Honors format courses are offered each semester on a rotating basis. Attebury Honors students are required to take 6-9 hours from the core courses listed below in order to graduate as an Attebury Honors Scholar. However, students are encouraged to take as many honors format courses as will work into their schedule. Honors format classes are generally limited to 15 honors students. Sample course syllabi can be accessed by clicking on the course name below.
Core Classes in Honors Format:
BIOL 1406-45 Biology I (stacked), fall
BIOL 1407-45 Biology II (stacked), spring
CHEM 1411-45 Chemistry, fall I (stacked - must enroll in corresponding lab
CHEM 1411l-45 Chemistry I Lab (required lab on Friday)
COMM 1318-45 Interpersonal Communication, fall
COMM 1321-45 Business and Professional Speaking, Not till spring 2014
ECON 2302-45 Principles of Macroeconomics(stacked), spring
MATH 2413-45 Calculus I (stacked), fall
MATH 2414-45 Calculus II (stacked), spring
PHIL 1301-45 Introduction to Philosophy, spring
POSC 2306-45 American State and Local Government, spring
SOCI 1301-45 Introduction to Sociology, fall
THRE 1310-45 Introduction to Theatre, fall
Honors Specific Courses:
HNRS 2073 Honors Colloquium, (0 credit, no cost), required each fall and spring semester
HNRS 2171 Honors Freshman Seminar, required first fall semester
HNRS 2373 Honors Seminar, fall/spring
HNRS 3373 Honors Seminar, upper level requiring special approval, fall/spring
HNRS 4393 Honors Senior Capstone, fall and spring (requires completion of a capstone/thesis contract prior to enrollment)
Attebury Honors Seminars
Honors seminars, listed in the University catalog as HNRS 2373 are unique courses taught by honors faculty from a variety of disciplines. The topics differ each semester. Courses are limited to 15 students and often include trips, guest lecturers and other experiential learning activities.
HNRS 2373.01 - Seminar Who do you think you are? - An Adventure in Storytelling and Oral History—This honors seminar focuses on the art of storytelling, specifically family stories. Students will explore their own family stories, interview family members and discover how to research family history using Ancestry.com. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a special storytelling workshop facilitated by Cuban American storyteller Carmen Deedy on April 26.
HNRS 2373.02 - Seminar: Plaids and Paintings, Kilts and Castles: the Art and Culture of Scotland - Put on your kilts, pick up your bagpipes, watch out for the Loch Ness Monster, and get ready to experience the art and culture of Scotland! In the centuries-old city of Edinburgh, we will tour the famous castle, Royal Mile, and the buried medieval buildings of Mary King's Close. Next we will take a tour of Loch Ness and other sites in the mysterious and lovely Scottish highlands, where the mists meet the mountains. After that, we will visit the artistic center of Glasgow, with its unique Arts and Crafts Syyle architecture designed by Charles Rennie MacIntosh. And finally, we will wrap up our travels with a visit to the metropolis of London, the captial of the UK, where we will see famous monuments of art, architecture, and histry, including the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum, Van Gogh's Sunflower in the National Gallery, and Buckingham Palace. Some details are tentative until January 2013. Tentative travel dates: May 12-22, 2013.
HNRS 2373.01 - Outdoor Education - Warning...the content and skills in this course will serve you from now to the end of your days! Students will focus on applications for all facets of life - finding your way and back outdoors, traveling over all types of terrain, locating and purifying water, feeding yourself with edible plants, building shelters, building a fire under any condition, and more. You will leave the course a confident and skilled leader who would have a cake walk on "Survivor."
HNRS 2373.02 - Decision-making and Crisis Management during the Truman Presidency - will explore the broader context out of which the seemingly unending series of crises emerged during the Truman Presidency. Course will include a 3 day adventure to the Truman Presidential Library and Museum where students will have the opportunity to participate in role-playing exercises designed to replicate the decision processes behind some of Truman's most important (and controversial) decisions. Don't just study history - Live It! ($75 course fee)
HNRS 2373.01 -From Tropical Storms to Tropical Beaches: this and more on the Texas Gulf Coast - The course will begin with a campus study of the history of Galveston beginning with explorers through the Civil war and 1900 hurricane. The historical perspective will be reinforced by tours of the city's architecture and focus on the devastation of major hurricanes, impact on society, and economics as well as the efforts to protect sensitive ecosystems from future devastation. Course will include a week long adventure to the Texas Gulf Coast. ($195 course fee)
HNRS 2373.02 - Great Books
HNRS 2373.01 - TBD with Royal Brantley
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HNRS 2373.01 - Seminar: History and Culture of Ireland taught by Dr. Bonnie Roos