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.
Fall 2022 Courses
M, 4:40 pm - 6:40 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: firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to register.
W: 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
The course is intended to serve as reparation for the submission of the Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal to the National Science Foundation. The commitment of the research advisor to review proposals is necessary to register for the course. The course includes critical proposal writing components, time management when writing, an overview of different funding agencies, the perspecivie of reviewers often presented to invited speakers. Main outcomes: is written proposal per NSF solicitation guideline. Students who intend to apply to GRFP NSF solicitation should consider taking this course a year before the due date. For questions and registration contact Dr. Kubatova via Alena.Kubatova@und.edu 701-777-0348.
3 cr. and 1 cr. for lab
T/R. 4:00-5:15 pmand Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:50 pm
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.
T: 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.
T/R: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Welcome to Biology 150! This course is designed primarily for students majoring in
Biology and many other science-related disiplines. We will spend this semester studying
fundamental aspects of biology at the cellular and physiological level. Just a few
of the questions we'll explore include: Why do we need oxygen to survive? Plants:
how exactly do they feed themselves? How many combinations of chromosomes are found
in your sperm or eggs? How do our kidneys and heart work? How fast can neurons send
electrical signals throughout your body?
MWF. 10:10 am - 11:00 am
Chemistry of atoms, molecules and ionic compounds (acids/bases, gases, liquid and solids) with emphasis on fundamental molecular physics, thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. The class, taken with its lab, covers two semesters of traditional general chemistry, with more in-depth coverage, and replaces both CHEM 121/L and 122/L.
T/R, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
For the ancient Athenians, theater offered more than entertainment and artistic expression. It also was a religious experience and a crucial form of civic discourse. The theater was a place to dramatize, debate, and reflect upon crucial issues facing the community, including war, politics, education, gender roles, and the status of minority populations. In this interdisciplinary course we will read, discuss, and watch a large selection of surviving Greek dramas, including the comedies of Aristophanes and the tragedies of Sophocles, and Euripides. Working from a variety of perspectives and theories, we will explore what makes Greek theater such a powerful and influential form of human expression.
Jordheim, P. and
T/R, 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm, and M, 11:00 am - 11:50 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. 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.
T/R: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
David Foster Wallace's question of "what is water" is an analogy for the unseen influences in our lives. This course looks at the concept of sustainability, the theory behind it, and what it means for individuals and societies. Above all, this course encourages students to ask themselves "what is my water?"
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, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Who qualifies for the rights of citizenship? When do human rights trump legal rights? How should workers and property owners relate to one another? What is women's proper role in society? Through intense role playing we will explore key historic debates in American history about slavery, capitalism, citizenship, and women's roles.
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.
MWF: 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Through our readings of international mystery novels and discussions we will explore such questions as: Are there universal ideas of morality, justice, guilt, punishment, redemption, or crime? How does popular fiction reflect the culture it comes from? How much can we ask one novel to say about the culture it comes from? This class will read comtemporary crime novels from a variety of countries (Ghana, Japan, Norway, and more).
MWF: 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
The world's literature, past and present, is full of monsters. Monsters are survivors, adapting and evolving over time. Apparently, we humans both love and need our monsters, even the most frightening ones. This class will examine the functions of monsters in literature, folklore, and film, with special focus on the figures of the vampire, the golem, and the zombie. The class will include reading, discussion, some writing, watching movies, and a final project that can be academic, creative, or a hybrid.
By permission of the Director
By permission of the Honors Director only.
Independent research on a significant project with an expert faculty advisor.
T/R: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
This course intends to provide students with the basic knowledge of major determinants,
health indicators, and trends of global health. Upon completion of the course, you
will be able to demonstrate through testing, discussion, and personal experience,
- Analysis of the impact of culture, the environment, the economy, and nutrition on
- Identification, description, and analysis of the magnitude of health indicators, trends,
and determinants of global public health problems by selecting and interpreting measures
of disease requency, distribution, and risk factors.
- Access to examination, and effective evaluation of relevant sources of global public
- Collection, organization, and analysis of information needed to assess the health
status of any population.
- Recognition and analyze of the impact of social, cultural, and ethical factors, health
policy and law, environment, and health care systems in global health.
M/W 6:10 pm - 7:25 pm
This class will explore the groundbreaking ideas of 19th and 20th century thinkers known as "Existentialists" (like Nietzsche, Beauvoir, Kafka, and Camus) who were struggling to make sense and meaning of an increasingly nonsensical and technological world. Rejecting easy answers, Existentialists incite us to "live dangerously" in the face of lived experiences like alienation, absurdity, freedom, solitude, and suffering.
MWF: 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm and T: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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.
T/R. 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Students in this course will learn how to plan and execute basic psychological experiments, clean and analyze raw data, and correctly report results from these experiments. The course emphasizes active, rather than passive, learning, most notably through the design and execution of a semester-long replication project. By the end of the course, students should have a practical understanding of how psychological research is conducted, as well as a working knowledge of APA format.
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.
T/R. 9:30 - 10:45 am
This course serves as an introduction to theatrical design. It will explore principles and elements of design through set, costume, lighting, and sound design. This is a hands-on course where students will explore each area of theatrical design through creative projects.
Berg Burin, N
T/R: 9:30 am - 10:45 am
WGS 225 provides an introduction to the rich and dynamic interdisciplinary academic field of Women and Gender Studies. Drawing on feminist theory and scholarship, we will address critical questions about the status of women and girls around the world today and engage in self-reflection about our own experiences and views as gendered beings (individuals of all gender identities are welcome!). We will explore the ways in which gender shapes social, cultural, economic, and political systems and institutions, as well as the ways in which those systems and institutions shape the lives of women and girls. Intersectionality will be at the heart of our studies as we will always consider how race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, and other important factors intersect with gender to influence women and girls' complex experiences, oppressions, opportunities, and methods of resistance and empowerment. We aim to not only better understand the local and global world in which we live, but to also imagine ways in which we can transform it. While we will cover a wide variety of topics in the course, we will spend an extended period of time studying the global problem of sex trafficking, which offers important insights into the key issues, questions, and debates within the field fo Women and Gender Studies
- ENGR 201HON Statics
- ENGR 202HON Dynamics
- ENGR 203HON Mechanics of Materials
- ENGR 206HON Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
- ENGR 340HON Professional Integrity in Engineering
- ME 487HON Engineering 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 453HON Clinical Practicum V: Transition to Practice
- NURS 489HON Senior Honors Thesis