This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the Honors Program, its requirements and the Program's commitment to service, as well as the Honors Student Association. In an effort to prepare students to be campus and community leaders, students learn the organizational structure of the campus and engage in various events to become familiar with the campus and our surrounding community, its traditions and its needs. Students take this course in addition to UNIV 1101.
This course provides a framework and guidance for leadership and service. Students will make connections with campus and community leaders in order to begin charting their path toward service. Students take this course in addition to UNIV 1102.
In the Honors Experience Seminar students begin the exploration process for their Project of Excellence. This includes honing information literacy skills, discovering ways to make connections with potential faculty mentors, and connecting the Project of Excellence to personal career and life goals. In addition, students will investigate possibilities for travel, service and research that will help them achieve academic, personal and professional goals. Students will also create a plan for earning their Honors elective credits.
This seminar culminates in the completion of a Preliminary Proposal for the Project of Excellence with the guidance and approval of the course instructor and the student's faculty mentor. As part of the Preliminary Proposal, the student will complete a timeline that sets a course for project completion in time for graduation. In addition, students will be introduced to TAMUCC's Research Compliance process and will complete any training necessary for his/her project. Students must successfully complete HONR 3101 in order to register for HONR 4101.
Examination of the assumptions and questions underlying research methods across disciplines, with special emphasis on how methodologies from different fields (such as science and humanities) can complement each other. The course will address issues such as 1) the distinct qualities of quantitative and qualitative research, 2) current uses of surveys, interviews, and market research, 3) the construction of new knowledge in various disciplines, from problem to publication, 4) the critical use and evaluation of electronic and print resources, archival materials, government documents, and scholarly list serves.
A course that deals with significant contemporary issues in the arts, humanities, and/or education. May be repeated when topics vary.
A course that deals with significant contemporary issues in the disciplines of the natural sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and/or business. May be repeated when topics vary.
A course in the natural sciences concerned with the interdisciplinary nature of science, the formal tools and techniques of critically evaluating scientific research, and the use of qualitative and quantitative data in the application of science and technology.
A seminar devoted to the completion of the Project of Excellence.
Training of upper-class students for Honors First-Year Peer Mentors. Includes cognitive and developmental theories of the college-aged student, facilitation skills practice, discussion and listening techniques, and mentoring and advising skills.
This course assists student leaders in further developing their own self-awareness, learning skills and strategies, and explores methods for facilitating these in others. Provides a forum for reflection on and processing of the Peer Mentor experience and to allow peer leaders to develop and practice important leadership skills that are transferable to other settings. Emphasizes building relationships with students, teaching life skills and learning strategies, and guiding students through the college experience. Mentors grow their own capacity as future leaders, managers, networkers and community change makers.
Study of specialized topics and themes in arts, humanities, and education. May be repeated when topics vary.
Individual supervised study / research. Requires a formal proposal of study to be completed in advance of registration to be approved by a supervising faculty member and the Honors Director and Program Coordinator. Only 3 semester hours of Honors independent study credit may be counted toward the Honors graduation requirement.
Practical experience related to the student's major field. Internships require approval by the Honors Director and Program Coordinator. At the close of the internship, a written report and self-assessment must be submitted to a supervising faculty member. Internship is offered on a pass/fail basis and students must volunteer a minimum of 120 hours and meet the course objectives in order to receive course credit. Can be repeated for credit with approval by the Honors Director and Program Coordinator.
Practical experience connected to the student's field of study, usually with a service or leadership component. Applied experience requires approval by the Honors Director and Program Coordinator. Students must volunteer a minimum of 120 hours and meet the course objectives in order to receive course credit. Can be repeated for credit with approval by the Honors Director and Program Coordinator.
Undergraduate research and creative works is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop and practice advanced discipline-specific projects in collaboration with faculty members. A student electing to enroll in an Undergraduate Research and Creative Works course must contract with a faculty member to work on an existing research project or to develop a new project, and a specific list of responsibilities and a work schedule of at least 120 hours must be developed prior to approval. Can be repeated for credit with approval by the Honors Director and Program Coordinator.
Study of specialized topics and themes in the sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and business. May be repeated when topics vary.