Honors gives students the opportunity to take classes that are interesting, engaging, and thought-provoking.
Required First-Year Honors Courses
Select one of the following first-year honors courses as a requirement.
- HON 101: Research Scholars - Introduction to critical thinking, scholarly inquiry, and diversity of perspectives through an interdisciplinary approach to a societal problem. This is a small, discussion-based course focused on what it means to be an active, engaged Honors student.
- HON 102: Leaders in Action - Introduction to leadership, public service, and being a democratic citizen through an interdisciplinary approach. Students will learn what it means to bridge theory with action through guest speakers, lectures, and mentorship.
These courses provide you with an excellent starting point in Honors and in college. Your thinking will be sparked by interesting readings, films, cultural and intellectual experiences, service, and discussion on the big questions in life.
Spring 2023 Courses
M, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Are you a highly creative, productive, and socially conscious student? Do you seek a college experience that develops deep, transformative learning? This course uses national and international competitive scholarships as a vehicle to explore how high-achieving, motivated students develop the traits that make college students successful-students who find their passion and grow it. We will look at the roots of success, the making of expertise, the skills to manage one's distractions, the embracement of failure, the making of choices and decisions in murky situations. Reflectingon these critical elements students will write personal and academic statements that prepare them for highly competitive scholarship applications. Other national scholarship elements will be discussed such as crafting strong curriculum vitae (resumes), interviewing well and assembling helpful letters of reference. Contact: email@example.com for permission to register.
3 credits/1 credit
(Day and time TBD)
Elements of the atmosphere with emphasis on those processes that affect the global atmospheric circulation. Real time weather data is incorporated into lecture to aid in transferring the subject matter to real life experiences.
W: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This course investigates aviation's effects on global culture, commerce, and politics throughout its history by examining original historical sources and evidence from significant events in aviation. After taking this class, students will be more aware of their own and other cultural frameworks and biases and be able to use that perspective effectively as aviation professionals in a global industry. Prerequisite: Minimum GPA of 2.6.
T/R. 3:30 - 4:45 pm
This course is designed to introduce the student to the United States legal system and the development of air law. The course will cover a broad range of topics related to aviation operations including constitutional law, administrative law, Federal Aviation Administration enforcement actions, aircraft ownership issues, products liability law, criminal law, contract law, and international law. Course activities include case reading, argument, and legal research.
M/W: 12:25 - 2:00 pm
Basic concepts of biology with emphasis on the process of science, genetics, molecular biology, evolution, biodiversity, and ecology. Broadly designed to satisfy the needs of those pursuing biological and pre-professional curricula.
M, 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, and T/R, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
The theory and practice of public speaking with emphasis on content, organization, language, delivery, and critical evaluation of messages. Basic principles of speech from the viewpoint of composition and delivery. Emphasis on student performance stressing original thinking, effective organization and direct communication of ideas.
MWF, 12:20 - 1:10 pm
Introduces theories and practices of health communication. Explores health communication with interpersonal sources (e.g., physicians, other providers), groups (e.g., support groups, health care organizations), and effective communication through mass media and digital/social media channels.
MWF. 10:10 am - 11:00 am
This course, which builds upon ENGL 110, gives students experience with genres and rhetorical situations beyond the academic classroom. In begins with a set of common readings on an important social issue to establish a context for the work of the class. Throughout the semester, students engage in a series of research tasks and writing projects that center on a collaboratively-authored project proposal or recommendation for a specific audience or community. Then, students use the knowledge gained through research and rhetorical awareness to produce documents that will help inform and persuade the public.
W, 4:00 - 5:30 pm/Synchronous online
Our focus in this section of Black American Writers will be twofold: we will work with African American literature as a thread of focus within a course aimed at taking a look at the current state of Black Studies as an interdisciplinary university project. Students in the class will have the opportunity to help shape curricular ideas for an emerging Black Studies minor and/or certificate at UND.
T/R. 2:00 - 3:15 pm
This course will offer an introduction to the principles of Fine Arts, like Visual Arts, Music, Theater, and Dance, as well as examples of these arts as they manifest linkages between individuals and their social-political contexts. This class will be a seminar format, and class time will involve thoughtful discussions, videos, music, viewing art and performances. The class may occasionally meet in other locations, where performances and exhibitions can be observed live.
T/R, 9:30 - 10:45 am
What does old stuff reveal about the past? Analyze historic photographs. Study household objects. Publish your own digital history page. Discover what your trash says about you.
By contract/permission only.
Invest in your community, gain practical knowledge and experience, and earn up to 4 Honors credits by volunteering or interning at select organizations. A two-pages or more reflection paper will be due at the end of the semester. By Permission Only. Contact David Cason (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Students in Honors 260-02 class, Honors Undergraduate Journal, will work together to create a digital journal of creative and academic writing by Honors students. The class will solicit work, read and select from submissions, determine editorial policies, design page layouts, and produce a digital journal. This class will meet periodically, in person and/or through Zoom, as determined by the class. No prior experience working on a journal is necessary. Please contact Merie Kirby (email@example.com) for details.
MWF: 11:15 am - 12:05 pm
Please join us as we explore questions of fairness, equity, and of course, justice
in American society.
