Courses

HNRS 110 Heretics, Lunatics & Geniuses

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Poli M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 110 Harnessing the Atom

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B K. Anderson M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

HNRS 110 Forensic Science on Trial

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
D W. Brenzovich M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

HNRS 110 Into Larger Worlds-Global

Introduces students to critical thinking in higher education, taking as its starting point a focused topic in a scholarly field. Critical inquiry will be taught in the context of careful reading of important intellectual works, as well as inquiry-based writing assignments. Research and collaborative skills will also be developed in an integrative setting designed to promote a student's journey toward a life of critical inquiry. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 110 and INQ 110.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G C. Morris M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

HNRS 111 Portfolio Seminar I

A two-semester sequence that connects students to the campus and community through an exploration of cultural, intellectual, and service activities as well as academic and personal goals. Includes initial development of the Honors Portfolio. Pass/Fail (1/4) 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Poli M 2:20PM-3:20PM
B K. Anderson M 2:20PM-3:20PM
C C. Morris M 2:20PM-3:20PM
D W. Brenzovich M 2:20PM-3:20PM

HNRS 113 Portfolio Seminar II

A two-semester sequence that encourages students a community by focusing on a single cultural, intellectual or service activity each semester while further developing academic and personal goals. Provides a foundation for the Distinction Project and continues development of the Honors Portfolio. 1/4 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Hakkenberg M 12:00PM-1:00PM
B C. Morris T 9:00AM-10:00AM
C K. McGraw M 2:20PM-3:20PM

HNRS 240 Statistics in an Online World

Provides an inquiry-focused introduction to statistical methodologies. Students will gain an understanding of how decision making is accomplished using modern statistical techniques. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical methods, estimation, elementary probability, and statistical inference; students will apply the techniques of data analysis to data sets and statistical studies that address questions of the perspective. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 240 and INQ 240.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A A. Childers M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HNRS 260PY Psychology in the Media

Introduces the methodologies of the social sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. The course seeks to develop students' critical thinking skills through the exploration and application of social scientific methods. Individual sections will be taught in a particular discipline. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 260 and INQ 260 from the same discipline.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Powell M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

HNRS 270 Gender & Literature-Global

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period before 1500. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. (credit cannot be received for both HNRS 270 and INQ 270.)(1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G W. Larson-Harris M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 271 Why Hitler?

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period from 1500 to the present. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 271 and INQ 271.)(1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A R. Willingham M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

HNRS 300 What are the Chances?

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Honors curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 300 and INQ 300.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A D. Taylor M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HNRS 405 Independent Study

An independent project used as part of the Honors Distinction project, which is conducted under the direction of a faculty member. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A L. Stoneman
B D. Flores-Silva

HNRS 406 Independent Study

An independent project used as part of the Honors Distinction project, which is conducted under the direction of a faculty member. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A T. Peppers
B K. Hoffman
C M. Enz

HNRS 407 Independent Study

An independent project used as part of the Honors Distinction project, which is conducted under the direction of a faculty member. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A L. Stoneman