Members of the Honors Enrichment Learning Community are enrolled together in three courses (seven honors credits) in the fall semester; they may choose to continue in the LC in the spring semester by enrolling in two courses (four honors credits).
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. Prereq: Eligibility for the University Honors program and an ACT English subscore of at least 24, or consent of University Honors Program Director.
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 US in the world.
This course is designed to help facilitate a positive adjustment to the first year of college through the development of both written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills, and group presentation skills. Students will explore the purposes of higher education and its potential outcomes; develop skills of social interaction, self-awareness, and personal development through team projects and class presentations, attendance at university events, and programs promoting an appreciation of diversity; review the university's resources, policies, and procedures; investigate personal interests and strengths while setting academic and personal goals; and learn effective skills to help them cope with the world around them. PREREQ: OPEN TO FRESHMEN ONLY.
This course is designed for learning community students as an opportunity to maintain contact with instructors from linked fall/spring courses, engage in service in the surrounding community and receive training in leadership. This course will directly focus on the Liberal Education America's Promise (LEAP) Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO) of Personal and Social Responsibility. PREREQ: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.
A basic course designed to help students increase their effectiveness in public speaking through classroom speeches. Emphasis is on research, preparation, organization, delivery, and visual aids to enhance informative and persuasive speaking. The student will develop skills to communicate orally in clear, coherent language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.