Honors (HON)

Honors (HON) Courses

HON 1000. Honors 101. (1-0) 0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Membership in the Honors College. A series of weekly, one-hour classes and peer coach meetings on how to excel in the Honors College. Weekly class topics are arranged around how to achieve excellence in required non-curricular and curricular areas. Students must complete Honors 101 within their first year in the Honors College in order to stay benefits eligible. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 1100. Top Scholar. (1-0) 0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Membership in the Top Scholar program. During this course, designed exclusively for UTSA Top Scholars, students will explore topics related to Knowledge, Leadership, and Service through a series of speakers as well as group and individual signature experiences. Students will create a personal professional portfolio, which they will build upon each semester as they progress through their undergraduate experience as a UTSA Top Scholar. Honors College Learning Outcomes most directly relevant to this course include: Adaptability & Resilience, Project Management, Communicating Effectively, Intellectual Dexterity, Ethical Reasoning, and Self-Reflection and Awareness. This course is repeated each semester that the student is a member of the Top Scholar program.

HON 2223. Special Topics in Social and Behavioral Sciences. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Membership in the Honors College or consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary lower division 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 2233. Special Topics in Arts and Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

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

HON 2243. Special Topics in Business and the Professions. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

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

HON 2253. Special Topics in the Sciences. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

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

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

Prerequisite: Membership 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fee: DL01 $75.

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

Prerequisite: Membership in the Honors College or consent of instructor. An introduction to the Honors College's Tutorial sequence via an introductory in-depth exploration of a global topic using current works by public intellectuals from different disciplines. Focus is upon reading, writing, and speaking skills about a topic from different perspectives. This course requires the student to pass a written and oral examination on the semester's materials. Generally offered: Fall.

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

Prerequisites: WRC 1013 and WRC 1023, membership 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 3100. Honors Service. (0-0) 0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3101. Honors Service. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisite: Membership 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisite: Membership 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: Membership 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.

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

Prerequisite: Membership 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisite: Membership 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 3260. Honors Professional Development. (0-0) 0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. An advanced experiential course 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. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3261. Honors Professional Development. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. An advanced experiential course 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisite: Membership in the Honors College or consent of instructor. An advanced experiential course 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisite: Membership 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.

HON 3310. Honors Intellectual Achievement and Research. (0-0) 0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. An advanced experiential course designed to help students demonstrate mastery of a set of research skills that lead to peer-reviewed outcomes. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3311. Honors Intellectual Achievement and Research. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. An advanced experiential course designed to help students demonstrate mastery of a set of research skills that lead to peer-reviewed outcomes. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

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

Prerequisite: Membership in the Honors College or consent of instructor. An advanced experiential course designed to help students demonstrate mastery of a set of research skills that lead to peer-reviewed outcomes. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3400. Honors Cultural Exploration. (0-0) 0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. An advanced experiential 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3401. Honors Cultural Exploration. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. An advanced experiential 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3403. Honors Cultural Exploration. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Membership 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3500. Honors Engaged Living. (0-0) 0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. An advanced experiential course wherein 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3501. Honors Engaged Living. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. An advanced experiential course wherein 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. (Formerly titled "Honors Capstone Exploration.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3503. Honors Engaged Living. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Membership in the Honors College or consent of instructor. An advanced experiential course wherein 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3513. Archer: 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. Course Fee: DL01 $75.

HON 3523. Archer: 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. Archer: 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 3600. Honors Skill Development. (0-0) 0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. An advanced experiential 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3601. Honors Skill Development. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. An advanced experiential 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3603. Honors Skill Development. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Honors College or consent of instructor. An advanced experiential 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. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HON 3980. Honors Tutorial II (non-credit). (0-0) 0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: HON 2983 or Honors College documentation of successful completion of Honors Tutorial II; membership in the Honors College; and consent of instructor. An in-depth exploration into primary texts in different disciplines regarding the Tutorial I theme. Focus is upon reading, writing, and speaking skills about a topic and from different disciplinary perspectives. This is a self-guided course that requires the student to pass a written and oral examination on the semester's materials. Generally offered: Spring.

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

Prerequisite: HON 2983 or Honors College documentation of successful completion of Honors Tutorial II; membership in the Honors College; and consent of instructor. An in-depth exploration into primary texts in different disciplines regarding the Tutorial I theme. Focus is upon reading, writing, and speaking skills about a topic and from different disciplinary perspectives. This is a self-guided course that requires the student to pass a written and oral examination on the semester's materials. Generally offered: Spring.

HON 4403. Citymester: City Sites. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Membership 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. Generally offered: Spring, Summer.

HON 4911. Honors Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

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

Prerequisite: Membership in the Honors College and 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 each semester.

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

Prerequisite: Membership 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 each semester.

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

Prerequisite: Membership 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 each semester.

HON 4980. Honors Tutorial III (non-credit). (0-0) 0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: HON 3984 or Honors College documentation of successful completion of Honors Tutorial II; membership in the Honors College; and consent of instructor. An in-depth exploration of the Tutorial I theme from primary texts in the discipline(s) of the student’s major. Focus is upon reading, writing, and speaking skills about a topic from that specific discipline. This is a self-guided course in consultation with a professor in the student’s major. It requires the student to pass a written and oral examination on the semester's materials. Generally offered each semester.

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

Prerequisites: HON 3984 or Honors College documentation of successful completion of Honors Tutorial II; membership in the Honors College; and consent of instructor. An in-depth exploration of the Tutorial I theme from primary texts in the discipline(s) of the student’s major. Focus is upon reading, writing, and speaking skills about a topic from that specific discipline. This is a self-guided course in consultation with a professor in the student’s major. It requires the student to pass a written and oral examination on the semester's materials. Generally offered each semester.

HON 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Membership in the Honors College and consent of instructor. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis project. May be repeated once for credit. Generally offered each semester.