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HNR 204 Honors Colloquium I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: None
AGEC: Humanities   Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures/3 Recitations
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: The Honors Colloquium is required for Honors students in the eighteen-hour program. Honors Colloquium I is the first course requirement in the honors sequence designed for the academic transfer student. HNR204 may be taken either Fall or Spring semester, but must be taken independently of other honors courses. Application, analysis, and synthesis are encouraged in oral and written responses. In addition, the course offers the opportunity for the Honors student to complete a proposal for an in-depth study/research project in an area of interest, monitored by the colloquium professor and a mentor who has uncommon knowledge or ability in the area of the student's interest. Also, the course provides enrichment activities of cultural significance. The Special Awareness Requirement for Intensive Writing is earned upon the completion of both HNR204 and HNR205. Prerequisite: RDG100. Corequisite: ENG101.

Prerequisites: RDG100. ENG101 must be taken as a prerequisite or a corequisite.

Corequisites: ENG101 must be taken as a prerequisite or a corequisite.

Recommendations: Acceptance into the Honors Program is needed prior to enrollment.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the process of library research, applied research, and producing a creative work. (CSLO 2, 3, 4)
2. (Evaluation Level) Compile academic sources from databases and the internet, evaluate, analyze, and annotate sources, create and edit a draft, and produce a final project in written or oral form. (CSLO 2, 3, 4)
3. (Synthesis Level) Formulate hypotheses, prepare a literature review, design and test hypotheses, gather and analyze data, and present a final project in oral or written form. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
4. (Analysis Level) Examine academic discourse and determine the main ideas, differences between assumptions, assertions, and inferences, supporting evidence and patterns, and credible, reliable, respectable, objective, and accurate data. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
5. (Synthesis Level) Synthesize information from multiple sources. (CSLO 2, 4)
6. (Synthesis Level) Devise and initiate a plan for completing an extended academic project. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
7. (Application Level) Apply successful search strategies in gathering preliminary materials. (CSLO 2, 3, 4)
8. (Analysis Level) Make strategic decisions about when and how to use source materials. (CSLO 2, 3, 4)
9. (Synthesis Level) Compose a proposal for an extended academic research or creative project that demonstrates the gathering, interpretation and evaluation of evidence. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
10. (Synthesis Level) Compose written discourse, in the form of a proposal, that reflects critical thinking and exhibits competency in research, composing skills, and the conventions of standard English and in accordance with an assigned style guide. (CSLO 2, 3, 4)
11. (Synthesis Level) Develop a project presentation for a specific audience. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
12. (CSLO 2, 4)
13. (Synthesis Level) Identify and plan the process of successfully graduating from a two-year institution. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
14. (Comprehension Level) Explain the historical and social contexts of events and movements in world/western civilization. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
15. (Analysis Level) Analyze the contributions of individuals or groups to significant historical movements, events and/or trends as they relate to social, religious, and cultural dynamics of the period. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
16. (Evaluation Level) Analyze and evaluate enrichment activities of cultural significance. (CSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
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