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The Honors College at UW Oshkosh

Laurence D. Carlin, Dean

It is the mission of The Honors College to foster an environment that allows the University’s most qualified and motivated students to fulfill their intellectual promise while developing a range of abilities and talents. To that end, the College not only creates and supports courses for Honors students that are small, discussion based, and rigorous, but also sponsors social, cultural, and intellectual co-curricular activities. These courses and activities are designed to challenge the University’s best students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and community leaders.

The Honors College places the student-faculty relationship at the center of its mission by promoting teaching excellence, directed and collaborative research and scholarship, and formal and informal mentoring. Through its mission, The Honors College provides for the larger University community a model program dedicated to the ideals of a comprehensive education.

For information regarding The Honors College requirements, policies and benefits, and for details about our curriculum, course descriptions, and much more, please visit https://uwosh.edu/honors/.

Office: Oviatt House
Telephone: (920) 424-1303
Web Site:  http://uwosh.edu/honors/

Honors Core Courses:

Honors    175Q 3 (crs.)
Honors Seminar (XS)
HNRS 175Q is an interdisciplinary seminar required of all students in The Honors College. The course is designed to demonstrate the interaction between different areas of study within the University. A particular theme is selected for HNRS 175Q; the seminar explores how that theme is meaningful in various academic disciplines. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing in The Honors College.
 
 
Honors    275Q 3 (crs.)
Honors: Culture Connection (XC)
This course is intended to assist students with 1) cultivating strategies for engaging deeply with cultural experiences and events, and 2) furthering their development as writers. To that end, students will read a selection of essays on cultural criticism as well as cultural critiques of theatrical performances, music recitals and concerts, art exhibits, etc. In addition, students will be expected to attend cultural events on campus or in the community and to write their own critiques of those events. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with The Honors College; prior or concurrent enrollment in HNRS 175.
 
 
Honors    446 1 – 3 (crs.)
H: Independent Study
As with other Independent Study courses, the following should appear in the Catalog (Bulletin): See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.
 
 
Honors    474 1 – 6 (crs.)
Honors Thesis
The Honors Thesis is one of two options offered to Honors students to meet the senior capstone requirement of The Honors College. Students who choose the thesis engage in research as an independent study over two semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall) with the support of a faculty advisor. They decide on a topic in their major or minor, address recent scholarship, develop a prospectus, and produce a substantial work (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production). At the end of the term in which the capstone is completed, students give presentations at the Honors Thesis Symposia. Credits are applied to the respective department or unit. Prerequisites: In good standing with The Honors College, prior enrollment in HNRS 175Q and HNRS 275Q, and senior status.
 
 
Honors    475 3 (crs.)
Honors Senior Seminar
HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar is one of two options offered to Honors students to meet the senior capstone requirement of The Honors College. The course focuses on a single topic that is examined within a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. Students develop a final project in their major or minor that intersects with the theme. The course emphasizes active engagement and interdisciplinary studies. Prerequisites: Enrolled in good standing with The Honors College, prior enrollment in HNRS 175Q and HNRS 275Q, and senior status.