As you plan or adjust your Winter schedule, take a look at the interesting courses below (many of them being offered in the Honors College for the first time!).

See the Winter 2022 course descriptions for more details, or check out the Academic Year Schedule for all of the honors courses currently planned for 2021-22. And don’t forget the HC 409 options for cultural ambassadorship and civic engagement!



ES 241H                Introduction to Native American Studies               

4 HC Credit(s)    CRN: 40248          Section 001         LEC         F 1000 - 1350     

Instructor(s): Natchee Barnd  

A survey of Native American cultures and history, both prior to and following contact with Europeans. Introduces the key contemporary issues and questions in the field of Native American studies. Satisfies: HC BaccCore - Cultural Diversity


WGSS 240H         Gender, Race, and Sport              

3 HC Credit(s)    CRN: 40249          Section 001         LEC         T 1600 - 1850     

Instructor(s): Susan Shaw  

Focuses on sport as a gendered and racialized institution. Drawing from cultural, psychosocial, and political perspectives students examine intersections of gender with race, sexual identity, social class, ability, age, and religion. Satisfies: HC BaccCore - Social Processes & Institutions


HC 299  Leadership: Two Perspectives   

1 HC Credit(s)    CRN: 40659          Section 001         SEM       M 1400 - 1550

Meets Weeks 1-5 Only  

Instructor(s): Toni Doolen & Scott Ashford

Today’s organizations are complex, utilizing structures that cross cultural, national, and functional boundaries. Leaders in organizations must be able to navigate these complex structures, while understanding that organizations are comprised of individuals. Students in this course will examine different aspects of leadership and explore multiple perspectives on what creates/constitutes an effective leader.  As in past offerings, this course will specifically address leading in crisis. Students will be provided multiple opportunities to reflect on how to develop and grow their own leadership capacity. This course will be co-taught by Dr. Ashford, Dean of the College of Engineering and Dr. Doolen, Dean of the Honors College. Meets Weeks 1-5 Only. Graded: P/N. Satisfies: HC Colloquia


HC 407  Problem Solving in the Nuclear Age         

2 HC Credit(s)    CRN: 39608          Section 014         SEM       W 1200 - 1350   

Instructor(s): Linda Richards  

The dissonance and ambiguity of nuclear history is a rich tapestry to practice scholarly intellectual virtues while seeking ways to make amends and create justice for an uncertain future ahead. This class intends to build student and teacher capacity for problem solving by overtly teaching peace literacy skills and critical thinking. Students will learn about the process of historical scholarship, oral and public history making and facilitation as problem-solving skills. Students will explore the Public Broadcasting digital archives and the OSU Downwinder Project each week to reflect on the major arcs and debates that link the nuclear age, global anti and pro-nuclear efforts, radiation exposed communities and human rights movements. Graded: P/N. Satisfies: HC Colloquia


HC 407  Publishing Underground: Publishing Technology and Radical Reform       

2 HC Credit(s)    CRN: 35544          Section 025         SEM       T 1200 - 1350     

Instructor(s): Kelly McElroy & Korey Jackson

From AIDS activists and zines to social media and protests to anti-lynching activism and pamphleteering -- how have activists made their voices heard through specific kinds of publishing? And how have their strategies created new types of publications, even entirely new genres? This course explores different modes of publishing by looking at historical and contemporary social reforms and the technologies that enable them (moveable type and the printing press, xerography/photocopying, and web-based platforms). We will examine how publications come out of and feed into particular social movements, discovering just how the politics of activism are informed by (and themselves inform) a wide variety of publication techniques and technologies. We will consider not only the use of various publishing formats but also how institutions of power have reacted to their use, and how such publications have been censured or co-opted. We will also look at how alternative publishing attracts audiences of readers alienated by more formal or traditional modes of publishing.  There will also be ample opportunity to try your hand at creating your own publications using the technologies discussed in class: making is an important part of how we learn together.  At the end of the term you’ll have the chance to create a final project using one of the publishing methods from class, addressing a social movement or social justice issue you’re passionate about. Graded: P/N. Satisfies: HC Colloquia


HC 407  The World Inside: Society and Emotions

2 HC Credit(s)    CRN: 40595          Section 403                         online  

Instructor(s): Terri Anderson  

Are feelings innate and universal or are they socially created and historically and culturally determined? Emotions are generally seen as individually and privately experienced, but are actually deeply social. They are embedded in, constitutive of, and created by social interactions, social structures and institutions. This course will examine emotions from constructionist and interactionist perspectives. Our explorations will focus on contemporary American society, but will use several examples from other times and cultures to illustrate the socially constructed, experienced, and expressed nature of emotions. This is an Ecampus course. Tuition rates for Ecampus courses are different than on-campus courses and can be found at Satisfies: HC Colloquia


HC 409  Professional & Career Development       

1 HC Credit(s)    CRN: 36347          Section 008         PRAC     F 1200 - 1350

Meets weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 only             

Instructor(s): Emily Garcia  

This professional and career development course is designed to increase your awareness of skills necessary for a successful life after college. We will work together to create a customized development plan focused on your strengths and weaknesses with an aim to achieve your development goal. We will give you the fundamentals and you will practice these skills with your classmates and the larger community. Part of the course will include attending professional development and career events. This course is for anyone who hopes to have a smooth transition to adulting! Meets weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 only. Graded: P/N. Satisfies: HC Elective