Honors (HON)

HON 103  HON:Interdiscipl Research/Wrtg    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces students to foundational skills in critical reading, analytical writing, and academic research. Required of all students in the Honors Program. Satisfies the University's English writing-proficiency requirement. Offered every fall and spring semester.

HON 104  T1:HON:History of Christianity    3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the individuals, institutions, beliefs, and doctrines that have shaped Christianity from its origins to the present. The historical, social and economic context of Christianity is emphasized. Required of all students in the Honors Program and fulfills the Tier 1 Theology requirement. Offered every fall semester.

HON 105  T1:HON:The History of Science    3 sem. hrs.

This course surveys the history of the human endeavor to understand the natural world around us. It focuses on scientific ideas and thought as well as the social and economic contexts that have shaped science over time. Required of all students in the Honors Program and fulfills the Tier 1 History requirement. Offered every spring semester.

HON 203  T1:Hon: Literature    3 sem. hrs.

An analysis of significant texts from the American, British or World literary traditions. Works are chosen that enhance understanding of major historical periods and cultures. Fulfills the Teir 1 English literature core requirement. Research paper required. Only for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Offered every semester.

HON 205  H1:HON:Great Ideas of Humanity    3 sem. hrs.

H1: An analysis of great ideas and movements that have shaped the development of various cultures. Engages major canonical texts through a variety of critical lenses. Fulfills Heritage I Core requirement. Research paper required. Only for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Offered every semester.

HON 214  Scholarly Research and Writing    2 sem. hrs.

This is an optional Honors course designed to help Honors students improve their research skills and prepare for the thesis process. In this course, students learn how to manage individual research in the scholarly writing process, effectively shape research proposals, and convey their ideas clearly and powerfully to others. Only for students in the Honors Program. Offered every spring semester.

HON 300  H2b:Honors Seminar    3 sem. hrs.

H2b: This is an interdisciplinary course designed around a significant theme that changes from year to year. Like the course's theme, faculty who teach this course rotate as well. HON 300 can fulfill core requirements in relevant discipline. Fulfills heritage 2B requirement. Only for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Offered every semester.

HON 301  H3:Honors Seminar    3 sem. hrs.

H3: Like 300, this course is an interdisciplinary one organized around a significant theme that changes from year to year. Like the course's theme, the faculty who teach HON 301 rotate as well. HON 301 can fulfill core requirements in relevant discipline. Fulfills heritage 3 requirement. Only for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Offered every semester.

HON 400  Senior Honor Thesis    3-6 sem. hrs.

The Senior Honors Thesis entails a student's completion of an independent research project of original significance in his or her major field of study. Modeled on the types of research conducted in graduate schools, the Senior Honors Thesis is required for a student to complete the Honors Program. Apply to the Director of the Honors Program. Offered every semester.