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GENERAL STUDIES HONORS PROGRAM


HONORS COURSES (HONR)


 
HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

 
HONR 131, 132, 133  WESTERN THOUGHT 4, 4, 4
Integration of Western history and literature with added emphasis on philosophical concepts and their relationships to events. Completion of all three quarters satisfies 8 hours of general studies history and 4 hours of literature; completion of 8 hours satisfies 4 hours of history and 4 hours of literature; completion of 4 hours satisfies 4 hours of general studies humanities. HONR 131 is a prerequisite to HONR 132 or HONR 133.)
 


HONR 349  RELIGION IN A SOCIAL CONTEXT 4
Study of religion in its social setting, including the nature and role of religious symbol systems, the importance of religion in the creation of social values, the function of religion in social change, and the institutionalization of religion. Satisfies 4 hours of general studies social science or 4 hours religion. Prerequisite: HONR 131 and either HONR 132 or HONR 133, or permission of instructor.
 


HUMANITIES

 
HONR 310, 311, 312  SCIENCE AND THE ARTS 4, 4, 4
Study of historical science and its relationship to the humanities through three successive periods: Classical period through the Renaissance, 18th and 19th centuries, and modern and postmodern periods. Laboratory required. Completion of all three quarters satisfies 8 hours laboratory science and 4 hours humanities (fine arts) or 8 hours humanities (4 fine arts, 4 philosophy) and 4 hours science. Students who take two quarters receive credit for 4 hours of science and 4 hours humanities. Students who take one quarter receive credit for 4 hours of humanities. Prerequisites: HONR 131 and either HONR 132 or 133; or permission of instructor; MATH 123 or 181. Contingent on enrollment.
 


LANGUAGE ARTS

 
HONR 141, 142  COLLEGE WRITING 3, 3
Advanced college writing designed to integrate writing with readings of significant classic and contemporary texts which complement the general studies honors curriculum. Satisfies College Writing 121, 122 requirement.
 


HONR 243  HONORS RESEARCH WRITING 3
Advanced research writing designed to integrate writing with the general studies curriculum. Students research a major issue in classic or contemporary thought and write a documented paper using primary source material. Prerequisite: HONR 142 or equivalent and admission to the Honors Program.
 


RELIGION

 
HONR 281, 282, 283  THE NEW TESTAMENT AND ITS ENVIRONMENT 2, 2, 2
Study of certain New Testament themes in the light of first-century Jewish and Hellenistic culture and thought. HONR 281 is a prerequisite for either HONR 282 or 283. Each course satisfies two hours of RELB general studies religion credit.
 


HONR 349  RELIGION IN A SOCIAL CONTEXT 4
Study of religion in its social setting, including the nature and role of religious symbol systems, the importance of religion in the creation of social values, the function of religion in social change, and the institutionalization of religion. Satisfies 4 hours of general studies social science or 4 hours religion.
 


SEMINAR

 
HONR 496, 497, 498  HONORS SEMINAR 1, 1, 1
Seminar that seeks to integrate learning and religious faith. Students present formal papers based on reading, research, and dialogue with faculty. Must be taken in sequence. Applies towards overall general studies requirements, but not to the minimum in any specific area. Prerequisite: Completion of 32 hours of HONR classes or senior standing.