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Honors Program (HPR)

Director: Professor R. McIntyre

Honors courses (HPR) are open only to eligible students. See page 42 of this catalog or the Honors Program brochure for requirements. Sections of honors courses that have been approved for general education credit are marked.

101 Analytical Thinking in the Humanities (3)

Identification and comparison of analytical and critical methods employed by humanistic disciplines. Practice in their application. (Seminar)

102 Analytical Thinking in the Social Sciences (3)

Identification and comparison of the analytical and critical methods employed in the social sciences. Practice in their application. (Seminar)

103 Analytical Thinking in the Natural Sciences (3)

General themes in science as the basis for studying the “scientific method” and methods of analytical thinking common to problem solving in the sciences. (Seminar)

104 Analytical Thinking in Letters (3)

Identification and comparison of analytical and critical methods employed by historians and philosophers. Practice in their application. (Seminar)

105 Honors Study in Fine Arts and Literature (3)

Exploration of themes, topics, and techniques in the fine arts and in literature. (Seminar) Fall 2007: Art History: Renaissance to Modern (Honors section of ARH 252) (A)[D]; Introduction to Film Media (Honors section of FLM 101) (A)[D]; The Origins of Fantasy (A). Spring 2008: Understanding the Feature Film (A); The Creative Process (A).

106 Honors Study in Foreign Language and Culture (3)

Exploration of themes and topics relating to foreign languages and cultures. (Seminar)

107 Honors Study in Letters (3)

Exploration of themes and topics in the field of Letters. (Seminar) Spring 2008: Modern Thought: Philosophy and Literature (Honors section of PHL 235 or CLS 235) (L); Spain, the Jews, and the Inquisition.

108 Honors Study in Mathematics (3)

Exploration of topics and creative use of problem solving in mathematics. (Seminar) Fall 2007: Computer Forensics (MQ) .

109 Honors Study in Natural Sciences (3)

Exploration of themes and topics in the natural sciences. (Seminar) Fall 2007: Biology for the Citizen (N). Spring 2008: Life in the Universe (N).

110 Honors Study in Social Sciences (3)

Exploration of themes and topics in the social sciences. (Seminar) Fall 2007: Psychology of Violence and Nonviolence (S) [D]. Spring 2008: The Irish in Ireland, the United States, and Rhode Island. (S)[D]

111 Honors Study in English Communication (3)

Exploration of the elements of English communication. (Seminar)

112 Honors Study in Writing (3)

Exploration of the elements of writing. (Seminar) Fall 2007: Three-Quarters of the World (Honors section of WRT 104) (ECw).

113 Honors Course in Philosophy (1-4)

(Seminar)

114 Honors Course in History (1-4)

(Seminar)

115 Honors Course in Political Science or Economics (1-4)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Honors section of ECN 100 (S) [D].

116 Honors Course in Sociology or Anthropology (1-4)

(Seminar)

117 Honors Course in Psychology (1-4)

(Seminar) Spring 2008: General Psychology (Honors section of PSY 113) (S)[D].

118 Honors Course in Speech Communication or Journalism (1-4)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Honors section of JOR 110 (L) or (S) [D]; Fall 2007 and Spring 2008: Honors sections of COM 100 (EC) [D].

119 Honors Course in Interdisciplinary Studies (1-4)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Understanding Global Business (Honors section of BUS 140); Financial Accounting and Analysis (HPR section of BUS 201);Textiles Products (Honors section of TMD 103). Spring 2008: Loss in the Lives of Children and Adolescents (service learning); Culture, Dress and Appearance (Honors section of TMD 224) (FC)[D] or (S)[D].

121 Honors Course in Mathematics (1-4)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Honors section of MTH 108 (MQ).

122 Honors Course in Physical Sciences (1-4)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Honors section of PHY 203 (N); Honors section of PHY 203 (N); Honors section of PHY 273 (N). Spring 2008: Honors section of PHY 204 (N); Honors section of PHY 274 (N).

123 Honors Course in Biological Sciences (1-4)

(Seminar)

124 Honors Course in Fine Arts (1-4)

(Seminar)

125 Honors Course in Language or Literature (1-4)

(Seminar)

201, 202 Honors Colloquium (3-4 each)

(Lec. 2-3, Rec. 1-2) May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits each. Fall 2007: China Rising: Contemporary China (FC) or (L) [D]. Spring 2008: Extreme Literature.

203 The Prepared Mind: Critical and Analytical Problem Solving (3)

Introduction to problem solving through the development of creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills. Focus on individual development in these areas. (Seminar)

301, 302 Honors Tutorial (3 each)

(Practicum) Fall 2007 and Spring 2008: Administrative Internship.

311 Honors Tutorial in Fine Arts (1-3)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Rebel Images in American Film.Spring 2008: Blood of my Blood: Italian-American Film.

312 Honors Tutorial in Language or Literature (1-3)

(Seminar) Spring 2008: Dwarves and Elves: The World According to Tolkien.

313 Honors Tutorial in Philosophy (I and II, 1-3)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Art and Justice. Spring 2008: Engineering Ethics (Honors section of PHL 316 or EGR 316) (L)[D].

314 Honors Tutorial in History (1-3)

(Seminar) Spring 2008: Honors section of HIS 328.

315 Honors Tutorial in Political Science or Economics (1-3)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Honors section of PSC 377. Spring 2008: Honors section of PSC 342; Honors section of PSC 466 (or AAF 466).

316 Honors Tutorial in Sociology or Anthropology (1-3)

(Seminar)

317 Honors Tutorial in Psychology (1-3)

(Seminar)

318 Honors Tutorial in Speech Communication or Journalism (1-3)

(Seminar) Spring 2008: Intercultural Communications.

319 Honors Tutorial in Interdisciplinary Studies (1-3)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Honors section of NUR 360 (L)[D]; From Tin Pan Alley to Swing; Century of Limits. Spring 2008: Land Use and Abuse; The Global Challenge of Emerging Infectious Disease; Immersion and the Modern Art Work; Spirituality and Mysticism; Literacy in Rhode Island.

321 Honors Tutorial in Mathematics (1-3)

(Seminar) Spring 2008: Problem Solving.

322 Honors Tutorial in Physical Sciences (1-3)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Elementary Physics III (Honors section of PHY 205) (N).

323 Honors Tutorial in Biological Sciences (1-3)

(Seminar)

331, 332 Honors Tutorial in Human Science and Services (1-3 each)

(Seminar)

341, 342 Honors Tutorial in Business (1-3 each)

(Seminar) May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 12 credits each. Fall 2007: Honors section of BUS 340; Honors section of BUS 365; Honors section of BUS 320.

351, 352 Honors Tutorial in Nursing (1-3 each)

(Seminar)

361, 362 Honors Tutorial in Engineering (1-3 each)

(Seminar)

371, 372 Honors Tutorial in Resource Development (1-3 each)

(Seminar)

381, 382 Honors Tutorial in Pharmacy (1-3 each)

(Seminar)

401, 402 Honors Project (3 each)

(Independent Study) Fall 2007 and Spring 2008: Senior Honors Project.

411, 412 Honors Seminar (3 each)

(Seminar) Fall 2007: Voices of Katrina; The Life and Thoughts of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Controversies in Environmental Science; Fictions of Ability and Disability; Film and Video Practicum. Spring 2008: Honors section of BUS 441; Honors section of BUS 445; Plant Plagues: Causes and Consequences; Globalization, Work, and Human Rights.


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