1000. Honors College Seminar: Intellectual Heritage. 1 hour. Explores the intellectual heritage and foundation on which students build as they progress academically. Includes lectures from a variety of disciplinary perspectives; students have opportunities to discuss important intellectual concepts.
1100. The Good Society. 3 hours. Human beings form social groups to meet their common needs, such as order and infrastructure. For thousands of years, thoughtful people have asked questions about the nature of these human societies. This course explores questions of ongoing interest and importance, including how good societies deal with poverty, illness, education, environmental issues and criminal behavior. Human rights, biodiversity and war are also considered. Takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of these topics, and seeks to provoke critical thought rather than offer answers.
1500. Introduction to Research: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. 3 hours. Interdisciplinary lecture course on the basic principles of research in physical and life sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the performing arts. In addition to learning to apply basic research methods to a specific research topic, students discuss ethics and values in research, safety issues, intellectual property rights, and funding and publication issues.
2900. Special Problems. 1–3 hours.
3500. Honors Thesis Proposal Development. 3 hours. Students develop a thesis proposal, including identification of a research topic, review of relevant literature and/or theory, formulation of hypotheses or research questions where relevant, addressing ethical and safety issues, developing a research budget, and developing a timeline for the research. Students should identify a thesis advisor in their major before the beginning of the course.
4000. Honors Capstone Seminar: Global Perspectives. 3 hours. The Capstone Seminar is the final course for students enrolled in the Honors College. Students explore various issues of global importance.
4100. Honors Colloquium. 3 hours. Interdisciplinary colloquium on various topics of significant interest.
4900. Special Problems. 1–3 hours.
4951. Honors College Capstone Thesis. 3 hours. Major research project prepared by the student under the supervision of a faculty member and presented in standard thesis format. An oral defense is required of each student for successful completion of the thesis.
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