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Introduces students to a wide range of disciplinary research practices. Students learn how to identify a topic and pose a focused research question, use information technology to find relevant sources, and develop a research proposal.
Students continue to learn a wide range of disciplinary research practices. Students learn how to pose a research question, analyze pertinent evidence, and write and speak clearly by participating in a scholarly conversation.
Introduces students to a wide range of disciplinary research practices. Students learn how to pose and pursue a focused research question, use information technology to find relevant sources, analyze pertinent evidence, and write and speak clearly by participating in scholarly conversation.
Explores the language of the art medium and the relationship of parts to whole in art works, connections among different art forms, and links between art and its historical context. In exploring multiple art forms, including literature, students will also learn how various artistic devices contribute to meaning. Students will critically explore detail and nuance in the social, historical and personal context of the work(s). Students will also participate in or attend a visual or performance based art work(s) or event(s).
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. ┬á
Drawing from appropriate works in social sciences, arts, and humanities, examines different conceptions and definitions of the self from diverse cultures and historical contexts.
Explores methods and perspectives in social sciences and humanities to evaluate contributions of different disciplines to social and cultural issues, their constructions,Ê their global ramifications. Investigates our individual, collective, and institutional responsibilities as citizens of a diverse and interconnected world.
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.
Students learn to use their own research experience as a tool to guide beginning scholars by mentoring students in Honors 110: Research Methods, through workshops and oral presentations.
Studies selected topics of special interest to honors students with suitable preparation.
Explores and integrates principles of classical and modern science through study of such topics as cosmology, evolution, ecology, mechanics, relativity, and quantum physics.
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.
Enables students to broaden cultural horizons and understand human behavior by comparative studies of Êsocieties.
Considers constructions of historical narratives and their context in major world historical events by examining significant current topics such as revolution, race, empire, and religion over time. Considers how public narratives about history are constructed. Students will communicate their understanding of multiple historical narratives through written, oral and digital means.
Offers students in the Honors College the opportunity to take advanced study abroad courses that focus on in-depth research or engaged learning.
Introduces students transferring into the Honors College to a wide range of disciplinary 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.
The first of a two-semester course in which students work in groups on long-term service projects coming from community nonprofit organizations.
A continuation of HNRS 310, culminating in student presentations of their results to the community nonprofit organizations and constituents of the Honors College.
Building on projects begun in HNRS 310, students use research/scholarship skills to address community problems presented by nonprofit organizations.ÊDesignated as a research and scholarship intensive course.
Student applicants selected to participate in the RTOC project will plan and create new media artifacts or learning objects in structured collaboration with university stakeholders and mentors. Through this process, they will deepen their understanding of the research process, learn to appreciate the institutional and social dimensions of undertaking and teaching research, and learn to communicate more effectively about research.
Critically analyzes emergence and impact of specific technologies on contemporary cultures and the core concepts surrounding these technologies, including legal, social, ethical issues and the technology's relationship to core information security issues. Students develop a significant research project employing multiple disciplinary perspectives. This project will be communicated ethically and with cultural awareness through written, oral and digital means, showing a critical understanding of technologies and their impact.
Provides guidance in research methods to students writing an honors thesis proposal as well as workshop to critique research in progress and to understand the research process in multiple disciplines.
Directed research on topic agreed on by student, advisor, and the Honors College.ÊDesignated as a research and scholarship intensive course.
Students work to solve a problem or challenge currently faced by an Honors College community partner which is identified in consultation with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Provides students with opportunities to synthesize knowledge and practices developed in prior courses and co-curricular experiences; develops the skills and strategies necessary for working effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
Independent work with a faculty mentor on an inquiry-based project involving research, creative activities, or teaching and mentoring.