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Fall 2014 Honors Courses


Professor Chris Ford

“ I’m very excited to teach the Honors Robotics class. In this class students will use critical thinking to integrate robotic design with programming to solve a variety of different problems. This can be challenging but at the same time it is always a lot of fun. “  Professor Chris Ford



Honors: Introduction to Robotics 
with Professor Chris Ford (pictured left wind kiting)
1 credit hour seminar


This is a hands-on, seven week course where students will learn to reconfigure, program and solve problems using NXT robots. The course culminates in an ultimate robot smack-down competition where students put their learned skills to the test.

Honors: Art Appreciation
with Assistant Professor Ian Burcroff (pictured right hiking)
3 credit hours


In this general education course, students will explore visual arts, featuring multimedia presentations, during a weekly class seminar. In addition, students will experience firsthand the art they are studying during three Saturday museum trips:


Storm King Sculpture Park: http://www.stormking.org/


Williams College: http://wcma.williams.edu/
& MASSMOCA: http://www.massmoca.org/


Metropolitan Museum of Art: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions

Assistant Professor Ian Bucroff