Courses

HONORS 100 First Year Seminar Credit: 1

This course is designed to assist first-year students to be exceptional fellowship and graduate/professional school applicants. Students will hone their communication and critical thinking skills and learn how to create supportive relationships with faculty members. Additionally, students will learn about the academic resources available to them at UMKC.

HONORS 101 Freshman Honors Colloquium Credit: 1

This one hour interdisciplinary course is designed to foster a shared intellectual community among the Honors College members. Guest lecturers from UMKC and the greater Kansas City region will speak on a given theme, to change from year to year.

Prerequisites: Admission into the Honors College.

HONORS 102 Freshman Honors Colloquium Credit: 1

This one hour interdisciplinary course is designed to foster a shared intellectual community among the Honors College members. Guest lecturers from UMKC and the greater Kansas City region will speak on a given theme, to change from year to year.

Prerequisites: Admission into the Honors College.

HONORS 201 Sophomore Honors Colloquium Credit: 1

This one hour interdisciplinary course is designed to foster a shared intellectual community among the Honors College members. Guest lecturers from UMKC and the greater Kansas City region will speak on a given theme, to change from year to year.

Prerequisites: Admission into the Honors College.

HONORS 202 Sophomore Honors Colloquium Credit: 1

This one hour interdisciplinary course is designed to foster a shared intellectual community among the Honors College members. Guest lecturers from UMKC and the greater Kansas City region will speak on a given theme, to change from year to year.

Prerequisites: Admission into the Honors College.

HONORS 210 Reading the World Credits: 3

An intensive reading, research and writing course surveying world literature from 500 BCE to 1600 CE. The course will cover a range of authors, genres, and cultural traditions, which may include epic, lyric poetry, prose, drama, and historical, political, and religious writing.

Prerequisites: Honors College Student, or a 3.5 GPA or higher, or a 28 ACT score or higher.

HONORS 215 Researching Kansas City Credits: 3

Researching Kansas City is an interdisciplinary undergraduate research course open to honors and other high-achieving students. It will introduce students to scholarly research and analysis through the exploration of important issues of the past and present in Kansas City.

Prerequisites: Honors College Student, or a 3.5 GPA or higher, or a 28 ACT score or higher.

HONORS 230 Honors American Government Credits: 3

This course will analyze the structure and operation of American government. Major topic areas include the historical development of American democracy, mass political behavior, political institutions, public policy, and their connections. The US and Missouri Constitutions provide a framework for the class and are examined in-depth throughout the class.

Prerequisites: Honors student, or a 3.5 GPA or higher, or a 28 ACT score or higher.

HONORS 301 Junior Honors Colloquium Credit: 1

This one hour interdisciplinary course is designed to foster a shared intellectual community among the Honors College members. Guest lecturers from UMKC and the greater Kansas City region will speak on a given theme, to change from year to year.

Prerequisites: Admission into the Honors College.

HONORS 302 Junior Honors Colloquium Credit: 1

This one hour interdisciplinary course is designed to foster a shared intellectual community among the Honors College members. Guest lecturers from UMKC and the greater Kansas City region will speak on a given theme, to change from year to year.

Prerequisites: Admission into the Honors College.

HONORS 330 Senior Honors Thesis/Project Practicum Credit: 1

The Senior Honors Practicum is a graded one-credit-hour course that will prepare honors students to undertake a Senior Honors Thesis or Project. In this class, students will explore different options for theses or projects; identify a topic and faculty advisor; plan the production of the thesis or project; produce a component of the thesis or project; and collaborate effectively with other honors students to develop their plans.

HONORS 350 Honors Tutorial Credits: 1-3

Independent Study

HONORS 391 Special Topics Credits: 1-3

A particular subject normally not offered through regular courses. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Open to members of the Honors College and students who meet Honors College admissions criteria and/or with permission of instructor.

HONORS 401 Senior Honors Colloquium Credit: 1

This one hour interdisciplinary course is designed to foster a shared intellectual community among the Honors College members. Guest lecturers from UMKC and the greater Kansas Cit region will speak on a given theme, to change from year to year.

Prerequisites: Admission into the Honors College.

HONORS 402 Senior Honors Colloquium Credit: 1

This one hour interdisciplinary course is designed to foster a shared intellectual community among the Honors College members. Guest lecturers from UMKC and the greater Kansas City region will speak on a given theme, to change from year to year.

Prerequisites: Admission into the Honors College.

HONORS 490 Special Topics Credits: 3

An advanced undergraduate course designed to deal with a topic that is not available in the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit when the subject changes.

Prerequisites: Admission into Honors College.

HONORS 495A Senior Thesis-Criminal Justice and Criminology Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495AA Senior Thesis Anthropology Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495B Senior Thesis-Art History Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495C Senior Thesis Biology Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495D Senior Thesis-Chemistry Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495E Senior Thesis-Communication Studies Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495EE Senior Thesis-Electrical and Computer Engineering Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495F Senior Thesis-Economics Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495G Senior Thesis-English Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495H Senior Thesis-Foreign Languages Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495I Senior Thesis-Geosciences Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495J Senior Thesis-History Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495L Senior Thesis-Mathematics Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495M Senior Thesis - Business Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495ME Senior Thesis-Medicine Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495N Senior Thesis-Philosophy Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495NH Senior Thesis-Health Sciences Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495NN Senior Thesis-Nursing Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495O Senior Thesis-Political Science Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495P Senior Thesis-Psychology Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495Q Senior Thesis-Sociology Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495R Senior Thesis-Theatre Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495S Senior Thesis-Education Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495U Senior Thesis-Classics/Ancient Studies Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495V Senior Thesis-Physics Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 495X Senior Thesis-Music Credits: 2-6

Students who have completed the requirements for the Honors College may choose to do independent research and then write or create a senior thesis. If the thesis is acceptable as an honors thesis, the student will then graduate as an Honors Scholar.

HONORS 496 Honors Internship Credits: 1-6

This course is an academic internship that requires written assignments in addition to the work performed in a professional workplace. Internships are individually arranged with the sponsoring organization, which may be a business, school, nonprofit agency or government office. Academic credit may range from 1 to 6 credit hours (for 0 credit hours see Honors 496A). There will be a Learning Agreement established in the first week of the semester that states the contractual responsibilities of the student, the workplace supervisor and the internship coordinator. This Learning Agreement will outline the job responsibilities, workload expectations, assignments and anticipated learning outcomes of the internship experience.

HONORS 496A Honors Internship Credits: 0

This course is an academic internship that requires written assignments in addition to the work performed in a professional workplace. Internships are individually arranged with the sponsoring organization, which may be a business, school, nonprofit agency or government office. Academic credit for this course is 0 credit hours (for variable 1-6 credit hours see Honors 496). There will be a Learning Agreement established in the first week of the semester that states the contractual responsibilities of the student, the workplace supervisor and the internship coordinator. This Learning Agreement will outline the job responsibilities, workload expectations, assignments and anticipated learning outcomes of the internship experience.

HONORS 499 Senior Thesis/Project Writing Group Credit: 1

This course is open to honors students and high-achieving students who are working on senior theses, projects, or capstone papers. The group meets twice a month to offer peer response to the work of members, who set goals and deadlines for producing their theses or projects. A faculty member of the Honors College advises the group. Non-honors students who meet the Honors College admission criteria may receive permission to enroll.