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  • Summer Honors 2014 Courses

    Morning (9:00-11:00 a.m.)

    Doing Business with the Sharks
    Instructor: Dewayne Thompson, Ph.D.

    Students will select teammates and then develop a business plan for an original idea or concept. The professor will present the business plan in detail and guide students through the process. The student team will present the idea to a panel of judges who decide the merit of the business plan.

    Go...Transforming Communities through Service
    Instructor: William Lamb, M.A.

    Together we will explore the benevolent practices of Jesus. We then will map out our own communities to identify the hungry, confused, hurting, and lame that live next door. Thirdly, we will put into practice good will through service-learning as we take on the life of Christ in human form. Finally, we will see how one heart, one home, and one community can be transformed by sacrificial living.

    How Different Can This Be?: Human Exceptionalities and Similarities in Relation to Special Education
    Instructor: Trish McClung, Ph.D.

    This course will examine several disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act 2004. It will include a survey of the definitions and characteristics of the specific disabilities including giftedness and suggested ways in which instruction might be differentiated in the classroom. The concept of disability will be explored through viewing popular media/film portrayal of disabilities and examining these examples for accuracy or myth. An emphasis will be placed on participatory, reflective, and discussive interaction concerning media portrayals and reading selections about persons with disabilities. A group presentation on a specific disability will be the final course requirement. A service component will be included.

    Sociology Goes to the Movies
    Instructor: Arlie Tagayuna, Ph.D.

    This course examines the role of film in understanding our social world with specific focus on the relationship of sociology and media in the construction of culture, ideology, politics, economics, and social behavior of individuals in society. The course investigates the intersections of sociological phenomena and social problems through popular films, documentaries, and videos. Although movies are medium to the discussion, the class will cover topics on culture, social structure, identity, crime and deviance, social stratification, gender and sexuality, race and ethnic relations, families, environment, education, and religion.

    Taking Sides: Psychological Issues
    Instructor: Jeff Sargent, Ph.D.

    Designed to introduce students to controversies in psychology, students will investigate and discuss arguments and viewpoints of leading psychologists. The objective is to encourage students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgments.

    Afternoon (1:00-3:00 p.m.)

    Ancient/Future Worship: How the Bible, Culture, and Personalities Affect the Worship Music of the Postmodern Era
    Instructor: Brad Moffett, D.W.S.  

    This class will introduce biblical and theological foundations of music in worship, and review, discuss, and perform current worship music. This class is designed for young worship leaders and those interested in worship music. The objective of this class is to help young worship leaders make informed decisions concerning the music they choose for worship.

    The Film Experience: Understanding Cultural Language through the Cinema
    Instructor: Jeff Salyer, M.A.

    The popular arts are the cultural language of Western societies. Perhaps the most preeminent “speech” can be found in motion pictures. This course will examine the history, modes of production, and messages of the film industry. Discussion topics include censorship, interpreting meaning, film theory, methods of production, blockbusters, independent cinema, redemption, and cultural impact.

    Leading In Permanent Whitewater
    Instructor: Mike Hayes, Ed.D.

    Constant change marks our culture. Living in these turbulent times can lead to a sense of personal fragmentation. Learning to lead and gaining confidence to do so often are very difficult in the midst of perpetual flux as we struggle to achieve a sense of personal identity and understand our personal calling. This course seeks to help leaders navigate the permanent whitewater around them with a sense of wholeness in spite of our self-doubt.

    Keeping Secrets Secret: The Mathematical Art to Making and Breaking Codes
    Instructor: Laura Singletary, Ph.D.  

    Throughout history, codes have played a crucial role in the outcomes of wars, political endeavors, and royal conspiracies. Codes from pivotal moments in history will set the stage for our exploration of some of the classical methods of message encryption and decryption. To explore these methods, we will develop the mathematical tools that are necessary for us to make and break our own codes.

    The Science of Chocolate
    Instructor: Paul DeLaLuz, Ph.D.

    Chocolate is one food that almost everyone has a passion. This study will explore several aspects of this complex food. We will overview the history of chocolate and investigate from its first production and consumption to how chocolate became a staple to the masses in the U.S. We will discover the complex process of chocolate-making and see how to produce different types of chocolate. The health benefits and risks of chocolate will be overviewed and we will look at the chemical composition of the chocolate to see how they can interact with human physiology. And lastly as a class we will try to explore why so many people love chocolate and we will investigate how much students like chocolate.