Honors

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

HONOR 120 : First Year Interdisciplinary Seminar I

In two hour bi-weekly seminars students will discuss ideas central to civilization using a Great Books approach. Students read seminal ideas that have stood the test of time prior to seminars and actively participate by listening, thinking, speaking.

Credits

1

HONOR 121 : First Year Interdisciplinary Seminar II

In two hour bi-weekly seminars students will discuss ideas central to civilization using a Great Books approach. Students read seminal ideas that have stood the test of time prior to seminars and actively participate by listening, thinking, speaking.

Credits

1

HONOR 150 : Foundations of Knowledge

An introductory course that explores the nature of knowledge and its pursuit from the primary academic disciplines of mathematics, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. An emphasis is placed on establishing linkages across these disciplines to expand the realm of possible discourse. Students will develop and apply critical thinking, communication, and self-assessment skills, along with the ability to integrate multiple perspectives.

Credits

3

HONOR 160 : Introduction to Honors Projects

Students are introduced to faculty directed projects from a variety of academic fields. Student will use one of these projects, or identify a self-directed project, to complete the project component of the honors program.

Credits

2

HONOR 220 : Second Year Interdisciplinary Projects Seminar I

In these two hour bi-weekly seminars students will make brief presentations on the nature objective and probing the nature of their individual projects and provide status updates. Students will contribute to the process of project development by evaluating the methods used to achieve a project’s objective and probing the nature and outcomes of the project using an integrative knowledge approach to critical inquiry.

Credits

1

HONOR 221 : Second Year Interdisciplinary Project Seminar II

In these two hour bi-weekly seminars students will make brief presentations on the nature of their individual projects and provide status updates. Students will contribute to the process of project development by evaluating the methods used to achieve a project’s objective and probing the nature and outcomes of the project using an integrative knowledge approach to critical inquiry.

Credits

1

HONOR 250 : Honors Capstone Projects

Students complete all aspects of their individual project, including background research activities, submission of a final product and its public dissemination; a critical examination of the project using integrative knowledge; and lastly, a self-reflective video on the project’s value to their undergraduate experience. Students must receive a passing grade on their project to successfully complete the course. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Honors Program.

Credits

2