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» Honors Courses

Students who wish to complete the University Honors Program, which culminates with a capstone senior seminar, must fulfill the requirements listed below.

Students take 9 or more courses, for a minimum of 25 credits.* Students select 7 classes from a variety of courses, and must include 1 from each of the three main categories (Human Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences). In addition, all students must take the 1-credit Honors Forum their first year as an Honors student, and complete the Honors Capstone Seminar.

*Transfer students with 60 units or more prior to matriculation take 4 Honors courses (1 from each of the 3 main categories), Honors Forum and Capstone Seminar, for a total of 16 credits.

To remain in the program, Honors students are expected to hold a 3.3 GPA by the end of their sophomore year and maintain it through their senior year. If a student's GPA drops below 3.3, the student is on probation, with the expectation that the GPA will return to the required level by the end of next semester. The student should also consult with the director during this period.

Course links below take you to the Chapman catalog. For syllabi, visit Honors Syllabi.

 ** Courses under multiple main categories can only be assigned to one category. 


TOTAL CREDITS:  minimum of 25

+ - Human Sciences

HON 202     

On Being Ethical in the World

3

HON 207

Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory: The Science and the Controversy

3

HON 209

Death, Self and Society

3

HON 210

Monsters and Monstrosities

3

HON 215

Art and Anthropology

3

HON 216

Twilight of the Gods

3

HON 218

Social Movement of the Sixties

HON 220

Disney: Gender, Race and Religion

3

HON 222

Honors Composition: Rhetorical Agency Across Genres

3

HON 240

Anime and War

HON 242 Beyoncé, Madonna and Nina Simone  

HON 309

American Storytellers

3

HON 317

Visual Literacy in a Generation of Visible Surplus: Its Theory, Practice and Applications

3

HON 322

Political Literary Theory and the Modern Novel

HON 324

Modern Political Argument

3

HON 329 Islam in the Modern World
HON 329 Quest for Immortality
HON 329 Is a Corporation a Person? 3
HON 329 Mathematics in Culture: the Inextricable Link 

HON 333

Creativity and the Human Condition

3

HON 334

Rhetorics of Western Consciousness

3

HON 335

The Enigma of Being Awake: Zen Buddhism

3

HON 336

New Voices in U.S. Literature

3

HON 338

Thana Tourism: Traveling the "Dark Side"

3

HON 340

Social Justice: Mirage or Oasis?

3

HON 342

Memory, Media, Image

HON 344

Illustrating History/the World: Graphic Memoirs, Novels, and Reportage

3

HON 347

Listening to Time: Area Studies in Ethnomusicology

3

HON 359

Fundamentals of Deductive and Inductive Logic

3

HON 360

Performing America(s): Creating, Celebrating, and Contesting Nationhood in U.S. Theatre and Popular Entertainment

3

HON 363

Castaway Narrative in World Literature

3

HON 366

Deities and Demons: Ancient and Modern 

3

HON 367

Pythagoras Revisited - A Quest for Interior Precision

3

HON 368

Thana Tourism: Traveling the “Dark Side”

