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  • Course Descriptions

    Honors Courses

    HONR 2305 Honors Seminar in the Humanities
    A seminar-style course for first year Honors Program students. Students explore fundamental questions and issues in the humanities from a variety of perspectives, including historical, cultural, philosophical, and scientific. Required of all first semester students.

    HONR 2302 Great Works in the Arts
    The course introduces students to the aesthetic, compositional, motivational, and cultural elements of the visiting and performing arts. This course satisfies the core performing arts requirement for honors students. Prerequisite: HONR 2305.

    HONR 3191 Honors Exploration of Physical Therapy Pathologies
    This seminar-style course will focus on pathologies in a topic selected by the instructor (orthopedic, neurologic, or cardiopulmonary disorders). The students will have the opportunity to learn about the disorders, medical diagnosing and treatment of the disorders, and to read research papers related to the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the disorders. The students will also be expected to write one short paper on an approved diagnosis of choice and possibly role-lay a patient for the student physical therapists. Course may be repeated twice for credit when topics differ. Permission of instructor required. Prerequisites: Biology 1480, Biology 2423, and Biology 2324.

    HONR 3291 Honors Research with Physical Therapy Focus
    This course provides the Honors Program student with the opportunity to implement the research proposal developed in HONR 3281 in conjunction with ongoing research endeavors of physical therapy faculty members. The course may be repeated up to 3 times as research progresses. Permission of instructor required. Prerequisites: Biology 1480, Biology 2423, and Biology 2324.

    HONR 3381 Honors Senior Seminar
    Readings and research on selected topics taught from a multidisciplinary perspective. May be repeated once for credit when the topic varies. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and good standing in the Honors Program.

    HONR 4373 Internship
    This course is intended to provide Honors Program students the opportunity to perform an internship with an organization through the Honors Program. Internships through the Honors Program typically satisfy one or more of the major goals within the Honors Program. This course is only open to current students in the Honors Program. May be repeated for a total of six hours of credit. Prerequisites: Six hours of honors courses. Students must be in good standing with the Honors Program and should be a junior or senior.

    HONR 4191, 4291, 4391 Honors Research
    Individual research for Honors Program students. May be repeated to a total of six semester hours of credit. This course is only open to current Honors Program students. Prerequisites: Six hours of honors courses. Students must be in good standing with the Honors Program and should be a junior or senior. Permission from instructor required.

    HONR 4399 Honors Thesis
    Faculty-directed independent research leading to the completion of the Honors Thesis Project. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of the Honors Program director.

  • Course Requirements

    Course Requirements

    Students choose one of these course requirement programs:

    • Highest University Honors
      21 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) Required

      Students take all of the courses listed below.
    • High University Honors
      18 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) Required

      Students take all of our courses listed below except HONR 4399.

    HONR 2305: Honors Seminar in the Humanities
    This course is taken during the student’s first fall semester. It covers selected themes from historical, sociocultural, scientific, and economic perspectives.

    HONR 2302 Great Works in the Arts
    Students take this course during the second semester of their first year or the second year in the program. Satisfies Visual and Performing Arts requirement.

    HONR 3381: Honors Senior Seminar
    Students take this seminar during their late junior year or in their senior year. The seminar alternates among various disciplines. 3 SCH Advanced elective credit.

    Honors Research/Creative Activity
    This requirement is taken through an existing discipline or through an HONR research listing, preferably during the junior year. 3 SCH.

    Honors Hours in Major Discipline
    Upper division courses will be determined through consultation with departments and the Honors Program director. These are courses already required in the degree plan for the major, with an additional honors component added. Students take these courses during their junior and senior years. 6 SCH.

    HONR 4399: Honors Thesis/Creative Project
    Completed during the final semester.