Courses

For students entering the Honors Program fall semester 2010:

Honors Core Courses (HON)

Students successfully completing HON 101 and 201 will earn required liberal studies credit in foundations of humanities, completing HON 111 or HON 112 will meet the foundations of visual and performing arts requirement. Students completing HON 101 and HON 111 or HON 112 will meet the EN211 requirement in the Foundation of Communications division. Completing HON 211 will earn four of the required liberal studies credits in foundations of social sciences (see the “Course Descriptions” section of this bulletin). HON 301 meets the world cultures requirement for liberal studies in the foundations of humanities section; while HON 302 meets the world cultures requirement for liberal studies in the foundations of social sciences division.

Note: Students must have a "C" or better in HON 101 and HON 111 or HON 112 to earn credit for division I, foundations of communication

Contract Courses (‘H’ Courses)

These courses may be used to support the student’s major, minor or liberal studies requirements, but may not overlap with other Honors Program course requirements. Full and upper division honors students should complete 12 credits in upper level HON courses and honors contract courses. By agreement between academic departments and the honors program, qualified honors program students may enroll in existing 300-level or higher undergraduate department courses for honors program contract course credit. Prerequisites for selected courses must be met before enrollment. No later than the end of the first week of the semester, the student must complete an honors program course contract in which different or additional course work is specified after consultation with the instructor. Readings along with field, lab or studio work, and a paper, presentation or performance will be described in the contract. Students are encouraged to contact the professor during the preceding semester to ensure that the contract will be available. To earn credit towards the honors program, the student must earn at least a "B" in contract courses. Download Honors Contract. Honors Contract Instructions. Sample contract ASample contract B, Sample contract C, Sample contract D

Senior Capstone Experience

In their last year of study, honors program students enroll in a senior capstone experience in which they design, develop, and present a research, performance or exhibition project in cooperation with faculty supervision.  This capstone experience has to be approved by the Honors Director in advance of undertaking the project.  The student will co-enroll in HON 001.  To see a recent capstone project, click here.

Students entering the Honors Program prior to fall 2010:

For questions regarding curriculum, contact: Dr. Michael Joy, Interim Honors Director, mjoy@nmu.edu, 906-227-1818.