronic Health Conditions (Online) 3  
RUT3442 12E9  19032 The Culture of the Cold War (Face-to-Face) Kleespies, Ingrid
RUT3442 1F48 19033 The Culture of the Cold War (Online) 3 Kleespies, Ingrid
RUT3443 6R05  31083 War and Peace (Face-to-Face) Kleespies, Ingrid 
RUT3443 6S05 31085 War and Peace (Online) 3 Kleespies, Ingrid
RUT3600 6Q06 31236 Twentieth Century through Slavic Eyes (Face-to-Face)   Rylkova, Galina
SPC2608 HONR 19454 Intro Public Speaking (Face-to-Face)  
SPC2608 PSHR 30100 Intro Public Speaking (Online)   
SPN2201 22D6 18529 Intermed Spanish 2 (Face-to-Face)  
SPN2201 22D7 29204 Intermed Spanish 2 (Online) 3  
SPN2240 1B64 18559 Intens Comm Skills (Face-to-Face)  
SPN2240 1B65 29247 Intens Comm Skills (Online) 3  
SPN3300 1566 18590 Span Grammar/Compos 1 (Face-to-Face)  
SPN3300 1567 29351 Span Grammar/Compos 1 (Online) 3  
STA2023 HONS 21744 Intro to Statistics (Face-to-Face)  

STA2023 21744 Intro to Statistics

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.

SPN 2201 18529 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

SPN3300 18590 Spanish Grammar/Compos

Intensive language course to develop mastery of grammatical principles, increase vocabulary and enhance writing and composition skills. 

SPN2240 18559 Intensive Communications Skills

Develops the ability to understand oral and written Spanish and is required of all majors and minors who are not bilinguals, unless they initially placed above this level.

The section of SPN2240 designated for Honors credit is distinguished as an Honors in three ways. First, it caps enrollment at 15 students, rather than the normal 25 or 26 students, thus ensuring more attention and talk time for students, as well as the ability to investigate course themes in much greater depth. Secondly, the section is assigned to one of our most distinguished language instructors, thus ensuring high-quality instruction. Finally, students enrolled in the Honors section of the course engage in experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, allowing them to critically consider how language is used in the community, and to further their understanding of the diversity of the local Hispanic/Latino community.

CPO4034 12684 Developing Nations

Introduces politics in developing states, an examination of common problems and the various strategies for dealing with them. Prereq: CPO 2001. Developing Nations focuses on the politics of development, and in particular on interrelated issues like poverty reduction, economic transformation, democratization and civil conflict. Rather than simply read about the politics of development, in this course students will also engage it directly, and will learn the array of tools that scholars use to do development research. By the end of the semester, students will have learned both to read and consider critically central work on the politics of development and to conduct preliminary research of their own, drawing on publicly available statistical data from the World Bank and many other sources.

POS2041 17732 American Government

Basic principles of the Federal Constitution and Civil Rights. Political parties and the electoral process. The structure and machinery of the federal government, including Congress, the president and the judiciary. (S)

POS4931 17768 Two Party Democracy

The central concerns of this course are (1) to understand how and why the United States sustained a vibrant and effective two-party political system in the 19th and early to mid-20th centuries, thereby addressing the major policy challenges facing the nation; and (2) to assess the extent to which conditions exist in the current period that allow the nation and its contemporary two party system to address the nation’s new policy challenges. Alternatively, are new developments emerging that could effectively challenge and undermine this capacity?

Amid numerous complications, the nation was able to develop and sustain an authentic and effective two party politics in the 19th century, and into the mid-to-late twentieth century, because its two major national parties focused on the nation’s pressing economic versus social policy issues. These conflicts over policy meshed effectively with the historic divisions and policy expertise of the two parties, and also encapsulated the major concerns preoccupying the nation.

A politics of personality also existed in this broad era, ranging from the personalized conflicts between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison to the flamboyant leadership of President Franklin Roosevelt. Yet the overarching concern of the era was with policy politics, focused on the pressing issues of era, not with personality politics. Personality politics was designed to aid effective policymaking, rather than overshadowing and diminishing it. 

Against this backdrop, the question emerging from the late 20th century, and over-shadowing partisan problem solving today, is whether clearly etched policy issues are once again coming to the fore that bring a clarity and purpose to politics. Leading contenders include universal health care, racial-ethnic-gender equality, and economic revitalization. Alternatively, is the politics of personality now becoming deeply rooted in our politics, illustrated by the behavior of President Donald Trump but not by any means limited to him, undermining the long-term capacity for policy politics and upending effective two party democracy?

PSY 4930 Special Topics in Psychology: Resilience in Children with Chronic Health Conditions

Resilience in Children with Chronic Health Conditions will be a 3-credit elective offered in Spring 2021 for UF honors students. This course will provide (1) an overview of common pediatric chronic illnesses; (2) an overview of resilience and how resilience-building approaches are applied to the psychological treatment of pediatric chronic illnesses; and (3) an examination of resilience assessment and promotion efforts through a review of psychological literature. A special focus will be on the interactive nature of resilience and health outcomes, with discussion on how this interactive relationship is compounded by factors such as socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, access to care, and engagement in illness management.  It is anticipated that the course will include attendance and participation at one 3-hour live lecture per week; weekly assigned readings; weekly reading quizzes via Canvas; brief weekly assignments applying material covered in readings and lecture; and two course exams.  

