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: 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
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 165/167: Calculus I
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 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 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
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
MAT165/167: Calculus I
PED 101: Fitness and Wellness
PHL 210/230: Intro.Philos./Ethics
PHY 104/107: Intro.Astronomy/Physics
PSC 101: Amer. National Govt
REL 250/251/252: Compar. Religions
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.

Fall 2014 Colloquia Offerings:

  • Philosophy and Science: A Philosophical Investigation of Scientific Reasoning – Dr. Katie Kendig
  • Intercultural Communications – Dr. Ana Bausset-Page
  • Laugh ‘Til We Cry – Dr. William Church
  • Japanese America: From Immigration to the Cold War – Dr. Stacia Bensyl
  • Election Law and Voting Practices: Protecting the Right to Vote – Dave Tushaus & Joanne Katz
  • The Cold War, 1944-1989 – Dr. Daniel Trifan
  • Plant Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Solving the Puzzle of Plant Communication – Dr. Csengela Barta

Spring 2014 Colloquia Offerings:

China: Its History and Culture – visiting professor Dr. Jianhua Lian
Possible Futures of Planet Earth and the United States – Dr. Murray Nabors
Applied Sport Psychology: The Mental Side of Greatness – Dr. William Russell
Mind and Brain – Dr. Phil Wann