Honors Courses

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For their first two years at UC Davis, UHP students take small, interactive classes with superb faculty that fulfill University General Education (GE) and Major requirements. UHP students are required to take six Honors courses in the first six quarters. These courses allow students to build connections with professors and study in a group setting with like-minded students while completing university requirements for graduation.

One of the primary benefits of these courses is their small size: Honors GE courses are capped at 25 students, and Major required courses like Math and Biology have between 40 and 60 students.

Reminder: These courses are restricted to Honors students and most will not be visible on Schedule Builder. You can only register using the Permission to Add (PTA) number or Course Registration Number (CRN) sent to you by UHP staff. Do not attempt to register for a UHP course that you have not reserved a space in.

If you have a substantial schedule conflict, or any other compelling educational reason, you can petition your honors advisor to allow you to replace one (1) required UHP course with an Honors Contract (a 1-unit graded independent study option).

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Honors Courses 2017-2018 pdf

Fall 2017

Winter 2018

Spring 2018

AHI 190H: The Art of Chance, faculty: J. Housefield AST 10G: Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (D. Wittman) AHI 1C: Baroque to Modern Art (G. Wang)
AMS 1C: American Lives through Autobiography (E. Arapoglu) COM 2: Major Works of Western Culture (C. Ross) AMS 1C: American Lives through Autobiography (E. Arapoglu)
ANT 3: Introduction to Anrchaeology (C. Darwent) ECH 1: Design of Coffee (T. Kuhl & W. Ristenpart) ASA 1: Historical Experience of Asian Americans (W. Ho)
BIS 2A: Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (J. Roth) ECN 110B: Global Economic History, (C. Meissner) ASA 4: Introduction to Asian American Cultural Studies (S. Min)
CHI 10Introduction to Chicano Studies (L. Marquez) ECN 162: International Economic Relations (D. Swenson) BIS 101 + 101D: Genes and Gene Expression (J. Engebrecht)
CHN 10: Modern Chinese Literature (X. Chen) ENL 40: Weird, Eerie, Fantastic, and Magical Literature, (G. Dobbins) ECH 1: Design of Coffee (T. Kuhl & W. Ristenpart)
ECH 1: Design of Coffee (T. Kuhl & W. Ristenpart) HDE 120: Research Methods in Human Development (Liu & Nishina) ECN 1A: Principles of Microeconomics (G. Clark)
ECN 101: Macroeconomics (T. Geromichalis) HIS 110: Themes in World History (B. Tezcan) ECN 160B: International Macroeconomics (A. Taylor)
IST 8A: Special Ideas that Changed our World (M. Hafez) HIS 165: Latin American Social Revolutions (M. Schlotterbeck) HIS 171B: Civil War and Reconstruction (A. Kelman)
HDE 12: Human Sexuality (L. Hibel) HMR 1: Human Rights (K. Watenpaugh) MAT 17C: Calculus for Biology and Medicine
HIS 147C: History of Science Fiction and Modernity (M. Saler) IST 8C: Introduction to Data Sciences (C. Stahmer) MAT 21D: Calculus
HNR 90X & FRS 2:Jane Austen, faculty: A. Johns MAT 17B: Calculus for Biology and Medicine MUS 110D: Music of Mozart (P. Polzonetti)
MAT 17A: Calculus for Biology and Medicine, faculty: K. Burke MAT 21C: Calculus (Liu, F.) NAS 12: Native American/Indigenous Film (H. Tsinhnahjinnie)
MAT 21B: Calculus, faculty: W. Tavernetti MUS 116: Music of the Beatles (C. Reynolds) NPB 15: Physiology of Aging (N. Caporale)
MUS 10H: Introduction to Musical Literature (A. M. Busse Berger) MUS 125: Music of Latin America (P. Ortiz) SOC 4: Immigration & Opportunity (C. Patler)
NAS 125: Performance and Culture Among Native Americans (Z. Mendoza) SAS 70A: Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture, and Law (J. Harada) UWP 102B: Writing in the Biological Sciences
NPB 12: Human Brain and Disease (D. Fioravante) SOC 2: Self & Society (R. Faris) UWP 102E: Writing in Engineering
RST 110: Life, Meaning and Identity (N. Janowitz) SOC 195: Sociology of Agriculture (R. Grosglik) UWP 102H: Writing in Human Development and Psychology
STA 13: Elementary Statistics (C. Drake)

