List of Honors-Qualified Courses

Students may select from the following Honors-qualified courses to apply toward their honors degree:

Arts Administration

AADM 365: Cultural Policy
3 credit hours

An introduction to understanding and communicating the impact of arts and culture on public and organizational policy as well as community strategic planning. The course will prepare art students for the various processes in creating and sustaining vibrant arts organizations and communities including the study of cultural policy, strategic planning, and arts advocacy. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

AADM 496: Honors Research
Variable credit hours

This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course. Many academic departments offer special research or investigative projects beyond the regular catalog offering. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a proposal for study that must be approved by a faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair. The faculty member will provide counsel through the study and will evaluate the student’s performance. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Students must register for research to receive credit and are required to fill out a Permission to Register for Special Coursework form. It is recommended that students complete not more than 12 hours of research to apply toward the baccalaureate degree.

Accounting

ACCT 310: Tax Service I
1 credit hours

Prerequisite:  ACCT 321 and admission to Breech School of Business.
This course provides a service?learning experience for accounting students. Students develop tax?preparation skills by participating in an IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and utilize computerized software to aid in the preparation of income tax returns. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

ACCT 410: Tax Service II
1 credit hours

Prerequisite:  ACCT 310, ACCT 322, and admission to Breech School of Business.
This course is a continuation of ACCT 310 in that it builds upon the experiences gained in the previous service-learning course. It provides students the opportunity to expand their understanding and preparation of income tax returns. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Architecture

ARCH 356: History of Modern Architecture
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ARCH 251ARCH 252.  
An introduction to the history of modern architecture from its intellectual and artistic origins in the nineteenth century through the present day. Special emphasis is placed on the consideration of modernism in architecture not just as a narrowly defined stylistic movement, but also as a broader cultural phenomenon through which architects engage a changing world. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Art History

ARTH 350: Modern Art
3 credit hours

An in-depth examination of art from the Romantic period (circa 1800) to the emergence of the Modern Period (1850) and through the twentieth century to 1990. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

ARTH 360: History of Photography
3 credit hours

A survey of the aesthetic and technical development of photography from its origin to the present. Particular emphasis will be given to the contextual relationships of photographic imagery to the visual arts and to the culture at large. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

ARTH 362: History of Museums and Collecting
3 credit hours

An examination of the history of museums as institutions that collect and preserve works of art and other cultural artifacts. The course emphasizes the ways in which museums and collectors influence how art is made, presented and received. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

ARTH 410: The Medieval Architect: Practice and Product
3 credit hours

This seminar examines the profession of the medieval architect: his training, design procedures and methods of construction employed to transform ideas into built form. Aspects of patronage, material usage and the economy will be considered. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Art

Biology

BIOL 200: Ecology
3 credit hours

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL 182.
An introduction to ecological principles, emphasizing processes and patterns within the six sub disciplines of ecology. The laboratory will integrate common field methods with experimental design and data analysis. Lecture and laboratory. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

BIOL 306: Medical Botany
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 200.
Survey of plants which have medicinal value. Emphasis on the importance of botanical products in modern medicine. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

BIOL 310: Field and Systematic Botany
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: DAY-BIOL 200. CCPS-BIOL 201.
A taxonomical survey of flowering plants. This course will discuss history, theories and methods of classification, identification, nomenclature and description of plants, followed by taxonomical characteristics of the main plant families. Laboratory exercises and field trips will focus on the use of taxonomic keys, construction of floral diagrams and formulas, identification and recognition of local flora, preparation of field data records and herbarium specimens. This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

BIOL 312: Advanced Ecology
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: DAY-BIOL 200. CCPS-BIOL 201.
A study of ecological principles, focusing on a modern understanding of ecological systems, patterns and processes. The laboratory will include common field techniques and emphasize experimental design and data analysis.This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

BIOL 322: Advanced Genetics
4 credit hours

Prerequisites: DAY-BIOL 181 and CHEM 238. CCPS-BIOL 201 and CHEM 107.
A study of the molecular basis of gene expression and the mechanisms by which genetic material is inherited. Lecture and laboratory.This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

BIOL 323: Functional Neuroscience
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 181 and BIOL 364.
Explores the cellular and molecular biology of the nervous system in order to provide an in-depth analysis of such topics as sensation and perception, consciousness and sleep, learning and memory, neuroplasticity and neural regeneration. This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

