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1000 Level Courses

1101. Honors Arts and Letters Seminar I (1). Required for all Honors Arts and Letters majors. This course integrates content from English, history, and political science required core courses.

1102. Honors Arts and Letters Seminar II (1). Required for all Honors Arts and Letters majors. This course integrates content from English, history, and political science required core courses.

1301. Honors First-Year Seminar in Humanities (3). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or approval of the Honors dean. An introductory course for first-year Honors students emphasizing the development of critical thinking and oral and written communications skills through the framework of a humanities discipline. Topics vary. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.

1302. Honors First-Year Seminar in Sciences (3). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or approval of the Honors dean. An introductory course for first-year Honors students emphasizing the development of critical thinking and oral and written communications skills through the framework of a technology and applied science discipline. Topics vary. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement.

1303. Honors First-Year Seminar in Social Sciences (3). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or approval of the Honors dean. An introductory course for first-year Honors students emphasizing the development of critical thinking and oral and written communications skills through the framework of a social and behavioral science discipline. Topics vary. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

1304. Honors First-Year Seminar in Fine Arts (3). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or approval of the Honors dean. An introductory course for first-year Honors students emphasizing the development of critical thinking and oral and written communications skills through the framework of a visual and performing arts discipline. Topics vary. Fulfills core Creative Arts requirement. Back to Top

 

2000 Level Courses

2301. Honors Experience in Fine Arts I (3). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or approval of the Honors dean. Course surveys highlights of human experience in the arts from the ancient world to the middle ages. Sculpture, architecture, music, painting, music theatre and dance emphasized through “hands-on” participation experiences. No previous experience required, but an enthusiastic openness for new experiences is essential.  May be repeated as the topic varies with permission of the Honors dean.

2311. Seminar in International Affairs (3). Humanistic approach to study of international concerns such as migration, trade, environment, population change, economic development, religion, and diplomacy with special reference to cultural values. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.  May be repeated as the topic varies with permission of the Honors dean.

2314. Honors Seminar in International Cinema (3). Analysis of foreign and ethnic cinema as an expression of human values and creativity viewed through the lens of a distinctive culture or cultures.  May be repeated as the topic varies with permission of the Honors dean. Fulfills core Creative Arts requirement.

2405. Honors Integrated Science I (4). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or approval of the Honors dean. An integrated science course introducing students, in an interdisciplinary way, to physics and chemistry. Not open to science majors. Part of a two-semester integrated presentation. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement.

2406. Honors Integrated Science II (4). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or approval of the Honors dean. An integrated science course introducing students in an interdisciplinary way to biology and geosciences. Not open to science majors. Part of a two-semester integrated presentation. Partially fulfills core Life and Physical Sciences requirement. Back to Top

 

3000 Level Courses

3300. Individual Honors Research (3). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College and approval from the Honors dean. Contents will vary to meet the needs of students. May be repeated once for credit. Independent work under the individual guidance of a faculty member, who must be either a member of the graduate faculty or approved by the Honors dean. (Writing Intensive)

3301. Honors Seminar in Humanities (3). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or approval from the Honors dean. An in-depth study of major literary works emphasizing the interrelationships of literature and philosophy. May be repeated as the topic varies with permission of the Honors dean. (Writing Intensive)

3302. Honors Seminar in Sciences (3). Considers the developments and applications of modern science as they affect life today, directed toward cultivating sound individual judgments in the contexts of a technological, scientific, or medical environments. May be repeated as topic varies with permission of the Honors Dean.

3303. Honors Seminar in Social Sciences (3). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or approval from the Honors dean. Study of techniques, principles, and methodology of the social sciences as applied to a central topic to demonstrate the interrelationships of the various disciplines. May be repeated as the topic varies with permission of the Honors dean.

3304. Honors Seminar in Fine Arts (3). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or approval from the Honors dean. Study of the history, development, and terminology of the fine arts, emphasizing functional relationships between disciplines in an effort to provide bases for aesthetic evaluation of specific artistic entities. May be repeated as the topic varies with permission of the Honors dean.

3305. European Fine Arts (3). Hands-on survey of European fine arts, including visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance. May be repeated as the topic varies with permission of the Honors dean. Back to Top

 

4000 Level Course

4300. Individual Honors Research (3). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College and approval from the Honors dean. Contents will vary to meet the needs of students. May be repeated once for credit. Independent work under the individual guidance of a faculty member, who must be either a member of the graduate faculty or approved by the Honors dean. (Writing Intensive)

4301. Selected Topics in Honors (3). Special areas of interest not commonly included in other courses. Content normally different each time offered. May be repeated for credit up to two times.Back to Top