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Honors College Curriculum
The Honors College Curriculum and Requirements
(38 units + senior thesis/project)
Students who complete the program will receive an Honors College designation on their transcripts. Honors College students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
Lower Division Required Courses (16 units):
- HNRS 101 Introduction to Academic Inquiry and the Honors College (4)
- HNRS 110 Reading LA: Arguments in the City of Angels (4)
- HNRS 120 Reading LA: Community and Structure in the Metropolis (4)
- HNRS 130 Reading LA: Expressive Culture in a Global City (4)
Lower Division Electives (8 units)
Students select 8 units of lower division Honors Electives with advisor approval. One of these electives must include a civic or community engagement activity approved by the Honors College.
Students who are admitted to the Honors College in their junior year satisfy this 24-unit lower division requirement by completing their lower division General Education requirements with a GPA of 3.5 or higher or by completing a comparable lower-division Honors program.
Upper Division Required Courses (14 units):
Students must complete the following 12-unit Honors Upper Division Theme in Global Citizenship and Global Responsibility.
- HNRS 310 Human Rights and Literature (4)
- HNRS 320 Global Citizenship: Voices and Contexts (4)
- HNRS 330 Global Climate Change: The Science and Responsible Societal Responses (4)
- HNRS 497 Honors Institute (2)
The Honors College undergraduate experience culminates in the thesis, a required advanced research or creative project completed either in the student's undergraduate degree program or in the Honors College. An honors-level undergraduate thesis project will promote focus, depth, and independence and will develop creativity, resilience, and patience. By completing the thesis students will be demonstrating the ability to become producers of knowledge in their own right. Students may complete the undergraduate Honors thesis or project within their major department with the approval of the Honors College (variable units) or within the Honors College by taking the following courses:
- HNRS 495 Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis Prospectus (2)
- HNRS 496 Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis (4)