2014-2015 Catalog

Honors (Hon)

http://und.edu/honors-program/

S. Pyle, Program Director

Connecting accomplished students with engaged faculty from across the campus, the UND Honors Program is a holistic learning community that cultivates the next generation of citizen-scholars and community leaders.

Students in the Honors Program have many opportunities to develop their own ideas and their writing and research skills; they also benefit from close association with faculty and other students who share their intellectual interests. Honors Program courses encourage students to think critically; express their thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing; expand their perspectives on the world; develop as citizens; understand the nature of scholarly inquiry; and forge connections among disciplines. Successful completion of the Program is a clear signal to prospective employees and graduate or professional schools that the graduate is a serious, well-prepared, accomplished student.

Students may participate in the Honors Program throughout their undergraduate career to earn Essential Studies credits or, additionally, to earn a BA or BS in Honors. Many students use Honors with a second major in a discipline of their choice.

High school seniors are encouraged to apply at the time of their initial application to UND.  Students may also enter the Program after the first year.  Inquires from interested students are welcome.  Please phone (701) 777-2219 or email honors@und.edu.  Students in any college, department, or major at UND may enroll in the Honors Program.  More information on the program is available on our web site (http://und.edu/honors-program/). For a full description of the Honors Program, see the University Information section.

 

Graduation as a Scholar in the Honors Program

Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution), including:

I. Twenty-four credits of Honors coursework, eight of which must be taken in colloquia. Honors sections of courses offered by other departments may also count for a portion of the 24 credits. Nine senior Honors thesis credits, to be taken over a minimum of two semesters, also count toward the 24 credits.

II. Sophomore Honors Portfolio, submitted upon completion of nine Honors credits.

III. Senior Honors Thesis.

Note: Honors Program requirements may substitute for the University Essential Studies Requirements.

Courses

HON 101. Inquiry in the Humanities. 3 Credits.

Reading and discussion of selected works that reflect the methodology and concerns of the humanities, with emphasis on US Diversity; orientation to methods of Honors work. Taken by first-year candidate-members in the Honors Program. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Progam. F.

HON 102. Inquiry in the Social Sciences. 3 Credits.

Readings and discussion of selected works that reflect the methodology and concerns of the social sciences, with emphasis on US Diversity; orientation to methods of Honors work. Taken by first-year candidate-members of the Honors Program. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Progam. F.

HON 103. Inquiry in the Sciences. 3 Credits.

Readings and discussion of selected works that reflect the methodology and concerns of the sciences; orientation to methods of Honors work. Taken by first-year candidate-members of the Honors Program. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Progam. F.

HON 250. Sophomore Portfolio Workshop. 1 Credit.

An in-depth portfolio used to evaluate writing at the sophomore level. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Progam. F,S.

HON 272. Social Science Colloquium on US Diversity. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide a Social Sciences based, Essential Studies course that meets the US Diversity overlay requirements. F,S.

HON 291. Colloquium in the Humanities. 1-4 Credits.

Interdisciplinary courses on varying topics related to the humanities; student participation in the form of writing, research, and discussion is stressed. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Progam. F,S.

HON 292. Colloquium in Social Science. 1-4 Credits.

Interdisciplinary courses on varying topics related to the social sciences; student participation in the form of writing, research, and discussion is stressed. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Progam. F,S.

HON 293. Colloquium in the Sciences. 1-4 Credits.

Interdisciplinary courses on varying topics related to the sciences; student participation in the form of writing, research, and discussion is stressed. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Progam. F,S.

HON 301. Honors Mode. 1 Credit.

A method of using a 1 credit study load to increase the level of any standard course to an Honors quality course. It provides an intellectual enhancement to a standard course. Prerequisite: Standard course which Honors Mode complements; see department for approval. F,S,SS.

HON 372. Advanced Social Science Colloquium on US Diversity. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide an Essential Studies Social Sciences-based, US Diversity overlay course. F,S.

HON 381. Exploring Global Diversity through Humanities. 3-4 Credits.

This course is designed to give students a study abroad experience without having to spend an entire semester abroad. During the semester the students will study the history, art, literature, culture and language of a chosen country. While it is possible that other aspects of the country will be studied the emphasis will be on Humanities subject areas. At the end of spring semester the instructor, students and other chaperones (as needed) will travel to the studied country for 10 to 14 days. The travel will be a requirement. S, odd years.

HON 382. Exploring Global Diversity through Social Science. 3-4 Credits.

This course is designed to give students a study abroad experience without having to spend an entire semester abroad. During the semester the students will study the history, geography, government, politics and culture of a chosen country. While it is possible that other aspects of the country will be studied the emphasis will be on Social Science subject areas. At the end of spring semester the instructor, students and other chaperones (as needed) will travel to the studied country for 10 to 14 days. The travel will be a requirement. S, even years.

HON 391. Advanced Colloquium in the Humanities. 1-4 Credits.

Advanced interdisciplinary courses on varying topics in the humanities. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Progam. F,S.

HON 392. Advanced Colloquium in the Social Sciences. 1-4 Credits.

Advanced interdisciplinary courses on varying topics in the social sciences. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Program. F,S.

HON 393. Advanced Colloquium in the Sciences. 1-4 Credits.

Advanced interdisciplinary courses on varying topics in the sciences. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Progam. F,S.

HON 395. Prospectus Development. 1 Credit.

An introduction to the senior thesis process. Students will design a senior thesis project and write a prospectus for submission to the Honors Committee. Prerequisites: Junior standing and full membership in Honors Program. F,S.

HON 399. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Individual instruction on specified topics arranged by mutual agreement among teacher, student, and the Program. Repeatable to 12 credits. Prerequisite: Admittance to the Honors Progam. F,S,SS.

HON 489. Senior Honors Thesis. 1-8 Credits.

Supervised independent study culminating in a thesis. Repeatable to 9 credits. Prerequisites: Consent of the Department and approval of the Honors Committee. F,S,SS.

HON 490. The University: An Interdisciplinary Capstone. 3 Credits.

This senior-oriented, interdisciplinary course encourages students to reflect upon, and critique, not only the institution granting them a degree, but all such institutions. The course asks seniors to consider various critiques of higher education from several points of view: economic, political, social, educational, cultural, and philosophical. Topics include the cost and "value" of higher education; the "politics" of the university, transitioning out of college, and the knowledge-power divide between students and faculty. Prerequisite or corequisite: Second semester junior standing or higher. S.

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