Honors (HO)

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HO-101   Cultural Engagement ICredits: 1   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): HO

Designed to help students develop a life-long engagement with cultural and intellectual discourse. Requires students to attend various on and off campus events (theater, music, dance, art, seminars). The events are enriched through discussion of their meaning and significance and the preparation of written assessments.

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HO-102   Cultural Engagement IICredits: 1   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): HO

Designed to help students develop a life-long engagement with cultural and intellectual discourse. Students are required to attend various on and off campus events (theater, music, dance, art, seminars). The events are enriched through discussion of their meaning and significance and the preparation of written assessments.

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HO-103   Great Works I: on the Natural and Social SciencesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

First year Honors School students will be introduced to a sampling of the classic works that have come to define the natural and social sciences. Through an integration of some of the classics of the ancient and medieval (Plato, Aristotle, Thucydides, Cicero, Confucius, Sun-Tzu, Augustine, Galileo, Ibn-Rushd) with those of the modern (Machiavelli, Bacon, Newton, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Pascal, Darwin, Freud, Einstein, Skinner, Marx, Smith, Keynes, Hayek, Wollstonecraft, Butler, Carson), Honors students will gain insight into the foundation of what has become known as the natural and social sciences. Without a strong understanding of Plato's views on justice, Darwin's views on evolution, Skinner's views on behavior, Marx's conceptions of alienation, and/or Butler's views on sexuality, students' understanding of the social and natural sciences will be incomplete. For Honors Students only.

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HO-104   Great Works II: On the Arts and HumanitiesCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: First-year Honors student status, or permission of the Honors School dean.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): HO

Introduces first-year Honors School students to selected major works in the literary, historical, philosophical, and/or creative arts. Through integrated study of ancient and medieval classis and more recent works, students will gain insight into the foundation of the contemporary arts and humanities.

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HO-198   Special Topics in Honors (100 Level)Credits: 1-6   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion on a seminar basis.

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HO-199   Independent Study in Honors (100 Level)Credits: 1-4   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

Guided study of a topic not substantially treated in a regular course, under the direction of a faculty member. Extensive reading and at least one written report are required.

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HO-298   Special Topics in Honors (200 Level)Credits: 1-6   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): HO

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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HO-299   Independent Study in Honors (200 Level)Credits: 1-4   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

Guided study of a topic not substantially treated in a regular course, under the direction of a faculty member. Extensive reading and at least the written report are required.

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HO-398   Special Topics in Honors (300 Level)Credits: 1-6   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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HO-399   Independent Study in Honors (300 Level)Credits: 1-4   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

Guided study of a topic not substantially treated in a regular course, under the direction of a faculty member. Extensive reading and at least one written report are required.

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HO-494   Thesis PreparationCredits: 1   

Prerequisites: Successful completion of forty-five credits and a minimum GPA of 3.30 overall.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

Students decide on a research area and within it a thesis topic, engage a suitable thesis director, consider appropriate research methodology, and initiate research, in preparation for thesis development. Honor Students only.

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HO-495   Thesis DevelopmentCredits: 2   

Prerequisites: Successful completion of sixty credits and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.30 overall.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

Development of the thesis proposal under the direction of a professor in the student's discipline or allied disciplines. Honor Students only.

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HO-496   Thesis WritingCredits: 2   

Prerequisites: A minimum overall GPA of 3.30, completion of HO-495 with a grade of B or higher, and permission of the Honors School Dean.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

A paper or project completed under the direction of a professor in the student's discipline or allied disciplines. The thesis will be defended before a faculty committee.

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HO-498   Special Topics in Honors (400 Level)Credits: 1-6   

Prerequisite: An announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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HO-499   Independent Study in Honors (400 Level)Credits: 1-4   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HO

Guided study of a topic not substantially treated in a regular course, under the direction of a faculty member. Extensive reading and at least one written report are required.