BIOL 324: Cellular and Molecular Biology
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 181. Recommended prerequisite: CHEM 336 and CHEM 315.
Advanced molecular mechanisms of gene expression and control. Methods of genetic engineering and production of transgenic organisms. Lecture.This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

BIOL 330: Field Study in Marine Biology
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  BIOL 329.  
This field course in marine biology is the companion course to BIOL 329. It is a field study that applies the knowledge gained in the lecture portion of the class regarding the biology, taxonomy and ecology of marine fishes, corals, coral disease and other reef life forms. This portion of the course consists of a ten?day study abroad trip to a Caribbean coral reef where students will have exposure to a variety of marine habitats as well as hands- on experiences applying course information in daily diving expeditions and in the design and execution of a marine research project. Dive certification required. Offered winter term of odd-numbered years. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

BIOL 334: Developmental Biology
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 181.
A study of the stages and mechanisms of embryonic development in animals. Both classic experimental embryology and the genetic and molecular regulation of invertebrate and vertebrate animal development will be covered. The course will provide a comparative investigation of both morphology and molecular mechanisms while highlighting the similarities and differences between nematodes, insects, and vertebrates. This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

BIOL 341: Limnology
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:  BIOL 200CHEM 238 and CHEM 238-L. 
Physical, chemical and biological functions of freshwater ecosystems with an emphasis on local aquatic organisms and their habitats. Stream geomorphology, lake structure and the relationships between land use and water quality will be addressed. Lecture, laboratory and field work. Laboratory and field work include mapping, lake models, water chemistry and surveys of taxonomic diversity. One Saturday field trip is required. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

BIOL 352: Junior Seminar II
1 credit hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 351.
Using the scientific literature and in consultation with a faculty mentor, students will develop a proposal for an independent research project in the biological sciences and publicly present the proposal to their peers This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

BIOL 373: Herpetology
4 credit hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 200.
An introduction to the biology, ecology and evolution of amphibians and non?avian reptiles. The morphology, taxonomy and biogeography of Missouri species within these groups will be emphasized in the laboratory with day, evening and possibly weekend field trips required.This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

Behavioral Science

BSCI 361: Advanced Behavioral Research II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: BSCI 109, BSCI 200, BSCI 275, BSCI 275-L, BSCI 359. 
As a continuation of Advanced Behavioral Research I, students enrolled in this course complete their original, team-based research project. This involves conducting the study, data analysis, reporting the findings in the context of a scientific paper and delivering a formal presentation of the research.
Course fee required. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

BSCI 493: Senior Seminar
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: DAY-Senior standing, BSCI 109, BSCI 200, BSCI 275, BSCI 275-L.
CCPS-Senior Standing, BSCI 200, BSCI 274.

This is the capstone course for the major. Current issues in the field are researched and presented in a seminar setting. Students practice the writing, oral communication and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and their future careers.This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

Chemistry

CHEM 414: Medicinal Chemistry
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 315 or CHEM 312.  
Study of the organic chemistry aspects of drug design and development. Course also introduces various classes of drugs, mechanism of action along with prodrugs, metabolism and SAR. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

CHEM 414-L: Medicinal Chemistry Lab
1 credit hours

Prerequisite: CHEM 315 and CHEM 315-L or CHEM 312 and CHEM 312-L.  
Synthesis of different biologically active compound libraries and evaluation of their biological activity using cytotoxicity assays. Analysis of structure activity relationships using the data generated. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

CHEM 436: Advanced Biochemistry
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  CHEM 336.  
A lecture course that studies biological molecule metabolism, signal transduction, DNA replication and repair, transcription and translation. Biochemistry of selected diseases will be discussed. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

CHEM 436-L: Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory
1 credit hours

Prerequisite:  CHEM 336-L.  
A laboratory course that develops skills in designing and carrying out biochemical experiments. Students will perform prescribed laboratory activities as well as independent research projects. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Core

CORE 101: Drury Seminar
3 credit hours

This course introduces students to the expectations of academic work at the collegiate level. Particular emphasis lies on developing students’ skills in writing, critical thinking and information literacy. Each course section has its own theme, developed by faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines.

CORE 201: Global Foundations
3 credit hours

This course introduces students to the study of globalization and its impacts. Emphasis lies on the study of globalization as a concept, as well as the application of this concept to the examination of contemporary issues. Each section draws on the expertise of individual faculty members.

