Honors College Courses
Honors-Designated and Honors-Approved Courses are regularly offered as traditional-style courses with limited enrollment designed specifically for honors students with Honors appearing in the course title. Course enrollment is generally limited to facilitate more substantive interaction between students and the course faculty member. Course offerings vary from semester to semester.
Honors Contracts may be completed by an Honors Scholar and his/her professor to create a special Honors section for a course. The Honors Contract, the most common method for earning Honors credit, enables qualified students to engage in Honors work in courses not specifically designed as Honors courses by working with the faculty member to create a special Honors project. The student who enters into an Honors Contract with a faculty member will engage in work beyond what is required for a regular undergraduate course; the course will appear as Honors credit on the student’s transcript. Honors Contract forms must be submitted to the Honors College office no later than the end of the third week of classes during fall and spring semesters and by the end of the first week of classes during summer sessions.
For more information about Honors courses and Honors Contracts and to see a list of Honors courses offered for the current semester, please visit the Honors College website at http://www.honorscollege.iupui.edu/curriculum/courses/.
- BIOL-K 102 HONORS CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY I (5 cr.) An introductory course emphasizing the principles of cellular biology; molecular biology; genetics; and plant anatomy, diversity, development, and physiology. Faculty-supervised research projects and approved independent projects provide greater depth for honors students. This course carries honors credit.
- BIOL-K 104 HONORS CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY II (5 cr.) An introductory biology course emphasizing phylogeny, structure, physiology, development, diversity, evolution, and behavior in animals. This course will expose honors students to a unique series of laboratory investigations.
- BUS-A 204 Introduction to Financial Accounting: Honors (3 cr.) P: A100; sophomore standing. The course covers the concepts and issues associated with corporate financial reporting. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the role of financial accounting in the economy and how different accounting methods affect the financial statement.
- BUS-F 304 Honors Financial Management (3 cr.) Conceptual framework of the firm's investment, financing, and dividend decision; includes working capital management, capital budgeting, and capital structure strategies.
- BUS-K 204 The Computer in Business: Honors (3 cr.) Introduction to the role of computers in business, with emphasis on microcomputer applications. Experimental exercises include learning about Windows-based spreadsheets, database applications, electronic mail, and Internet navigation tools. The lectures focus on the use and application of technology (hardware, software, networks, databases) and integrates current management topics (business applications, systems development, data management, computer ethics).
- BUS-P 304 Honors Operations Management (3 cr.) P: Students must meet the Option II admission criteria to take the Integrative Core courses, including course, GPA, and grade requirements. R: Business student of junior or senior standing. Section authorization required. A survey course concerned with the production and distribution of goods and services. Part of the Integrative Core, along with F304 and M304. Examines how a firm produces and delivers its goods and services, with consistent and acceptable levels of quality, in a cost-effective manner. The discussion covers a wide range of interrelated issues including quality and process improvement, forecasting, planning, resource management, customer service, scheduling, and layout and process design. A semester-long, team project is the primary activity used to integrate the three core courses.
- BUS-X 496 Supervised Independent Honors Research in Business (1-5 cr.) P: senior standing. For students in Kelley School of Business Honors Program.
- BUS-Z 174 LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS (1-3 cr.) This course will give students an overview of leadership. It will do this by examining the changing nature of leadership and the leadership process. Topics to be covered include the difference between leadership and management, what makes an effective leader, and how leaders developed their leadership perspective, principles and model.
- BUS-Z 304 MNGNG & BEHAV IN ORG: HONORS (3 cr.) Integration of behavior and organizational theories. Application of concepts and theories toward improving individual, group, and organizational performance. Builds from behavioral foundation toward an understanding of managerial processes.
- CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3-5 cr.) Basic principles, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, gases, solution, and topics in descriptive chemistry.
- CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.) Chemical equilibria with emphasis on acids, bases, solubility, electrochemistry, elementary thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and selected topics in descriptive chemistry.
- HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.) I. Colonial period, Revolution, Confederation and Constitution, national period to 1865. II. 1865 to present. Political history forms framework, with economic, social, cultural, and intellectual history interwoven. Introduction to historical literature, source material, and criticism.
- HON-H 310 Creation of Modernity in West (3 cr.) A new junior-level integrator course for honors students only. Course examines rise of modernity in the West as an integrated social economic, scientific, and artistic phenomenon.
- MATH 26100 Multivariate Calculus (4 cr.) P: 164. Equiv. IU MATH M311. Fall, spring, summer. Spatial analytic geometry, vectors, curvilinear motion, curvature, partial differentiation, multiple integration, line integrals, and Green's theorem. An honors option for this course is available. Note: Effective Fall 2009, this course is offered under an updated course description, as below.
- MATH-S 165 HONORS ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (4 cr.) This course is the same topics as MATH 165. However, it is intended for students having a strong background in mathematics who wish to study the concepts of calculus in more depth and who are seeking mathematical challenge.
- MHHS-M 492 Topics in Medical Humanities and Health Studies (1-3 cr.) Intensive study and analysis of selected issues and problems in Medical Humanities and Health Studies. Topics will ordinarily cut across fields and disciplines. May be repeated once for credit on a different topic. Fall 2010: Culture of Mental Illness.
- OLS 42300 GO GREEN - For Honors Credit (3 cr.) This course is interdisciplinary - emphasizing sustainability, engineering, manufacturing, technology, and leadership processes for the purpose of being environmentally responsible, cost effective, and socially responsible including guest lectures, group discussions, and tours of businesses, locally or in other countries.
- PHIL-S 110 Introduction to Philosophy—Honors (3 cr.) This course is an introduction to key philosophical concepts and issues as well as major thinkers and historical periods.
- PHIL-S 120 Ethics—Honors (3 cr.) A study of ethical values in relation to such problems as personal and societal decision making, selection and justification of lifestyle, goal orientation, conflict resolution, freedom and creativity, commitment and responsibility.
- PHIL-S 314 Philosophy and Modern Times—Honors (3 cr.) A study of one or more philosophical concepts, themes, or developments characteristic of the modern period.
- PSY-B 104 Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.) B104 Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.) Equiv. to IU PSY P102 and PU PSY 120. Fall, Spring, Summer. Introduction to scientific method, individual differences, personality, developmental, abnormal, social, and industrial psychology.
- SPEA-V 490 Directed Research in Public and Environmental Affairs (0-3 cr.) To be arranged with the individual instructor and approved by the chairperson of the undergraduate program. May be repeated for credit.
The School of Liberal Arts requires English W131 or W140, and W132, W150, or W231 for graduation for both the A.A. and the B.A. degrees. Contact the Writing Program at (317) 274-3824 or see the Web site (writing.iupui.edu) for questions about placement.