Randall Research Scholars (RRS) Courses

RRS
101
UH
Hours
4
Randall Research Scholars Freshman Seminar 1

Taken by first-year students in the Randall Research Scholars Program, this course provides an accelerated introduction to computer hardware and software. Open only to students admitted to the Randall Research Scholars Program.

University Honors
RRS
102
C, UH
Hours
4
Randall Research Scholars Freshman Seminar 2

Taken by first-year students in the Randall Research Scholars Program, this second freshman year course provides an accelerated introduction to additional software as well as project management techniques. Open only to students admitted to the Randall Research Scholars Program. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RRS 101.
Computer Science, University Honors
RRS
201
C, UH
Hours
3
Randall Research Scholars Sophomore Research Seminar 1

Sophomore RRS research seminar where students work as undergraduate research assistants with faculty members on computer-oriented research projects. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RRS 101 and 102
Computer Science, University Honors
RRS
202
UH
Hours
3
Randall Research Scholars Sophomore Research Seminar 2

Sophomore RRS research seminar where students work as undergraduate research assistants with faculty members on computer-oriented research projects.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RRS 101 and 102.
University Honors
RRS
301
UH
Hours
3
Randall Research Scholars Junior Research Seminar 1

Junior RRS seminar where students work as undergraduate research assistants with faculty members on computer-oriented research projects.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RRS 101 and 102
University Honors
RRS
302
UH
Hours
3
Randall Research Scholars Junior Research Seminar 2

Junior RRS seminar where students work as undergraduate research assistants with faculty members on computer-oriented research projects.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RRS 101 and 102
University Honors
RRS
425
UH
Hours
1-6
Randall Research Scholars Research Project

This is an independent study course, with variable credit. Students develop a research project contract with semester project deliverables to the RRS office by the second Friday of the semester. Students meet with their project supervisors on a regular basis throughout the semester. Prior approval from the RRS Program Director is required to register for this course.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RRS 101 and 102
University Honors
RRS
451
UH
Hours
3
Randall Research Scholars Senior Research Seminar 1

Senior RRS seminar where students work as undergraduate research assistants with faculty members on computer-oriented research projects.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RRS 101 and 102
University Honors
RRS
452
UH
Hours
3
Randall Research Scholars Senior Research Seminar 2

Senior RRS seminar where students work as undergraduate research assistants with faculty members on computer-oriented research projects.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of RRS 101 and 102
University Honors

University Honors Program (UH) Courses

UH
100
UH
Hours
1-3
Honors Year One

This course is a discovery-based partnership in which incoming freshmen will engage with current Honors College students to help find their place and transition into a collegiate environment. The ultimate goal for each student that participates in Honors Year One is to be exposed to the fundamental ideals of the Honors College, including innovative scholarship, advanced research, cultural interaction, and civic engagement.

University Honors
UH
101
HU, UH
Hours
3
Survey: Values & Society

These courses provide an opportunity for students to engage in conversation and experiences relating to the interaction of society and values. The majority of these courses require a service-learning component. Satisfies HU core curriculum designation.

Humanities, University Honors
UH
102
UH
Hours
1
Freshman Common Book Experience

The Freshman Common Book Experience involves our communal discussion of issues raised in the selected book for the incoming freshman class. The overall theme of the course is to introduce students to the seminar experience – one of the core principles of an Honors education. The skills that are practiced in a seminar provide the opportunity to grow in the timeless method of learning where deep, critical reading is followed by a discussion of texts. Further, the seminar provides the opportunity for students to practice speaking about and forming critiques of the ideas encountered. In a seminar, there is no final authority on matters of discussion. Instead, the purpose is learning to be a better critical thinker, listener, and interpreter through the seminar experience itself.

University Honors
UH
103
UH
Hours
1
Honors Action

This course is a service-learning experience for incoming Honors freshmen that responds to the needs of the community by providing hands-on projects and issue-relevant education.

University Honors
UH
105
SB, UH
Hours
3
Honors Mentoring

Honors Mentoring provides the dedicated student with the intellectual opportunity to acquire the content knowledge and refine interpersonal skills necessary to effectively mentor at-risk elementary school students. It challenges students to look beyond their own perspectives, assumptions and experiences and embrace the interconnectedness of our society.

Social and Behavioral Sciences, University Honors
UH
120
UH
Hours
1-3
Honors Explorations

These courses provide an opportunity for students to explore diverse topics within the Honors College framework. They do not carry core curriculum designation.

