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Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2009

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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
Course Descriptions for Honors (HONR)

HONR 1100. ENRICHMENT SERIES (1-0) Provides an introduction and orientation to the Honors College. Designed to assist students in acquiring skills for academic survival, individual success, and pursuit of their Honors degree and career possibilities. Format varies; instruction by both faculty and Honors College student peer counselors.

HONR 1313. LIBERAL ARTS HONORS MATHEMATICS (3-0) Topics include the development of the real number system, different orders of infinity, the idea of convergence and how this led to the development of calculus, the concept of a mathematical proof, the conceptual foundations of topology, networks, knowt theory, and modern applications of mathematics to the sciences. Crosslisted with MATH 1313.

HONR 1426. HONORS CALCULUS I (3-1) A more rigorous introduction to calculus than that provided by MATH 1426. Assignments include essay questions and problems that involve research on the development, meaning, and history of concepts emphasized in the course. Students are challenged to master more difficult material in a broader disciplinary context. Credit will be given for MATH 1426 OR HONR 1426 but not both.

HONR 1443. HONORS GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS (3-1) This course emphasized the methodology of physics, and is closely integrated with calculus. It introduces modern ideas and theories into introductory physics (as opposed to the traditionals PHYS 1443, which covers physics before 1900). the Honors course stresses problem-solving skills over the learning of algorithms. Credit will be given for PHYS 1443 or HONR 1443 but not both.

HONR 1444. HONORS GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II (3-1) This course emphasized the methodology of physics, and is closely integrated with calculus. It introduces modern ideas and theories into introductory physics (as opposed to the traditionals PHYS 1444, which covers physics before 1900). the Honors course stresses problem-solving skills over the learning of algorithms. Credit will be given for PHYS 1444 or HONR 1444 but not both.

HONR 1451. HONORS CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3-1) This course is designed for students who seek a challenge beyond that of the traditional introductory BIOL 1441. Advanced concepts are presented and their applications in contemporary society are explored. This is a rigorous lecture course supplemented with a variety of research-related reading and writing assignments. Credit will be given for BIOL 1441 or HONR 1451 but not both.

HONR 1452. HONORS STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF ORGANISMS (3-1) This course is designed for students who seek a challenge beyond that of the traditional introductory BIOL 1442. Advanced concepts are presented and their applications in contemporary society are explored. This is a rigorous lecture course supplemented with a variety of research-related reading and writing assignments. Credit will be given for BIOL 1442 or HONR 1452 but not both.

HONR 1461. HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (3-1) This course is designed for students who seek a challenge beyond that of the traditional introductory CHEM 1441. Many key concepts will not be explained in traditional lecture fashion. Rather, they will be probed by the class while working collaborative exercises. Students will also complete a collaborative digital video project. Credit will be given for CHEM 1441 or HONR 1461 but not both.

HONR 1462. HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (3-1) This course is designed for students who seek a challenge beyond that of the traditional introductory CHEM 1442. Many key concepts will not be explained in traditional lecture fashion. Rather, they will be probed by the class while working collaborative exercises. Students will also complete a collaborative digital video project. Credit will be given for CHEM 1442 or HONOR 1462 but not both.

HONR 2103. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 2104. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 2106. HONORS SEMINAR (1-0) The Honors Seminar will cover topics of general interdisciplinary interest to students from a wide variety of academic disciplines. Active learning will be stressed with all students expected to both moderate and participate in classroom discussions of seminar topics. Instructors and topics offered will vary. The course may be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 2203. HONORS SPECIAL TOPICS (2-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 2204. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (2-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis with permission of an instructor. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 2300. SEMINAR (3-0) Team-taught interdisciplinary course that introduces knowledge and perspectives from the arts, sciences, and humanities. Designed around a theme of current or historical significance. Writing-intensive. Depending on topic, may meet the literature, fine arts/humanities or social/cultural studies requirement of the core curriculum (consult departmental advisor for details).

HONR 2303. HONORS SPECIAL TOPICS (3-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 2304. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis with permission of an instructor. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 2403. SPECIAL TOPICS (4-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 2404. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (4-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis with permission of an instructor. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 2425. HONORS CALCULUS II (3-1) A more rigorous introduction to calculus than that provided by MATH 2425. Assignments include essay questions and problems that involve research on the development, meaning, and history of concepts emphasized in the course. Students are challenged to master more difficult material in a broader disciplinary context. Credit will be given for MATH 2425 or HONR 2425 but not both.

HONR 3103. INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 3104. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 3203. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (2-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 3204. SPECIAL TOPICS (2-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 3303. INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 3304. SPECIAL TOPICS (3-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 3305. HONORS SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL WRITING (3-0) A more intensive section of BIOL 3305, offering additional reading, writing, and presentation assignments based on classic and influential literature in the biological sciences and greater attention to detail in communicating scientific and technical information efficiently and accurately for specialist audiences. Credit will be given for BIOL 3305 or HONR 3305 but not both.

HONR 3310. POLITICAL & COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP (3-0) This course examines theories and concepts of leadership in political and community contexts, and processes by which power and authority are exercised to foster political change in one's community. Emphasis is placed on application to actual leadership situations.

