Honors (HNRS)

Courses

HNRS A191 Freshman Honors Tutorial 1 Credit

Offers freshman-level intensive reading, writing, and discussion relating to the content of another course with which it is associated; the associated course varies from term to term. Students receive additional instruction in interpreting texts, recognizing distinctions and explaining them in expository writing, and defending their opinions in class discussion.
Special Note: Subtitle varies; may be repeated once for credit with a different subtitle. Concurrent enrollment is required in the associated course whose title is the same as the subtitle of HNRS A191.
Registration Restrictions: Registration limited to students admitted to the Forty-Ninth State Fellows Program, and also open to students enrolled in the University Honors College who have permission to register from the University Honors College.

HNRS A192 Honors Seminar: Enduring Books 3 Credits

Honors seminar focusing on the directed reading of a single book of enduring significance.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit under a different subtitle. May be used only once for GER Humanities.
Registration Restrictions: Registration limited to students admitted to the University Honors College, or to students who have permission to register from the University Honors College.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

HNRS A291 Sophomore Honors Tutorial 1 Credit

Offers sophomore-level intensive reading, writing, and discussion relating to the content of another course with which it is associated; the associated course varies from term to term. Students receive additional instruction in examining arguments in the readings, demonstrating their grasp of questions in expository writing, and using these skills in class discussion.
Special Note: Subtitle varies; may be repeated once for credit with a different subtitle. Concurrent enrollment is required in the associated course whose title is the same as the subtitle of HNRS A291.
Registration Restrictions: Registration limited to students admitted to the Forty-Ninth State Fellows Program, and also open to students enrolled in the University Honors College who have permission to register from the University Honors College.

Prerequisites: HNRS A191 and HNRS A192.

HNRS A292 Honors Seminar in Social Science 3 Credits

Examines selected topics from a social science perspective. Exposes students to a broad range of social issues, and helps them to develop skills to examine and evaluate their world. Emphasizes research findings and skills, including the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data. Students will gain considerable experience communicating both orally and in writing.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit under a different subtitle.
Registration Restrictions: Registration limited to students admitted to the University Honors College, or to students who have permission to register from the University Honors College.

Attributes: UAA Social Sciences GER.

HNRS A310 Community Service: Theory and Practice 3 Credits

Explores questions of service, community, and self, and includes guided volunteer service with a cultural organization, social service organization, or government agency.
Registration Restrictions: Sophomore or junior standing. Registration open to students admitted to University Honors College, to students who have permission to register from the University Honors College, and to students working on the Certificate in Civic Engagement.

HNRS A390 Special Topics Honors Seminar 3 Credits

A special topics seminar focusing on a theme generally outside the scope of those presented in non-seminar courses. The seminar's format is Socratic and requires student research addressing the seminar's topic. Course may be repeated once with different seminar topic.
Registration Restrictions: Students admitted to the University Honors College, or to students who have permission to register from said College. Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses.

HNRS A391 Junior Honors Tutorial 1 Credit

Offers junior-level intensive reading, writing, and discussion relating to the content of another course with which it is associated; the associated course varies from term to term. Students receive additional instruction in analyzing theoretical approaches in the readings, developing and arguing for a thesis in expository writing, and applying critical thinking to class discussion.
Special Note: Subtitle varies. Concurrent registration is required in the associated course whose title is the same as the subtitle of HNRS A391.
Registration Restrictions: Registration limited to students admitted to the Forty-Ninth State Fellows Program, and also open to students enrolled in the University Honors College who have permission to register from the University Honors College.

Prerequisites: HNRS A291 and HNRS A292.

HNRS A392 Honors Thesis Seminar 1 Credit

In-depth application of discipline research skills to a particular problem. Develops an understanding of research problems and research methods used by different disciplines.
Registration Restrictions: Registration limited to students admitted to the University Honors College, and to students who have permission to register from the University Honors College.

Prerequisites: HNRS A192 and HNRS A292 and HNRS A310.

HNRS A495 Honors Internship 1-6 Credits

Applying interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to a student internship project, through a variety of governmental and private settings both within and outside of Alaska.
Special Note: Repeatable once for credit with a change of internship venue.
Registration Restrictions: Permission from the University Honors College and approval by a faculty member acting as the internship advisor.

HNRS A498 Individual Research 1-6 Credits

Individual research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The project will include an academic literature review, experimental design, implementation, analysis, and written paper and/or presentation.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Permission from the University Honors College and approval by a faculty member acting as research project advisor

HNRS A499 Honors Thesis 3 Credits

Independent research under faculty supervision, including formulation of research topic, research and analysis, and defense.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Senior standing. Permission from the University Honors College and approval by a faculty member acting as thesis advisor.

Prerequisites: HNRS A392.