THE HONORS PROGRAM

Minimum Honors hours for program = 24

The Honors Program offers a four-year program which requires that students complete twenty-four hours of Honors Courses. During the first five semesters students are required to take five three-hour courses from the General Studies Requirements. During the final three semesters, students must complete nine hours of Junior/Senior credits taken from their major fields of study.

  1. Honors Courses within the General Studies:
    In close consultation with an Honors advisor, take 5 Honors courses from:
    • Take 0-6 hours from the following English Language General Studies:
    • Take 0-15 hours from the following Humanities General Studies:
      • (Coursework must be from three separate perspectives)
      • Take 0-6 hours from the following Literary Perspectives:
      • Take 0-6 hours from the following Aesthetic Perspectives:
      • Take 0-6 hours from the following Historical Perspectives:
      • Take 0-6 hours from the following Philosophic Perspectives:
    • Take 0-15 hours from the following Natural Sciences General Studies:
    • Take 0-15 hours from the following Social and Behavioral Sciences General Studies:
      • (Coursework must be from three separate perspectives)
      • Take 0-3 hours from the following Economic Perspectives:
        • ECON 270HGS, Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics - 3 hours
      • Take 0-6 hours from the following Social Perspectives:
      • Take 0-6 hours from the following Political Perspectives:
        • PSCI 110HGS, Introduction to American Politics - 3 hours
        • PSCI 140HGS, Introduction to Comparative Politics - 3 hours
        • PSCI 168HGS, Introduction to International Relations - 3 hours
        • PSCI 170HGS, Introduction to Political Thought - 3 hours
        • PSCI 280HGS, Special Topics - 3 hours
      • Take 0-3 hours from the following Geographic Perspectives:
      • Take 0-6 hours from the following Behavioral Perspectives:
  2. Junior/Senior Requirements
    Take 9 hours from:
    • Honors Option Courses Variable Topics - 6 hours
      Honors Option Courses are selected major courses from the various disciplines which the student may take as honors credit. The kind of study will vary from course to course and from discipline to discipline. Honors Options are akin to independent study done with a faculty mentor beyond the scope of the regular curriculum of any 300- to 400-level course required by any major.
    • Senior Study Variable Topics - 3 hours
      The Honors Senior Study, usually taken during the senior year, is the culmination or capstone of the studentís Honors coursework, directed by a professor in the studentís major field of study. This Senior Study is submitted in manuscript form to be catalogued in the Honors Senior Study Archive.

27 Mar 2009

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