Honors (HONR)

HONR 101. Honors First-Year Seminar “Enduring Questions”. 1 Unit.

The seminar undertakes a critical comparative study of an important and enduring question, chosen by the Honors Program students and faculty every three to five years. Texts from across disciplines (the natural sciences, the humanities, the fine arts, and the social sciences) will be used to present ideas that have had a significant impact on the present. The course includes experiential components that integrate philosophy, religion, politics, literature and art. As part of the course, students plan an Honors Project (undertaken independently in the spring semester), and begin work on Credos and proposals for the Honors Stipend. HONR 101 is taught by professors from different academic disciplines.

HONR 102. Honors Project. 0.5 Units.

Students complete the scholarly, creative, or community-service projects designed in HONR 101, and present these projects at the Stetson Undergraduate Research and Creative Arts Showcase.

HONR 201. Honors Workshop. 0.5 Units.

This course focuses on three texts: the Credo, the Honors Stipend proposal, and the group syllabus for the Honors Tutorial. Prerequisite: HONR 102.

HONR 202. Honors Tutorials. 0.5 Units.

Student-designed interdisciplinary tutorials of five to seven students, led by University faculty. Prerequisite: HONR 201.

HONR 301. Honors Junior Seminar. 1 Unit.

In their junior or senior year, students participate in a seminar focused on the question, “What does it mean to lead a life that matters?” The seminar is coordinated with the major lecture series on campus (e.g., Values Council Lecture Series and Woodrow Wilson Fellows Lectures). Students prepare for their Honors Oral Exam by substantively revising their Credo. Prerequisite: HONR 202.

HONR 395. Teaching Apprenticeship. 0.5 Units.

Pass/Fail only. By permission of the instructor. May be repeated once.

HONR 401. Best Books Club. 0.0 Units.

Modeled after Stetson’s Book Feasts, the Best Books Club meets twice a semester to discuss books chosen by the graduating Honors cohort. Required of all seniors, but open to all Honors students. A faculty member will coordinate these meetings, and when possible and appropriate, community members or visiting scholars and experts will join the discussion.

HONR 402. Best Books Club. 0.0 Units.

Modeled after Stetson’s Book Feasts, the Best Books Club meets twice a semester to discuss books chosen by the graduating Honors cohort. Required of all seniors, but open to all Honors students. A faculty member will coordinate these meetings, and when possible and appropriate, community members or visiting scholars and experts will join the discussion.

HONR 499. Honors Oral Exam and Credo Presentation. 0.0 Units.

Pass/Fail only. Required for all students during the semester immediately before graduation.