Honors Core Courses
Honors Seminar: HNRS 175 (3 credits) (HU)(XS)(Quest 1)*
This interdisciplinary, team-taught seminar is a prerequisite, first-year experience course required for all Honors students the semester they are admitted to the Program. The course is designed to demonstrate the interaction between different areas of study within the university. Students will spend a portion of the semester with each of two or three professors examining how a specific theme (for example, ethics) is meaningful in each academic discipline. Occasionally, students come together as a large group with students from other sections to discuss the overall theme of the class. Recent topics have included "Truth," "Revolution," "Ethics," "Science and Religion," "Evolution," "Education," and "Sustainability."
The Honors Seminar is also a great opportunity to meet other Honors students starting the program at the same time, as well as to begin making connections with Honors faculty.
***Note: Honors 175 will only satisfy a Humanities requirement for those students admitted before the Fall 2013 semester who are not taking part in the University Studies Program (USP). For all others, the course will satisfy at (XS)(SS) requirement.
Culture Connection: Honors 275 (3 credits) (HU)(XC)(*ES)(Quest 2 & 3)
The purpose of this course is twofold: to assist students with cultivating strategies for engaging deeply with cultural experiences and events and to further their development as writers. To that end, students will read a selection of essays on cultural criticism as well as cultural critiques of theatrical performances, music recitals and concerts, art exhibits, etc. In addition, students will be expected to attend cultural events on campus or in the community and to write their own critiques of them.
Culture Connection is offered both spring and fall.
Beginning spring 2014, Culture Connection will also be offered as a Study Abroad course over interim. In May 2014, students will visit London, England, where they will engage with the arts as they further develop their writing and critical thinking skills. Plans for the fall 2014 interim are in the works, and students are encouraged to apply via the Office of International Education: www.uwosh.edu/oie/. Interested students may also contact the UHP's Director, Dr. Larry Carlin.
***Note: This course will only satisfy an ES requirement for those students who complete it after the Spring 2013 semester.
Senior Capstone: Honors 475 or XXX-474 (3-6 credits)
Honors students are required to complete EITHER an Honors Senior Seminar (HNRS 475), which is offered spring semester only, OR an Honors Thesis (XXX 474), where students work with a faculty advisor to design and complete a research project over two semesters . More information about the Senior Capstone may be found here.