• Honors Course Descriptions

    HON 179 CORE: What is Human Nature? (3 credits) 

    A section of CORE 179 will be reserved for students in the Honors Program. 

    HON 200: Interdisciplinary Dialogue  (1 credit) 

    Within this seminar, students in the Honors Program build community as they share with one another discipline-specific experiences related to knowledge and skills inherent to their field. Together they develop a greater understanding of broad problems explored in academia.   

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program and HON 179 (or appropriate transfer status).

    HON 379B CORE: What is Justice? Critical Writing & Research  (3 credits)

    Research allows us to better understand the world around us (theoretical research) and to solve problems (applied research). In order to have these effects, research must be shared with the rest of the community – both within and beyond the discipline. Students will actively engage in critical thinking exercises intended to improve their abilities to develop testable hypotheses, meaningful criti ques, and defendable arguments.

    This will be coupled with a focus on research skills that will result in the successful completion of an in-depth original project in a discipline of the student’s choice. Students will learn how to share their feelings with the community through written, oral, and visual presentations. Students will also be asked to combine their interests in unique ways in order to appreciate the power of interdisciplinary approaches to research and how different research communities must learn to work together.

     Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program and ENG 102.

    HON 410: Senior Honors Project (3 credits)

    A directed study experience that represents faculty-guided research toward completion of the Senior Honors Project.  HON 410 will be completed in consultation with a faculty mentor and the Honors Program director.  A public presentation of the completed project to the University community is required. 

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program and senior status. HON 410 may be repeated.

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