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To participate in the Honors Program, you must complete 21 credit hours of the Honors Program courses. These courses include:

  • ENG 199 H1: Special Topics in Literature (3 credits)
    Content to be determined each semester. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Honors Program students will take this course in lieu of ENG 112 or ENG 210.
  • THE/PHI 191 H1: Judeo-Christian Doctrine (3 credits)
    A fundamental examination of the Judeo-Christian tradition, beginning with a consideration of the relationship between theology and philosophy. Foundational religious affirmations will be examined from the perspective of both disciplines. Honors Program students will take this course in lieu of THE 201.
  • CHE/PHY/MAT 240 H1: History of the Philosophy of Science (3 credits)
    The course examines scientific and mathematical thought from a historical and philosophical perspective. The connection between the disciplines of physics, mathematics, and chemistry will be highlighted. The development of scientific thought throughout history will be studied and paradigm shifts will be emphasized.
  • HUM/HON 199 H1: Dimensions of Culture I (3 credits)
    This course addresses the importance of understanding theory and its relationship to how society/culture is produced and sustained. Various theoretical/philosophical assumptions that contribute to the production of cultural knowledge will be examined.
  • HUM/HON 300 H1: Dimensions of Culture II (3 credits)
    This course will address the importance of theory in understanding and studying the concept of culture. The course will examine how culture is shaped by major social institutions and how these institutions shape cultural products such as literature, film, and art. The underlying assumption that guides the dominant cultural standards of America will be evaluated. Prerequisite: HUM/HON 199 H1.
  • SOC 394 H1: The World in America (3 credits)
    The central focus of this course is to analyze and understand current relations of inequality within the context of the United States and Latin America - particularly as they relate to race and class.
  • HON 479 H1: Senior Honors Thesis/Research Project (3 credits)
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    Students will conduct an original research that stems from a collaboration between the student's academic major and the Honors Program's curriculum. Topic must be approved by the Honors Program's director and an examining committee. A supervisory committee will oversee the thesis/project.

Can I use some of the 21 credit hours towards my liberal arts requirements?

If your major is within the College of Arts & Sciences, you can use up to 2 courses (6 credit hours) of the Honors Program courses to fulfill the General Education Requirements. These courses are THE/PHI 191 and ENG 199.

If your major is outside the College of Arts & Sciences, you can use up to 4 courses (12 credit hours) of the Honors Program courses to fulfill the University's Distribution Requirements. These courses are THE/PHI 191, ENG 199, CHE/PHY/MAT 240 H1, and SOC 394.

For all majors, HUM 199, HUM 300, and HON 479 can be taken as part of the general elective courses.

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