2023-2024 Catalog

 

Honors Humanities - B.A.

Honors Humanities is a rigorous interdisciplinary major that satisfies the general education requirements for John Wesley and Luther Lee Scholars. By completing the Honors Humanities major, John Wesley and Luther Lee Scholars fulfill IWU’s general education requirements and competency and proficiency requirements for graduation with a bachelor’s degree.

The Honors Humanities major may not be taken as a stand-alone major. Honors Humanities is offered as a complementary major that provides interdisciplinary preparation for a more holistic and meaningful engagement of a particular field of study.

Admission to the Honors Humanities major is only open to students enrolled in the John Wesley or Luther Lee Scholars programs. Successful completion of the Honors Humanities major is a requirement for graduation from IWU with honors distinction as a John Wesley or Luther Lee Scholar. Students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 GPA in their coursework in the Honors Humanities major.

 

Required Major Courses (40-42 credits)

Christian Liberal Learning and Life Calling (18 credits)

HNR-170LLLC Seminar I: What Is Truth?

3

HNR-177LLLC Seminar II: What Is the Good Life?

3

HNR-270LLLC Seminar III: What Is Humanity?

3

HNR-277LLLC Seminar IV: What Is Beauty?

3

HNR-375LLLC Seminar V: Who is our Neighbor?

3

HNR-475LLLC Capstone: How Then Shall We Live?

3

Interdisciplinary Humanities (18 credits)

HNR-180Foundations of Christian Tradition

3

HNR-185Rhetoric and the Sacramental Imagination

3

HNR-280Wisdom, Culture, and Justice Through the Ages I

3

HNR-310Honors Colloquia

1 to 3

HNR-380Wisdom, Culture, and Justice Through the Ages II

3

HNR-385Great Texts in Context

3

 

Honors Practica in Christian Calling (0-1 credits)

HNR-130Honors Practicum in Christian Calling I: Practices of the Faithful - Called to Love

0 to 1

Honors Scholarship Research Requirement

In addition to taking HNR-499, students must choose between:

Option 1

Take 4-5 credits from the following courses:

HNR-350Honors Seminar in Faith and Scholarship

1 to 3

HNR-497Honors Scholarship Project I

1 to 3

HNR-498Honors Scholarship Project II

1 to 3

MAT-490Math Senior Seminar

2

MUS-490Senior Seminar

2

NUR-336Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3

REL-490Practical Theology Capstone

1

SOC-482Social Research

3

Option 2

Take 4 credits from the following courses:

HNR-350

One or two of the following:

 

Senior Project 2

3

ART-491Senior Portfolio

3

ATR-231Advanced Athletic Training

2

ATR-495Athletic Training Practicum IV

1

BIO-495Research in Biology

0 to 4

CHE-495Research in Chemistry

1 to 4

CIS-492Senior Project II

2

COM-480Communications Senior Seminar II

3

DES-405Design Thesis 1

3

ECO-498Economics Seminar - Research

2

ECO-499Economics Seminar - Presentation

1

ENG-481English Capstone

3

EXS-485Senior Research Seminar I

2

EXS-486Senior Research Seminar II

1

HST-450History Research Seminar

3

MKG-424Strategic Marketing

3

PHO-490Senior Thesis Project

3

PHY-495Research in Physics

1 to 4

POL-471Political Science/International Relations Capstone

3

PSY-355Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

3

SPA-470Spanish Capstone

3

TSL-471Research Seminar

2

WRI-481Writing Capstone

3

The Honors Scholarship Project (Research, Service Learning, Creative) is completed over the course of two semesters. Students decide with their faculty mentors how the 3-credit requirement will be distributed across the two semesters. Students may petition to pursue an HSP of more than 3 credits (up to 6 credits). If a student’s disciplinary major includes a research capstone experience, the HSP will overlap with this project. If not, the HSP will still apply as an upper-divisional elective within a student’s disciplinary major.

Additional Required Courses (15 credits)

Social Science Electives (6 credits)

ECO/POL/INR-One Elective Course from ECO/POL/INR

SOC/PSY-One Elective Course from SOC/PSY

Health and Wellness (2 credits)

PHE-101Concepts of Health and Wellness

1

PHE-102-139One PHE Activity Course

1

Science/Mathematics (7 credits)

-Lab Science

4

MAT/CIS-Mathematics OR Computer Course

3

Mathematics course at or above MAT-103 excluding MAT-108 and MAT-110

Computer course at or above CIS-110 excluding CIS-450

Intercultural Competency

Demonstrated by successful completion of LLLC Seminar: Who is our Neighbor? (HNR-375).

Writing Competency

Demonstrated by successful completion of Rhetoric and the Sacramental Imagination (HNR-185).

Communication Competency

Demonstrated by successful completion of Honors Scholarship Presentation (HNR-499).

 

Substitutions for Standard General Education Package

HNR-170 substitutes for THE-101

HNR-177 substitutes for PHL-180

HNR-180 substitutes for BIL-102

HNR-185 substitutes for WRI-120 or above

HNR-270 substitutes for Social Science elective by petition

HNR-277 substitutes for MUS-180

HNR-375 substitutes for Social Science elective by petition

HNR-280 or 380 substitutes for HST-180

HNR-385 substitutes for ENG-180

 

 

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