Honors Program (HONP)

HONP 100  Honors Seminar in Great Books and Ideas Part I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. Focus on the significant masterworks and intellectual foundations of Western civilization. Original source materials will be read. With HONP 101 meets two-semester Gen Ed 2002 - Communication, Writing/Literature. 3 hours seminar.

HONP 101  Honors Seminar in Great Books and Ideas Part II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. Continues to focus on the significant masterworks and intellectual foundations of Western civilization. Original source materials will be read. With HONP 100 meets two-semester Gen Ed 2002 - Communication, Writing/Literature. 3 hours seminar.

HONP 102  Honors Seminar in 20th Century Civilization 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. Focus on important political, economic, and technological events of the twentieth century, and their implications for the individual and the society. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. 3 hours seminar.

HONP 103  Honors Seminar in Contemporary Civilization 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. Focus on important political, economic, technological and social global issues and their implications for the individual and society. 3 hours seminar.

HONP 104  Fractals and Infinity 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of the mathematics portion of the Montclair State University Basic Skills Placement Test. For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. A study of the beauty of fractals, their numerical and geometric structure, and their fascinating connection to infinity and other branches of mathematics and related fields such as science, art, philosophy, and religion. Many hands-on, visualization, and computer activities and experiences offer rich opportunities to explore, create, and illustrate the dynamics of fractals and mathematics in general by stretching the mind beyond the finite to the infinite, offering a new view of the world we live in. Cross listed with Mathematical Sciences, MATH 104. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Mathematics. 3 hours lecture.

HONP 105  Honors Seminar in Computing 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval; MATH 051 or MATH 061 or satisfactory score on both the mathematical components of the MSUPT. Special fee. Introduction to the theory, discipline, philosophy and applications of computing. The effect of computing upon the individual, the society, and the environment. Use of application tools including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, and communications. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Computer Science. Cross listed with CSIT 105. Previous course HONP 112 effective through Spring 2014. 3 hours seminar.

HONP 201  Honors Seminar in the Creative Process 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. This course is designed for second-year honors program students. It makes no assumptions that they have a background in the creative arts. This course will acquaint them with the language and process of the creative arts from both an historical and contemporary perspective. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 hours seminar.

HONP 202  Honors Seminar in Contemporary American Issues 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. Application of social theory, methodology and forms of analysis to contemporary issues of importance within the United States. 3 hours seminar.

HONP 210  Honors Seminar in Science 4 Credits


Prerequisite(s): For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. Interdisciplinary course in the natural and physical sciences consisting of seminars and laboratory experience. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural Science Laboratory. 3 hours seminar, 2 hours lab.

HONP 211  Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. Interdisciplinary course in the natural and physical sciences applying the scientific method, scientific data analysis, reasoning and logic to selected contemporary issues. 3 hours seminar.

HONP 301  Honors Seminar on Ways of Knowing 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. An interdisciplinary perspective on the nature of knowledge, including philosophical definitions of knowledge, the historical interaction of science with philosophical views of knowledge, the social context of knowledge, and the influence of values on the nature and development of knowledge. 3 hours seminar.

HONP 302  Honors Seminar on Methods of Scholarship and Research 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): For Honors Program students only or by permission of instructor. The course will aim to familiarize students with the methods used in contemporary research in the humanities and the natural and social sciences. There are two goals, which may provide a tension to the course: preparing students to embark on a major research project in their own discipline and making them sensitive to the issues in doing scholarship in other disciplines. 3 hours seminar.