About Honors Courses
University Honors Program Courses...
Are small and generally limited to 20 students or less to allow for more personal attention and interaction with professors. Do not rely on lectures and textbooks alone, but rather emphasize critical thinking and engagement in the learning process.
- Provide students a chance to work with other academically gifted students from a variety of backgrounds.
- Provide cultural enrichment.
- Provide academic enrichment rather than acceleration.
- Afford students the opportunity to conduct independent research under the guidance of experienced faculty mentors.
- Offer students the opportunity to Study Abroad.
- Are not necessarily more difficult than others, but rather more stimulating and interactive.
Beginning the sophomore year, students have the opportunity to undertake an independent studies project under the one-to-one guidance of a knowledgeable faculty mentor. This project provides students with invaluable experience in: researching a topic of his/her choice, creative and critical thinking, and problem-solving. This experience helps prepare students for future graduate school and professional challenges. Students interested in pre-law/pre-medical careers and graduate school are strongly urged to consider the benefits of an undergraduate Honors education.
In addition, students may enroll in independent study courses while studying abroad, which are designed to promote experiential learning in order to promote interdisciplinary learning, contextual insight, cultural appreciation, and critical thinking skills. Students in these courses are to arrange a topic and appropriate academic work with a faculty member of Director of the Guerra Honors Program. The syllabus for HONR 3388 and 4388 is located below.
Honors Course Listing
Fall 2007 Schedule (PDF)
Fall 2008 Schedule (WORD)
Spring 2009 Schedule (WORD)
Fall 2009 Schedule (WORD)
Spring 2010 Schedule (WORD)
Summer I & II 2010 Schedule (PDF)
Fall 2010 Schedule (PDF)
Spring 2011 Schedule (PDF)
Summer I & II, Fall 2011 (PDF)
Spring 2012 Schedule (PDF)
Fall 2012 Schedule (PDF)
Spring 2013 Schedule (PDF)