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Fall 2015 Department-based Honors Courses and Sections of Courses


School of Arts and Sciences - 01

Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Geological Sciences
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Political Science

Rutgers Business School - 33

Administrative Studies
Business Analytics and Information Technology Major
Supply Chain

Not included in this list are departmental honors thesis courses.  For information about those programs and courses, go to individual department websites.

School of Arts and Sciences - 01


Extinction (4) *SAS Signature Course
01:070:111:H1 Index # 17962
Professor R. Scott
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Biological Sciences

Honors Biology (4)
01:119:115:H1 Index # 02948
01:119:115:H2 Index # 00059

Brain, Mind, and Behavior (3)
01:119:195:H1 Index # 07210
01:119:195:H2 Index # 10666
01:119:195:H3 Index # 10667
Professor J. Schjott
The course will be organized around case stories in the fields of neurology and neuroscience.  Several of the case stories are written by neuroscientist and medical doctor V.S. Ramachandran and by neurologist Oliver Sacks.  They both write about patients with neurological deficits in a way that is captivating and fascinating for lay people, but also with enough detail and explanation of the underlying brain mechanisms to be useful as a first view into neuroscience. Articles by other authors from magazines such as The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine and Scientific American will also be used in the course. The course is aimed at honors students with an interest in the topic, but who may not necessarily be science majors. No prior knowledge of neurology or neuroscience is required.

Fundamentals of Cell & Developmental Biology (3)
01:146:270:H1 Index # 17580
Professor A Carr-Schmid


Honors General Chemistry (4)
01:160:163:H1 Index # 02661
01:160:163:H2 Index # 02662
Professor J. Krenos
COREQ: 640:135 OR 640:151

Honors Organic Chemistry (4)
01:160:315:H1 Index # 04403
01:160:315:H2 Index # 07350
01:160:315:H3 Index # 08654
01:160:315:H4 Index # 11119
Professors: D. Seidel

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Computer Science

Introduction to Discrete Structures II (4) 
01:198:206:H1 Index # 04873
Professor A. Schliep


Introduction to Microeconomics (3)
01:220:102:H1 Index # 03935
Professor D. Okada
01:220:102:H2 Index # 19974
Professor Blair
01:220:102:H3 Index # 21054
Prereqs: 640:111 OR 115 or Placement into Calculus

Advanced Econometrics (3)
01:220:401:H1 Index # 04765
Professor R. Klein
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs
*This is a required course for Departmental Honors in Economics.  Students who complete Departmental Honors in Economics may not use this course as one of the four required honors courses for the SAS Honors Program.


Introduction to Multimedia Composition (3)
01:351:209:H1 Index # 19951
Professor P. Bielecki

Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
01:351:211:H1 Index # 14754
Professor Evie Shockley

Why We Tell Stories (4)
01:358:200:H1 Index # 17277
Professor B. Qualls

Principles of Literary Study: Poetry (3)
01:359:201:H1 Index # 16767
Professor H. Davidson


France and the World (3)
01:420:251:H1 Index # 18993
Professor Richard Serrano

Approaches to French Literature (3)
01:420:217:H1 Index # 07163   
Professor Allamand

Advanced Topics in French (3)
01:420:492:H1 Index # 15520
Professor Bayard

Geological Sciences

Sea Change: The Rise and Fall of Sea Level and the Jersey Shore (3) *SAS Signature Course
01:460:110:H1  Index # 18152
Professor K. Miller
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Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3)
01:615:201:H1 Index # 12755
Professor Bittner


For information about registration in other honors courses in the Department of Mathematics (Honors Calculus I for Math/Physics, 640:151:H1 and H2; Honors Calculus II for Math/Physics, 640:152:H1; Honors Multivariable Calculus, 640:251:H1 and H2; Honors Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning, 640:300:H1), go to the Department of Mathematics Honors Course Information Page: or contact the Undergraduate Mathematics Office (Hill Center 303) at 848-445-2390.