Honors Courses 2016-2017 pdf

Fall 2016

Winter 2017

Spring 2017

ANT 3: Introduction to Archaeology AHI 106: Post-Colonial Aesthetics ENL 44: TBD
BIS 2A: Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth ANT 103: Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Conservation AMS 69: Music and American Culture
CHN 10: Modern Chinese Literature (in English) AST 10G: Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe CHN 106: Chinese Poetry (in English)
ECM 1: Design of Coffee--An Introduction to Chemical Engineering (non-majors) CLA 120: Greek and Roman Historiography ECM 1: Design of Coffee--An Introduction to Chemical Engineering
ECN 101: Intermediate Macro Theory DRA 1: Performance HDE 120: Research Methods in Human Development
ECN 162: International Economic Relations ECM 5: Analysis in Biochemical, Chemical and Materials Engineering HIS 147B: European Intellectual History, 1870-1920
ECN 1A: Principles of Microeconomics ECN 100: Intermediate Micro Theory IST 8: Introduction to Art
ENL 40: Introductory Topics in Literature ECN 1B: Principles of Macroeconomics MAT 17C: Calculus
HDE 100C: Adulthood and Aging HMR ?: Human Rights MAT 21D: Vector Analysis
HIS 165: Latin American Social Revolutions JPN 10: Masterworks of Japanese Literature (in English) MUS 110A: The Music of a Major Composer: Beethoven
IST 8: Relativity MAT 17B: Calculus for Biology and Medicine NAS 1: Introduction to Native American Studies
MAT 17A: Calculus for Biology and Medicine MAT 21C: Calculus NPB 17: The Path to Cyborgs
MAT 21B: Calculus MUS 10: Introduction to Musical Literature POL 90: Climate Change Politics
MUS 106: History of Rock Music NAS 10: Native American Experience SOC 2: Self and Society
RST 150: Religious Ethics PHI 120: Environmental Ethics UWP 101B: TBD
SAS 30: Mushrooms, Mold, and Society RST 110: Life, Meaning and Identity UWP 101E: TBD
STA 13: Elementary Statistics SOC 3: Social Problems UWP 101H: TBD
WFC 51: Conservation Biology SOC 4: Immigration and Opportunit

Honors Courses 2015-2016 pdf

Fall 2015

Winter 2016

Spring 2016

AHI 110: Cultural History of Museums (Strazdes) AHI 1A: Ancient Mediterranean Art (Roller) AMS 59: Music and American Culture (Wang)
ANT 3: Introduction to Archaeology (Darwent) AHI TBD (Burnett) CLA 142: Greek and Roman Novel (Popescu)
BIS 2A: Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Roth) ASA 4: Asian American Cultural Studies (Min) ECM 1: Design of Coffee - An Introduction to Chemical Engineering (Ristenpart/Kuhl)
BIS 101: Honors Section- Genes and Gene Expression (Engebrecht) CHN 10: Modern Chinese Literature In English (Chen) ECN 110B: World Economic History Since the Industrial Revolution (Meissner)
ECM 1: Design of Coffee An Introduction to Chemical Engineering (Ristenpart/Kuhl) CLA 50: The Rise of Science in Ancient Greece (Webster) ENG 17: Circuits I (TBD)
ECN 1A: Principles of Microeconomics (Clark) COM 2: Major Books of Western Culture: From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment (Ross) FRE 51: Major Works of French Literature in Translation (Guynn)
ENL 40: Introductory Topics in Literature (Stratton) DRA 1: Theatre, Performance and Culture (Bogad) HIS 147A: Science Fiction and Modernity (Saler)
FST 3: Beer and Brewing (Bamforth) ECM 1: Design of Coffee An Introduction to Chemical Engineering (Ristenpart/Kuhl) MAT 17C: Calculus for Biology and Medicine (TBD)
HIS 138A: Russian History: The Rise of the First Empire, 1500-1881 (Campbell) ECM 5: Analysis in Biochemical, Chemical and Materials Engineering (Ristenpart/Kuhl) MAT 21D: Vector Analysis (TBD)
HMR 134: Human Rights (K Watenpaugh) ECN 1A: Principles of Microeconomics (Carrell) MUS 127: Music from Latin America (Ortiz)
IST 8A: Biotechnology ( McClung) SAS 70A: Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture, and Law (Harada) NAS 125: Performance and Culture Among Native Americans (Perea)
MAT 17A: Calculus for Biology and Medicine (TBD) HDE 12: Human Sexuality (Hibel) POL 2: Introduction to Comparative Politics (Andrews)
MAT 21B: Calculus (TBD) MAT 17B: Calculus for Biology and Medicine (TBD) UWP 102B: Writing in the Biological Sciences (TBD)
MUS 105: History and Analysis of Jazz (Manricks) MAT 21C: Calculus (TBD) UWP 102E: Writing in Engineering (TBD)
SAS 30: Mushrooms Mold and Society (Gordon) MUS 11: Musics of the World (Lee) UWP 102H: Writing in Human Development and Psychology (TBD)
SOC 4: Immigration and Opportunity (Hamilton) NAS 10: Native American Experience (Mendoza) WMS 20: Cultural Representations of Gender (Nettles-Barcelon)
STA 13: Elementary Statistics (Drake) SOC 2: Self and Society (Faris)
VEN 3: Viticulture and Enology (Heymann) SOC 3: Social Problems-Debt (Mudge)