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Approved Core Courses

The Honors Council maintains the following list of approved courses for each of the core areas. The list indicates departmental courses which have been approved by the Honors Council as suitable for fulfilling Honors core requirements in each area. This list has been developed based upon courses currently listed in the university catalog, and is subject to change.

Revised February 2009

Note: Courses marked with an asterisk * have prerequisites. Check the catalog for further information.

Any student may request the addition of any course to the list, and the Council will consider its addition. Experimental courses and interdisciplinary courses may be proposed as well as standard departmental courses. Honors scholars should discuss their course selection with their Honors advisor, who will assure that diversity and rigor are maintained in the student's schedule.

Language and Literature

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  • English
    • ENGL 2250 Understanding Literature (3)
    • ENGL 2340 The American Film (3)
    • ENGL 2350 American Literature to 1865 (3)
    • ENGL 2355 American Literature 1865 to Present (3)
    • ENGL 2360 English Literature to 1800 (3)
    • ENGL 2365 English Literature 1800 to Present (3)
    • ENGL 2370 World Literature to 1600 (3)
    • ENGL 2375 World Literature 1600 to Present (3)
    • ENGL 2380 Women in World Literature (3)
    • ENGL 2410 Myth (3)
    • ENGL 2460 Science Fiction and Fantasy (3)
    • ENGL 3310 American Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism (3)
    • ENGL 3320 Twentieth-Century American Literature (3)
    • ENGL 3335 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (3)
    • ENGL 3355 Twentieth-Century British and Commonwealth Literature (3)
    • ENGL 3540 Literature for Young Adults (3)
    • ENGL 4410 Chaucer and His Age (3)
    • ENGL 4420 Shakespeare and His Age (3)
    • ENGL 4425 Milton and His Age (3)

  • German
    • Any literature/culture course 3312 and higher

  • Spanish
    • Any literature/culture course 3312 and higher

  • Philosophy
    • PHIL 2310 Philosophy in Literature

Investigation of Human Behavior

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  • Anthropology
    • ANTH 1100 Becoming Human-Tracing Our Origins (3)
    • ANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 2100 Native North Americans (3)

  • Biology
    • BIOL *3150 Animal Behavior (3)

  • Geography
    • GEOG 2200 Introduction to Human Geography (3)

  • Philosophy
    • PHIL 2220 Ethics (3)

  • Political Science
    • POL 1300 Introductions to International Relations (3)

  • Professional Education
    • ED *3110 Educational Psychology (3)
    • ED *3600 The Study of Learner with Special Needs (3)

  • Psychology
    • PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology (4)
    • PSY 2200 Human Sexuality (3)
    • PSY *2217 Abnormal Psychology (3)
    • PSY *2227 Learning and Cognition (3)
    • PSY *2237 Lifespan Development (4)
    • PSY *3337 Group Processes (3)
    • PSY *3357 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)
    • PSY *3367 Social Psychology (3)
    • PSY *3377 Typical and Atypical Development of the Preschool Child (2)
    • PSY *4457 Cognitive Psychology (3)
    • PSY *4459 Psychophysiology and Perception (4)

  • Sociology
    • SOC *2230 Ethnic and Minority Group Relations (3)
    • SOC *3230 Social Psychology (3)

  • Technical Studies
    • IT 2100 Impact of Technology (3)

The Structure and Function of Institutions

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  • Criminal Justice
    • CRJS 1000 The American Legal System (3)
    • CRJS 1120 Criminal Justice and Society (4)

  • Economics
    • ECON 2000 Markets and Resource Allocation (3)
    • ECON *2100 Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle (3)
    • ECON *3010 Public Economics (3)
    • ECON *3070 Labor Economics (3)
    • ECON *3200 Economics of the Financial Sector (3)
    • ECON 3400 International Trade & Finance (3)

  • Environmental Studies
    • ENVR 2000 Introduction to Environmental Science (3)

  • Geography
    • GEOG 2300 Economic Geography (3)
    • GEOG 2500 Political Geography (3)
    • GEOG*4210 Urban Geography (3)

  • History
    • HST 2630 Religion in America (3)

  • Mass Communication
    • MASC 1100 Mass Media and Society (3)

  • People and the Environment
    • All courses in People and the Environment apply under this rubic.

  • Philosophy
    • PHIL 2270 Death and Survival (3)
    • PHIL 2320 Philosophy of Religion (3)

  • Political Science
    • POL 1200 Introduction to American Politics (3)
    • POL *3100 American Foreign Policy (3)
    • POL *3200 Minnesota Politics (3)
    • POL *3410 Legislative and Executive Relations (3)
    • POL *3420 Campaigns and Elections (3)

  • Religious Studies
    • REL 2000 Religion in the Modern World (3)

  • Social Work
    • SOWK 2120 Introduction to Social Welfare (3)
    • SOWK *2260 Social Welfare Policy (3)

  • Sociology
    • SOC 1104 Introduction to Sociology (3)
    • SOC 2200 Social Movement and Change (3)
    • SOC 2210 American Culture (3)
    • SOC 2220 Sociology of Marriage and Family (3)
    • SOC *3050 Environmental Sociology (3)
    • SOC *3120 Organizations in Society (3)

