University Honors Prog (HONS)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
HONS 1101 Honors Humanities I: 3 semester hours.
A writing-intensive interdisciplinary course examining relationships between the arts and letters from the Classical Age through the Enlightenment. Partially satisfies Objective 1 of the General Education Requirements. PREREQ: ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101P with C- or better, or equivalent. F
HONS 1102 Honors Humanities II: 3 semester hours.
A writing-intensive interdisciplinary course examining relationships between the arts and letters from the nineteenth century to the present. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. S
HONS 1103 Honors Social Science I: 3 semester hours.
A writing-intensive interdisciplinary course examining the relationships in the social sciences from the Classical Age through the Enlightenment. F
HONS 1104 Honors Social Science II: 3 semester hours.
A writing-intensive interdisciplinary course examining the relationships in the social sciences from the nineteenth century to the present. S
HONS 2220 Information Research Techniques: 1 semester hour.
Students develop strategies for recognizing, locating, and evaluating pertinent information and using it effectively in current and future research papers and/or in their field of endeavor. D
HONS 3391 Honors Seminar: 1 semester hour.
Exposes students to a range of critical and theoretical approaches within various disciplines in multiple seminars. Students formulate research problems and incorporate the results of their research into a seminar paper and/or oral presentation. May be repeated for up to 4 credits with different content. F, S
HONS 3393 Introduction to Honors Thesis: 1 semester hour.
Prepares junior-level students enrolled in the University Honors Program to develop, plan, and begin their Honors Thesis or Honors Project. Select a thesis or project topic, identify a thesis director, begin scholarship review for the project or thesis, and develop a timeline for completing the project or thesis. F
HONS 4493 Honors Senior Thesis or Project: 1-3 semester hours.
Supervised by a committee of at least two faculty members and approved by the University Honors Program Director. DEPT 4493H will be used when possible. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of Instructor and Honors Program Director. F, S