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Honors Program

Course Descriptions

HONRS 155: Honors Seminar:H

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

First year honors student research seminar. Explores research methods from a variety of academic disciplines to assist students in developing research questions they will address in their honors projects.Prerequisite(s): Admission into Honors Program or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Trace a particular problem, theme, or subject chronologically and conceptually using interdisciplinary methods and theories to identify levels and mode of theoretical analyses appropriate to understanding. [EXPLORE]
  2. Conduct and synthesize in-depth research using currently available tools and resources with a higher order emphasis on primary texts, data sets, and current journal articles and/or field research. [REASON]
  3. Compare the views of different figures, groups, time periods, regions, cultures, and theoretical points of view when appropriate. [EXPLORE]
  4. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussions, the development of seminar and presentation materials, poster sessions, and conference presentations. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Use findings to affect the community (however defined) by publishing, informing service learning, assisting community partner in policy design. [ACT]

HONRS 255: Honors Seminar:H

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Second year honors student research seminar. Student works with individual faculty to design, complete, and present an honors project within their established area of interest. Topics dependent on faculty and student interest.Prerequisite(s): Admission into Honors Program or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Trace a particular problem, theme, or subject chronologically and conceptually using interdisciplinary methods and theories to identify levels and mode of theoretical analyses appropriate to understanding. [EXPLORE]
  2. Conduct and synthesize in-depth research using currently available tools and resources with a higher order emphasis on primary texts, data sets, and current journal articles and/or field research. [REASON]
  3. Compare the views of different figures, groups, time periods, regions, cultures, and theoretical points of view when appropriate. [EXPLORE]
  4. Express their findings in formal/informal writing, classroom discussions, the development of seminar and presentation materials, poster sessions, and conference presentations. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Use findings to affect the community (however defined) by publishing, informing service learning, assisting community partner in policy design. [ACT]