Computer Science

CSCI 395: Applied Projects
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: CSCI 355 and CSCI 371. 
A project-based course in software development. Students will work as members of software development teams. The projects will be conducted following a software development methodology. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

CSCI 475: Game Development Practicum I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CSCI 371 and CSCI 474
The first semester of a studio based interdisciplinary game development project. The course brings students from a variety of disciplines together to participate in a game development project. Students work under the direction of a team of faculty from the Computer Science and Applied Media program. Students fill game development roles on the project such as game designer, producer, programmers, animator, visual effects artist, special effects artist, 3D modeler, screen writer, audio composer (engineer), QA testing, advertising and marketing. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

CSCI 476: Game Development Practicum II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CSCI 475. 
The second semester of a studio based interdisciplinary game development project. This course is a continuation of CSCI 475. CSCI 475 and CSCI 476 must be taken in consecutive semesters during the same academic year. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

CSCI 495: Research and Development I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CSCI 351CSCI 355, and CSCI 371
First semester in the capstone course sequence. Experience in research and development of computer software with emphasis on requirement specification and design. Requires team development of a project plan, requirements specification, and design specification. May require the development of a prototype. Development must follow an established software development process. Includes exploration of the ethical and professional responsibilities of a software developer. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

CSCI 496: Research and Development II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CSCI 495 with a grade of C or better. 
Second semester capstone sequence. Continuation of the software development project started in CSCI 495 with emphasis on detailed design, implementation, and delivery. Requires refinement of the requirements specification, design specification, implementation of the design, delivery of the application, customer training, and participation in departmental assessment activities. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Economics

ECON 335: Poverty and Discrimination
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business 
Extent of poverty and income inequality in U.S. economy is described. Various theories that attempt to explain causes of poverty and inequality are discussed. Existing antipoverty programs are analyzed as are proposals for policy changes. Students will also complete a relevant research project. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

ECON 375: Econometrics
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  ECON 311ECON 312 and admission to Breech School of Business
Students will learn to use calculus and statistics to quantify and interpret a variety of important micro-and macroeconomic models. Students will complete individual research projects involving data collection and analysis using Excel and more sophisticated statistical computer software. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

ECON 435: Public Finance
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  ECON 311admission to Breech School of Business. (ECON 312 is recommended, but not required.)
Students will use economic models to explain and identify sources of market and government failure. They will study the impact that various government expenditure and tax policies have on the allocation of resources and the distribution of income, and will consider contemporary tax reform proposals. Students will also complete a relevant research project. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

English

ENGL 212: Comparative Mythology
3 credit hours

A study of mythic literature in ancient, medieval and contemporary cultures, with close attention to the archetypal codes revealed in all mythologies, and universal narrative structures. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

ENGL 303: Single Author
3 credit hours

This course provides an in-depth study of a single author’s literary work. May be repeated when authors varyThis course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

ENGL 311: Studies in Contemporary Literature
3 credit hours

This course investigates trends in recent literature, written in or translated into English. Texts will date from about 1980 and later. This course may be repeated when content varies. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

ENGL 342: Shakespeare and Ethics
3 credit hours

Students read Shakespeare’s plays with a focus on the moral component of his drama. We ask how Shakespeare understood what it meant to live well, and how he understood good and evil and the problems of achieving moral clarity and moral maturity, in our personal and in our public lives. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

ENGL 344: Studies in World Literature
3 credit hours

Recommended prerequisite: ENGL 301.
Students study works outside the Anglo-American tradition. This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

ENGL 355: Small Press Publishing
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 253.
This course provides an opportunity to explore book binding, book structures, limited-edition runs and writing for small?press publishing. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

French

FREN 302: French Culture and Civilization
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: FREN 202.
A study of the history, geography, art, philosophy and government of Francophone countries. Further development of communicative skills emphasized. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

FREN 351: Introduction to French Literature I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: FREN 202.
Literature in French from the Middle Ages to 1650. Major literary works of this period are read and discussed in French from a critical perspective. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

FREN 352: Introduction to French Literature II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: FREN 202.
Literature in French from 1650 to the present. Major literary works of this period are read and discussed in French from a critical perspective.This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

History

HIST 342: The European Witch Hunts
3 credit hours

This course examines the witch?hunts in Early Modern Europe. To understand the historical context, the course examines magic, heresy, witch?hunts and the shifting definitions in the late Middle Ages. Primary sources highlight the words of the accused and the accusers. Additional foci include the popular modern myths associated with the witch-hunts, as well as examination of modern witch-hunts. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