T/R: 9:30 - 10:45 am
What can the humanities teach us about medicine, illness, and health care? In this course, students will come to a deeper understanding of the complexity of health, illness, and the practice of medicine. We'll examine how healthcare and medicine go beyond biomedical symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment; consider the ways in which both doctors and patients can be dehumanized by illness and the practice of medicine; and work to develop a sense of how the medical humanities can offer meaningful insights not just to future healthcare workers, but to anyone who grapples with the experience of being human.
Raise awareness and interest in national and international scholarships. Inspire your peers to engage in diverse scholarship learning experiences worldwide. Share your national scholarship stories. Serve as a National Scholarship Peer Advisor. You will reflect on your interest in national and international scholarships in a meaningful way, while developing concrete skills to articulate the value of scholarship opportunities. As an advisor, you will also strengthen your communication, networking, and leadership skills. Positions available: 1) NSPA Communications & Social Media Intern; 2) NSPA Presentation Intern; 3) NSPA Event Planner Intern; 4) NSPA Advising Intern; and 5) NSPA Newsletter Intern. Contact Yee Han Chu (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
By permission of the Director
By permission of the Honors Director only.
Independent research on a significant project with an expert faculty advisor.
MWF, 9:05 - 10:00 am
"Sister wives" "Co-husbands" "Multiple committed partners" Why do these topics titilate, confuse, fascinate, disgust? Who says having more than one spouse is right? Who says it is wrong? Where does it happen? Why does it happen? Is there a reason for or against the concept and the practice of multiple spouses? How is the conept depicted in fiction? Come explore polygamy (polyamory, polyandry, and polygyny)!
This course will touch upon various religious perspectives and cultural traditions pertaining to the practices of polygamy (polyandry, polygyny, and polyamory) around the world.
T/R, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
We will explore memory and forgiveness in the aftermath of traumatic personal and world events. Some of the events studied in cinema and fiction will be the Holocaust, dictatorships, murder, and human rights abuses. The course will also consider the theme of personal forgiveness and the ability to forgive oneself.
MW, 11:15 am - 12:05 pm
The goal of this course is to provide you with basic knowledge of sound, audio production, and aural perception, MIDI, basic synthesis concepts, recording, amplification, Digital Audio Workstations, musical notation software, video editing, and computer-assisted instruction. It is not necessary to be able to read music for this course, but it is necessary to at least become familiar with both music notation software and GarageBand (and other similar programs). This class has no pre-requisites and is perfect for a wide variety of majors.
Rozelle -Stone, R.
M/W 2:30 - 3:45 pm
What does it mean to live a feminist life? Why are feminists often portrayed as "willful" or "problems" for others? How are some of our social dilemmas analyzed by various feminists? In this course, we will analyze not only these broad questions, but we also will attend to individual, sexual, and familial obstacles through a feminist-philosophical lens. Themes will include: body/beauty norms, "outlaw emotions," relationship paradigms, the intersections between race, class, and gender oppression, feminist resistance in workplaces, and more. The course will revolve around readings, discussions, and a final paper; no background in philosophy is needed.
MWF: 9:30 - 10:45 am
A survey of the psychology of human life span development, including intellectual, emotional, and social aspects of the normal individual and emphasizing childhood and adolescent development. Prerequisite: PSYC 111.
T/R. 9:30 - 10:45 am
An advanced research methods course. Students will learn how to plan and execute basic psychological experiements, analyze data, and correctly report research findings using APA style. Prerequisite: PSYC 241 and PSYC 303.
This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills associated with the helping process, including interviewing skills, as practiced in a variety of community services settings. A special focus will be on the problem-solving process and interaction skills used in direct service activities with individuals. Helping skills require a knowledge of interpersonal relationships and the effective use of interpersonal behaviors. This combination of knowledge and skills will benefit any individual wanting to increase effectiveness when working with people.
MWF, 9:05 - 9:55 am
An introduction to the basic principles, theory, and techniques of costume construction. This hands-on class will reach from basic to advanced skills. Students will choose their own projects throughout the class and will ultimately use both hand sewing and machine sewing techniques to create two finished garments.
T/R: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Female. Male. Non-binary. Trans. Gender non-conforming. Agender. Cisgender. Ever wondered
about these terms, what they mean when they say gender is socially constructed, or
how expressions of gender have changed over time (for example, pink used to be considered
"too strong" a color for girls and was reserved for baby boys)? This class is an introduction
to the social construction of gender. Topics may include the role of gender in the
formation of human symbol systems and institutions worldwide, as well as its capacity
to shape individual bodies, identities, and kinship relations.
- CE 483 HON Civil Engineering Design II
- CHE 412HON Process Project Engineering
- CSCI 493HON Senior Project II
- EE 481HON Senior Design II
- ENGR 201HON Statics
- ENGR 202HON Dynamics
- ENGR 203HON Mechanics of Materials
- ENGR 206HON Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
- ENGR 340HON Professional Integrity in Engineering
- GEOE 485HON Geological Engineering Design
- ME 488HON Engineering Design
- PTRE 485HON Senior Design
Requires permission codes from Nursing to register
- NURS 301HON Professional Nurse I
- NURS 331HON Patient and Family-Centered Nursing
- NURS 406HON Evidence-Informed Practice
- NURS 450HON Transition to Practice: Seminar
- NURS 453HON Clinical Practicum V: Transition to Practice