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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” (Fall 2019), “War and Technology” (Spring 2020), and "Space, Time, and Memory" (Fall 2020). 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 course although options are ideal for upper-level electives. The student and faculty member submit a contract outlining the additional work for the course. The contract must be submitted to and approved by Honors College administrators at the beginning of the semester.


Spring 2020 Honors Courses

CRN Course Section Credits Title Notes Day Time Instructor
26608 HON 2000 01H 3 Honors Seminar TOPIC: War and Technology. Instructor signature required. TR 2:00-3:15 Ruane
26118 BIO 1020 02H 3 Biological Discovery 2 Honors section. Instructor signature required. MWF 2:00-2:50 Daly-Engel
26664 CHM 1101 09H 4 General Chemistry 1 Honors section. Instructor signature required. MWF MWF 10:00-10:50;   F 11:00-1:50 Schoedel
26665 CHM 1102 09H 4 General Chemistry 2 Chemistry Honors section. Instructor signature required. MWF MWF 10:00-10:50;   F 11:00-1:50 Smeltz
26666 CHM 1102 10H 4 General Chemistry 2 Chemistry Honors section. Instructor signature required. MWF MWF 12:00-12:50;    F 2:00-4:50 Smeltz
18694 COM 2223 11H 3 Sci/Tech Comm Communication Honors section. Instructor signature required. TR 3:30-4:45 Bradley
26810 HUM 2052 08H 3 Civilization 2 Humanities Honors section. Instructor signature required. TR 9:30-10:45 Ivey
25403 MTH 1020 01H 4 Honors Calculus 2 Math Honors course. Instructor signature required. MWTR MW 11:00-11:50; TR 11:00-12:15 White
26173 MTH 3200 01H 4 Honors Differential EQ Math Honors course. Instructor signature required. MWTR MW: 11:00-11:50; TR 12:30-1:45 Koksal
25207 PHY 1001 08H 4 Physics 1 Physics Honors Section. Instructor's signature required. MTRF 2:00-2:50 Baarmand
26178 PHY 2002 05H 4 Physics 2 Physics Honors section. Instructor's signature required. MTRF 1000-1050 Riousset