HIST 380: Hitler and Stalin
3 credit hours

This course will consider the phenomena of Nazism and Stalinism, focusing on systems of authority, culture, daily life and the use of violence. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Graduate Level Architecture

MARC 521: Architectural Design X: Thesis
5 credit hours

Prerequisite: MARC 520MARC 557. Co-requisite: MARC 569. 
This master level course is an advanced design studio that assumes a high level of proficiency in design process and representation, as well as in other content areas developed in the pre-professional program. Students will be expected to approach advanced design problems by applying skills and content developed in previous studios, as well as in advanced seminar and research courses. This studio is the capstone of the studio sequence, providing a setting for the exploration and synthesis of specific in-depth topics of personal and professional importance to the individual student that were developed in the MARC 557 Architecture Senior Seminar course. Offered spring semester. Course fee required. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

MARC 539: Structures III
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ARCH 334
Application of engineering principles and analytical methods, as presented in the earlier structures coursework, to a multi-story architectural solution. Students will develop a holistic structural design response that withstands both gravity and lateral forces. The structural design will be refined by applying the principles of rigid-body statics and deformable body mechanics to the individual structural elements. Offered spring semester. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

MARC 557: Architecture Senior Seminar
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MARC 519
This master level course is an advanced seminar in architecture. Students will be expected to develop and apply advanced analysis, research and communication skills in order to identify a research topic of relevance to their own interest and professional goals. The research topic will also connect these specific and personal interests with students’ wider educational experience in the Drury CORE curriculum. Topics developed in this course will be explored and extended through the MARC 521 Architectural Design X: ThesisOffered fall semester. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course

Management

MGMT 340: Project Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MGMT 228MGMT 301 and admission to the Breech School of Business. 
A study of management theory particular to the effective organization and leadership of programs and projects. Essential elements of this study include project planning, investments and evaluation, and the management of complex processes. Provides students with the opportunity to work in teams applying project management principles to relevant challenges. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Marketing

MKTG 348: Marketing Research
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  MKTG 337 and admission to Breech School of Business.
This course is a study of research methods used in marketing, including problem definition, research design, questionnaire construction, gathering and interpreting of field and/or secondary data, presentation of research conclusions, and projections for the future. In order to successfully participate, students must be proficient in marketing principles and theories. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Music Therapy

MTHP 430: Behavior Measurement and Research
3 credit hours

Scientific writing, elementary statistical tests, research ethics, and evaluation of results of music therapy treatments. Includes techniques for behavior measurement, reliability, and charting in music therapy. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Professional Development

PDEV 271: Summit Park Leadership Community Level I
1 credit hours

Prerequisite: Permission from Dean of Students. 
Experiential learning course focused on the principles of leadership and incorporating the value of community service with a group service-learning project. Class topics will focus around team leadership with emphasis in the areas of life skills, financial planning, career planning, creating community, diversity and academic skills. Offered fall semester. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

PDEV 272: Summit Park Leadership Community Level II
1 credit hours

Prerequisite: PDEV 271 and permission from Dean of Students. 
Experiential learning course focused on the principles of leadership and incorporating the value of community service with a group service-learning project. Class topics will focus around team leadership with emphasis in the areas of life skills, financial planning, career planning, creating community, diversity and communication skills. Offered spring semester. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

PDEV 283: Leadership and the Community
1 credit hours

Leadership and the Community answers the question, “Who are you in relation to the community?” In this course, student-leaders will explore community?based resources and nonprofit agencies in the greater Springfield community. As a leader in the community, how can we better utilize these resources? A variety of leadership theories will be explored with an emphasis on the social change model of leadership development. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

PDEV 284: Leadership and the World
1 credit hours

Leadership and the World culminates the discussion of student leadership theory with the statement, “Let’s change the world!” In this course, student-leaders will consider social responsibility and develop a personal philosophy of global leadership. A variety of leadership theories will be explored with an emphasis on the social change model of leadership development. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Philosophy

PHIL 200: Classical Problems in Philosophy
3 credit hours

An introductory survey of a number of perennial philosophical questions such as “How can a physical body produce a mind?” “Does free will exist?” “What is the self?” “Can we know if God exists?” and “Is there really an external world?” Offered annually. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

