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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.

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 220

Disney: Gender, Race and Religion

3

HON 222

Honors Composition: Rhetorical Agency Across Genres

3

HON 309

American Storytellers

3

HON 317

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

3

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 338

Thana Tourism: Traveling the "Dark Side"

3

HON 340

Social Justice: Mirage or Oasis?

3

HON 341

Storytelling

3

HON 342

Memory, Media, Image

3

HON 344

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

3

HON 347

Listening to Time: Area Studies in Ethnomusicology

3

HON 349

Discontented Culture

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 366

Deities and Demons: Ancient and Modern 

3

HON 367

Pythagoras Revisited - A Quest for Interior Precision

3

HON 369

Select Contemporary Problems: Religion and Politics

3

HON 371

The World of Fellini's Cinema

3

HON 372

MOOCs as Phenomenon

3

HON 395a 

Kotkin Presidential Fellow Seminar: History of Cities: From Origins to the Ephemeral City

3

HON 395b

Kotkin Presidential Fellow Seminar: New Media: A Practical Seminar

3

HON 395d

Rethinking Renaissance Visual Culture: 15th and 16th Century Florence,
Rome and Venice

3

HON 395e

Kotkin Presidential Fellow Seminar: A History of the Future

3

HON 409

Hermes Unbound: Divining Hermeneutics

3

HON 412

"Seas of Stories": Postcolonial Literature and Theory

3

HON 416

Sex, Self, and Society

3

 

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

Paradoxes in Early 20th Century, and the Birth Set Theory

3

HON 331

The Ecology of Sustainable Food

3

HON 332

The Birth of Calculus: History of an Idea

3

HON 350

Scientific Prediction: Information, Technology and Progress

HON 367

Pythagoras Revisited - A Quest for Interior Precision

3

HON 372

MOOCs as Phenomenon

 

 

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 220

Disney: Gender, Race and Religion

3

HON 311

Ethnicity, Race and Nationalism

3

HON 337

Credit, Growth and Economic Cycles

3

HON 338

Thana Tourism: Traveling the “Dark Side”

3

HON 339

Body, Flesh, Subject

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 360

Performing America(s): Creating, Celebrating, and Contesting Nationhood

in U.S. Theatre and Popular Ente

HON 366

Deities and Demons: Ancient and Modern

3

HON 369

Select Contemporary Problems: Religion and Politics

HON 372

MOOCs as Phenomenon

HON 395e

Kotkin Presidential Fellow Seminar: History of the Future for Commerce

3

HON 412

“Seas of Stories”: Postcolonial Literature and 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


TOTAL CREDITS:  minimum of 25

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