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HUM/SOC 290 World Cultures
TR 11:00 – 12:15
This interdisciplinary seminar examines selected world cultures within context of their literary, historical, religious and philosophical traditions. It also examines the origins and contemporary context of ethnocentrism and racism.
Professors: Ercem/Kradinova

SOC 294 Globalization
TR 12:30 – 1:45
This interdisciplinary seminar analyzes the meaning of globalization and the variety of ways that economic, political, and cultural forces shape our interdependent world. It also examines transnational capitalism, patterns of resistance, and theories of globalization.
Professor: Ercem


Honors English Comp I - ENG 101
Focuses on developing students’ academic writing, close reading, and critical thinking skills. Using a writing process that includes pre-writing, drafting, instructor and peer feedback, and revision, students will produce written essays with arguable thesis statements and appropriate use of standard English. Students will produce 18-24 pages of formal polished writing in three or more source-based essays.

Honors English Comp II - ENG 102
Building on skills learned in English Composition I, students will sharpen their academic writing, close reading, and critical thinking skills, as well as develop research skills. Using a writing process that includes pre-writing, drafting, instructor and peer feedback, and revision, students will produce thesis-driven, evidence-based essays that employ appropriate rhetorical strategies. In English Composition 2, students will be introduced to at least two documentation styles and will produce a total of 18-24 pages of polished formal writing in three or more source-based essays.

ENG 101
Section 325: TR 11:00 – 12:15, Prof. Pesce
Section 315: MW 9:30 – 10:45, Prof. Cady

Section 350: TR 8:00 – 9:15, Prof. Mason
Section 359: TR 9:30 – 10:45, Prof. Mason

ENG 102
Section 311: TR 12:30 – 1:45, Prof. Pesce
Section 320: MW 2:00 – 3:15, Prof. Ramirez

ETH 101 Ethics and Society
MW 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
An introductory study of traditional and contemporary ethical philosophies and an analysis of how they apply to the chief moral issues of our time. Students in the course explore such moral virtues as courage, compassion and generosity, as well as moral vices like greed, envy, and hypocrisy. Relevant moral issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and our obligation to feed the poor are discussed.
Professor: Bennett

CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I
MW 12:30 – 1:45 a.m. LP 403, Lab F 11-2:00, LT 409
This course studies the chemistry of hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Topics include, nomenclature, conformations, reactions, mechanisms, and physical properties. Other topics investigated are stereochemistry, substitution and elimination reactions and mechanisms. Spectroscopy including infrared, mass spec, nmr and UV-vis will be studied. Laboratory includes classical techniques of separation and identification of organic compounds as well as modern techniques of analysis.
Professor: Quast Note: no GPA requirement, open to all students.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHE 152 with a C or better

HUM/HST 291 Latin American Cultures
MW 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
This interdisciplinary seminar offers a comparative analysis of the literature and history that contributed to the formation of Latin
American cultural and social identities from the 19th - 21st century.
Professors: Raya/Bennett

PSY 101 Intro to Psychology WEB
This course introduces students to the scientific study of the mind and behavior and to the applications of psychological theory to life. Topics include: research methods; biopsychology; lifespan development; memory; learning; social psychology; personality; and psychological health and disorders. This course will establish a foundation for subsequent study in psychology.
Professor: Pavithra Giridharan

ENG 141 Modern World Lit
MW 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
This course introduces students to a survey of the literary and philosophical influences from the 17th century through modern times. Selections vary and may include Voltaire, Pushkin, Wu Cheng’en, Esquivel, Lahiri and others.
Professor: Lara Kradinova
Note: no GPA requirement, open to all students

Contact Professor Binnur Ercem, Director Commonwealth Honors Program, or Donna Colella, Administrative Assistant by phone, at 781-280-3553, or email at honors@middlesex.mass.edu

Last Modified: 10/19/20