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University Honors Program

University Honors Program

Laurence D. Carlin, Director

Program Office: Oviatt House
Program Telephone: (920) 424-1303
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/honors/

It is the mission of the University Honors Program (UHP) to foster an environment that allows the University's most qualified and motivated students to fulfill their intellectual promise while developing a range of abilities and talents. To that end, the UHP not only creates and supports courses for Honors students that are small, discussion-based and rigorous, but also sponsors social, cultural and intellectual co-curricular activities. These courses and activities are designed to challenge the university's best students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and community leaders.

The UHP places the student-faculty relationship at the center of its mission by promoting teaching excellence, directed and collaborative research and scholarship, and formal and informal mentoring. Through its mission, the UHP provides for the larger University community a model program dedicated to the ideals of a comprehensive education.

For information regarding UHP requirements, policies and benefits, and for details about our curriculum, course descriptions, and much more, please visit www.uwosh.edu/honors/.  


University Honors Core Courses:

Honors   175                                           3 (crs.)

Honors Seminar (SS)(XS)

An interdisciplinary seminar required of all students in the University Honors Program. The course is designed to demonstrate the interaction between different areas of study within the university. A particular theme (for example, ethics) is selected each term. The seminar develops how that theme is meaningful in various academic disciplines. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing in the UW Oshkosh  Honors Program.

 

Honors   271                                           1 (crs.)

Honors: Culture Connection I

The purpose of this course is to heighten student awareness of educational opportunities available at the university and in the community, to broaden the student's appreciation for varying forms of intellectual endeavor, to expand the student's awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of the human experience, and to increase the student's critical thinking skills.  The means to these ends are attending intellectually oriented cultural events and writing critical essays about those events.  Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with the UW Oshkosh Honors program  with prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175.

 

Honors   272                                           1 (crs.)

Honors Culture Connection II

The purpose of this course is to extend student engagement with an appreciation for a range of cultural events or exhibits with a possible focus determined by a student's major. The means to these ends are attending intellectually oriented cultural events and writing critical essays about those events. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with the UW Oshkosh Honors Program; prior enrollment in HNRS 175 and HNRS 271.

 

Honors   275                                           3 (crs.)

Honors: Culture Connection (HU)(ES)(XC)

This course is intended to assist students with 1) cultivating strategies for engaging deeply with cultural experiences and events, and 2) furthering 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 those events. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with the UW Oshkosh Honors Program; prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175.

 

Honors   375                                           3 (crs.)

Honors Junior Seminar

A topical seminar offered to University Honors Program Students. Each Junior Seminar will focus on a specific topic and topics will vary from year to year. The course emphasizes active engagement on the part of students and innovative teaching strategies on the part of faculty. Prerequisite: The student must be in good standing in the University Honors Program and must have completed at least 60 units (crs.).

 

Honors   446                                           1-3 (crs.)

H: Independent Study

As with other Independent Study courses, the following should appear in the Catalog (Bulletin): See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

 

Honors   475                                           3 (crs.)

Honors Senior Seminar

An interdisciplinary, topical seminar offered to University Honors program students to meet the senior capstone requirement for the Honors Program. The course focuses on a single topic (e.g., "race," "dementia," "terror") that is examined within a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. Students develop a final project in their major that intersects with the course topic. The course emphasizes active engagement and interdisciplinary studies. Prerequisites:  Enrolled in good standing with the UW Oshkosh Honors Program; prior enrollment in HNRS 175 and senior standing.

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