University Honors
UH
155
FS, HU, UH
Hours
3
Freshman Seminar

These courses provide an opportunity for freshmen to engage in discussion and exploration of various topics that change each semester. Satisfies HU core curriculum designation.

Freshmen Seminar, Humanities, University Honors
UH
201
HU, IH, UH
Hours
3
Classics & Western Culture

This course introduces students to the western literary canon from the ancient to the medieval period. Writers to be studied include Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, and Dante. Satisfies HU core curriculum designation.

Humanities, International Honors, University Honors
UH
204
UH
Hours
3
Classics & African Culture

Examines the impact of the classics on African culture, focusing on reading and writing about the concept of identity in African civilizations and cultures. Students will become familiar with classic works that represent current themes in African culture and societies such as oral tradition, use of language, community, post-colonial influence, and gender roles.

University Honors
UH
210
FA, UH
Hours
3
Honors Fine Arts

An interdisciplinary approach to the fine arts; content focus and structure vary with instructor. Satisfies FA core curriculum designation.

Fine Arts, University Honors
UH
300
UH, W
Hours
3
Honors Spec Topics Sem

These courses provide an opportunity for Honors College students to engage in discussion and exploration of various topics that change each semester. Satisfies W core curriculum designation.

University Honors, Writing
UH
330
UH
Hours
3
Intro Clinical Medicine

This course is designed to acquaint students with the major patterns of illness in the U.S. and with the medical disciplines that treat those diseases. 10 seats available.

University Honors
UH
331
HU, UH
Hours
1-3
Save First: Poverty in America

This course introduces students to the concepts of justice and obligation in various faith traditions, fosters discussion on issues faced by the working poor, perceptions and misperceptions of those living in poverty, and current policies affecting lower-income families and individuals. In addition to classroom discussions, students complete tax training and serve as SaveFirst volunteer tax preparers. Students also participate in the FocusFirst Initiative, which trains students to conduct high-tech vision screenings for children in economically disadvantaged communities. Offered in partnership with the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Satisfies HU core curriculum designation.

Humanities, University Honors
UH
333
UH
Hours
1-3
Evry Move Cnts ChessED Project

This unique service-learning course facilitates learning about educational disparities, examines progressive education reform efforts across the country and investigates the proven academic, social and behavioral benefits children gain by learning chess. Offered in partnership with the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility.

University Honors
UH
334
HU, UH
Hours
3
Documenting Justice I

This course explores ethnographic documentary filmmaking and critical journalism and helps students learn both technical (e.g., production and editing) and journalistic skills. Offered in partnership with the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Satisfies HU core curriculum designation.

Humanities, University Honors
UH
335
HU, UH
Hours
3
Documenting Justice II

This course explores ethnographic documentary filmmaking and critical journalism and helps students learn both technical (e.g., production and editing) and journalistic skills. Offered in partnership with the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Satisfies HU core curriculum designation.

Humanities, University Honors
UH
400
UH
Hours
1-6
Honors Independent Study

Students work on an independent project with a faculty supervisor.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 3 hours of UH subject labeled coursework at the 100, 200 or 300 level
University Honors
UH
405
UH
Hours
1-6
Leadership Experience

Leadership Experience integrates diverse practical experiences with leadership concepts so that students can serve as informed, proactive leaders in various Honors College initiatives. The course utilizes a combination of small group discussions on leadership theory with opportunities for Honors College students to demonstrate their personal leadership styles.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 2 hours of UH subject labeled coursework at the 100, 200 or 300 level
University Honors
UH
425
UH
Hours
4
Graduate School Preparation

This course is designed to provide a capstone to the Honors College curriculum specifically through preparing students for graduate school in the liberal arts fields, rather than professional school. Students will be exposed to important concepts associated with graduate school preparation and provided opportunities to cultivate their own professional development and discipline knowledge. Further, students will be expected to develop professional relationships with faculty members within their field and to construct a graduate research agenda. Prerequisite of at least 3 credits of UH 100-300 level hours required.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum 3 credits in UH 100, UH 200 or UH 300 level courses.
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: No
University Honors
UH
498
UH
Hours
1-3
Honors Thesis Research

Research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with a qualified faculty supervisor pertaining to an honors thesis. A proposal outlining the thesis project must be approved prior to registration.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 3 hours of UH subject labeled coursework at the 100, 200 or 300 level
University Honors
UH
499
UH
Hours
3
Honors Thesis

Research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with a qualified faculty supervisor culminating in an honors thesis. A proposal outlining the thesis project must be approved prior to registration.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 3 hours of UH subject labeled coursework at the 100, 200 or 300 level
University Honors