Honors

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics

Honors - HNRS

General education courses are marked with stars ().

1001 Seminar in Ancient Western Civilization (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1000/1001 or equivalent. Coreq.: HNRS 1003. Credit will not be given for this course and HNRS 1101. Curricular equivalent of ENGL 1002, 1003 or a humanities elective. The ancient world, including literature, history, philosophy, religion, government, and fine arts.

1003 Lectures in Ancient Western Civilization (3) Coreq.: HNRS 1001. Credit will not be given for this course and HNRS 1103. Curricular equivalent of a 3 hr. history elective. Lectures, readings, and examinations coordinated with HNRS 1001.

1007 Introduction to Life Sciences (4) 2 hrs. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. Not open to students who have had BIOL 1001, 1002, 1201, 1208, 1402, 1502, 1503, or 1509. A basic course, organized in accordance with the principle of organic evolution, emphasizing the chemical basis of life and cell biology.

1008 Introduction to the Life Sciences (4) 2 hrs. lecture; 4 hrs. lab. Not open to students who have had BIOL 1001, 1002, 1201, 1208, 1402, 1502, 1503, or 1509. Continuation of HNRS 1007. A basic course, organized in accordance with the principle of organic evolution, emphasizing phylogeny, morphology, function of multicellular organisms, and people's relation to their environment.

1101 Seminar in Comparative Civilizations (3) Prereq.: ENGL 1000/1001 or equivalent. Coreq.: HNRS 1103. Credit will not be given for this course and HNRS 1001. Curricular equivalent of ENGL 1002, 1003, or humanities elective. Comparative and interdisciplinary study of the history, literature, philosophy, religion, and art of five ancient civilizations: Greek, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Meso-American.

1103 Lectures in Comparative Civilizations (3) Coreq.: HNRS 1101. Credit will not be given for this course and HNRS 1003. Curricular equivalent of a 3 hr. history elective. Lectures, readings, and examinations coordinated with HNRS 1101.

2002 Seminar in Roman and Medieval Civilization (3) Prereq.: HNRS 1001 and 1003; or 1101 and 1103; or ENGL 1002; or ENGL 1003. Coreq.: HNRS 2004. European civilization from ancient Rome through the Middle Ages; includes literature, history, philosophy, religion, government, and fine arts.

2004 Lectures in Roman and Medieval Civilization (3) Prereq.: HNRS 1001 and 1003; or HNRS 1101 and 1103; or ENGL 1002; or ENGL 1003. Coreq.: HNRS 2002. Lectures, readings, and examinations coordinated with HNRS 2002.

2011 The Age of Enlightenment (3) Literature, philosophy, history, art, and science of the age of enlightenment.

2012 The 19th Century (3) Perspectives fundamental to 19th century culture; relevant works of literature, philosophy, art, science.

2013 The 20th Century (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Selected themes in 20th century civilization.

2021 Colloquium in the Arts (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Art forms and their cultural significance; particular themes involving examination of art works.

2202 Seminar in Colonial and Early National America (3) Prereq.: HNRS 1001 and 1003; or HNRS 1101 and 1003; or ENGL 1002; or ENGL 1003. Coreq.: HNRS 2204. Interdisciplinary presentation of development of the American world to 1828, integrating literature and culture with political, economic, and social history.

2204 Lectures in Colonial and Early National America (3) Prereq.: HNRS 1001 and 1003; or HNRS 1101 and 1003; or ENGL 1002; or ENGL 1003. Coreq.: HNRS 2202. Lecture, readings, and examination coordinated with HNRS 2202.

3001 European Civilization from 1400 to 1789: The Old Regime (4) Continuation of HNRS 2002, 2004. Interdisciplinary presentation of development of western civilization from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment; literature, history, philosophy, religion, government, and fine arts.

3003 Western Civilization from 1789: The Modern World (4) Continuation of HNRS 3001. Interdisciplinary presentation of development of western civilization from the era of revolution to the present; literature, history, philosophy, religion, government, and fine arts.

3030 Humanities Colloquium (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Selected themes and materials in literature, philosophy, history, and art.

3031 American Studies (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected topics in American civilization.

3033 Social Science Colloquium (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics of significance from the standpoint of various social sciences.

3035 Natural Science Colloquium (3) Prereq.: completion of one-year course in a physical science and one-year course in a biological science, at least one with laboratory; or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected topics illustrative of developing concepts of the natural and physical universe and of living organisms.

3100 Internships, Field Work, Off-Campus Programs (1-6) Prereq.: consent of dean of Honors College. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. For special learning opportunities.

3991 Thesis (3) Independent research and writing toward the honors thesis; the thesis itself to be completed in HNRS 3992.

3992 Thesis (3) An essay based on independent reading and research or a report on laboratory or field research.

 

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