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

HNRS 120 The Moral of the Story

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 N. Wisnefske M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 120 2050: Ten Billion People

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 L. Pysh T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HNRS 120 Designing Humans

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 K. Schorpp T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

HNRS 120 A Perfect World

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
D T. Carter T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

HNRS 251 Chemistry Sustainable Future

Further develops the ability to use the methodologies of the natural sciences by exploring a science topic in depth. The course will be narrowly focused within science while allowing connection to a social, political, ethical, or historical issue. 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 251 and INQ 251.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A K. Anderson T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

HNRS 260CO Interpersonal Communications

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 exporation 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 J. Jackl M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HNRS 270 Along the Silk Road-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 S. Xu T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HNRS 271 Peacemaking Religions-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 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
G M. Trexler F 1:10PM-4:10PM

HNRS 300 Advocating for the Arts

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 G. Marsh M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

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 K. Hoffman
B B. Chisom
C R. Minton

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
B D. Flores-Silva