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HONORS PROGRAM

COURSE OFFERINGS

Honors owl logoOn a regular basis, the Honors Program offers a wide variety of courses throughout the academic year. Divided into Core Honors Classes, Elective Honors Classes, Experiential Learning, and Oklahoma Scholar Leadership Education Program (OSELP), honors classes generally satisfy general education requirements or can be used to substitute existing classes. View our printable basic curriculum overview.

FALL 2016 HONORS COURSES

Foundations of Leadership (HON 1102)
F: 10:00 -11:40 a.m. (Brue, K.)

Honors Colloquium: Great Works II (HON 2123)
M/W: 9:30.-10:45 a.m. (Janda, L.)

 

SPRING 2017 HONORS COURSES

Foundations of Leadership (HON 1102)
Online (Hardin, K.)

Foundations of Leadership Plus (HON 1102)
F: 9:00 -10:40 a.m. (McArthur, J.)

Honors Colloquium: Great Works II (HON 2123)
Hybrid: (Hardin, K.)

Honors Seminar (HON 3003)
TBD: (Staff)

Research and Scholarly Activity (HON 4001)
Arranged / Contact the Office of Extended Learning

Research and Scholarly Activity (HON 4002-2)
Arranged / Contact the Office of Extended Learning

Research and Scholarly Activity (HON 4003-2)
Arranged / Contact the Office of Extended Learning

Honors Senior Project (HON 4300)
Arranged / Contact the Office of Extended Learning


OKLAHOMA SCHOLAR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM COURSES

Slavery Since Emancipation (UNIV 4000)
January 3-7, 2017 at the University of Oklahoma

Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Coctail Napkin (UNIV 4000)
February 1-5, 2017 at the University of Oklahoma

Science and Pseudoscience in Everyday Life: A User's Guide for Evaluating Extraordinary Claims (UNIV 4000)
March 4-8, 2017 at the University of Oklahoma

For more information about the application process, click here. Upon acceptance into a class, contact the Office of Extended Learning for enrollment through Cameron University.


HONORS COURSES CURRICULUM

Required Core Courses

Introduction to Honors Studies (HON 1001)

This required honors course is designed to familiarize students with the educational and social environment of Cameron University, acquaint them with the expectations and standards associated with the Honors Program, and engage them in the wide variety of opportunities offered by it.

Foundations of Leadership (HON 1102)

This required honors course is designed to familiarize students with the theoretical and practical underpinnings of transformative leadership within the public and private sectors.

Honors Colloquium: Great Ideas I (HON 2113)

This required honors course is multi-disciplinary, team-taught and examines the great historical, cultural, scientific and mathematical achievements and discoveries of selected cultures before 1500.

Honors Colloquium: Great Ideas II (HON 2123)

This required honors course is multi-disciplinary, team-taught and examines the great historical, cultural, scientific and mathematical achievements and discoveries of selected cultures since 1500.

Honors Seminar (HON 3003)

This required honors course is an intensive, interdisciplinary, team-taught seminar that focuses on how the contributions from several disciplines illustrate the study of the selected topic; intensive study will focus on historical, cultural, and scientific aspects of the topic.

Honors Senior Project (HON 4300)

This required non-credit hour course allows honors students to complete their senior project under the direction of their major degree program. A faculty member from the student's major typically serves as project advisor. The major capstone experience and honors senior project should be completed concurrently, during the student's senior year. A signed contract between the student and a faculty member from the student's major, complete with requirements for the senior project, should be completed prior to enrollment.

Honors Electives, Experiential Learning, and OSELP

Throughout the academic year, a number of elective honors courses are offered. These interdisciplinary courses fall into the category of specific honors courses or are associated with experiential learning activities in the areas of scholarly research and study abroad events or OSLEP courses. The specifics are as follows.

HONORS ELECTIVES

Introduction to Philosophy (HON PHIL 1113)

This elective honors course is designed to introduce students to philosophy as an academic discipline and as a distinctive intellectual and moral attitude towards the world and oneself, one marked by the belief that the use of reason in the search for truth is the most important human activity.

The Science of Human Nature (HON 2133)

This elective honors course is designed as a study of the basic facts and principles of human behavior. It examines various issues of interest to a wide variety of students from multiple perspectives, including psychology, anthropology, sociology, criminology, and biology. This course will introduce you to scientific concepts and critical thinking skills that are used in multiple disciplines. Each topic area will include a discussion of major theoretical perspectives, current research, and real-world applications related to that area.

International Management (HON 3113)

This elective honors course is designed to cover relevant aspects of management in an international context. Specifically, students will learn about international business environment (political, economic, legal, technological, cultural) and international operations of multinational corporations.  In addition, they will analyze strategic and operational issues that arise from the global nature of multinational corporations' activities. Topics covered will include but not limited to strategic alliance, their implementation and management, international HRM etc.

History and Philosophy of Science (HON 3123)

This elective honors course is designed to be an intensive survey of the history of science from antiquity to modern times, with an emphasis on major milestones in the fields of physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, geology, and medicine.  Students will consider the influence of philosophy, culture, and discovery on the development of science.  Specific topics and readings will vary by semester and instructor.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Research/Scholarly Activity (HON 4001-3)

This honors course is designed to allow honors students to engage in research or scholarly activities in their discipline by working with a faculty mentor on a research or scholarly activity project. (Maximum 3 Credit hours)

Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Education Program

OSLEP (UNIV 3211-3)

These courses are designed as an intensive study of creative, innovative, and contemporary problems or issues focusing on the theoretical and practical understanding of phenomena across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Based on a seminar format that focuses on different topics, OSLEP classes emphasize advanced reading and writing assignments. To learn more about upcoming OSLEP classes and application process, click here. (Maximum 3 Credit hours)

CONTACT

Cameron University
Office of Extended Learning
Ross Hall - room 122
2800 West Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

Dr. Sylvia Burgess
580.581.2284
sylviab@cameron.edu

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