John F. Reed Honors Program

2016-2017 Catalog: Honors Courses Descriptions*

[Text for 2016-2017 Catalog Under Review]

HON 221 - Innovative Thinkers

  • This course will focus on specified breakthrough thinkers, their works, and the reception of their works from a broad range of disciplines.
  • Credits: 2 
  • Clock Hours - (Lect-Lab): (2-0)
  • Repeatable: Students may complete two courses on different thinkers in fulfillment of forum requirements.
  • Term Offered: Fall, Spring

HON 222 - Intellectual Foundations

  • Students will read and discuss theories that have been fundamental in a particular field of study, focusing on the development of the theory, the impact of the theory on other disciplines, including instances of what might be considered misuse.
  • Credits: 2
  • Clock Hours - (Lect-Lab): (2-0)
  • Repeatable: Students may complete two courses on different theories in fulfillment of forum requirements.
  • Term Offered: Fall, Spring

HON 223 - Multidisciplinary Perspectives

  • This course will examine specific topics that have been the focus of inquiry by multiple disciplines, laying the foundation to better understand what is meant by interdisciplinary inquiry.
  • Credits: 2
  • Clock Hours - (Lect-Lab): (2-0)
  • Repeatable: Students may complete two courses on different topics in fulfillment of forum requirements.
  • Term Offered: Fall, Spring

HON 250 - Community of Scholars

  • An introduction to the roles and responsibilities of scholars and researchers in contemporary society.
  • Credits: 1
  • Clock Hours - (Lect-Lab): (1-0)
  • Term Offered: Fall, Spring

HON 421 - Innovative Thinkers

  • This course will focus on specified breakthrough thinkers, their works, and the reception of their works from a broad range of disciplines.
  • Credits: 2
  • Clock Hours - (Lect-Lab): (2-0)
  • Repeatable: Students may complete two courses on different thinkers in fulfillment of forum requirements.
  • Term Offered: Fall, Spring

HON 422 - Intellectual Foundations

  • Students will read and discuss theories that have been fundamental in a particular field of study, focusing on the development of the theory, the impact of the theory on other disciplines, including instances of what might be considered misuse.
  • Credits: 2
  • Clock Hours - (Lect-Lab): (2-0)
  • Repeatable: Students may complete two courses on different theories in fulfillment of forum requirements.
  • Term Offered: Fall, Spring

HON 423 - Multidisciplinary Perspectives

  • This course will examine specific topics that have been the focus of inquiry by multiple disciplines, laying the foundation to better understand what is meant by interdisciplinary inquiry.
  • Credits: 2
  • Clock Hours - (Lect-Lab): (2-0)
  • Repeatable: Students may complete two courses on different topics in fulfillment of forum requirements.
  • Term Offered: Fall, Spring

HON 450 - Honors Thesis I

  • This course is a continuation of Rhetoric of Knowledge. In this course the student will move beyond the literature review to collect additional data and begin the writing process for the Honors thesis.
  • Credits: 2
  • Clock Hours - (Lect-Lab): (2-0)
  • Prerequisites: COMP 350 OR ENGL 363
  • Term Offered: Fall

HON 451 - Honors Thesis II

  • This course is a continuation of Honors Thesis I. In this course the student will focus on articulation of the implications of their research, polishing their thesis and preparing for the required public presentation of their work.
  • Credits: 2
  • Clock Hours - (Lect-Lab): (2-0)
  • Prerequisites: HON 450
  • Term Offered: Spring

*See Requirements to Graduate as a John F. Reed Honors Program Scholar and Receive a Minor in the Rhetoric of Inquiry.