Historical Studies

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  • Art History
    • ARTH 2551 Art History Survey I (4)
    • ARTH 2552 Art History Survey II (4)
    • ARTH *3550 Nineteenth Century Visual Culture (4)
    • ARTH *3557 Twentieth Century Art (4)
    • ARTH 3559 History of Modern Design (3)
    • ARTH 3566 Art in the Ancient Americas (4)
    • ARTH 4550 Studies in Art History (2)

  • Economics
    • ECON 1500 Historical Development of the Mixed Economy (3)

  • Geography
    • GEOG 4210 The History and Development of Geographic Thought (3)

  • History
    • HST 1114 United States History I to 1877 (3)
    • HST 1115 United States History II since 1877 (3)
    • HST 1304 World History I, Prehistory-1500 (3)
    • HST 1305 World History II, 1500-Present (3)
    • HST 2610 Minnesota History (3)
    • HST 2660 Women and History (3)
    • HST 2690 Indians of North America (3)
    • HST 3117 American Revolutionary Era, 1763-1800 (3)
    • HST 3128 Testing Democracy: Reform in Nineteenth Century America (3)
    • HST 3137 Civil War and Reconstruction, 1844-1877 (3)
    • HST 3159 The World at War, 1931-1945 (3)
    • HST *3169 History of the Vietnam War (3)
    • HST 3177 American Intellectual History to 1877 (3)
    • HST 3178 American Intellectual History since 1877 (3)
    • HST 3187 American West (3)
    • HST 3258 Foundations of the Western Legal Traditions (3)

  • Humanities
    • HUM 1100 Human Culture and Ideas (3)
    • HUM 2100 European Culture and Civilization (3)
    • HUM 2120 American Culture and Civilization (3)

  • Indian Studies
    • INST 2201 American Indians, Precontact-1887 (3)
    • INST 2207 First Nations of Canada (3)
    • INST *3307 History of the Ojibwe (3)
    • INST *3568 Survey of American Indian Art (3)

  • Mathematics
    • MATH *3820 History of Mathematics (3)

  • Music
    • MUS 1100 Introduction to Music (2)
    • MUS 1120 Folk, Jazz and Rock Music (2)
    • MUS 3120 The History of Jazz (2)
    • MUS 3130 The History of Rock and Roll (2)
    • MUS 3801 History and Literature of Music I (2)
    • MUS 3802 History and Literature of Music II (2)

  • Philosophy
    • PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 2260 Women and Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 3310 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 3330 Nineteenth Century Philosophy (3)
    • PHIL 3380 Political Philosophy (3)

  • Political Science
    • POL 1100 Understanding Politics (3)

  • Psychology
    • PSY 4487 History and Systems of Psychology (3)

  • Theatre and Communication Arts
    • THSP 3705 Theatre History to 1700 (3)
    • THSP 3706 Theatre History from 1700 (3)

Mathematics or Analytical Thought

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  • Mathematics
    • MATH 1100 Algebra and Mathematical Reasoning (4)
    • MATH 1110 Beginning College Algebra (3)
    • MATH 1170 College Algebra (3)
    • MATH 1470 Pre-Calculus (5)
    • MATH 2471 Calculus I (5)
    • MATH 2472 Calculus II (5)
    • MATH *3210 Foundations and Discrete Mathematics (4)

  • Philosophy
    • PHIL 3350 Symbolic Logic (3)

World Culture

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  • Geography
    • GEOG 1400 World Regional Geography (3)
    • GEOG 3800 Regional Geography (3)
    • GEOG 3810 Geography of Europe (3)
    • GEOG 3820 Geography of Asia (3)
    • GEOG 3840 Geography of Africa (3)

  • History
    • HST 2580 Russia (3)
    • HST 2700 World Religions (3)
    • HST 3268 The Roman Revolution, 200 BCE-CE 14 (3)
    • HST 3419 East Asia (3)
    • HST 3429 South and Southeast Asia (3)
    • HST 3449 Middle East (3)
    • HST 3459 Latin America (3)

  • Humanities
    • HUM 2130 Non-Western Cultures and Civilization (3)
    • HUM 2140 The African-American Experience, 1492-the Present (3)

  • Indian Studies
    • INST 1107 Introduction to Indian Studies (3)

  • Languages: All courses in Modern Languages numbered 1111-3311 apply under this rubric.

  • Music
    • MUS 3110 World Music (2)

  • Philosophy
    • PHIL 3360 Asian Philosophy (3)

  • Political Science
    • POL 1400 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
    • POL *3130 Asian Political Development (3)
    • POL *3160 Comparative European Politics (3)
    • POL *3170 International Relations (3)
    • POL *3180 International Law and Organization (3)

  • Social Work
    • SOWK 2110 Intercultural Communication (3)

  • Visual Arts
    • VSAR 1108 Arts Today (3)
    • VSAR 2410 Obijwe Crafts (3)

  • Theatre and Communication Arts
    • THSP 3707 Asian Theatre: Classic and Modern (3)

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