(3 credits, A-F)
Combines lectures by instructors and faculty guests with workshops and hands-on experience in small group projects, including bibliographic searches, laboratory science, social surveys and interviews. A significant portion is dedicated to writing instruction. Letter grade only.
HON 291: Honors Sophomore Seminar (3 credits, A-F)
Special inquiry-based study of multi-disciplinary topics in particular historical, cultural, geographical, environmental or other contexts. Emphasis on primary sources or fieldwork. (B) biological science; (H) humanities; (P) physical science; (R) arts; (S) social science; (T) literature. Repeatable once. Letter grade only. Pre: 101
HON 291B: Sophomore Seminar: Biological Science
HON 291H: Sophomore Seminar: Humanities
HON 291S: Sophomore Seminar: Social Science
HON 330: Off Campus Study Project
Designed for students pursuing an off campus experience that they design in consultation with a mentor. Students must first consult with the instructor before registering for the course.
HON 333 Experiential Learning and Scholarly Engagement (3) Students develop an understanding of theory and practice of experiential learning through direct engagement and focused scholarly reflection while assimilating and synthesizing new knowledge and developing critical thinking skills. Repeatable two times. Honors Program approval only.
HON 340: The Publication Process
Focuses: E (Ethics) & WI (Writing Intensive)y
Using Horizons undergraduate journal as our guide, this course engages the experiential learning done through the publication process and on the myriad ethical issues arising from publication in academia and beyond. To understand the publishing environment, we will review the current norms and expectations across a variety of disciplines, discussing ethical issues including expectations for communicating academic work, open access publishing, data validity, and more.
We will engage in the actual process of publication in working on Horizons. Serving as the Student Editorial Board, alongside the professor (the Editor of the journal), students will solicit contributions, review submissions, guide authors through the revision process, and engage with University of Hawaiʻi Press to compile the final submission for publication. We will also focus on communication, focusing on writing for a particular audience and on providing feedback to peers on their own writing.
This course has Contemporary Ethical Issues (E) and Writing Intensive (WI) Focus designation.
HON 491: Junior Seminar (Writing Intensive, 3 credits, A-F)
The Junior Honors Seminar is an upper-division seminar that provides Honors students with a graduate-style seminar experience. These seminars challenge students by taking them outside the specialized focus of their major and asking them to approach complex issues or problems in new ways. The multi-disciplinary topics featured in these seminars vary each semester, depending on the Honors Faculty offering the course. The seminars employ project-based experiential learning involving community-based research or creative work.
HON 494: Honors Workshop (Zero credits, N/CR)
This is a required supplemental workshop for students beginning independent work on their Senior Honors Project. During this workshop, students will be coached on the protocols of conducting research with a faculty mentor, learn about the timeline, criteria and evaluation of their projects, and draft a detailed contract for their senior project.
HON 495: Honors Thesis Proposal
Focuses: O (Oral Communication), WI (Writing Intensive)