HON 100 Christian Vocation and the Search for Meaning I
Honors section of REL 100. Some students (e.g. some science majors) may need to defer the course and take HON 100 in another term.
HON 120 The Scholar Citizen
An introduction to the Honors Program. Course content focuses on great primary texts focusing on the connections between learning and citizenship, or the public uses of knowledge (e.g. Plato’s cave). (Includes theater lab)
HON 130 The Liberating Letters: The Trial of Letters
Interdisciplinary humanities survey course that explores the Western tradition of letters through significant texts and modern context. Students stage courtroom trials where great authors, characters, or ideas are challenged and tested. Based on the medieval liberal arts trivium of grammar, rhetoric, and logic. This course is linked with HON 111 and both courses share texts, assignments, and some class sessions. Students are strongly encouraged to register for both courses in the same term. (satisfies humanities LAF and speaking skill requirements)
HON 111 Effective Writing for Liberating Letters
Linked with HON 130, this effective writing course employs a rhetoric-based and argument-focused approach to college-level writing. Students are strongly encourged to register for HON 130 and this course during the same semester. (Satisfies effective writing requirement).
HON 200 Christian Vocation and the Search for Meaning II
Honors version of REL 200. See REL 200 for content and requirements.
HON 220 The Scholar Scientist
Inspired by the medieval quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, music), this course addresses systems of quantitative thought, including logic, computing, and formal systems. (Satisfies graduation QR requirement)
HON 230 Arts and the City
Interdisciplinary fine arts course where students attend museums, galleries, concerts, plays, and other significant arts events while researching and writing critical and historical critiques of central theories and approaches to the fine arts. (Satisfies fine arts LAF)
HON 240 Science, Technology, and Citizenship
Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary lab science course. Physics, biology, and chemistry are used to critically examine a key national or global issue. (Satisfies lab natural sciences and mathematics LAF)
HON 250 The Social Scientist
Problem-based/question-based course in social sciences involving at least two social science disciplines and several faculty. (satisfies social and behavioral sciences LAF)
Honor students are encouraged to study abroad at some point during their four-year degree. This may include a Center for Global Education 10-day seminar, international travel seminar, or domestic immersion trip.
HON 340 Junior Colloquium: The Scholar as Leader
Taught by the dean and/or president of the College, this seminar explores themes of leadership and service in the public context. (0.0 credit; P/N)
HON 380 Student-Created Learning Experience (SCLE)
Following the guidelines set forth above, SCLEs may take many forms as determined by the student and faculty creating the learning experience (may be 0.0, .5 or 1.0 credit, and may use traditional or P/N grading options).
HON 450 Augsburg Honors Review: Research Thesis Requirement
Students in the fall semester of HON 450 practice and complete a structured process for collecting,synthesizing, applying, and documenting research and academic writing. Students should take this course in conjunction with another course within which they will produce a research-based paper. A final research paper is required to complete 450. Students also solicit and evaluate manuscripts for the Honors Review (0.0 credit, P/N only).
Students in the spring semester of HON 450 edit and publish the Honors Review, a national journal for undergraduate scholarship that resides at Augsburg College. Students will evaluate and select potential articles for the journal, shepherd those manuscripts through an external review process by faculty referees, and publish the journal by the end of the term. This course will assist students in developing evaluative, copy-editing, layout, and publication design skills (0.0 credit, P/N only).
HON 470 Student/Faculty Collaboration: Research Thesis Requirement
Following the guidelines outlined above, students register for this course to gain course credit for a student/faculty research collaboration. (0.0 credit, P/N only)
HON 490 Honors Senior Seminar
This course integrates and synthesizes themes from all four years of the Honors Program. It also expands upon the themes of HON 120 by studying primary texts related to philosophy, rhetoric, vocation, and meaning.