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HNRS 1001   (0-0-0)   Freshman Honors Enrichment
This course promotes opportunities for University Honors Program students to develop attendance of and participation in academic lectures, workshops, and cultural events, as well as service learning in order to promote the interdisciplinary learning, contextual insight, cultural appreciation, and critical thinking skills of outstanding future contributors to the church, society, and the world. The course is required the fall and spring semester of the freshman year, and credit is given based upon the student's regular attendance at the Friday Symposium lecture series. Students are also encouraged to attend and document a minimum of two events during each semester, which may be applied to the honors student's enrichment total. The honors student must receive credit for at least 28 enrichment experiences before graduation. At least 10 of these will be chosen by the student as a sample portfolio that must be presented before final approval of the senior thesis. Fall, Spring.

HNRS 2001   (0-0-0)   Honors Enrichment 1
This course promotes opportunities for University Honors Program students to develop attendance of and participation in academic lectures, workshops, and cultural events, as well as service learning in order to promote the interdisciplinary learning, contextual insight, cultural appreciation, and critical thinking skills of outstanding future contributors to the church, society, and the world. The course is required the fall of the sophomore year. Students taking this course are required to attend the annual Faculty-Student Fall Retreat, which counts as three enrichment credits when documented, and regular Friday Symposium attendance. Seven enrichment credits total must be earned this semester. The student must receive credit for at least 28 enrichment experiences before graduation. At least 10 of these will be chosen by the student as a sample portfolio that must be presented before final approval of the senior thesis. Fall.

HNRS 2002   (0-0-0)   Honors Enrichment 2
This course promotes opportunities for University Honors Program students to develop attendance of and participation in academic lectures, workshops, and cultural events, as well as service learning in order to promote the interdisciplinary learning, contextual insight, cultural appreciation, and critical thinking skills of outstanding future contributors to the church, society, and the world. The course is required the spring of the sophomore year. Students taking this course are required to attend the annual Spring Conference, which counts as three enrichment credits when documented. 7 enrichment credits total must be earned this semester, as well as regular Friday Symposium attendance. Students will be encouraged to attend other campus events, such as College of Business BLAST Luncheon, the Herb Robbins Seminar, and Music Department concerts, as part of their requirement. The student must receive credit for at least 28 enrichment experiences before graduation. At least 10 of these will be chosen by the student as a sample portfolio that must be presented before final approval of the senior thesis. Spring.

HNRS 2301HR   (3-3-0)   Perspectives in Greco-Roman Thought
Ancient and Classical Greek thought, and Classical Roman thought up through 4th century A.D.
Prerequisite: English 1301 and 1302.

HNRS 2302HR   (3-3-0)   Perspectives in Early Christian Thought
A study of post-New Testament writings, society, and culture through the 9th century A.D.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302.

HNRS 2390HR   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Cultures in Context: Britain
Introduction to Cultures in Context: Britain

HNRS 3001   (0-0-0)   Honors Enrichment 3
This course promotes opportunities for University Honors Program students to develop attendance of and participation in academic lectures, workshops, and cultural events, as well as service learning in order to promote the interdisciplinary learning, contextual insight, cultural appreciation, and critical thinking skills of outstanding future contributors to the church, society, and the world. The course is required the fall of the junior year. Students taking this course, along with regular Friday Symposium attendance, are required to document 7 enrichment credits total. Off-campus events and/or internships will be emphasized. Portfolio preparation will also be addressed this semester. The student must receive credit for at least 28 enrichment experiences before graduation. At least 10 of these will be chosen by the student as a sample portfolio that must be presented before final approval of the senior thesis. Fall.

HNRS 3002   (0-0-0)   Honors Enrichment 4 and Introduction to Research
This course promotes opportunities for University Honors Program students to develop attendance of and participation in academic lectures, workshops, and cultural events, as well as service learning in order to promote the interdisciplinary learning, contextual insight, cultural appreciation, and critical thinking skills of outstanding future contributors to the church, society, and the world. The course is required the fall of the junior year. Students taking this course, along with regular Friday Symposium attendance, are required to document 7 enrichment credits total, as well as present a paper at the Spring Student Conference. This semester will also emphasize senior thesis preparation and graduate school introduction. The student must receive credit for at least 28 enrichment experiences before graduation. At least 10 of these will be chosen by the student as a sample portfolio that must be presented before final approval of the senior thesis. This course also introduces the student to the thesis or project research process and requirement. Spring

HNRS 3301HR   (3-3-0)   Perspectives in Medieval Thought
A study of writings, society, and culture from the 10th through 14th centuries A.D.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302.

HNRS 3302   (3-3-0)   Perspectives in Renaissance and Reformation Thought
A study of writings, society, and culture from the 14th through the 16th centuries.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302.

HNRS 3303HR   (3-3-0)   Perspectives in Early Modern Thought
A study of thought, society, and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302.

HNRS 3304   (3-3-0)   Perspectives in Modern Thought
A study of thought, society, and culture from the late 19th century to the present.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302.

HNRS 4001   (0-0-0)   Honors Portfolio
This course assists the student in completing the honors enrichment portfolio, which examines at least 10 enrichment experiences and which either demonstrates preparedness for the student’s future vocation, employment, and graduate studies and/or demonstrate personal growth and maturity in the Christian liberal arts tradition. Fall, Spring, Summer.

HNRS 4390HR   (3-3-0)   Honors Study Abroad: Britain
Honors Study Abroad: Britain

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