University Honors Program

  • Wall drawings by students in Honors ARTZ 105, fall 2016

  • Wall drawings by students in Honors ARTZ 105, fall 2016

  • Wall drawings by students in Honors ARTZ 105, fall 2016

Spring 2018 Courses

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HONR 111 Perspectives and Understanding – Professor David Craig

3 cr. Explores classic and contemporary works of literature, art, and philosophy with an emphasis on cultural and historical contexts in order to develop critical and multi-disciplinary analytical skills. For spring 2018, the course will explore ideas about what it means to live ethically from the ancient to the present.

 

HONR 194 Communication and Research in the Digital Age – Professor Steven Funk

3 cr. Introduces students to the communication and research skills necessary in the digital age with the goals of: improving communication competence in oral, social, and electronic contexts; covering research processes and methods; and enhancing the ability to interpret and evaluate data.

 

HSTA 294-200 Historian as Detective – Professor Joseph Bryan

3 cr. Examines the basic research methods of History.  Includes basic research writing and information gathering skills appropriate to History.  Students will be instructed in the use of the Turbian/Chicago Manual of Style system of documentation.  The course also prepares students to delve more deeply into the discipline of History by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in more advanced study through upper division courses in the History program.

 

HONR SEMINARS AND SPECIAL TOPICS:

 

HONR 294/494-01 Hemingway’s World – Valerie Hemingway

3 cr. Explores the life, literature, and world of Ernest Hemingway.

 

HONR 294/494-02 The Body in Contemporary Culture - Professor Leanne Gilbertson

3 cr. Explores or evolving cultural values, understanding of the individual, and place in the universe through the visual representations of the body in art, film, popular media, and medical imaging since the 1990s.

 

HONR 311 Advanced Perspectives and Understanding – Professor David Craig

3 cr. Explores classic and contemporary works of literature, art, and philosophy with an emphasis on cultural and historical contexts in order to develop critical and multi-disciplinary analytical skills.  For spring 2018, the course will explore ideas about what it means to live ethically from the ancient to the present.  (Recommended for junior and senior students.)

 

BKMT 490 Undergraduate Research – Professor AJ Otjen

3 cr. Work with a client from the community to produce a branding and strategic marketing communications campaign.  This course welcomes students with many talents including music, writing, graphic arts, or any major that can give input or reference to human condition and behavior.  The work is almost always a service learning project and non-profit, giving the student an opportunity to affect social change.

 

HONR 290/490 Internships (1-3 credits)

Provides an opportunity for students to engage in field experience not offered in other courses.  Contains a research component to be developed in conjunction with supervising faculty member.

 

HONR 298/498 Independent Study (1-3 credits)

Provides an opportunity to receive credit for individualized or special experimental learning opportunities (including a senior thesis) at an upper-division level and to count up to 3 credits towards the University Honors Program’s 21-credit requirement for Honors Scholar designation.

 

HONR 499 Hunger and Food Security – Professor Virginia Mermel

3 cr. Builds on the food insecurity work completed by students who took this course in prior years. Students will explore and implement strategies to improve the emergency food distribution system, reduce food waste, and build a food safety-net that will increase food availability to low-income people in the short-term as well as build an emergency food reserve that will benefit all Billings area residents in the long-term.


 

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