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BIO101H Honors General Biology

Prerequisite:  Honors Program admission.
5 semester hours credit

Honors General Biology examines the physical, chemical and functional aspects common to all organisms and presents a general survey of all life forms.  Students will have the opportunity to learn and apply scientific processes based on lecture and discussions, conducting individual research projects, and reading and analyzing current scientific articles.  Laboratory time is required.  Honors General Biology will satisfy the laboratory requirement for the Associate of Arts degree and fulfills part of the requirement for an Honors Certificate or Honors Diploma.


ENG101H Honors Composition I

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors Composition I is a writing workshop utilizing readings, discussion, conferences, and research. Students will review some basic communication skills, but the course will emphasize sharing ideas through essay writing. Honors Composition I meets the ENG101 requirement for all degree programs and fulfills part of the requirements for an Honors Certificate or Honors Diploma.

ENG102H Honors Composition II

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission/ENG101/101H
3 semester hours credit

Honors Composition II teaches methods for writing clear exposition and techniques for reading the writings of great thinkers of the world. Students will be given the opportunity to define their values and to discover their unique voices as writers. Honors Composition II partially fulfills the English Composition requirement for the Associate of Arts degree and fulfills part of the requirement for an Honors Certificate or Honors Diploma.

ENG215H Honors World Literature Before 1650

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors World Literature explores historical, social and philosophical thought as reflected in the literature of Western Culture from the Ancient World through the Renaissance. Students will have the opportunity to design individualized research projects. Honors World Literature applies toward the humanities requirements for the associate degree and applies toward the Honors Certificate and Honors Diploma.

ENG216H Honors World Literature After 1650 

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors World Literature: After 1650 examines representative European authors from the Renaissance to the contemporary literary world in a global context. The student will study fiction, drama, poetry, and critical approaches to literature. Honors World Literature: After 1650 partially fulfills the humanities requirements for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees and fulfills part of the requirement for an Honors Certificate or Honors Diploma. Students cannot apply both ENG216 and ENG216H toward graduation. 
 

ENG235H Honors Shakespeare

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors Shakespeare is a combination literature and film course. Students will read representative Shakespearian plays, design paper projects and conduct class discussion of a selected play. Honors Shakespeare applies toward the humanities requirement for the associate degree applies toward the Honors Certificate and Honors Diploma. Students can not apply both ENG235 and ENG235H toward graduation.

ENG250H Honors Mythology

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors Mythology offers the student a cross-cultural study ranging from classical Greek and Roman to Mesopotamian to Norse myths. Honors Mythology students will study original myths in translation. Mythology will partially fulfill the humanities requirement for the Associate degree.

ENG255H Honors Literary Types: Poetry

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors Poetry: Poems and Their Makers. This course includes a study of the lives of influential American modernists from Whitman to Plath. Students relate essential elements that contribute to poetry's insights and possibilities, with Voices and Visions sources.

HST103H Honors U.S. History I to Reconstruction

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors U.S. History I shows the development of the United States from Columbian contact through post Civil War reconstruction. It is designed to help students understand and function in their society. Honors U.S. History I meets the requirement for the Associate of Applied Science degree and partially fulfills the social and behavioral science requirement for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Honors U.S. History I fulfills the Missouri law requiring study of the national and state constitutions.

HST104H Honors U.S. History II from Reconstruction

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors U.S. History II shows the development of the United States reconstruction to the present. It is designed to help students understand and function in their society. U.S. History II partially meets the history and political science requirement for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science degrees. It does not meet constitution requirements.

HUM250H Honors Humanities

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors Humanities draws together the main themes of a liberal arts education; therefore, topics may change semester by semester. Students will study varied topics including myth, religion, literature, science and technology and the humanities and their impact on societies past and present. This course applies toward the general education humanities requirement.

HUM260H Honors Liberal Arts Seminar

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

The Honors seminar will draw together the major themes of a liberal arts education: the consideration of the impact of science, technology and the humanities on societies over time, values and ethics appropriate to a new age, the future consequences of present policies, the enjoyment and importance of both the arts and the sciences. The theme may change semester by semester. This course synthesizes the historical and cultural traditions. Honors Liberal Arts Seminar applies toward the general education humanities requirement.

HUM270H Honors Leadership Development Studies through the Humanities

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors Leadership Development Studies is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films and contemporary readings on leadership.

PHL102H  Honors Introduction to Philosophy 

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors Introduction to Philosophy is a historical survey of major Western thinkers beginning with the Ancient Greeks. The course looks at timeless questions concerning truth, beauty, reality, justice, logic, ethics, and the existence of God. Honors Introduction to Philosophy satisfies the same general education requirements as PHL 102, Introduction to Philosophy.

PHL202H  Honors Ethics

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors Ethics stresses the nature of moral argumentation and the structure of moral reasoning. Background material on contemporary moral issues is provided for the student, and the student is then required to articulate well-structured moral positions. As an Honors course, extensive in-class participation is required of all students. Honors ethics satisfies the same general education requirements as PHL202, Ethics.

PSC102H Honors US & Missouri Government and Constitution  

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors US & Missouri Government and Constitution examines US and Missouri constitutions and their impact on federal, state, and local government structure and power. The focus is on citizen and group efforst to influence government policies. This course fulfills Missouri and US Constituion requirement.

PSC250H Independent Study: Model United Nations-Honors

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Model United Nations emphasizes the origins, structure and functions of the United Nations in the contemporary international arena. Model United Nations is an independent study course, running from October to February, which includes participation in the Midwest Model United Nations where students will represent a country in a simulation. Honor students will be expected to take leadership roles and accept spokesperson responsibilities in the simulation.

PSY101H Honors General Psychology

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors General Psychology, taught in a seminar format, deals with the scientific study of behavior and mental processes found in humans and animals. General Psychology will partially meet the Social and Behavioral Science requirement for the Associate of Arts degree. Students cannot apply both Honors Psychology and General Psychology toward graduation.

SPD105H Honors Oral Communication

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors Oral Communication will explore interpersonal, small, group, computer mediated, and public communication through a combination of collaborative learning strategies. Students will demonstrate understanding of personal communication concepts through Internet exploration, class discussions and group projects and presentations. Students will learn to analyze personal communication competencies, identify challenges to effective communication and devise strategies to manage the challenges. Public communication concepts will be demonstrated through informative and persuasive speech presentations. Oral Communication will satisfy the general education oral communication requirement. Oral Communication is required in the Business Management curriculum.

SPD120H Honors Theatre Appreciation

Prerequisite: Honors Program admission.
3 semester hours credit

Honors Theatre Appreciation uses a seminar format to study the history of theater as seen through representative plays and playwrights and involves practical application of theater conventions to allow students the opportunity to learn by doing. Honors Theatre Appreciation partially satisfies the humanities general education requirement for the Associate degree.

Additional Information: Each year the Honors Theatre Appreciation class attends a performance of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.



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