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University Honors Program

Honors Courses

Course Descriptions

HONS 1101 Honors Humanities I (3 credits). A writing-intensive interdisciplinary course examining relationships between the arts and letters from the Classical Age through the Enlightenment. Fall

HONS 1102 Honors Humanities II (3 credits). A writing-intensive interdisciplinary course examining relationships between the arts and letters from the nineteenth century to the present. With HONS 1101, satisfies Goals 6 and 7 of the General Education Requirements and with grades of C- or better in both courses, also satisfies Goal 1 of the General Education Requirements. Spring

Each semester, additional lower division courses are offered for Honors credit. These courses meet Goal requirements and are selected based on the needs of Honors students. Recent classes that have been taught for Honors credit include Chemistry 1111 & 1112; Biology 1101; Communication 1101; Philosophy 1101; Psychology 1101; Political Science 1101; Economics 2201; Economics 2202; and Anthropology 2237.

HONS 3391 Honors Seminar (1 credit). Exposes students to a range of critical and theoretical ideas within various disciplines. Topics vary, and faculty are encouraged to explore creative ways to present the information. Recent topics have included Nanotechnology; Great Books; Great Thinkers; and Think like a Scientist-Communicate like a Person.

Before completing an Honors Contract Course an Honors Contract must be completed.

HONS 3393 Introduction to Honors Thesis (1 credit). For students considering an Honors Thesis, this seminar will introduce the concept of an Honors Thesis, help students establish thesis ideas, help students approach a potential thesis director/chair, and help students develop a thesis proposal.

HONS 4493 Honors Project or Thesis (3 credits). Supervised by a committee of at least two members and approved by the University Honors Program Director. A student's major or minor department's Special Problems, Thesis, or Independent Studies courses can be used instead of HONS 4493 when possible. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQ: Consent of Instructor and University Honors Program Director. Students are encouraged to take HONS 4493 during the spring semester of their final year. The seminar helps students finalize their thesis project, delvelop a thesis and manage the defense.

Last Modified: 06/04/2013

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