Honors (HON)

HON 101  T1:Hon: World Civil to 1500    3 sem. hrs.

An interdisciplinary course paired with Honors Engilsh 203. Survey of the origins of Western Civilization through ancient and medieval times with some attention to the non-Western world. Fulfills History core requirement. Only for students enrolled in the General Honors Program. Offered each fall semester.

HON 102  T1:Hon:World Civil 1500 to Pre    3 sem. hrs.

An interdisciplinary course paired with Honors English 204. Survey of the political, economic, religious, social and intellectual forces which have shaped early modern and modern people. Only for students enrolled in the General Honors Program. Offered each spring semester.

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

Geared to the special academic and interdisciplinary requirements of the Honors Program, this course provides an introduction to interdisciplinary research and writing. Students learn the principles of scholarly writing and close-textual analysis, including the ability to summarize, paraphrase, annotate, document, and critically interpret primary and secondary sources. Required of all students in the Honors Program this course fulfills the ENG 102 general education requirement and is a prerequisite for all subsequent English courses. Offered every fall and spring semester.

HON 103L  Hon: Read/Writ Connection: Lab    0 sem. hrs.

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 fall semester.

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

An analysis of significant texts in World Literature to 1500. Works are chosen that enhance understanding of major historical periods and cultures. Fulfills the Tier 1 English literature core requirement. Research paper required. Only for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Offered every fall semester.

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

An analysis of significant texts in World Literature from 1500 to the present. Works are chosen that enhance understanding of major historical periods and cultures, and are generally linked to an overall critical focus such as literary ecology. Fulfills Heritage I core requirement. Research paper required. Only for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Offered every spring 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 250  H2a:SL:Living the Mission    3 sem. hrs.

H2a/SL: This course involves a service trip in May to Maldonado, Uruguay, where students stay and work with the Brothers of Christian Instruction at their center for children and adolescents. Only for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Offered during summer terms.

HON 300  H2b:Honors Seminar    3 sem. hrs.

H2: 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. Team-taught from two disciplines, HON 300 can fulfill core requirements in either relevant discipline. Fulfills heritage 2B requirement. Only for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Offered every fall semester.

HON 301  H3:Honors Seminar    3 sem. hrs.

H3: Like 300H, 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 301H rotate as well. Team-taught from two disciplines, HON 301H can fulfill core requirements in either relevant discipline. Fulfills heritage 3 requirement. Only for students enrolled in the Honors Program. Offered every spring 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.