Honors Program

Honor Course Offerings

Honor course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of HONR in the course listings.

100 – Honors First-Year Seminar (3)

The honors first-year seminar introduces students to the goals of the honors program, interdisciplinary studies, and liberal learning.  Students will develop the intellectual skills necessary for critical thinking, writing, oral expression, and academic argument. Specific topics will be based on instructor background and interests. Fulfills the first-year seminar general education requirement.

201 – Honors Service Learning (1)

Supervised on-campus or off-campus mentored service learning project developed in consultation with the Honors Program Committee.

491 – Honors Individual Study (1-4)

Prerequisite: Honors Program Committee permission.  Individual study under the direction of a faculty member.


Effective Fall 2015, all HONR 100 courses will be listed as FSEM 100 HN on the course schedule.

List of FSEM 100 HN topics approved for offering in 2016-2017.

Note: all of these topics may not actually be offered in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Climate Change and Energy Resources
Creating the Political Mind
Equality in America
Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist
Game Theory
Hitchcock Master of Suspense
and the American Dream
Is Trying to be Happier as Futile as Trying to be Taller?
Mad Scientists, Bad Scientists and Evil Geniuses: The Complicated Relationship between Science and Society
Part Play, Part Game
Sexuality in Southern Literature
Scientific Controversies in the Media
Shakespeare and Popular Culture
The Russian Novel
The Grail Legend

*Also note that History 201 or 202 or First Year Seminar 100 courses that bear the HN designation in the course schedule also fulfill the HONR 100 requirement for honors students.