PHIL 216: What is Knowledge?
3 credit hours

Every discipline (whether the sciences, humanities or social sciences) makes claims to knowledge that practitioners in those disciplines take seriously. Consequently, any serious practitioner of a discipline must ask: “How does my discipline define knowledge and so make claims about what is true? What are the limits, strengths and weaknesses of such methods of knowing?” Clearly, not all claims to knowledge are equally worthy of our assent, so it is crucial that a practitioner of any field be able to investigate these questions. Armed with such an understanding of knowledge, a practitioner of any field is given the tools to be more critical of the claims of his/her own field and those of others. Given these concerns and questions, in this foundational course we will survey the various origins and sources of knowledge, the different ways in which knowledge could be justified, the limits and possibilities of those various approaches and the ways in which skepticism about knowledge can be generated as well as avoided when different methods of knowledge are employed.  This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

PHIL 316: Ethics
3 credit hours

Students will be expected to confront, reflect on, compare and contrast, apply, and critically think through, the central ethical traditions offered throughout human history— particularly virtue ethics, deontology, and consequentialism. The course begins with a discussion of critical questions relevant to the study of ethics, such as relativism, human nature, and free will, then turns to examining the main theories and ends with criticisms of ethics.

PHIL 495: Honors Research
Variable credit hours

Many academic departments offer special research or investigative projects beyond the regular catalog offering. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a proposal for study that must be approved by a faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair. The faculty member will provide counsel through the study and will evaluate the student’s performance. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Students must register for research (291, 292, 391, 392, 491 or 492) to receive credit and are required to fill out a Permission to Register for Special Coursework form. It is recommended that students complete not more than 12 hours of research to apply toward the baccalaureate degree. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Physics

PHYS 401: Mechanics II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  PHYS 350MATH 233MATH 366. 
Particle and rigid body dynamics, moving coordinate systems, rotating bodies, variational principles, Lagrange and Hamilton’s formalism, small oscillations, planetary orbits, Kepler’s Laws of planetary motion. Offered fall semester. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

PHYS 412: Electricity and Magnetism II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  PHYS 411MATH 366. 
Principles and applications of static and moving charges, magnetism, electromagnetic theory and Maxwell’s equations. Offered spring semester. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

PHYS 442: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  PHYS 309MATH 233MATH 366. 
A study of the principles of quantum mechanics and applications, operators, differential equations of quantum mechanics, particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, one-electron atoms, barrier potentials, tunneling. Offered spring semester. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Political Science

PLSC 332: Political Parties, Elections and Interest Groups
3 credit hours

An examination of the history, evolution and current structures of American political parties, elections and interest groups. This course is offered every two years in conjunction with national elections and allows students hands-on experience in the study of American electoral politics. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

PLSC 335: The Supreme Court and Constitutional Law
3 credit hours

A study of judicial processes and decisions with particular emphasis on the Supreme Court decisions that have shaped legal thought and altered the social fabric of American society. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Psychology

PSYC 348: Psychoneuroimmunology
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 172 or PSYC 356
Examines the bidirectional interaction between the brain, behavior and the immune system. Students in this course will study both human-and animal?based literature. Topics include the brain, behavior and immune interface, behavioral and psychosocial characteristics linked with immune function, the impact of stress and coping, sickness behavior, and immunoenhancement. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Religion

RELG 325: Living with Joy at Life’s End
3 credit hours

This course explores the experience of dying in contemporary American culture. Participants are introduced to the philosophical, theological and spiritual realities of aging and death. The ethical debates of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are discussed and attention is given to the psychological and sociological dimensions of the end-of-life journey. The class also has a field experience with selected residents of a nursing home. Working in pairs, the students conduct interviews across the semester and produce short “life review” books (20 pages) recording the stories of each participating elderly person’s life. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

RELG 495, 496: Honors Research
Variable credit hours

Many academic departments offer special research or investigative projects beyond the regular catalog offering. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a proposal for study that must be approved by a faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair. The faculty member will provide counsel through the study and will evaluate the student’s performance. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Students must register for research (291, 292, 391, 392, 491 or 492) to receive credit and are required to fill out a Permission to Register for Special Coursework form. It is recommended that students complete not more than 12 hours of research to apply toward the baccalaureate degree. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

Spanish

SPAN 311: The Literature of Spanish America
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  SPAN 306. 
Reading and discussion in Spanish of the most important authors of Spanish America, with emphasis on the twentieth century. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

