Honors (HON)

Courses

HON 1000. Constructing Knowledge. Units: 3

An exploration of the ways in which knowledge is constructed and the active role individuals play in the creation of their own learning. Satisfies Category E; WI designation.

HON 1100. Writing Rhetorically. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: acceptance into University Honors Program
Concentrated composition course for first-year Honors students. Examines the ways written language functions in various contexts. Students will conduct research and draw upon critical readings of texts to develop their own arguments, as well as examine and use rhetorical strategies that respond to different situations. Satisfies GE Category A2.

HON 1200. Thinking Critically. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: acceptance into the Honors Program
Analysis of various kinds of reasoning employed in everyday life and in more specialized contexts, to develop each student's skill in understanding and using carefully constructed arguments. Illustrations will include materials drawn from contemporary issues. Satisfies GE Category A3; WI designation. Formerly offered as HON 104B.

HON 1300. Communicating Orally. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: acceptance into the Honors Program
Introduction to effective speech communication with emphasis on thinking about the decisions that are made to construct informative and persuasive presentations that are rhetorically and visually engaging. Satisfies GE Category A1. Formerly offered as HON 104C.

HON 3100. Natural Sciences and the Humanities. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Acceptance into the University Honors Program. Quarter Prerequisite: admission to University Honors Program
Semester Corequisite: HON 3150
An examination of the means by which the approaches to constructing knowledge in Natural Sciences and the Humanities can be utilized together to address big questions. Team-taught with course materials and readings drawn from relevant disciplines. Co-requisite with HON 3150. With HON 3150, satisfies upper division GE requirements B5 and C4 and designations WI and GP.

HON 3150. Natural Sciences and the Humanities Praxis. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Acceptance into the University Honors Program. Quarter Prerequisite: admission to University Honors Program
Semester Corequisite: HON 3100
An examination of the means by which the approaches to constructing knowledge in Natural Sciences and the Humanities can be utilized together to address big questions. Team-taught with course materials and readings drawn from relevant disciplines. Co-requisite with HON 3100. With HON 3100, satisfies upper division GE requirements B5 and C4 and designations WI and GP.

HON 3200. Social Sciences and Natural Sciences Seminar. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Acceptance into the University Honors Program. Quarter Prerequisite: admission to University Honors Program
Semester Corequisite: HON 3250
An examination of the means by which the approaches to constructing knowledge in Natural Sciences and the Humanities can be utilized together to address big questions. Team-taught with course materials and readings drawn from relevant disciplines. Co-requisite with HON 3250. With HON 3250, satisfies upper division GE requirements B and D and designation WI.

HON 3250. Social Sciences and Natural Sciences Praxis. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Acceptance into the University Honors Program. Quarter Prerequisite: admission to University Honors Program
Semester Corequisite: HON 3200
A problem and/or project based application of the approaches to constructing knowledge in Natural Sciences and the Humanities that brings them together to address big questions. Team taught with course materials and readings drawn from relevant disciplines. HON 3200, satisfies upper division GE requirements B and D and designations WI and DI.

HON 3300. Social Science and the Humanities Seminar. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Acceptance into the University Honors Program. Quarter Prerequisite: admission to University Honors Program
Semester Corequisite: HON 3350
An examination of the means by which the approaches to constructing knowledge in Natural Sciences and the Humanities can be utilized together to address big questions. Team-taught with course materials and readings drawn from relevant disciplines. Co-requisite with HON 3350. With HON 3350, satisfies upper division GE requirements C and D and designations WI and GP.

HON 3350. Social Science and the Humanities Praxis. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Acceptance into the University Honors Program
Semester Corequisite: HON 3300
A problem and/or project based application of the approaches to constructing knowledge in Natural Sciences and the Humanities that brings them together to address big questions. Team taught with course materials and readings drawn from relevant disciplines. When taken with HON 3300, upper division GE requirements C and D and designations WI and GP are satisfied.

HON 4100. Senior Research Workshop. Unit: 1

Semester Prerequisite: 2 HON 3000-level classes. Quarter Prerequisite: HON 306
Workshop designed to advance progress on students' individual research theses. Students will meet to discuss research strategies and challenges and to review each others' work.

HON 4200. Collaborative Project Workshop. Unit: 1

Semester Prerequisite: 2 HON 3000-level classes. Quarter Prerequisite: HON 306
Workshop designed to advance progress on students' collaborative community projects. Students will work together to discuss project strategies and challenges and to review one another's work.

HON 4500. Senior Research Symposium. Unit: 1

Semester Prerequisite: HON 4100 or HON 4200. Quarter Prerequisite: HON 306
Workshop designed to complete senior theses and project and to prepare students for presentation of work. Students will review one another's work, collaborate on the planning of the Spring Symposium, and workshop their presentations.