Honors Core Courses
Honors Seminar: HNRS 175 (3 credits) (HU)* (XS)
This interdisciplinary, team-taught seminar is a prerequisite, first-year experience course required for all Honors students that should be taken as soon as possible after being 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 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.
(*Please note that Honors 175 will only satisfy a Humanities requirement for those students admitted before the Fall 2013 semester who are not part taking part in the University Studies Program [USP].)
Culture Connection: Honors 275 (3 credits) (HU) (XC) (ES)*
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.
(*Please note that Honors 275 will only satisfy an Ethnic Studies (ES) requirements for those students admitted after Fall 2013 taking part in the University Studies Program [USP].)
Senior Capstone: Honors 475 or XXX-474 (3-6 credits)
Honors students are required to complete either the Honors Senior Seminar or an Honors Thesis. More information about the Senior Capstone may be found here.