Courses

HNRS 112 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 C. Morris M 2:20PM-3:20PM
B K. McGraw M 2:20PM-3:20PM
C M. Hakkenberg M 2:20PM-3:20PM

HNRS 114 Portfolio Seminar II

A two-semester sequence that encourages students to develop deeper connections to the campus and 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 C. Morris T 9:00AM-10:00AM
B K. Anderson Th 1:10PM-2:10PM
C D. Poli M 2:20PM-3:20PM

HNRS 120 True Freedom

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing, and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HNRS-110 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

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

HNRS 120 Beyond Sustainability

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing, and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HNRS-110 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
B K. O'Neill T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

HNRS 120 2050: Ten Billion

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing, and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HNRS-110 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
C L. Pysh T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HNRS 241 Mathematics in Art

Further develops the ability to use quantitative, mathematical and computational reasoning by exploring a problem or issue. Through a focused topic, students gain insight into mathematics or computer science as a mode of inquiry. 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 241 and INQ 241.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • INQ-240 or HNRS-240, Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • 1 credit from Subjects MATH STAT

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A J. Minton T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

HNRS 250BI From Microbe to Meal

Introduces the methodologies of the natural sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. Students will explore the types of questions that science asks and how it attempts to answer them by defining and classifying information, developing models, identifying patterns, and drawing conclusions based upon data. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at last 3.2. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 250 and INQ 250 from the same disipline.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

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

HNRS 250BIL From Microbe to Meal Lab

Introduces the methodologies of the natural sciences through an inquiry-focused approach to a topic. Students will explore the types of questions that science asks and how it attempts to answer by defining and classifying information, developing models, identifying patterns, and drawing conclusions based upon data. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. Open to Honors students or non-Honors students with a cumulative GPA of at last 3.2. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 250 and INQ 250 from the same disipline.)

Requisites

  • Take HNRS-250BI Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement HNRS-250BI-A

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 J. Crozier T 1:10PM-4:10PM

HNRS 260SO Gendered Poverty - Global

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
G1 M. Mehrotra M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

HNRS 270 Ancient Heroes & Heroines

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
A J. Rosti M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HNRS 271 Science Fiction

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 S. Mallavarapu T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HNRS 300 Liberal Arts Advocacy

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 P. Hanstedt T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

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 S. Xu
B M. Miller

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 B. Adkins
C D. Ball
D T. Peppers

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