Courses

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

  • PHI/THE 191H H1 Judeo-Christian Doctrine (3)
    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 PHI 191H in lieu of PHI 220 or THE 191H in lieu of THE 201. (Fall)
  • HUM 199H H1 Dimensions of Culture I (3)
    This course addresses the importance of understanding theory and its relationship to how society/culture is pro-duced and sustained. Various theoretical/philosophical assumptions that contribute to the production of cultural knowledge will be examined. (Spring)
  • MAT/PHY 240H H1 History and Philosophy of Science (3)
    The course examines scientific and mathematical thought from a historical and philosophical perspective. The con-nection between the disciplines of chemistry, physics, and mathematics will be highlighted. The development of scientific thought throughout history will be studied and paradigm shifts will be emphasized. (Fall)
  • ENG 358H H1 Modernist and Postmodernist Literature (3)
    In-depth study of modernist literature (1900-1945) and postmodern literature (1945 to the present); analysis of these two periods of literary and cultural change and of the fundamental linguistic and critical developments of these periods; explication of the unique social and philosophical perspectives developed during these periods; application of the postmodern critical approach of deconstruction to develop an understanding of culturally constructed narratives. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 210. (Spring)
  • HUM 300H H1 Dimensions of Culture II (3)
    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 199 H1. (Spring)
  • HON 300H H1: Special Topics: Chinese Culture (3)
    Examines the major aesthetic, social, and political elements which have shaped modern Chinese culture and socie-ty. Primary focus on China, with some reference to Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Readings on contemporary China and historical evolution of the culture are coordinated with study of art (calligraphy, painting, movies, and music) and literature (Tao Te Ching & Confucius). (Occasional offering)
  • SOC 394H H1 The World in America (3)
    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. (Fall)
  • HON 479H H1 Senior Honors Thesis/Research Project (3)
    Students will conduct an original research that stems from collaboration between the student’s academic major and the Honors Program’s curriculum. Topic and thesis proposal must be approved by the Honors Program’s direc-tor and the thesis advisor. A supervisory committee will oversee the thesis/project. (Fall, Spring) Thesis Packet (Learn More about the Thesis Packet)

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

If your major is within the College of Arts and Sciences, you can use the following Honors Program courses to fulfill the General Education Requirements. These courses are ENG 358H and PHI 191H

If your major is outside the College of Arts and Sciences, you can use the following Honors Program courses to ful-fill the University's Distribution Requirements. These courses are ENG 358H, PHI 191H, and SOC 394H.

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