HON 155 - Great Books I (Required)

5 credits. H.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.

Study, discussion, and written critical analysis of works ranging from epic poems to political treatises. Subject matter may be scientific, historical, or philosophical works from the period of Classical Greece to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Two class periods per week devoted to writing in a variety of expository modes. Writing is related to works under discussion and includes a paper of some depth and complexity. Completion of HON 155 and HON 156 fulfills the general education requirement in English composition.

HON 156 - Great Books II (Required)

5 credits. H.
Prerequisite: HON 155.

Study, discussion and written critical analysis of works from the Enlightenment to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Two class periods per week are devoted to written critical analyses. Writing includes a research paper of some depth and complexity. Completion of HON 155 and 156 fulfills the general education requirement in English composition.

HON 251 - Great Ideas I (Required)

3 credits. GS.
Prerequisite: HON 156.

In-depth exploration of key concepts, ideas and themes in the history of civilization. Emphasis on class discussion, critical reading and writing.

HON 252 - Great Ideas II: The Impact of Technology on Society, A Historical Perspective (Required)

3 credits. S.
Prerequisite: HON 251.

Focuses on the history of technology and technological change and how technology has shaped and been shaped by its interaction with society especially in the area of information technology and information networking. Emphasis on class discussion, critical reading and writing.

HON 292 - Directed Reading

1-3 credits.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Honors Director.

Independent study course. May be reelected to a total of six credits.

HON 297 - Foundations of Information Literacy

1-3 credits.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Honors Director.

Independent study designed to provide an introduction to the resources of the university library, including such areas as database searching, controlled vocabulary use in specialized databases, refereed journals, reference works, ethical use of information, introduction to research methods in the disciplines. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits.

HON 355 - Great Books (Required)

5 credits. H.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program as a Junior/Senior transfer.

Study, discussion, and written critical analysis of works ranging from epic poems to political treatises. Subject matter may be scientific, historical, or philosophical works from the period of Classical Greece to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Two class periods per week devoted to writing in a variety of expository modes. Writing is related to works under discussion and includes a paper of some depth and complexity. Class meets with HON 155.

HON 393 - Independent Study and Research Methods (Required)

1-3 credits.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program; HON 155 or HON 355; at least Sophomore standing.

Also listed as departmental credit in schools and departments offering an Honors concentration. May be reelected for credit.

HON 397 - Advanced Information Literacy

1-3 credits.
Prerequisite: HON 297 or consent of the Honors Director.

Independent study designed to provide advanced library research techniques across the disciplines, including such areas as subject specific data bases, discipline-specific core journals, specialized references and handbooks, bibliographic management software, copyright basics for academic researchers. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits.

HON 398 - Honors Internship

1-3 credits.
Prerequisites: Consent of the Honors Director; prior or concurrent election of HON 155 or HON 355.

Independent study designed for a monitored internship with an affiliated sponsoring institution.  Includes at least 60 contact hours with the organization, a journal, and a final report and reflection on the experience. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits.

HON 399 - Honors Community Engagement

1-3 credits.
Prerequisites: Consent of the Honors Director; prior or concurrent election of HON 155 or HON 355.

Independent study designed for an extended community engagement experience with an affiliated sponsoring institution.  Includes at least 60 contact hours with the organization, a journal, and a final report and reflection on the experience. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits.

HON 494 - Off-Campus Study Preparation (Required)

1-3 credits.
Prerequisites: Consent of Honors Director and departmental/school advisor; HON 155 or HON 355; at least Sophomore standing.

Independent study designed for development of the Honors Program off-campus study proposal, carried out in close consultation with the department/school honors advisor and the Honors Director. Involves development of the project and/or necessary skills to undertake the off-campus experience.  Grade assigned by the department/school advisor when proposal is completed to the satisfaction of the advisor and the Honors Director. All department/school off-campus preparation courses may be crosslisted with HON 494. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits.

HON 495 - Honors Thesis I (Off-Campus Study)

4 credits.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Honors Director.

Independent study course designed for the off-campus study experience. Credit and grade are not given until completion of HON 496. Also listed as departmental credit in all departments offering honors concentrations.

HON 496 - Honors Thesis II (Senior Honors Project) (Required)

4 credits.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Honors Director.

Independent study course designed for the completion of the Senior Honors Project (Honors Thesis). Also listed as departmental credit in all departments offering honors concentrations.

HON 498 - Senior Honors Seminar (Required)

3 credits. CAP.
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent election of HON 496.

Seminar for students completing the departmental honors concentration program. Topics derived from each student’s specialized work discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Departmental credit in all departments offering an honors concentration.