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Every honors student tailors the courses, curriculum and honors experience to their own interests and needs.

Honors courses tend to be smaller, providing students with enriched, discussion-oriented experiences that promote learning and innovation. They also facilitate intellectual interactions between students, professors and other students.

Typical Courses

  • HON: Introduction to Ethics (Phil 103)
  • HON: Literature of Western Civilization I (Engl 257)
  • HON: Literature of Western Civilization II (Engl 258)
  • HON: History of Rock and Roll (MusH 201)

  • HON: Introduction to Anthropology (Anth 100)
  • HON: History of Civilization (Hist 101)
  • HON: History of Civilization (Hist 102)
  • HON: Peoples of the World (Anth 220)
  • HON: Introduction to Psychology (Psych 101)
  • HON: Introduction to Political Science (PolS 101)

  • HON: College Writing and Rhetoric (Engl 102)
  • HON: Technical Writing (Engl 317)
  • HON: Public Speaking (Comm 101)

  • HON: Principles of Chemistry I (Chem 111)
  • HON: Principles of Chemistry II (Chem 112)
  • HON: Integrated Science (Cors 200-level), topics vary
  • HON: Physical Geography (Geog 100)

  • HON: Topics in Pure Mathematics (Math 315), topics vary
  • HON: Engineering Statics (Engr 210)
  • HON: Engineering Dynamics (Engr 220

  • Statistical Methods (Stat 251)
  • Probability and Statistics (Stat 301)
  • Introduction to Symbolic Logic (Phil 202)


Integrated seminars are interdisciplinary, thematic based courses that introduce students to a variety of perspectives on topics of broad interests.

Courses emphasize discussion and interactions between students, faculty and other students with a focus on critical thinking, diversity and methods of inquiry.

The first-year students seminar (ISem 101) is intended to help introduce students to college-level thinking and experience.

The upper-division seminar (ISem 301) is limited to sophomore level students or above. It focuses on various issues in our society.

Honors seminars will fulfill the integrated seminar general education requirements.

  • HON: Integrated Seminar (ISem 101) on topics such as “Bargaining and Negotiation,”  "Love and Happiness,” “Globalization” and “The Sacred Journey.”
  • HON: Great Issues Seminar (ISem 301) on topics such as “Future of Ag: promise or peril,” “The Dust Bowl and the Great Depression" and “What is an Educated Person?”

  • HON: Courses and Seminars (300-400 level) on topics such as “Magnificent Obsessions,” "Banned Books of the World,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “History of Film and Music, “The Occult in History” and “The Monsters We Make.”   
  • HON: Interdisciplinary Colloquium (Intr 450)
  • HON: Reading Elective (Intr 404)

The specific courses offered vary from semester to semester.

View the Fall 2017 classes.

Don't see what you are looking for? The UHP offers the opportunity for students to collaborate with faculty to develop directed study courses and course adjustments through the course contract options.

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