Courses of Instruction in Honors

Number Title Credits Description
100 Introduction to Honors 1 A theme-based, issue-focused, interdisciplinary course designed for freshmen admitted to the Honors Program or considering applying to the Honors Program.  Students will experience some of the learning activities that Honors courses offer and will be introduced to the activities, events, and policies of the Honors Program. 
101 Freshman Colloquium 3 A theme-based, issue-focused interdisciplinary course that introduces the Honors student to the challenges and expectations of the Honors Program.
201 Sophomore Colloquium 3 A theme-based, issue-focused interdisciplinary course which broadens the student’s knowledge of some area of the arts and sciences.  Topics will be proposed annually by the faculty for approval by the Honors Committee.  Prerequisite:  Honors 101 or permission of the Director of the Honors Program.
301 Junior Colloquium 3 A theme-based, issue-focused interdisciplinary course which broadens the student’s knowledge of some area of the arts.  Prerequisite:  Honors 201 or permission of the Director of the Honors Program
397 Senior Project Proposal Preparation 1 A one-hour course for Honors students prior to the research stage of the Senior Honors Project.  Students will work with the Director of the Honors Program to develop Senior Project ideas and to identify an appropriate faculty member to serve as Project Committee Chair.  Students will work with the Project Committee Chair to develop the Honors Project proposal and identify two faculty members to serve on the Senior Project Committee.  By the end of the semester the student will have a completed an approved Senior Project Proposal.
401 Senior Honors Project 3 A student-designed project demonstrating original and/or creative work of substance.  The Seniors Honors Project will be proposed, and upon completion, presented in the student's department of major study and in the broader forum of the Senior Colloquium, Honors 402.  Approval for the Seniors Honors Project must be obtained from the major department and from the Honors Committee. The grade for this course will be awarded on successful completion of the Seniors Honors Project, including completion of the paper and presentation of results before the Project Committee and the Honors Committee.
402 Senior Colloquium 3-6 A multi-disciplinary, required senior seminar for all Honors candidates, focused around research or performance in their major field.  Students will write the paper that completes the Senior Honors Project and make oral presentations based on work on the project.  Prerequisite or Co-requisite:  Honors 401.