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Course Catalog

Honors Programs

Enrollment in courses in these programs is limited to those students who are invited to register for the class. For information on the nature and objectives of these programs, see Section V or visit the program homepages.


Courses in Honor Scholar Program

HONR 101

Honor Scholar First-Year Seminar

An introductory exploration of some of the dominant themes of our intellectual heritage through the examination of texts selected from several disciplines.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

HONR 102

Honor Scholar First-Year Seminar

A continuation of HONR 101.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

HONR 300

Honor Scholar Area Seminar

A study of the historical and philosophical foundations of: A. the humanities; B. the sciences; and C. the social sciences. Each section of the seminar concentrates on an appropriate theme. Two sections are ordinarily taken during the sophomore year and one section during the junior year. May not be taken Pass/Fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course each semester

HONR 401

Honor Scholar Senior Tutorial

The preparation of the Honor Scholar Senior Thesis under the direction of a faculty member of the student's choice. The thesis ordinarily is on a topic in the student's major subject. HONR 401 may be taken as an overload with no fee, with the approval of the Honor Scholar Director and in consultation with the senior's Honor Scholar thesis advisor. May not be taken Pass/Fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

HONR 402

Honor Scholar Senior Tutorial

The preparation of the Honor Scholar Senior Thesis under the direction of a faculty member of the student's choice. The thesis ordinarily is on a topic in the student's major subject. HONR 402 may be taken as an overload with no fee, with the approval of the Honor Scholar Director and in consultation with the senior's Honor Scholar thesis advisor. May not be taken Pass/Fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

Courses in Management Fellows Program

HONR 310

Management Readings--Business Writing

This course applies rhetorical principles to business and organizational communications. Students learn to analyze audience levels and needs and use media--letters, memos, reports and electronic forms--appropriate to the importance of the communication and standards of individual businesses. The reading portion of the class requires the students to research thoroughly an industry through newspapers, periodicals, financial reports and World Wide Web resources. The course culminates in a final, consultant-style report in which students provide a plan to position their internship business or organization as the market leader of its industry. This correspondence course is open only to Management Fellows during their internship semesters. May not be taken Pass/Fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

HONR 320

Supervised Internship

One-semester, supervised field experience in conjunction with the Management Fellows Program. Internships are full-time (35-40 hours per week). Open only to students in the Management Fellows Program. Interns earn three course credits upon successful completion of the internship and its associated readings course.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
2 courses

HONR 400

Management Fellows Senior Seminar

A capstone course for Management Fellows. Students make presentations about their internships, focusing on the economic viability of the business. Case studies are used that illustrate planning, control, economic analysis and organization theory of selected companies.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

Courses in Media Fellows Program

HONR 171

Media Fellows Colloquium I

An introduction to interdisciplinary issues raised by an analysis of media's role in politics, entertainment, journalism, the arts, advertising and public relations. Study of media and attendant legal and ethical issues. Analysis of media's societal role in shaping cultural values and in the dissemination of information. Open only to students in the Media Fellows Program. May not be taken pass/fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

HONR 172

Media Fellows Colloquium II

A continuation of HONR 171.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

HONR 320

Supervised Internship

One-semester, supervised field experience in conjunction with the Media Fellows Program. Internships are full-time (35-40 hours per week). Open only to students in the Media Fellows Program. Interns earn three course credits upon successful completion of the internship and its associated readings course.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
2 courses

HONR 370

Media Readings

Media readings is a course that may be taken by Media Fellows during their internship semester. Readings are in media issues, including biographies of principals in the history of media, classical and contemporary writings about the roles of media, and examinations of media ethics. May not be taken pass/fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

HONR 470

Media Fellows Senior Seminar I

A capstone course for students in the Media Fellows Program. Students discuss contemporary media issues and prepare and present senior projects that arise from their readings in media, their practical experiences with campus media, and their observations on internship experiences. May not be taken pass/fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

Courses in Science Research Fellows Program

HONR 193

Science Research Fellows: Understanding Science

Examines the facets of science, including science as a body of knowledge, as a process, and as a human endeavor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2 course

HONR 194

Research Methods

An introduction to important techniques in scientific research, including experimental design, statistical reasoning and data analysis, with an emphasis on designing an independent research study.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2 course

HONR 291

Science Research Fellows Experience I

An interdisciplinary introduction to independent research. Open only to students in the Science Research Fellows Program.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2 course

HONR 292

Science Research Fellows Experience II

Mid-semester, independent research linked to the SRF summer research experience. Offering is project dependent.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Variable

HONR 320

Supervised Internship

One-semester, supervised field experience in conjunction with the Science Reserach Fellows Program. Internships are full-time (35-40 hours per week). Open only to students in the Science Research Fellows Program. Interns earn three course credits upon successful completion of the internship and its associated readings course.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
2 courses

HONR 390

Science Research Readings

This course may be taken by Science Research Fellows during their internship semester. Students read selected articles. These are obtained through a detailed literature search and may be related to the internship project or to some other area of scientific interest. The information extracted from the readings (and possibly actual research data) are summarized in the form of a written document. The paper is evaluated by a member of the science faculty in the appropriate scientific area. The grade earned on the paper constitutes the course grade.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course

HONR 491

Science Research Fellows Senior Seminar

Capstone course for Science Research Fellows Program. Students read and discuss articles about things that impact science. Among the topics covered are ethics, government prioritization and funding, technology and education. Students are expected to bring their own internship experiences into the weekly discussions.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2 course

Courses in Honors Programs

HONR 422

Environmental Fellows Senior Seminar

An interdisciplinary capstone course for Environmental Fellows. Students draw on field experience, leadership projects, and coursework in the program , across the curriculum and in their majors as they analyze environmental issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of environmental complexity by discussion of, for example, ethics, science, art, culture, economics and policy.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course