SPAN 312: The Literature of Spain
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  SPAN 306
Reading and discussion in Spanish of the most important authors of Spain with emphasis on the Golden Age and the twentieth century. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

SPAN 313: These Are Not Sweet Girls: Hispanic Women's Literature
3 credit hours

This course investigates issues of power, space and archetypes in the literature written by Hispanic women. Beginning with the first great women writers, this course proceeds chronologically to the twenty-first century. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

SPAN 412: Advanced Studies: Hispanic Literature
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  SPAN 306
Special topics on rotation, such as Cervantes, other individual authors, literary movements and genre studies. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

SPAN 414: From Magical Realism to Virtual Realism: Boom and Postboom Narratives
3 credit hours

This course is designed to give students familiarity with the Latin American Boom and narratives after the Boom. Beginning with some precursors to the Boom, students will gain an understanding of the importance of this group of writers in both a regional (Latin American) as well as global context and will then explore the impact of the Boom for future generations of writers. All class sessions will be conducted in Spanish, and papers and tests will be written in Spanish. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

SPAN 489: Advanced Seminar in Hispanic Cultural Studies
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  SPAN 305
This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize the information, theories and concepts introduced in Spanish 305 and through the upper-division course offerings in literature, history, culture and film studies. The course provides an advanced opportunity for students to refine and perfect their skills in comprehension and expression of the Spanish language while learning more about textual and cultural representations of the Hispanic World. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course. 

Theatre

THTR 340: History of Theatre: Origins to Renaissance
3 credit hours

A study of the origins and development of western theatre from ancient civilizations through the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on the development of dramatic forms through the reading of plays, the evolution of theatre architecture and production in the western theatre. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

THTR 341: History of Theatre: Renaissance to Romanticism
3 credit hours

A study of western theatre development from the seventeenth century to mid?nineteenth century. Emphasis is placed on literature, architecture and production styles of these historical periods. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

THTR 343: History of Theatre: Realism to Contemporary
3 credit hours

A study of the development of western theatre from 1870 to the present. Emphasis is placed on the literature, architecture and development of production styles in modern theatre. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.


List of Honors-Qualified Courses That Require an Honors Contract

Students may select from the following Honors-qualified courses to apply toward their honors degree.
Honors students enrolling in these courses will need to complete an honors option contract and submit that contract to the honors director.

BSCI 380: Undergraduate Internship Experience
3 credit hours

Internships are designed to help students better understand the connection between theoretical perspectives and practices in the workplace. Before registering, students are required to meet with the behavioral sciences internship director to
learn more about expectations, requirements, and responsibilities. Students must have junior or senior status and a GPA of 2.50 or better to be eligible for internships. This course has been approved as an 
Honors qualified course.

FREN 493: Senior Seminar
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: FREN 202. 
This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

MATH 493: Senior Seminar
3 credit hours

Modern topics in mathematics are discussed in a seminar setting. Students integrate their study of mathematics throughout their undergraduate years and explore the connections among mathematics and other courses they have pursued. Departmental assessment of the major is included. This course is designed to be a capstone experience taken during the final semester of the senior year. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

MTHP 380: Internship Experience
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Completion of all undergraduate coursework, with a minimum grade of C in all Music Therapy coursework and permission of instructor.
A capstone applied experience in the Music Therapy program. Students must complete at least 510 clock hours of internship in an approved clinical setting. MTHP 380 terminates with the 510 hour (midterm) internship evaluation. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

MTHP 475: Music Therapy Capstone
1 credit hours

Career planning in music therapy including preparation of internship application materials, interview techniques, and topics in professionalism and ethics. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

MTHP 480: Internship Experience
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Completion of all undergraduate coursework, with a minimum grade of C in all Music Therapy coursework and permission of instructor.
A capstone applied experience in the Music Therapy program. Students must complete at least 510 clock hours of internship in an approved clinical setting. MTHP 480 terminates with the 1020 hour (final) internship evaluation. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.

MUSC 321, 322: History of Music I and II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite:  MUSC 118. 
A survey of the history and literature of music from Greco-Roman times to the present. Emphasis upon the study of musical forms and styles against the background of historic, artistic and cultural developments. This course requires 3 hours each semester. 

PLSC 494: Senior Seminar
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: PLSC 296
Capstone research course for majors. This course reviews research methods in political science, and requires students to complete an original project including an extensive literature review and theoretical framework of a question in political science research. Students are required to share their research in public oral presentations as part of the final assignment. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.