Topics of Mathematics-Liberal Arts (3)
01:640:103:H1 Index # 15956
Professor P. Devlin

Calculus I Math/Physics (4)
01:640:151:H1 Index # 00331
Professor M. Sequin
01:640:151:H2 Index # 06610
Professor R. Dandan
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Calculus II Math/Physics (4)
01:640:152:H1 Index # 00334
Professor T. Robinson
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Honors Calculus I (4)
01:640:191:H1 Index # 19435

Honors Calculus II (4)
01:640:192:H1 Index # 00336
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Multivariable Calculus (4)
01:640:251:H1 Index # 03919
01:640:251:H2 Index # 07513
Professor B. Coulson
01:640:251:H3 Index # 09825
Professor L. Borisov
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Honors Calculus III (4)
01:640:291:H1 Index # 00345
*Credit not given for both 251 and 291
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Introduction to Math Reasoning (3)
01:640:300:H1 Index # 06720
Professor J. Komlos
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Advanced Calculus I (4)
01:640:311:H1 Index # 19700
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Linear Algebra (3)
01:640:350:H1 Index # 19484
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Math Analysis I (3)
01:640:411:H1 Index # 00355
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Abstract Algebra I
01:640:451:H1 Index # 04299
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs
Prereqs: See online schedule for prereqs

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Introduction to Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Research (3)
01:694:215:H1 Index # 06812
01:694:215:H2 Index # 18561
Professor A. Vershon
1st Year SAS Students Only With AP Biology Credit
PRERQS: 01:119:101 And  119:102;1ST Year SAS Students Only With AP Biology Credit


Students may request special permission at  01:750:271 and 01:750:275 require special permission.

Honors Physics I (3)
01:750:271:H1 Index # 00370
01:750:271:H2 Index # 03329
01:750:271:H3 Index # 03713
01:750:271:H4 Index # 04447
01:750:271:H5 Index # 14190
01:750:271:H6 Index # 14246
01:750:271:H7 Index # 20467
01:750:271:H8 Index # 20468
01:750:271:H9 Index # 20469
01:750:271:HA Index # 20470
01:750:271:HB Index # 20471
Professor E. Diaconescu
Pre or Coreq: Calculus I

Honors Physics III (3)
01:750:273:H1 Index # 03622
01:750:273:H2 Index # 03623
01:750:273:H3 Index # 03714
01:750:273:H4 Index # 20465
Professor E. Halkiadakis
Prereq: 01:750:272

Classical Physics Lab (1)
01:750:275:H1 Index # 04642
01:750:275:H2 Index # 03527
01:750:275:H3 Index # 12521
01:750:275:H4 Index # 12522
01:750:275:H5 Index # 03715
01:750:275:H6 Index # 03525
01:750:275:H7 Index # 03967
Professor G. Blumberg

Political Science

Nature of Politics (3)
01:790:101:H1 Index # 05653

Intro to International Relations (3)
01:790:102:H1 Index # 19671
01:790:102:H2 Index # 20733

Law & Politics (3)
01:790:106:H1 Index # 06804
Credit not given for both this course and 790:247

Advanced Studies in Law II (3)
01:790:411:H1 Index # 12993
Professor Adams

Advanced Studies in Law III (3)
01:790:412:H1 Index # 17931


General Psychology (3)
01:830:101:H1 Index # 08485
01:830:101:H2 Index # 20144

This course will explore the wide variety of topics and issues in the scientific study of mind and behavior, with a particular emphasis on (1) areas of theoretical unity and disunity within the discipline, and (2) the psychology of happiness and well-being.
Professor G. Brill


Religions of the Western World (3)
01:840:212:H1 Index # 19152
Professor Williams


Intro Hispanic Literature (3)
01:940:215:H1 Index # 10138
Professor K. Bishop
Permission of Dept.

Rutgers Business School (33)


Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
33:010:272:H1 Index # 11023
Professor Adesso
Introduction to basic accounting concepts, business and reporting, and accounting; emphasis on measuring and recording transactions and interpreting financial statements.

Administrative Studies

Introduction to Business (3)
33:011:100:H1 Index # 18630
Professor D. Klepacki
33:011:100:H2 Index # 21049

Business Analytics and Information Technology Major

Operations Management (3)
33:136:386:H1 Index # 13378
Professor A B Israel
Prereqs: Calc I and Stats I


Financial Management for Finance Majors (3)
33:390:310:H1 Index # 13551
Professor J M Kim
Prereqs: Calc I and Stats I


Introduction to Marketing (3)
33:630:301:H1 Index # 02139
Professor S. Monga
Class Level:  Junior   Senior

Extensive overview of marketing: the process of creating goods and services in response to consumer wants and needs. Study of the marketing function in business firms and nonprofit organizations. Consumer behavior, marketing research, industrial marketing, pricing, channels of distribution, and promotion.

Supply Chain Management

Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3)
33:799:301:H1 Index # 15856
Professor D. Klepacki
Prereqs: Intro to Financial Accounting (33:010:272)

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P 848-445-3206

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