AMH3931 War in Literature and Film

This Honors Seminar will be organized around literature (short stories and novels) and film written and produced by Americans about war and society, between the close of the Civil War and the end of the 20th Century. 

The goal will be to ask how authors, filmmakers and photographers have made sense of war, focusing largely on the human experiences of soldiers.  The class will not attempt to be chronologically comprehensive, nor will we seek to sample all the great literature inspired by war in this period.  Instead, we will focus on a series of units.  Each unit will include at least one novel, one week where students read and present on separate short stories, and one week where we discuss a film or photography that engages with the same issues. 

Students will have the opportunity to explore, write, and present on topics and titles of their own choosing, building on these core themes.

AMH3931 The Long Civil Rights Movement

In this course, we will employ a grassroots approach to understand one of America’s most defining social justice movements: what scholars call the “long civil rights movement.” Rather than focus solely on the best-known moments of the 1950s and 1960s, this course will cover key events, issues, and organizations from slavery to the New Jim Crow. We will examine the origins of the movement, especially in relation to World Wars I and II; the development and impact of the mass mobilization efforts of the movement’s defining phase; and more contemporary civil rights issues, like mass incarceration, police brutality, and prison abolition. Our goal is to understand the development of the movement as well as the priorities of and outcomes for the everyday, ordinary black citizens who had the courage to imagine a more just society and the skilled Black activists who helped them organize and mobilize to transform society during the 20th century. What, for example, was the importance of labor activism and international politics, the role of women, and the ideological and tactical transition to Black Power? How did the movement for civil rights intersect with and influence debates about gender, labor, sexuality, and foreign policy? At the end of the semester, students will have a better understanding of the movement’s successes, failures, and its legacy for this nation.  

EGN2020C Engineering Design & Society

“Introduction to emphasizing the human-centered design process to address societal challenges. Explore solid modeling, introductory programming, sensors, data acquisition, and 3D printing as maker tools for engineering prototyping. In a team environment, utilize multidisciplinary approaches, project management, and written and oral communication skills to create societal-based designs.”

ARH2000 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. 


RUT 3443 War and Peace

From the battlefield to the ballroom, Tolstoy's epic novel of life in Russia at the beginning of the nineteenth century is a profound meditation on the causes of war, the nature of social relationships, the poles of human suffering and love, and, perhaps most importantly, the nature and meaning of history itself. In this course we will read War and Peace closely in its entirety. We will examine the origins of the novel in Tolstoy's early writing and consider the historical, political, and social contexts, both of the events described (the Napoleonic Wars) and the period fifty years later in which Tolstoy wrote War and Peace. We will address some of the following questions: Is War and Peace a novel? How does Tolstoy's obsession with the theme of history shape the text on a variety of levels? What do various adaptations of the novel tell us about its reception at different historical moments? Finally, how might War and Peace be relevant to our own moment in history?

RUT3442 The Culture of the Cold War

Emerging from the chaotic destruction of WWII, the Cold War seemed to divide the world in two in physical and symbolic ways. It amplified extant political and sociocultural binaries of “good” and “evil,” “us” and “them,” and “capitalism” and communism” to an unprecedented degree. Under the harsh glare of the threat of total destruction, nearly all aspects of Soviet and American life were organized around these poles for a period of almost fifty years. What were the American and Soviet cultural responses to the intense and unprecedented situation of the “atomic age?” How can we compare these “rival” visions and experiences? In this course, students will be asked to examine the culture of the Cold War from the Soviet and American perspectives across a wide range of phenomena (including literature, film, and propaganda), to consider how and why relations between the U.S. and the USSR came to be framed as a global ideological contest, and to be aware of the legacy of the Cold War and cultural responses to it in today’s world.

BSC2010 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. This course will study the origin of life systems, biological molecules, and the organization of living things at the subcellular, cellular, and organismic levels as well as the activities of living forms in obtaining and utilizing energy and materials in growth, maintenance, and reproduction. The honors section of this course includes an additional weekly discussion that focuses on improving scientific literacy and critical thinking skills through scientific literature analysis and active learning exercises. 

BSC2011 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. This course will examine the principles of information storage in living things, the transmission and utilization at the cell, organism, and population levels, the mechanisms of evolutionary change in the diversification of living things and their lifestyles, the concepts of population growth and regulation,  and energy flow and biogeochemical cycling in the biosphere. The honors section of this course includes an additional weekly discussion that focuses on improving scientific literacy and critical thinking skills through scientific literature analysis and active learning exercises.

RUT3600 The Twentieth Century Through Slavic Eyes

Eastern and Central Europe underwent social and political change in the 20th-21st centuries that by far exceeded the more gradual and progressive transitions that affected other “Western” cultures. This course gives students an opportunity to explore the major historical, social and cultural upheavals of the twentieth-twenty first centuries through the eyes of a large community of European Slavs. We will do this through the medium of literature, film and other contemporary art forms. The course will take its lead from the assumption that it is not so much events as perceptions of events that influence the thoughts and ideas of subsequent generations. The course will place special emphasis on how these perceptions changed in the course of the last century. Taught entirely in English; no knowledge of any other language required. Taught in 100% face-to-face format.

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