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Honors Program

HNRSTW101 Honors Thinking and Writing

This Honors course introduces students to skills and ways of thinking essential to intellectual inquiry. Students will pose a creative and complex question; investigate it with critical analyses of reading, research, and data; and use appropriate research techniques and documentation to produce a substantial writing project. Prerequisite: Admission to the College Honors Program.

HNRSA290 Honors Arts

Honors courses in the arts will present content-specific titles and descriptions when they are approved by the Honors Program Advisory Council. They will meet Integrative Studies Program outcomes and Honors Program outcomes appropriate to the course. Prerequisite: Admission to the College Honors Program and ITW or HNRSTW.

HNRSH290 Honors Humanities

Honors courses in the humanities will present content-specific titles and descriptions when they are approved by the Honors Program Advisory Council. They will meet Integrative Studies Program outcomes and Honors Program outcomes appropriate to the course. Prerequisite: Admission to the College Honors Program and ITW or HNRSTW.

HNRSN290 Honors Natural Sciences

Honors courses in the natural sciences will present content-specific titles and descriptions when they are approved by the Honors Program Advisory Council. They will meet Integrative Studies Program outcomes and Honors Program outcomes appropriate to the course. Prerequisite: Admission to the College Honors Program and ITW or HNRSTW.

HNRSS290 Honors Social Sciences

Honors courses in the social sciences will present content-specific titles and descriptions when they are approved by the Honors Program Advisory Council. They will meet Integrative Studies Program outcomes and Honors Program outcomes appropriate to the course. Prerequisite: Admission to the College Honors Program and ITW or HNRSTW.

HNRS301 Global Engagement

Intensive interdisciplinary immersion in a cultural experience outside the United States. Through cohort-based research and learning, students reflect on their roles and responsibilities as global citizens. Readings, discussions, and on-site projects analyze artistic, social, political, and/or environmental issues facing their host country. Must be completed before fall of senior year. Enrollment limited to 12. Prerequisite: Take HNRSA 290, HNRSH 290, HNRSN 290, or HNRSS 290. Sophomore standing.

HNRSI401 Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar

This course focuses on a broad theme or topic that lends itself to multidisciplinary study. Students explore the theme through an interdisciplinary lens and then rely on relevant interdisciplinary and disciplinary perspectives to develop significant scholarly questions pertaining to their own field of study. Discussion-based seminar or small group format; requires significant scholarly research project or other appropriate artifact and a formal academic presentation. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 or HNRSTW 101, QL, and admission to College Honors Program. Fall.

HNRS495 Honors Thesis

4 credits

An opportunity for qualified students to count their Honors theses in majors as a culminating experience in the college-wide Honors Program. Requires approval of the Honors director in consultation with the Honors Council. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW-101 or HNRSTW-101, QL, and admission to College Honors Program.

HNRS499 Special Project

An opportunity for qualified students to count their SURF projects or comparably intensive faculty supervised academic projects as a culminating experience in the college-wide Honors Program. Requires approval of the Honors director in consultation with the Honors Council. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 or HNRSTW 101, QL, and admission to College Honors Program.