TUís Freshman Honors Courses Offer Real Engagement For Academic Results

Your participation in the Freshman Honors Program includes enrollment in a sequence of four courses designated as the Intellectual Core, as well as one Honors Special Topics course.  These four Core courses each substitute for a specific General Education course requirement.  The honors courses have been designed to offer you real engagement on a variety of concepts, ideas, interpretations and topics that will lead you to real-world application of what youíve learned.

  • 120 Honors Philosophy (3 hours)

Provides a foundation of concepts related to and questions about the natures of truth, knowledge and morality that are addressed from alternative perspectives in the other honors program courses.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Freshman Honors Program

  • 142 Honors Literature (3 hours)

Pursues the concepts and ideas related to and questions about the natures of truth, knowledge and morality in the context of critical theoretical approaches in literature. Prerequisite: Admission to the Freshman Honors Program

  • 170 Honors History (3 hours)

Examines interpretations and applications of the ideas of truth, knowledge and morality across time and in a variety of cultural settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the Freshman Honors Program

  • 180 Honors Science (3 hours)

Focuses on the nature of scientific inquiry, in general, as a method of acquiring an understanding of our physical reality, and offers a contrast of science to other "ways of knowing."  Prerequisite: Admission to the Freshman Honors Program

  • 290 Special Topics (3 hours)

This is a seminar-style course that explores a unique topic or issue developed from the program core courses.  The topic or issue will be determined through consultation between program faculty and honors students. Prerequisite: Completion of all honors program core courses.