3

HON 369

Select Contemporary Problems: Religion and Politics

HON 371

The World of Fellini's Cinema

3

HON 372

MOOCs as Phenomenon

3

HON 373

The Puppet Metaphor Across Media

3

HON 374

Philosophy of Science: Interdisciplinary Applications

HON 376

Sustainability in an Unsustainably Structured World

3

HON 377

Critical Animal Studies

3

HON 379

Philosophy through Film

HON 381

Think for yourself: From Socrates to Adorno

3

HON 385

Is Big Data Enough? To be Human Among Machines

HON 391

Close Reading

HON 396

The Politics of Waste

HON 409

Hermes Unbound: Divining Hermeneutics

3

HON 412

"Seas of Stories": Postcolonial Literature and Theory

3

HON 414

The Politics of Law

3

HON 416

Sex, Self, and Society

3

HON 418

Critical Pedagogy

3

HON 419

The Search for an American Voice: Huck Finn to Harlem

HON 424

 Magic, the Occult and Art in the Early Modern Period

HON 432

Queer Theory

3

HON 440

Up

+ - Natural Sciences

HON 207

Darwin's Evolutionary Theory: The Science and the Controversy

3

HON 208

Universal Geometry                                                                

3

HON 321

New Math of the Italian Renaissance

3

HON 329

Mathematics in Culture: The Inextricable Link

3

HON 329

The Quest for Immortality

HON 329

Poetry of Proof

HON 329 From Natural to Real Numbers: a Conceptual Approach 

HON 331

The Ecology of Sustainable Food

3

HON 332

The Birth of Calculus: History of an Idea

3

HON 343

Intro to Computational Sciences

3

HON 350

Scientific Prediction: Information, Technology and Progress

3

HON 364

Biology in Media and Reality

3

HON 367

Pythagoras Revisited - A Quest for Interior Precision

3

HON 372

MOOCs as Phenomenon

3

HON 375

Grande, Fair-Trade, Organic, Shade-Grown Espresso: Unpacking the Environmental and Social Costs of Coffee

3

HON 376

Sustainability in an Unsustainably Structured World

3

HON 378

The Ecology, History, and Politics of California Ecosystems

3

HON 382

The Fabric of the Universe: Space, Time, and Reality

3

HON 383

Controversial Topics in Biology

3

HON 384

Ethical Implications of Biotechnology

HON 385

Is Big Data Enough? To be Human Among Machines

HON 389

The Science Blender

3

HON 392

Adventures in Cosmologies 

+ - Social Sciences

HON 206

Media, Self and Society

3

HON 209

Death, Self and Society

3

HON 210

Monsters and Monstrosities

3

HON 215

Art and Anthropology

3

HON 218

Social Movement of the Sixties

HON 220

Disney: Gender, Race and Religion

3

HON 240

Anime and War

HON 275

How to Make a Glow in the Dark Pink Unicorn

HON 311

Ethnicity, Race and Nationalism

3

HON 324

Modern Political Argument

3

HON 327

Revolution and Philosophy

3
HON 329 Ismal in the Modern World
HON 329 Is a Corporation a Person? 3
HON 329 Consciousness and Cognition

HON 337

Credit, Growth and Economic Cycles

3

HON 338

Thana Tourism: Traveling the “Dark Side”

3

HON 340

Social Justice: Mirage or Oasis?

3

HON 342

Memory, Media, and Image

3

HON 344

Illustrating History/the World: Graphic Memoirs, Novels, Reportage

3

HON 345

Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy

3

HON 357

Foundations of Economic Exchange

3

HON 360

Performing America(s): Creating, Celebrating, and Contesting Nationhood in U.S. Theatre and Popular Entertainment

3

HON 366

Deities and Demons: Ancient and Modern

3

HON 372

MOOCs as Phenomenon

3

HON 373

The Puppet Metaphor Across Media

3

HON 375

Grande, Fair-Trade, Organic, Shade-Grown Espresso: Unpacking the Environmental and Social Costs of Coffee

3

HON 376

Sustainability in an Unsustainably Structured World

3

HON 377

Critical Animal Studies

3

HON 378

The Ecology, History, and Politics of California Ecosystems

3

HON 385

Is Big Data Enough? To Be Human Among Machines

HON 392

Adventures in Cosmologies

HON 393

Tricksters & Cosmopolitans

HON 395g

Gold Diggers: Economic development in the wake of the California gold rush

3

HON 408

Alternative Approaches to Political Understanding

3

HON 412

“Seas of Stories”: Postcolonial Literature and Theory

3

HON 414

The Politics of Law

3

HON 418

Critical Pedagogy

3

HON 424

Magic, the Occult and Art in the Early Modern Period 

HON 432 Queer Theory 3

+ - Other Categories

HON 230

Honors Forum

1

HON 329

Experimental Courses

3

HON 395

Topics in Honors

3

HON 399/499

Individual Study

.5-6

Study Abroad

Any course taken while studying abroad for a semester can count as 1 of the honors elective courses.

Honors Preceptorials

A preceptorial is a student-designed and student-directed course that can be offered during interterm sessions.

SENIOR SEMINAR (required)

HON 498

Honors Capstone

3

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