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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.
Explores relationship of parts to whole in artworks, connections among different art forms, and links between art and its historical context.
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 understanding significant social issues and their global ramifications and our responsibilities as citizens of the 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: mentoring students in Honors 110, Research methods, through individual workshops, in larger workshops, and through 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 studying societies in depth and in comparison.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Directed research on topic agreed on by student, advisor, and the Honors College.
Independent work with a faculty mentor on an inquiry-based project involving research, the arts, design, or teaching and mentoring.