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Honors Program Courses

For the 2013-14 academic year, the theme for Honors Seminars is "And Justice for All." Seminars will pursue questions pertaining to social justice and equity from a variety of perspectives.

HONOR 150: Honors English Seminar (3)
Reading, discussion, writing and training in the process of documented research. Instructor will assign selected readings related to the current Honors Seminars theme, which will provide the subject matter for student writing. Satisfies English 120.

HONOR 151: Honors Philosophy Seminar (3)
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. Satisfies Philosophy 140.

HONOR 152: Honors Social Sciences Seminar (3)
Interdisciplinary study in social science areas related to the current Honors Seminars theme. Course will emphasize critical thinking and writing, and will nurture modes of inquiry and research strategies employed in the disciplines represented. Satisfies 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the social sciences.

HONOR 250: Honors Humanities Seminar (3)
Interdisciplinary study in humanities areas related to the current Honors Seminars theme. Course will emphasize critical thinking and writing, and will nurture modes of inquiry and research strategies employed in the disciplines represented. Satisfies 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the humanities areas integrated into the course.

HONOR 253: Honors Science Seminar (3)
Interdisciplinary study in the sciences related to issues of current concern, or to milestones in the history of science. The course will cultivate the disciplinary and methodological approaches and concerns of the sciences and will include hands-on laboratory work. Satisfies 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in Sciences.

HONOR 350: Honors Fieldwork I (1-3)
Hands-on experience that enriches learning in the student's area of interest. Field work will be arranged jointly by the student and the honors fieldwork coordinator. It might include local internships, an apprenticeship at a research laboratory, on-campus research under faculty direction, study abroad, or group creative or research activities. Students in the course will continue to meet as a group on a regular basis. Group meetings will focus upon the theme of The Dynamics of Work in American Culture. Students will share fieldwork experiences and assess them in the context of readings that explore factors related to satisfaction and frustration in the workplace. Group meetings also will focus upon research strategies in the various disciplines to prepare students for effective formulation of their Senior Project proposals.

HONOR 351: Honors Fieldwork II (1-3)
A continuation of 350. Students may continue in the same fieldwork placement or, in consultation with the honors fieldwork coordinator, they may select a different placement. Students in the course will continue to meet as a group on a regular basis to develop, share and critique proposals for senior projects. By the end of this course, students, working in collaboration with faculty mentors, will have formulated fairly detailed proposals for their senior year research or creative projects.

HONOR 352: Honors Senior Project I (1-3)
Independent or group research and writing, undertaken successfully to execute the student's senior-year creative or research proposal.

HONOR 353: Honors Senior Project II (1-3)
A continuation of 352. By the end of this course, students will have completed and presented the products of their senior-year research or creative projects.

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