History and Art History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in HNRS

HNRS 110: 4 Credits

Research Methods

Prepares students in humanities and social sciences research practices. Offers students the opportunity to learn about research practices in the natural sciences, mathematics, economics, management, and law. Students learn how to choose and focus a research question, find and analyze sources, organize evidence in an essay shaped by an original thesis, write clearly, and address an audience of scholars.

HNRS 122: 3 Credits

Reading the Arts

Explores relationship of parts to whole in artworks, connections among different art forms, and links between art and its historical context.

HNRS 125: 3 Credits

A Liberal Arts Approach to Calculus

Assumes understanding of basic algebra and functions. Studies exponential models and develops mathematical concepts of limit and infinity including the topic of derivatives. Students who have had a course in calculus will explore more advanced topics.  

HNRS 130: 3 Credits

Conceptions of Self

Drawing from appropriate works in social sciences, arts, and humanities, examines different conceptions and definitions of the self from diverse cultures and historical contexts.

HNRS 131: 3 Credits

Contemporary Society in Multiple Perspectives

Explores methods and perspectives in social sciences and humanities to evaluate contributions of different disciplines to understanding significant social issues and their global ramifications and our responsibilities as citizens of the world.

200-Level Courses in HNRS

HNRS 210: 2 Credits

Research Methods II

Prepares students transferring into the Honors College in humanities and social sciences research practices. Students learn how to choose and focus a research question, find and analyze sources, organize evidence in an essay shaped by an original thesis, write clearly, and address an audience of scholars.

HNRS 211: 0-2 Credits

Mentorship in Undergraduate Research

Students learn to use their own research experience as a tool to guide beginning scholars: mentoring students in Honors 110, Research methods, through individual workshops, in larger workshops, and through oral presentations.

HNRS 226: 3 Credits

Topics in Quantitative Analysis

Studies selected topics of special interest to honors students with suitable preparation.

HNRS 227: 4 Credits

Scientific Thought and Processes I, II

Explores and integrates principles of classical and modern science through study of such topics as cosmology, evolution, ecology, mechanics, relativity, and quantum physics.

HNRS 228: 4 Credits

Scientific Thought and Processes I, II

Explores and integrates principles of classical and modern science through study of such topics as cosmology, evolution, ecology, mechanics, relativity, quantum physics, and the environment.

HNRS 230: 3 Credits

Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Enables students to broaden cultural horizons and understand human behavior by studying societies in depth and in comparison.

HNRS 240: 3 Credits

Reading the Past

Considers constructions of historical narratives by examining significant current topics such as revolution, race, empire, and religion over time. Considers how public narratives about history are constructed.

300-Level Courses in HNRS

HNRS 310: 0 Credits

Honors College Connects I

The first of a two-semester course in which students work in groups on long-term service projects coming from community nonprofit organizations.

HNRS 311: 0 Credits

Honors College Connects II

A continuation of HNRS 310, culminating in student presentations of their results to the community nonprofit organizations and constituents of the Honors College. ¶

HNRS 312: 3 Credits

Research in the Public Sphere

Building on projects begun in HNRS 310, students use research/scholarship skills to address community problems presented by nonprofit organizations.

HNRS 353: 3 Credits

Technology in the Contemporary World

Analyzes emergence and impact of specific technologies on contemporary cultures. Explores television, automobile, newspapers, Internet, and computer games from historical, scientific, political, economic, and global perspectives.

400-Level Courses in HNRS

HNRS 410: 2 Credits

Thesis Proposal

Provides guidance in research methods to students writing an honor thesis proposal as well as workshop for critiquing works in progress and understanding the research process in multiple disciplines.

HNRS 411: 1 Credits

Honors College Thesis

Directed research on topic agreed on by student, advisor, and the Honors College.

HNRS 490: 1-3 Credits

Undergraduate Apprenticeship

Independent work with a faculty mentor on an inquiry-based project involving research, the arts, design, or teaching and mentoring.