HON-Honors College

HON 2511. Community Citizen.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Admission/eligible to the Honors Program (3.40 GPA). May be repeated once. Students will provide volunteer service at a community agency (hospitals, united way agencies, art museum, etc.) as approved by the course instructor. Students will be asked to discuss their experiences in class, write about the experience, and to participate in peer-revision sessions. Students will be expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer service in a semester. (F, Sp)

HON 2963. Perspectives on the Global Experience.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to Honors program. May be repeated once with change in course topic. Explores the relationship between economic and cultural processes associated with globalization and sub-Saharan Africa. In order to better understand the nature of globalization and its implications for inequality and day-to-day life, we examine case studies dealing with topics like the marketing of soap in colonial southern Africa, conflicts over the extraction of oil in Nigeria, and undocumented West African migrants living in New York City. (F, Sp, Su)

HON 2970. Honors Seminar.3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors College Curriculum. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. (F, Sp)

HON 2973. Perspectives on the American Experience.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: permission of Honors College. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. An interdisciplinary investigation of the social, economic, and political realities of American life and culture from the late nineteenth century to the present. Topics to be treated include immigration, the rise of mass production and consumer culture, the Great Migration, the Cold War, 1960s social movements, and current "culture wars." (Sp) [IV-WC].

HON 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

HON 3513. Biotechnology.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Zoology 1114 or Microbiology 3813 or Botany 1114 and permission of Honors College. Survey of the most active areas in the field including recombinant DNA technology, protein engineering, large-scale cultivation of microorganisms, commercial exploitation of microorganisms, mammalian cells in culture and their application in vaccine production and monoclonal antibody production, gene therapy, and genetic engineering in plants. (F)

HON 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Will consist of topics designated by the instructor. The content will emphasize work not presented in other courses. (F, Sp, Su)

HON 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: member of Honors College Curriculum in good standing. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. An upper-division Honors College course to be used by departments and by the Honors College. (F, Sp, Su)

HON 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Will provide an opportunity for the gifted Honors candidate to work at a special project under the guidance of a professor in the student's field. (F, Sp, Su)

HON 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of content. Independent study may be arranged to study a subject not available through regular course offerings. (F, Sp, Su)

HON 3993. Honors Colloquium.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to and good standing in Honors College Curriculum. May be repeated with change in course topic. An interdepartmental course involving two or more instructors from different departments. (Sp)