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University Honors Courses 

University Honors students can complete their UH course enrollment one of two ways:

  1. Complete one UH course per year.

  2. Complete two UH courses in either the first (freshman) or second (sophomore) years. If a student chooses this option, they can combine the remaining two UH courses in any way that works; however, it is not an option to complete two courses a second time.

In summary, students must take at least one class freshman and sophomore year. Below is an outline that displays five UH course completion options:

Year in SchoolOption 1Option 2Option 3Option 4Option 5
First12211
Second11122
Third11010
Fourth10101

Spring 2019 UH Courses

COMM 1511: UH Public Speaking
Class #67289
Monday, Wednesday, 8 - 9:50am
Oral Communication and Languages
Dr. Elizabeth Nelson

Application of the theoretical bases of rhetoric to the public speaking situation.

CUE 1001: Culture Industry and the Creative Economy
Class #67347
Tuesday & Thursday, 2 - 3:15pm
Global Perspectives 
Dr. Patrick Woock

This course is an introduction to the history, development and contemporary scope of the culture industry and creative economy. It examines how culture has become an important element of our global economy, and introduces students to cultural products and services that are an important part of what we consume every day. Moving from an economy that heavily relied on industrial production, a distinctive shift to a creative economy is taking place both in the United States and around the world. This course examines the underlying phenomenon of organizing cultural, financial, social and human capital to generate income through innovative and financially sustainable cultural enterprising thereby promote inclusive economic growth.

The course has both research and applied orientations. Students will conduct in-depth analysis of the past, present and future of a branch of the creative industries and write a research paper individually. The applied component involves competitive group projects where students will take a high-level problem statement pertaining to culture industries and in teams will develop organizational responses that fit with one or more branches of the creative industries. At the end of the semester, a team of judges will evaluate the projects and declare winning team based on a predefined rubric.

The research and applied projects provide a platform to learn both the hard and soft skills necessary to be successful in the creative economy.
For further questions get in touch with Dr. Patrick Woock at pwoock@d.umn.edu or Dr. Aparna Katre at aukatre@d.umn.edu.

ENGL 1582, section 550: Introduction to World Literatures
Class #67323
Global Perspectives and Humanities
Monday and Wednesday, 12 - 1:50pm
Dr. John Schwetman

A sampling of literary works mainly from Middle East, Africa, Far East, and South America.

HLTH 3341: UH Encountering Death and Grief: A cross-cultural Journey
Class #46168
Wednesday, 3:30 - 6pm
Cultural Diversity in the US
Dr. Mitzi Doane

This class incorporates field trips and guest speakers who come from different cultures, religions or death experiences (such as loss due to suicide, murder, accident). Students have an opportunity to explore death via reading and discussion including such topics as capital punishment, the right to die, war. The class is not a lecture, it is a seminar where there is a free give and take.

HON 3305: French Cuisine Exploring French Culture through Food
Humanities and Global Perspectives
Time and date TBA

This course in taught in English, will use food as an entry point into a deeper exploration of French identity, including analysis of important contemporary issues related to gender, class, and sustainability. Students will study the ways in which French society has sought to establish order and symmetry around the table, a focal point of French society, and the many points of creative resistance to that order.

WRIT 3180: UH Advanced Writing
Class# 46679
Tuesday and Thursday, 11 - 12:15pm
Rebecca Boyle, MFA

Develops research, critical thinking, and collaborative writing strategies as well as rhetorical skills to draft documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. This includes professional correspondence and reports, research proposals, literature reviews, oral presentations and related documents for the honors project