Honors Program Curriculum

(4-Year Curriculum: 38-46 units/36 Units GE; Transfer Curriculum: 12-20 units/9 units GE)

First-Year Experience:


(13 units)

Complete these four required GE courses (or their equivalent, with permission of program co-director):


  • COMM 2005 - Honors Communication Seminar
  • ENGL 1005 - Honors Composition
  • HONS 1010 - Reading Seminar in the Humanities
  • PHIL 2005 - Honors Critical Thinking

Choose one of the following discussion seminars:


  • HONS 1020 - Mathematical Connections
  • HONS 1960 - Honors Colloquium: Issues and Advocacy

Additional course options with special Honors sections that meet GE requirements:


  • HIST 2600 - Problems in U.S. History (Honors section) Typically offered in Spring
  • PSCI 1201 - American Government

Sophomore Experience:


(7 units)

  • HONS 2010 - Reading Seminar in the Social Sciences
  • HONS 2850 - Honors Service Learning Project
  • HONS 2990 - Sophomore Seminar: Human and Social Institutions

Junior Experience: Interdisciplinary Research:


(10-12 units)

Complete these three required GE courses (or their equivalent, with approval of program co-director):


  • HONS 3000 - Intellectual Methods in the Humanities
  • HONS 3050 - Methods of Discovery
  • HONS 3100 - Methods of Inquiry in the Sciences

Complete Research Sequence:

  • HONS 3990 - Capstone Research Proposal (1 unit) Typically offered in Spring

Senior Capstone Research and Analysis


(2-8 units)

Fall IV:


  • HONS 4200 - Senior Colloquium (for McNair Scholars) (1 unit)
  • HONS 3500 - Information/Research Analysis (3 units)

Choose one of the following (optional, with approval of faculty research mentor):

  • HONS 4990 - Honors Thesis

     or

  • HONS 4995 - Honors Capstone Project

     or

  • Discipline-based Senior Thesis

Spring IV:


  • HONS 4960 - Honors Presentation Seminar

Choose one of the following (optional, with approval of faculty research mentor):

  • HONS 4990 - Honors Thesis

     or

  • HONS 4995 - Honors Capstone Project

     or

  • Discipline-based Senior Thesis

Note:


*Students may earn up to 6 units for completing the Honors Thesis or Senior Capstone Project.

*Students have the option of completing a senior thesis paper for 3 units in lieu of a full thesis.