Honors Courses

Spring 2023



IDCR 151 HONORS: Created and Called for Community (7 sections)

  • Dr. Timothy Schoettle, TR 10:30 - 11:45 a.m 
  • Dr. Cynthia Wells, TR 1:30 - 2:45 p.m 
  • Dr. John Fea, TR 1:20 - 2:34 p.m 
  • Dr. Devin Manzullo-Thomas, TR 11:55 - 1:10 p.m 
  • Dr. David Pettegrew, MWF 10:00 - 10:50 a.m 
  • Dr. Brian Smith, MWF 12:00 - 12:50 p.m 
  • Dr. Paul Rego, MWF 11:00 - 11:50 a.m 





The Causes of War

POLI 366 Honors [Ethics/Pluralism/Worldviews] (3 credits) CRN#5170

Instructor:  Dr. Jason Renn

Class time:  TR 11:55 a.m - 1:20 p.m 

Course description:  In the last 20 years, approximately one million people have died in combat with tens of millions killed or displaced due to war. Why do nations go to war? Why do people rebel against their governments? What can be done to limit violent conflict in the future? We will examine the scientific study of war and students will consider what solutions are moral, ethical, and realistic in the pursuit of peace. The course culminates in a discussion with policy makers and activists as they confront political violence and warfare in the modern world.   



History of Premodern Asia    

HIST 237 Honors [Non-Western] (3 credits) CRN #5137

Instructor:  Dr. Bernardo Michael

Class time:  W 6:15 - 9:15 p.m 

Course description:  This course will provide a broad thematic introduction to the world historical transformations in government and society in Asia from the earliest times to the establishment of contact with Europeans in the 16th century. The twin themes of order and encounters will form the foundations for analyzing the different ways in which Asian societies in China, Japan, and India grew in complexity as they crafted elaborate institutional arrangements for governance, and also as they became interconnected within wider circuits of the movements of ideas, commodities, and populations. This course meets the QuEST Non-Western Studies requirement.


Environmental Issues    

ENVS 216 Honors [Science Tech & the World] (3 credits) CRN #5198

Instructor:  Dr. Glafera Matanguihan

Class time:  MWF 11:00 - 11:50 a.m 







Senior Honors Seminar (HONR 497, 3 credits, CRN #4634

Instructor:  Dr. Richard Crane

Class time:  Thursday evenings, 6:15-9:15 p.m.



  • There will be at least one section of HONR 497 offered each semester
  • HONR 497 fulfills the Honors Program requirement for the Senior Honors requirement.
  • It does not meet an ID World Views requirement. 
  • This course is open to Juniors and Seniors.