Honors Program

Course Offerings

FALL EVEN YEARS
BIO 105: Organismal Biology
CHE 111: General Chemistry
COM 104: Oral Communication
ENG 112: Honors Comp/Rhetoric
ENG 210: Approaches to Literature
HUM 203/204/205: Ancient & Mediev. Humanities
MAT 165/167: Calculus I
MUS 101: Perspectives in Music
PED 101: Fitness and Wellness
PHY 210: University Physics I
PSY 101: General Psychology
REL 250/251/252: Compar. Religions
SPRING ODD YEARS
ART 100: Introduction to Art
BIO 101: Principles of Biology
CHE 111: General Chemistry
COM 104: Oral Communication
ENG 112: Honors Comp/Rhetoric
HIS 150/200: Amer.History since 1865
or Ancient & Medieval Civilization
MAT 167: Calculus
PED 101: Fitness and Wellness
PHL 210/230: Intro. Philosophy/Ethics
PHY 104/107: Intro. Astronomy/Physics
PSC 101: American National Govt.
SOC 110/120: Intro. Sociol./Anthro.
FALL ODD YEARS
BIO 101: Principles of Biology
BIO 105: Organismal Biology
CHE 111: General Chemistry
COM 104: Oral Communication
ENG 112: Honors Comp/Rhetoric
GEO 100: World Geography
HIS 140: American History to 1865
HUM 203/204/205: Amer.Revolution/Present
MAT 165/167: Calculus I
MUS 101: Perspectives in Music
PED 101: Fitness and Wellness
PHY 210: Introduction to Physics
PSY 101: General Psychology
REL 250/251/252: Compar. Rel.
SPRING EVEN YEARS
CHE 111: General Chemistry
COM 104: Oral Communication
ECO 101: Current Issues Economy
ENG 112: Honors Comp/Rhetoric
ENG 210: Approaches to Literature
HIS 210: Early Modern Civilization
MAT 167: Calculus I
PED 101: Fitness and Wellness
PHL 210/230: Intro.Philos./Ethics
PHY 104/107: Intro.Astronomy/Physics
PSC 101: Amer. National Govt
THR 113: Introduction to Theatre

Rotation of General Studies Honors Courses. The General Studies Honors Program follows a two-year cycle of courses which ensures that courses from the various categories in General Studies are available at least once in every four-year cycle.  General Studies Honors courses carry a section number ending with -80 or -81 with the exception of ENG112, MAT165, MAT167, and PHY210.  Honors classes with labs such as BIO105, CHE111 and PED101 may have only the lecture offered as -80 or -81. In that case, Honors Students can enter into a lab without this designation.

Colloquia.  Different colloquia are offered each semester.  In Fall, both first-semester freshman colloquia (HON195) and general colloquia (HON395) are offered.  Professors from across campus apply to teach colloquia which are selected by the Honors Committee.

Spring 2016 Colloquia Offerings:

  • Mysticism & Transcendence – Dr. David Mathies
  • The Mental Side of Greatness – Dr. William Russell
  • Perspectives on Poverty – Machelle Skinner
  • Plagues That Changed the World – Dr. Jason Baker & Dr. Kristen Walton

Fall 2016 Colloquia Offerings:

  • Intercultural Relations – Dr. Ana Baussett-Page
  • Determining, Understanding and Solving Current Issues in Our Rapidly Changing World – Dr. Murray Nabors
  • Philosophy of Science: A Philosophical Investigation of Scientific Reasoning – Dr. Catherine Kendig
  • Introduction to Gender & Power Studies – Dr. Kay Siebler
  • Great American Trials of the 20th Century – Dr. Dominic DeBrincat
  • Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares – Dr. Gaywyn Moore
  • Election Law and Voting Practices: Protecting the Right to Vote – Dr. Dave Tushaus & Dr. Joanne Katz
  • Learning and the Brain: The Directives of Educational and Brain Research for Improved Cognitive Development – Dr. Daniel Shepherd
  • Global Amphibian Decline: Causes and Consequences – Dr. Mark Mills