HON 101, Honors Seminar (3 credits)
Honors Seminar introduces the student to diverse and enriching academic content. Course design emphasizes college transition skills and critical thinking skills to promote rigorous and interdisciplinary academic study. This multidisciplinary approach combines lecture, discussion, and class activity in order to introduce students to academia and its practices. Students will refine written and oral communication skills, enhance their ability to analyze and synthesize interdisciplinary material, and use a variety of research methods to understand and critically respond to larger social issues. This course may include service-learning activities, participation within extra-curricular events on and off campus, and an introduction to professional and academic policies, procedures, or opportunities. Prerequisites: Enrollment within the Honors Program and placement into ENG*101H. This course is required for all first semester Honor students.
HON 102, Honors Seminar II (1 credit)
The Honors Seminar II builds on concepts introduced in Honors Seminar I and it is required that this course be repeated at least twice (up to a maximum of 3 times) before taking the Capstone Course (HON 202). HON 102 builds on Honors Seminar I and encourages the student to further engage academic material, practices, and procedures. Students will begin to explore a discipline, topic, or issue for a Capstone Project. Students will also learn the fundamentals of mentoring and collegiate collaboration as they work with faculty and peers. HON 102 will further refine student written and oral communication skills, further enrich analytical skills, and further develop comprehension and use of research methods to understand and to critically respond to larger social issues. Students are required to complete a Research Proposal and Plan in order to pass HON 102 and progress to HON 202. This course many include service-learning activities and participation within extra-curricular events on and off campus. Prerequisites: Enrollment within the Honors Program and completion of HON 101 and ENG*101H, This course is required for all Honors students for (at least) the two semesters prior to HON 202.
HON 202, Honors Capstone Project (1 credit)
The Honors Capstone Project requires students to engage in academic research and produce results. Students will work with faculty advisors within the discipline of the project and students will complete all steps of the academic/scientific method from proposal, abstract, research, and presentation. In order to pass HON 202, students will have to publicly present their research to the MxCC community. HON 202 will enhance student written and oral communication skills within academic and professional settings and situations. HON 202 will enrich student use of research methods to understand, to critically respond, and to pose an argument in response to a larger social issue or topic. This course may include service-learning activities and participation within extra-curricular events on and off campus. Prerequisites: Enrollment within the Honors Program and completion of (at least) the two semesters of HON 102.