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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program.
This course focuses on the building of interdisciplinary learning communities, so that each class has the experience of exploring an issue of contemporary concern from a variety of perspectives, working closely with an Honors faculty member. This course may be applied to one of the following General Education (GE) areas: C1, C2, C3, D1, D2, D3, or E. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004795)
Corequisites: HNRS 120D, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021030)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120E.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021031)
Corequisites: HNRS 120C, HNRS 120D.
Honors Survey of Civilization is a survey of civilized life from the first appearance of humans until today. It is a map of the course our species has traveled since the discovery of agriculture, and it provides a coherent and foundational overview of many of the moments, monuments, and movements of civilization. It is a unique and foundational 9-unit general education experience for Honors students. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021032)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 9 hours supervision. (004798)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
This course is a special topic offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 3 hours seminar. (021325)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. In this course we investigate and discuss the concept of beauty. What does it mean to say that something is beautiful, or to say that one finds something beautiful? We investigate the concept of beauty, and related concepts, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Philosophy, art, history, biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other academic fields all have important things to say about what beauty is, what it has been taken to be, and the roles that beauty plays and has played in human life. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar. (021401)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program.
This seminar is a multidisciplinary exploration of Nature. The story of Nature is one that presumably has a beginning, a middle period, and an end. Using perspectives from cosmology, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, anthropology, philosophy, history, literature, music, and art the course focuses on basic and fundamental questions about Nature. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar. (021397)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This seminar starts by exploring how the appreciation of virtue developed historically, and what various philosophers, religious traditions, and historians have assumed and argued about virtue. In the last part of the course, we focus on the way that American society and Americans think about virtue; why it is so important to them; how their views are shaped by politics, religion, cultural identity, and gender concerns; and how specific virtues are emphasized or respected in specific contexts (medicine and nursing, war, childrearing, business). We close with recent theoretical reflections on virtue in the social and natural sciences. Beginning in the 17th century and moving into the 19th, the emerging natural and social sciences began to bring their insights and tools to bear on the study of human nature and the related concern with morality and virtue. When combined with the move away from more traditional, religious, and "commensense" world views and into more secular societies, a heated debate on the nature of virtue and the argument about which virtues to affirm and commend to people really started shifting. We'll look at this more recent move, and bring it into the 20th century with recent insights provided by sociobiology and cultural anthropology. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar. (021398)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program
. This inter-disciplinary Honors course aims to help students explore questions about the nature of truth, how we can best discover it, what is its value, and what are its limits. We use ideas and methods from philosophy, religion, cosmology, logic, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines to make sense of these questions. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar. (021399)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors in General Education Program, faculty permission.
This course, a seminar specifically designed for the honors program by an outstanding professor at the University, will be offered as 249A-J each spring. This is an approved General Education course, but because the content changes yearly, the course will satisfy different GE requirements each time it is offered. 3 hours lecture. (004799)
3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004800)
3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004801)
3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004802)
3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004803)
3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004804)
3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004805)
3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004806)
3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004807)
3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004809)
3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (004808)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors in General Education Program.
This is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with the Honors Advisor or Honors Director. The internship provides work experience within the Honors Program on special projects. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020887)
Prerequisite: Active standing in Honors Program
. In Agents of Change we consider the nature of global citizenship and how to create a civically engaged life defined by personal and collective acts in service to the public good. Understanding how to increase the impact and quality of these acts using disciplinary expertise, interdisciplinary scholarship, and collaboration is also emphasized. Readings covered in the course encourage students' personal discernment of values, ethics, and commitments towards contributing to the public good in meaningful ways. We learn how to affect small and large scale social change and how a connected life is grounded in communities of civic practice. Students develop their personal theory of change informed by their discipline and study best practices in civic engagement, social movement, and organizational change efforts. We also learn how to overcome common obstacles to affecting change (personal, political, economic, social) and work with community leaders, departments, and disciplinary advisory boards to create a civic engagement infrastructure for the campus. 3 hours seminar. (021400)
This course is team taught across several disciplines: biology, ecology, political economy, sustainability, intellectual history, and literary and cultural studies. Examines the ways people have thought about their relationship to the world, particularly in North America and the American West. Examines how ideas are shaped by environment, and the ways in which different cultures have affected the environment. This course evaluates the sustainability of past and current relationships to the land, and also considers a number of future possibilities for positive change. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved US Diversity course. Formerly HNRS 366H. (020913)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors in General Education Program.
This is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with the Honors Advisor or Honors Director. The internship provides work experience within the Honors Program on special projects. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004810)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
This course is a special topic offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 3 hours seminar. (004811)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
Independent study of an interdisciplinary topic that satisfies three units of upper-division GE theme requirements. This capstone course is designed to hone your skills in research and writing by working on a topic that grows out of the material you found most intriguing in your other upper-division theme classes. 9 hours supervision. (000358)
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