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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 175

Honors First Year Seminar

3 credit hours

A seminar designed to socialize first year students within the university learning environment, while exploring issues related to the Honors First Year cohort theme. Fulfills the General Education requirement for FYS, as well as Global Studies and History Level II requirements.

HONOR 210

Honors Social Science

3 credit hours

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: Satisfies one General Education requirement in the Level II Social Sciences.

HONOR 225

Honors Literature

3 credit hours

This course is a seminar designed for honors students in which students will gain competence in close reading, the analysis of one or more literary genres and writing literary arguments. NOTE: Satisfies one General Education requirement in Level II Literature.

HONOR 230

Honors Fine Arts

3 credit hours

This course is a seminar that helps students develop skill and imagination in the creation or analysis of aesthetic objects, environments, and/or experiences that can be shared with others. NOTE: Satisfies one General Education requirement in the Level II Fine Arts curriculum.

HONOR 235

Honors Philosophy

3 credit hours

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. NOTE: Satisfies a General Education requirement in Level II Philosophy.

HONOR 240

Honors Religious Studies

3 credit hours

A seminar designed for honors students that fosters critical and informed perspectives on religion and religious traditions. Satisfies one Level II Religious Studies requirement.

HONOR 245

Honors Life Science

3 credit hours

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 one Life Science OR one Physical Science General Education Level II requirement.

HONOR 245

Honors Natural Science

3 credit hours

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 one Life Science OR one Physical Science General Education Level II requirement.

HONOR 320

Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar

3 credit hours

This interdisciplinary seminar attempts to integrate topics, issues or questions from the first two years of Honors study. 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 credit in the two disciplines featured in the seminar topic; required of all Honors Core students.

HONOR 350

Honors Field Work

1 to 3 credit hours

This 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. Open to all Honors students and non-Honors students with faculty recommendation. Honors Scholars may use this course to satisfy one Honors unit.

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 for Honors Scholars. A Capstone Project Proposal approved by the faculty mentor and Honors Program Director.

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.