Honors General Education Courses

The Honors Program sponsors specially-designated, discussion-rich sections of most required core courses.  These courses include:

COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION

A basic course designed to help students increase their effectiveness in public speaking and interpersonal communication through learing current theory and developing skills through actual classroom experiences. A beginning course in principles of oral communication designed to develop confidence and precision through classroom speaking. For information about the waiver examination see the Proficiency/General Studies Requirements section of this Bullitin.

ENGLISH 105 HONORS FRESHMAN ENGLISH

An accelerated course in the reading and writing of college-level prose that satisfies the Proficiency writing requirement for students in the University Honors Program.  Study of the major literary genres, and composition of substantial papers and a library research paper. NOTE: Students will be able to receive AP or other test credit for English 101 and English 102, but they may not enroll in English 101 or English 102 for credit after completing this course.

GENED 110 WORLD OF THE ARTS

This course exposes students to the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art.  Students will gain insight into the basic components of the arts, the role of art in society, and be given an historical perspective on art.  Students will attend performing arts events and see work in the gallery context. Both western and non-western arts will be explored. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.

GENED 120 HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES

This course examines major trends in the economic, political, and sociocultural history of the world since the nineteenth century. Students are encouraged to draw on multiple perspectives to develop a comparative framework for understanding the origins of current global issues and the changing role of the U.S. in the world.

GENED 130 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY

This course critically examines how people influence and are affected by their social worlds from the perspectives of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and women's studies.  The course focuses on how we experience life as individuals and as members of cultural systems that shape our personalities, behavior, and perceptions of the world. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.

GENED 140 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

This course introduces students to key terms, concepts, issues and relationships in economics, geography and political science.  The course investigates how increasing globalization impacts issues such as the authority and competence of the nation-state, population growth and migration, economic development and trade, and patterns of international cooperation and conflict. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis.

GENED 390 THE WORLD OF IDEAS

This course examines themes and issues that have had a significant impact upon the world's civilizations.  Readings will focus on primary texts representing major historical periods, world cultures, and diverse perspectives.  This course will stress critical and analytical thought, drawing upon knowledge obtained in this and earlier core courses. May not be taken on an S/NC grade basis. PREREQ: COMPLETION OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY, JUNIOR STANDING AND COMPLETION OF ALL OTHER CORE COURSES.