Honors Courses of Study
Honors Students need to complete a total of 24 units distributed as follows.
LOWER DIVISION HONORS
units of your lower division General Educations units come from Honors
(6 units total)
First Semester enroll in Honors Seminar, HONR
101A – Critical Thinking
(6 units total)
First Semester enroll in either one of these
HONR 201A –
American Institutions & Values—History (See below)
Second Semester enroll in either one of these
HONR 201B –
American Institutions & Values—Government (Meets POSC 100
UPPER DIVISION HONORS
12 units of upper division honors coursework is required, which includes a 3-unit honors seminar that meets part of the Upper Division (300 or higher) General Education requirement.
Three (5 credits
variable topic seminars taught by distinguished faculty.
Course involves intensive study of a special topic in one of the
following broad areas: mathematics and natural sciences (301T), arts and
humanities (302T), social sciences (303T), life-long learning (304T), or
cultural diversity. Additional
course numbers (305 and 306) denote seminars that may meet more than one
will vary from year to year; seminars scheduled include existential
group, history and philosophy of American mass communication, life
history narratives, evolution and creation, and social issues in
Year Four (7 credits
All honors students must
complete a senior honors project in their senior year.
In their fourth year, all honors students are required to enroll
in Senior Honors Colloquium, HONR 400A
in the fall and 400B in the spring (one
unit each), as well as HONR 497—Senior Honors
Project (at least 5 units).
Student will work closely
with a faculty member in his/her major field to design and execute an
individual project. Students
may elect to contract a departmental capstone seminar and/or
departmental independent study to fulfill all or part of this
requirement. To receive Honors
Project notation on your transcripts, however, it is advisable to
enroll in at least one semester of HONR 497.
Most students will receive credit towards major requirements in
fulfilling this requirement.
498: Honors Internship (3 credits)
enrichment experience available for upper-division honors students.
Course offers students opportunities to earn credit for a variety
of internship experiences including: 1) working with an honors faculty
member as a research or teaching assistant; 2) doing a service learning
internship in the community; or 3) special project in coordination with
the University Honors and Scholars Center.
499: Honors Independent Study (1-3 credits)
Additional enrichment experience available for upper division honors students, where students work closely with an honors faculty member to design and execute an individual project. May be used as preparation for Honors Thesis/Project sequence.