Honors Courses

Honors Courses, HNRS

1000. Honors Freshman Seminar. 1 hour. Lectures from a cross-section of UNT faculty demonstrating different perspectives on designated topics. Prerequisite(s): admission to University Honors Program.

1500. Introduction to Research: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. 3 hours. Interdisciplinary lecture course on the basic principles of research in physical and life sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the performing arts. In addition to learning to apply basic research methods to a specific research topic, students discuss ethics and values in research, safety issues, intellectual property rights, and funding and publication issues. Prerequisite(s): admission to University Honors Program.

2900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

3500. Honors Thesis Proposal Development. 3 hours. Students develop a thesis proposal, including identification of a research topic, review of relevant literature and/or theory, formulation of hypotheses or research questions where relevant, addressing ethical and safety issues, developing a research budget, and developing a timeline for the research. Students should identify a thesis adviser in their major before the beginning of the course. Prerequisite(s): admission to University Honors Program and completion of 12 hours in University Honors courses.

4000. Honors Capstone Seminar: Fundamentals of International Understanding. 3 hours. The Capstone Seminar is the final course for students enrolled in the University Honors Program. Students explore various issues of conflict and cooperation in a global context. Prerequisite(s): senior standing and completion of 15 semester hours of honors courses or consent of honors director.

4100. Honors Colloquium. 3 hours. Interdisciplinary colloquium on various topics of significant interest. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite(s): acceptance to University Honors Program and upper-division standing or consent of director.

4500. Honors Capstone Thesis. 3 hours. A major research project is prepared by the student under the supervision of a faculty member and presented in standard thesis format. An oral defense is required of each student for successful completion of the thesis. Prerequisite(s): completion of at least 15 semester hours in University Honors courses, successful completion of at least 12 semester hours in the department in which the thesis is prepared, and approval of the director of the University Honors Program. May be substituted for HNRS 4000.

4900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

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