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

See the Spring 2021 course descriptions for more details, or check out the Academic Year Schedule for all of the honors courses currently planned for 2020-21. And don’t forget the HC 409 options for cultural ambassadorship and civic engagement!


ART 323H Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture

3 HC Credit(s), CRN: 59364, Section 001, MWF 1000 - 1050

Instructor(s): Daniele Di Lodovico

This course surveys Italian art and culture in the pivotal period between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries that we call the “Renaissance.” It traces the roots of the Renaissance in late medieval Gothic society to its “classical” apogee in the era of Leonardo and Raphael through the later expressive, anti-classical tendencies of Mannerism. Satisfies: HC BaccCore - Literature and the Arts; OR Western Culture


FILM 220H Queer Cinema

4 HC Credit(s), CRN: 59389, Section 001, MWF 1000 - 1050

Instructor(s): Zachary Price

Queer cinema, despite its counter-cultural roots, must work within the larger movie industry it aims to critique. This class examines how queer cinema since the 1990s intervenes in public debates over the rights and representation of sexual minorities. As a class, we will understand the stakes of this visibility and the consequences of looking closely at desire.      Satisfies: HC BaccCore - Difference, Power, and Discrimination


PAC 145H Modern Dance I: Study of Movement

1 HC Credit(s),CRN: 59419, Section 001, MW 1000 - 1050

Instructor(s): Lila Reid

Study of Movement I is an introductory, experiential course focusing on basic principles of movement: body, space, energy, and time.  The course emphasizes the study of these elements through an exploration of creative movement, modern and contemporary dance techniques, and improvisation.  Students will also learn about modern dance history from the 20th century to present day.  The course will develop skills that include alignment, kinesthetic memory, rhythm, footwork, spinal articulation, dynamic range, and musicality.  Additionally, students will look critically at movement both inside and outside of class in a breadth of different styles.  Students will gain an appreciation of modern dance as an art form that is both a reflection of and and impetus for contemporary cultures.  Course Fee: $57. Satisfies: HC BaccCore - Fitness


ENGR 299H From Lab to Industry: Electrochemical Energy Systems

1 HC Credits, CRN: 59387, Section 001, T 900 - 950

Instructor(s): Zhenxing Feng

This course emphasizes the experiential learning on how lab-scale research for electrochemical energy systems can be transferred to everyday products. These electrochemical energy systems include capacitors/super capacitors, batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers, and photoelectrochemical devices. The everyday products refer to portable electronics, stationary storage systems, electric vehicles, water splitting for hydrogen generation, and so on. At the beginning of the course, brief fundamentals of electrochemistry and related concepts will be introduced via lectures. Then this course will be presented in form of virtual lab demos, seminars, class discussions and presentation, and group design.  Satisfies: HC Colloquia


KIN 370H Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

3 HC Credit(s) CRN: 60061 Section 001 T/Th 1400 - 1520

Instructor: William Massey

We will examine a variety of psychological theories that apply to motivation and behavior change with a focus on physical activity behavior. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice interpersonal skills to use when working with future clients. The class will be taught through a combination of case studies, role plays, interactive assignments, and lecture. RESTRICTIONS: Minimum of sophomore standing required. Satisfies: HC Elective


HC 299 Building Hope: International Service Learning

1 HC Credit(s) CRN: 53887 Section 002 Th 1400 - 1450 

Instructor(s): Dave Kovac

You have the interest, energy, and motivation to make a difference in the world, to experience a culture while giving back to the community. Where do you go? How do you get there? What do you do to ensure that you’re doing good, performing a much-needed service? The Building Hope colloquia will help you prepare for any number of international service experiences — whether it be a mission trip, a more engaging study abroad experience, or a community volunteer activity. Explore the complexities of international service from a variety of perspectives and learn how to balance your good intentions with cultural considerations and community–identified needs. In spring term, we will focus on enhancing interpersonal and team skills through the concept of contributorship. Discover your passions, internationalize your OSU experience, and make meaningful contributions to building a better world. Satisfies: HC Colloquia