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 Dr. William E. Brenzovich, Jr. M 2:20PM-3:20PM
B Dr. Johanna D. Sweet M 2:20PM-3:20PM
C Dr. Michael A. Hakkenberg M 2:20PM-3:20PM
D Dr. Chad T. Morris 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 Dr. William E. Brenzovich, Jr. Th 1:10PM-2:10PM
B Dr. Kelly E. Anderson Th 9:00AM-10:00AM
C Dr. Chad T. Morris T 9:00AM-10:00AM
D Dr. DorothyBelle 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 Dr. Brent A. Adkins M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

HNRS 120 The Moral of Our 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
B Dr. Ned Wisnefske 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
C Dr. Katherine P. O'Neill T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

HNRS 120 Global Service Traditions

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
G Dr. Chad T. Morris M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

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 Dr. Adam F. Childers M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

HNRS 241 Efficiency & Optimization

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

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Karin R. Saoub M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

HNRS 260SO Global HIV/AIDS

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
G Dr. Shannon L. Anderson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

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 Dr. Stella Y. Xu T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

HNRS 271 Race, Ethnicity, Art in US

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 Dr. Julia A. Sienkewicz T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

HNRS 300 US Immigration Past & Present

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 Dr. Charlene F. Kalinoski M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM