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Honors (HON) Course Descriptions

Honors College


HON 2201  Honors Community Service
1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor.
Supervised community service experience relevant to an Honors education. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 3 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HON 3021  Honors Essay Writing
1 hour credit. Prerequisites: WRC 1013 and WRC 1023, enrollment in the Honors College, and consent of instructor.
A special Honors course designed to allow students to receive credit for work on writing essays for competitions. Involves substantial rewriting. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 3 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HON 3223  Honors Seminar in Social & Behavioral Sciences
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor.
Interdisciplinary seminar that explores broad topics and themes in the social and behavioral sciences. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3233  Honors Seminar in Arts & Humanities
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor.
Interdisciplinary seminar that explores broad topics and themes in arts and humanities. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3243  Honors Seminar in Business & the Professions
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor.
Interdisciplinary seminar that explores broad topics and themes in business and the professions. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3253  Honors Seminar in the Sciences
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor.
Interdisciplinary seminar that explores broad topics and themes in the sciences. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3301  Graduate School Workshop
(1-0) 1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor.
A special workshop designed to prepare undergraduate students for admission to graduate school, with special emphasis on admission to Ph.D. programs. Topics include selecting a graduate program, preparing an application packet, writing the personal statement, and preparing for the Graduate Record Examination.

HON 3501  Honors Capstone Exploration
(1-0) 1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor.
Course designed to help students develop an understanding of what a thesis project is, what resources are necessary to complete the project, and identify a topic and a faculty thesis advisor. Students are encouraged to take this course in the first semester of their junior year. (Formerly titled "Honors Thesis Exploration Seminar.")

HON 3513  Policy-Making Process
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the UT System Archer Fellows Program.
This course will focus on the role of Congress and the President in the policy-making process. The course will use a variety of sources (academic texts, newspaper and journal articles, Web sites, blogs, advocacy papers) to compare textbook and "real world" versions of how policy is made in Washington, D.C.

HON 3523  Beyond Congress and the White House
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the UT System Archer Fellows Program.
This course is designed to help students understand power in our nation's capital and, especially, power that lies outside Congress and the White House. Students will study Washington, D.C., by making visits to local sites, as they examine complex issues, such as the use of DDT to combat malaria, the relationship between democracy and war, and the future of the Internet.

HON 3533  Advocacy in Applied Settings
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the UT System Archer Fellows Program.
This course will provide an introduction to the issues individuals face when placed in the role of being advocates for an issue, idea, or even themselves. The goal of the course is for students to learn about advocacy in ways that they can apply to their internship settings.

HON 4913  Honors Independent Study
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor.
Independent reading, research, and writing under the direction of a faculty member. Designed as preparation for completion of an Honors Thesis. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HON 4933,6  Honors Internship
3 or 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor.
Supervised experience in a professional setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice programs relevant to the student’s degree program and honors experience. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of internship will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HON 4941  Honors Leadership
1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the College of Business Leadership Challenge program.
Supervised leadership experience relevant to an Honors education. Usually involves planning and designing experiences for new Honors students.

HON 4993  Honors Capstone Project
3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor.
Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Capstone project for the purpose of earning Highest Honors. May be repeated once for credit. (Formerly titled “Honors Thesis.”)

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