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Honors (HOPR)

College-Program Codes: 9-42. Check with department for semester when these courses are offered. Read each course description for prerequisites.

1104 THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF KNOWLEDGE (2 credits) Introductory study of concepts, methods and goals characteristic of the pursuit of knowledge. Required of all honors scholars.

1105 INFLUENCE, POWER, AND VALUES (2 credits) Introduction to influence and power in relation to considerations of human values. A service component is required. Required of all honors scholars.

2106 STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND THE ARTS (2 credits) Study of the role played by literature and the arts in interpreting and expressing human experience and in constructing, throughout history, changing views of the nature of civilization. Required of all honors scholars.

2107 STUDIES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY (2 credits) Study of concepts common to the disciplines of the social sciences and history, with emphasis on current topics or problems. Required of all honors scholars.

3899 PRE-THESIS SEMINAR (1 credit) Each student chooses an Honors thesis topic, arranges to work with an advisor, develops a bibliography, and writes a proposal. Proposals are reviewed for approval by the Honors Council. Must be taken during the junior year.

4889 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR (2 credits) Readings, discussions, and student presentations involving study and articulation of relationships between disciplines. Required of all honors scholars in their senior year. Prerequisites: HOPR 1104, HOPR 1105, HOPR 2106, and HOPR 2107.

4899 HONORS THESIS (2 credits) Working individually with a thesis advisor, the student carries out and completes the Honors thesis. The thesis may be scholarly (based on empirical or archival research or on literary criticism whose end product is a documented paper or report) or creative (consisting of original work created by the student and presented in written form or in performance, and accompanied by a written artist’s statement). Prerequisite: HOPR 3899.

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