Honors College

Honors College

Honors Curriculum

Honors College students take a range of Honors courses that satisfy the General Education Core and program requirements. The Honors Seminar is an interdisciplinary course that is required of all Honors College students. Honors credits can be attained by successfully completing Honors sections and Honors options added to non-Honors courses. This section provides an overview of the courses and options.

Honors Seminar 

The Honors Seminar is a 2000-level interdisciplinary course that highlights the relationship between the humanities, social sciences and STEM fields and features guest lectures by faculty across disciplines. Students read primary and secondary sources on the topic and complete numerous writing assignments, including a research paper. Examples of course topics include “Engineering the Body,” “Artificial Intelligence,” “Race to the Moon” and “War and Technology.” The course satisfies one three-credit humanities (HU) elective.

Honors Sections

Honors sections of core and elective courses offer distinct approaches to the material and require students to explore issues and problems in depth. Such courses are often discussion-oriented rather than lectures and involve research projects to facilitate the analysis, synthesis and understanding of scholarly work.

Honors Options

Honors options allow faculty members to add requirements to non-Honors courses or sections. Honors options can be added to any 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level course although options are ideal for upper-level electives. The student and faculty member sign a contract outlining the additional work for the course. The contract must be submitted to and approved by Honors College administrators before the start of the semester.


Fall 2019 Honors Courses

CRN Course Section Credits Title Notes Days Times Place Instructor
85071 HON 2000 01H 3 Honors Seminar TOPIC: Engineering the Body
Instructor signature required
TR 1230-1345 420CRF 212 Perdigao
80110 BIO 1010 02H 3 Biological Discovery 1 Honors section
Instructor signature required
MWF 0900-0950 420CRF 212 Palmer
82061 CHM 1101 25H 4 General Chemistry 1 Chemistry Honors section
Instructor signature required
MWF 1000-1050 403QAD 116 Smelz
F 1100-1350 502OPS 118
80165 HUM 2051 07H 3 Civ 1: Ancient-Medieval Civilization Honors section only
Instructor signature required
TR 1100-1215 420CRF 220 Jones
84267 MAR 1010 02H 3 Biological Discovery 1 Marine Biology Honors section only
Instructor signature required
MWF 0900-0950 420CRF 212 Palmer
83713 MTH 1010 01H 4 Honors Calculus 1 Honors Calculus 1
Instructor signature required
MW 1100-1150 460SKU 120 Kovats
TR 1100-1215 420CRF 404
84466 MTH 2010 01H 4 Honors Calculus 3 Honors Calculus 3
Instructor signature required
MW 0900-0950 460SKU 102 Snelson
TR 1100-1215
85140 MTH 4111 E1H 3 Honors Analysis Honors Analysis
Instructor signature required
MW 1730-1845 420CRF 230 Perera
85117 OCN 1010 01H 3 Oceanography Honors Oceanography
Instructor signature required
TR 0930-1045 460SKU 106 Hunsucker
80203 PHY 1001 01H 4 Physics 1 Physics Honors Section
Dr. Batcheldor's and the instructor's signatures required
MTRF 0900-0950 402QAD 110 TBA
80206 PHY 2002 01H 4 Physics 2 Physics Honors section
Dr. Batcheldor's and the instructor's signatures required
MTRF 1000-1050 420CRF 527 TBA