HON 155/355 – Great Books I (Required)

5 credits. H.

Prerequisite 155: Admission to the Honors Program as a first-year.
Prerequisite 355: Admission to the Honors Program as a junior/senior.

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 355 meets with HON 155.

HON 156 – Great Books II (Required)

5 credits. H.

Prerequisite: HON 155 or consent of the honors director.

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 analysis. 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 393 – Independent Study and Research Methods (Required)

1 credit.

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 494 – Off-Campus Study Preparation (Required)

1-3 credits.

Prerequisites: Consent of the honors director; 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 cross listed with HON 494. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits.

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.