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Honors Program Courses

Honors Freshman Seminar courses (Class 2023 and after):

Honors Freshman Seminar: This course will focus on important questions and problems while introducing students to the demands of academic work. Student assignments in the seminars are tied to the six essential General Education outcomes (quantitative literacy, written communication, critical thinking, inquiry and analysis, intercultural knowledge, and ethical reasoning). Honors Progam students will do signature work, synthesizing, analyzing, and applying cumulative knowledge and skills through problem- and/or inquiry-based assignments or projects.

Honors Freshman Writing Intensives: These intensive writing classes will complement the theme of the seminar and help students further develop their writing and research skills. 

Honors English courses:

HONR 101, 102, 201, and 202: The Literary Context
This sequence will introduce you to the artistic achievements, chiefly literary, within the context of the major intellectual and ideological currents of world cultures. The techniques of prose composition and research will be taught, reinforced, and developed as you engage these issues in writing.

Honors History courses:

Honors Strand History and HONR 103 and 104: The Social, Political, and Historical Context
This sequence will introduce you to the social, political, and historical events involved in the development of Western and possibly some non-Western culture, emphasizing the interplay between the way people of the past saw themselves and the universe and the way they shaped their environment.

Honors Math courses:

HONR 131 and 132. Honors Mathematics I and II: The Analytic Context
This sequence will teach you the calculus within the context of its development from the civilization which produced it and its impact on civilization since.

Honors Social Science courses:

Honors Strand Social Science and HONR 203: Honors Social Science Project
This introduction to the social sciences will incorporate an integrative project in the social sciences. Generally offered only in the Fall.

Honors Electives:

HONR 300. Honors Seminar: Special Topics  Often interdisciplinary, this seminar will investigate a field of study not directly addressed within the framework of the normal curriculum. It will be suitable for students of all majors. Topics will vary. 

HONR 400/401. Honors Directed Research Project I and II
Students conduct research under the direction of faculty members. The research need not be original with the student but may be part of a project which the faculty member is currently conducting or has conducted in the past. 

Honors Personal and Professional Development:

HONR 211, 212, 311, 312, 411 and 412. Honors Personal and Professional Development I, II, and III
Taught entirely in tutorial, this sequence directs you in a three-year period of research, writing, and discussion on the subject of your professional goals, encouraging you to envision your leadership in your future profession and guiding you in exploring through research and writing the ideals as well as the facts of that profession. Three semesters, one credit hour each (Pass/Fail). This entire three-year series must be completed to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Program.

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