Honors Program

Overview

Tier I Courses

HON-H 103 Honors Seminar: Common Intellectual Experience I (3-6 cr.) P: Admission to the Honors Program. A skills course emphasizing writing, reading, speaking, thinking skills, collaborative learning, diversity, research, and the use of technology in an academic setting. Readings and discussion of texts-in-common selected by Honors faculty and studied in preparation for possible project presentation at the Mid-East Honors Conference in the spring. Ordinarily taken during the first semester of study at IU Southeast. Part one of the required two-semester seminar sequence for Tier One students.Generally fulfills two General Education requirements (Written Communication and Ethical Questions).

HON-H 104 Honors Seminar: Common Intellectual Experience II (3-6 cr.) P: Admission to the Honors Program. Continuation of H 103. Builds on skills attained in the first semester with continued reading and discussion of texts-in-common. Students will begin to envision, research, and refine projects for possible presentation at the Mid-East Honors Conference in the spring. Ordinarily taken during the second semester of study at IU Southeast. Part two of the required two-semester seminar sequence for Tier One students.Generally fulfills two General Education requirements (Oral Communication and Critical Thinking).

Tier I & II Courses

HON-H 306 Multidisciplinary Seminar in the Humanities and Social Sciences (3-6 cr.) P: Admission to the Honors Program or permission of the Honors Program Director. Topic varies with the instructor and semester. Possible topics include Art as Literature; Death and Dying; Utopias through History. May be repeated for up to 18 credit hours.Please Note: Provided they meet the minimum number of courses for their HP course of study, students may take any combination of 300-level Honors Program courses they like; there is no requirement that they take both 306 and 307; students should enroll in courses that fit their intellectual interests and scheduling needs.

HON-H 307 Multidisciplinary Seminar (3-6 cr.) P: Admission to the Honors Program or permission of the Honors Program Director. Topic varies with the instructor and semester. Topics will include those outside the humanities and social sciences. One recent topic has been Insects and Human Society.May be repeated for up to 18 credit hours. Please Note: Provided they meet the minimum number of 300-level courses for their HP course of study, students may take any combination of 300-level Honors Program courses they like; there is no requirement that they take both 306 and 307; students should enroll in courses that fit their intellectual interests and scheduling needs.

HON-H 400 Honors Research Minor Seminar (1-3 cr.) Required seminar for Tier Two students undertaking the research minor. Honors seminars will encompass discussion of each student’s research along with larger issues such as research strategies, publication, and ethics. May be repeated for up to 4 credit hours.

Hon-H 495 (1-3 cr.)  Required seminar for students undertaking culminating projects within the Honors Program.Honors 495 is generally an appropriate choice for students undertaking more “hand-on” projects, such as the development of specialized web-sites, events, and other projects that are expected to underscore the student’s ability to envision and complete projects outside the realm of traditional research papers.May be repeated for up to 4 credit hours.

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