HONR 3403. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (4-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis with permission of an instructor. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 3404. HONORS SPECIAL TOPICS (4-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 3504. HONORS SPECIAL TOPICS (5-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 4103. ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS (1-0) Advanced special topics in Honors. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 4104. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis with permission of an instructor. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 4106. HONORS ADVANCED SEMINAR (1-0) The Honors Advanced Seminar will cover topics of general interdisciplinary interest to students from a wide variety of academic disciplines. Active learning will be stressed with all students expected to research and prepare seminar presentations and moderate class discussions on assigned seminar topics. Instructors and topics offered will vary The course may be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status or permission of the instructor.

HONR 4110. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (1-0) This seminar provides Goolsby Fellows with development feedback based on the psychological self-assessment instruments. The aim is to build on personal strengths and enhance self-awareness. Prerequisite: Admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy or permission of the Goolsby Leadership Academy Director. Offered as HONR 4110 and LSHP 4110.

HONR 4144. HONORS SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (1-0) Credit will be given for supervised service to a community agency. The service must be related to formal coursework and approved by a faculty mentor and a degree plan advisor. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the Honors College Dean. Graded Pass/Fail.

HONR 4203. ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS (2-0) Advanced special topics in Honors. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 4204. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (2-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis with permission of an instructor. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 4244. HONORS SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (2-0) Credit will be given for supervised service to a community agency. The service must be related to formal coursework and approved by a faculty mentor and a degree plan advisor. Graded Pass/Fail.

HONR 4300. ADVANCED SEMINAR (3-0) Integrates substantive knowledge in the arts, sciences, and humanities around a theme of current or historical significance. May meet the Social/Cultural Studies requirement of the core curriculum.

HONR 4303. ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS (3-0) Advanced special topics in Honors. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 4304. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis with permission of an instructor. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 4310. HONORS STUDY ABROAD (3-0) Interdisciplinary course in an out-of-country location around a theme or topic appropriate to the location. Journal, term papers, and/or examinations may be required. Meets the Social/Cultural Studies requirement of the core curriculum.

HONR 4311. LEADER AS COMMUNICATOR (3-0) Helps students excel in written and oral communication skills. Assignments include writing short papers, making oral presentations (some videotaped), and learning to critique one another. Prerequisite: Admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy or permission of the Goolsby Leadership Academy Director. Offered as HONR 4311 and LSHP 4311.

HONR 4312. LEADER ETHICS (3-0) Addresses rule-based, consequential, and virtue ethics by examining intentions, actions, and consequences of individual behavior. The course emphasizes the development of character and personal integrity. Prerequisite: Admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy or permission of the Goolsby Leadership Academy Director.

HONR 4313. SENIOR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP (3-0) Designed on a series of lectures by executives followed by round-table discussion with faculty member(s). This course exposes Goolsby Fellows to leading executives. Prerequisite: Admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy or permission of the Goolsby Leadership Academy Director.

HONR 4314. LEADERSHIP IN CONTEXT (3-0) Designed to assist Goolsby Fellows to be competent in an intercultural world. The heart of the course is aimed at appreciating human diversity and variance. Prerequisite: Admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy or permission of the Goolsby Leadership Academy Director.

HONR 4315. EXECUTIVE INTERNSHIP (3-0) This internship experience places Goolsby Fellows in field settings with executives from the college's Advisory Council and other executive leaders in specialized areas for students. Prerequisite: Admission to the Goolsby Leadership Academy or permission of the Goolsby Leadership Academy Director.

HONR 4320. HONORS INTERNSHIP (3-0) Supervised employment in student's area(s) of interest. Journal and term paper required. Reserved for students whose major department does not offer an Internship course.

HONR 4344. HONORS SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (3-0) Credit will be given for supervised service to a community agency. The service must be related to formal coursework and approved by a faculty mentor and a degree plan advisor. Graded Pass/Fail.

HONR 4394. HONORS SENIOR RESEARCH THESIS/CREATIVE PROJECT (3-0) A research thesis or creative project and oral presentation are required for the Honors degree. In consultation with the faculty thesis supervisor and the Honors Dean, a program of research and writing will be arranged. Planning for the Honors Thesis/Creative Project should begin early in the student's junior year. For more extensive projects additional credit may be earned. Full details for completing the Honors Research Thesis/Creative Project are provided on the Honors website, http://www.honors.uta.edu/thesis/. This course is reserved for departments and programs that do not list dedicated thesis courses in their inventories.

HONR 4403. HONORS SPECIAL TOPICS (4-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 4404. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (4-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis with permission of an instructor. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 4503. HONORS SPECIAL TOPICS (5-0) Topics, format, and prerequisites to be determined by faculty offering the courses. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

HONR 4504. HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY (5-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis with permission of an instructor. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.

HONR 4604. HONOR INDEPENDENT STUDY (6-0) Independent study topics are arranged on an individual basis with permission of an instructor. Performance may be assessed by oral or written examination, research or review paper as arranged.