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Honors Courses


Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

HONOR 150

Honors English Seminar

3 credit hours

This course emphasizes critical reading, thinking, and writing, honing students' skills in composing well-reasoned academic arguments. The instructor will assign selected readings related to the current Honors Seminars' theme, which will provide the subject matter for student writing. NOTE: Satisfies English 120 requirement in, General Education curriculum.

HONOR 151

Honors Philosophy Seminar

3 credit hours

This course is an introduction to philosophical thinking, analysis and argument, incorporating examination of primary philosophical texts concerned with ethical and/or political issues. Course readings will be selected to address the Honors Program theme. NOTE: Satisfies Philosophy 140 or Philosophy 150 requirement in General Education curriculum.

HONOR 155

Honors Communication

3 credit hours

This course is an honors introduction to the theory and practice of public speaking. Students will develop skills that enable them to present themselves and their ideas in an effective manner. Satisfies COMM 101 requirement in General Education curriculum.

HONOR 210

Honors Social Science

3 credit hours

Course Types: GDVST,GSOSC

This course is a Social Science seminar designed specifically for honors students who will gain exposure to quantitative and/or qualitative research methods in their study of one of the following disciplines: anthropology, criminal justice, international studies, political, science, psychology and sociology. NOTE: May satisfy two General Education requirements.

HONOR 220

Honors History

3 credit hours

Course Types: GHIST

A seminar designed for honors students that will immerse students in the exploration of a historical topic; possibilities include politics, and economic developments and cultural and social beliefs and practices. Satisfies two General Education requirements in Level II History.

HONOR 231

Honors Literature and Fine Arts

3 credit hours

Course Types: GFA,GLIT

This course is a seminar designed for honors students. Students will develop skill and imagination in the creation or analysis of literary and/or arts media. Note: May satisfy two General Education requirements.

HONOR 235

Honors Philosophy

3 credit hours

Course Types: GPHIL

This course is a seminar training honors students in the philosophical pursuit of questions about who we are and how it is that we may find meaning in the world.

HONOR 240

Honors Religious Studies

3 credit hours

Course Types: GRELS

A seminar designed for honors students that fosters critical and informed perspectives on religion and religious traditions.

HONOR 245

Honors Natural Science

3 credit hours

Course Types: GLISC

This course is a seminar designed for honors students in which questions about life and/or the material substances that make up our physical and biological world are pursued through experimental research and scientific methodologies. NOTE: Satisfies a Life Science and a Physical Science.

HONOR 320

Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar

3 credit hours

Course Types: GLIT,GSOSC

Students will apply theory and research-based knowledge from two or more disciplines to develop an integrated understanding of a complex topic. NOTE: Satisfies GE Level II requirements in the two disciplines featured in the seminar topic.

HONOR 350

Honors Field Work

1 to 3 credit hours

The course is designed to provide hands-on, individualized experience in students' areas of academic and professional interest. Students develop professional skills and knowledge and craft "pre-professional personae" documents for job-seeking or graduate school applications. Open to all Honors students and non-Honors students with faculty recommendation. Students may also complete a "fieldwork experience" and fulfill one of their required Honors units without registering in HON 350.

HONOR 352

Honors Senior Capstone Project I

1 to 3 credit hours

This independent faculty mentored research and writing course is designed to help students successfully execute their capstone creative or research projects. Periodic class meetings to monitor project progress and reinforce Capstone Project standards and expectations. NOTE: Required by all Honors students. A Capstone Project Proposal approved by the faculty mentor and Honors Program Director is required to register. Students may take the course for 0-3 credit hours.

HONOR 353

Honors Senior Project II

1 to 3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of HONOR 352 for students whose projects require two semesters for completion.