Honors (HON)

Honors (HON) Courses

HON 2201. Honors Community Service. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Supervised community service experience relevant to an Honors education. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 3 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 2301. Honors: The Civic Ethos. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. An introduction to the theories involved with the value of civic participation, community involvement, public service, and volunteerism. Offered each semester.

HON 2983. Honors Tutorial I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. An introduction to the Honors College's Tutorial sequence via an introductory in-depth exploration into the student's chosen area of expertise. Focus is upon familiarizing students with materials that will distinguish them from peers in their chosen major. This course that requires the student to pass a written and oral examination on the semester's materials.

HON 3021. Honors Essay Writing. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: WRC 1013 and WRC 1023, enrollment in the Honors College, and consent of instructor. A special Honors course designed to allow students to receive credit for work on writing essays for competitions. Involves substantial rewriting. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 3 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3103. Honors Service and Social Entrepreneurship. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. An advanced experiential course in service learning and/or community engagement that results in a significant service project. Student projects will be expected to display significant application of skills and effort to make a measurable, critical social impact that extends beyond volunteerism. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3223. Honors Seminar in Social & Behavioral Sciences. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary seminar that explores broad topics and themes in the social and behavioral sciences. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3233. Honors Seminar in Arts & Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary seminar that explores broad topics and themes in arts and humanities. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HON 3243. Honors Seminar in Business & the Professions. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary seminar that explores broad topics and themes in business and the professions. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3253. Honors Seminar in the Sciences. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary seminar that explores broad topics and themes in the sciences. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3263. Honors Professional Development. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Seminar focusing upon skill development and knowledge acquisition that will make students more competitive in the workforce. Sections may be tailored to certain sections of the workforce, so students should speak with an advisor before registering for the course. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3301. Graduate School Workshop. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. A special workshop designed to prepare undergraduate students for admission to graduate school, with special emphasis on admission to Ph.D. programs. Topics include selecting a graduate program, preparing an application packet, writing the personal statement, and preparing for the Graduate Record Examination. Generally offered: Spring.

HON 3313. Honors Research. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. A course-based research experience designed to help students demonstrate mastery of a set of research skills that lead to peer-reviewed outcomes. Topics vary with instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3401. Honors Practicum in Culture. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. A course designed to immerse students in cultural settings or teach socio-cultural skills with which the student is likely unfamiliar. Emphasis will be on broadening the student's cultural capital, enabling them to act more comfortably in a global environment. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3403. Honors Practicum in Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. A course designed to immerse students in cultural settings or teach socio-cultural skills with which the student is likely unfamiliar. Emphasis will be on broadening the student's cultural capital, enabling them to act more comfortably in a global environment. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3501. Honors Capstone Exploration. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Course designed to help students develop an understanding of what a thesis project is, what resources are necessary to complete the project, and identify a topic and a faculty thesis advisor. Students are encouraged to take this course in the first semester of their junior year. (Formerly titled "Honors Thesis Exploration Seminar").

HON 3503. Honors Intentional Living and the Good Life. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Students are exposed to knowledge and skills designed to help them become more engaged and intentional decision makers in various areas of their lives. Often, sections focus upon alternative forms of living, mastery of advanced lifestyle tools, or focused skill development in specific way of life. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3513. Policy-Making Process. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the UT System Archer Fellows Program. This course will focus on the role of Congress and the President in the policy-making process. The course will use a variety of sources (academic texts, newspaper and journal articles, Web sites, blogs, advocacy papers) to compare textbook and "real world" versions of how policy is made in Washington, D.C. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3523. Politics of National Memory. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the UT System Archer Fellows Program. This course is designed to help students understand power in our nation's capital and, especially, power that lies outside Congress and the White House. Students will study Washington, D.C., by making visits to local sites, as they examine complex issues, such as the use of DDT to combat malaria, the relationship between democracy and war, and the future of the Internet. (Formerly titled "Beyond Congress and the White House.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3533. Advocacy and Politics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the UT System Archer Fellows Program. This course will provide an introduction to the issues individuals face when placed in the role of being advocates for an issue, idea, or even themselves. The goal of the course is for students to learn about advocacy in ways that they can apply to their internship settings. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3601. Honors Special Topics: Skills. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. A course designed to teach students specific skills that are contemporary, relevant to a wide sector of the workforce, and/or helpful for improving one's quality of life. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3603. Honors Special Topics: Skills. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. A course designed to teach students specific skills that are contemporary, relevant to a wide sector of the workforce, and/or helpful for improving one's quality of life. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HON 3951. Honors Study Abroad/Away. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Academic study or experiential learning in a context outside of Texas or the home state of the student. Usually paired with a credit-bearing academic course. May be repeated when topics vary.

HON 3984. Honors Tutorial II. (0-0) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. An in-depth exploration into the student's chosen area of expertise. Focus is upon familiarizing students with materials that will distinguish them from peers in their chosen major. This is a self-guided course that requires the student to pass a written and oral examination on the semester's materials.

HON 4403. San Antonio Seminar. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the UTSA Honors Citymester Program. An in-depth exploration into various issues and industries, lifestyles and cultures, personalities and institutions that create the City of San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Using San Antonio as text, the students will explore what it is to live and create meaning in and for this urban complex.

HON 4913. Honors Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Independent reading, research, and writing under the direction of a faculty member. Designed as preparation for completion of an Honors Thesis. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 4933. Honors Internship. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Supervised experience in a professional setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice programs relevant to the student’s degree program and honors experience. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of internship will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 4936. Honors Internship. (0-0) 6 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Supervised experience in a professional setting that provides the opportunity to integrate theory and practice programs relevant to the student’s degree program and honors experience. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of internship will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 4941. Honors Leadership. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the College of Business Leadership Challenge program. Supervised leadership experience relevant to an Honors education. Usually involves planning and designing experiences for new Honors students. Generally offered: Fall.

HON 4951. Honors Practicum in Leadership. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College and selection to one of the honors leadership programs. Practicum in leadership wherein students gain experience acting as leaders in one of several leadership programs offered by the Honors College. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 4984. Honors Tutorial III. (0-0) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: HON 3984 or Honors College documentation of successful completion of Honors Tutorial II. An individualized, in-depth exploration of primary texts in the area of a student’s House. Focus is upon familiarizing students with primary materials from multiple disciplines, thus distinguishing them from peers in their chosen major. This is a self-guided course that requires the student to pass a written and oral examination on the semester’s materials.

HON 4993. Honors Capstone Project. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Capstone project for the purpose of earning Highest Honors. May be repeated once for credit. (Formerly titled "Honors Thesis") Generally offered: Fall, Spring.