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Classes offered under the HNRS rubric
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours General Education
HNRS 1000 Honors Foundations Introduction to Honors at LSU.  Orientation to 4-year Honors program and Honors College community includes: service, research, leadership, and cultural events; strategies for academic and personal success.  1 hrs
HNRS 1007 Introduction to Life Sciences 2 hrs. lecture;4 hrs. lab. Not open to students who have had BIOL 1001,1002, 1201, 1202, 1207, 1208, 1209, or 1503. A basic course, organized in accordance with the principle of organic evolution, emphasizing the chemical basis of life and cell biology. 4 hrs
  • Natural Sciences
  • HNRS 1008 Introduction to the Life Sciences 2 hrs.lecture; 4 hrs. lab. Not open to students who have had BIOL 1001, 1002, 1201, 1202, 1207, 1208, 1209, or 1503. Continuation of HNRS 1007. A basic course, organized inaccordance with the principle of organic evolution, empha-sizing phylogeny, morphology, function of multicellular organisms, and people's relation to their environment. 4 hrs
  • Natural Sciences
  • HNRS 1035 Life Science Seminar May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. credit when topics vary.  For non-science majors only.  Special topics in the Life Sciences. 3 hrs
  • Natural Sciences
  • HNRS 1036 Physical Science Seminar May e taken for a max. of 6 hrs. credit when topics vary.  For non-science majors only. Special topics in the Physical Sciences. 3 hrs
  • Natural Sciences
  • HNRS 2000 Critical Analysis and Social Responsibility Course for first-year Honors College students. Introduction to various practices of academic discourse and research methods. Interdisciplinary approach to a specific topic. 3 hrs
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • HNRS 2012 The 19th Century Curricular equivalent to ENGL 2000. Perspectives fundamental to 19th century culture; relevant works of literature, philosophy, art,science. 3 hrs
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • HNRS 2013 The 20th Century May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Curricular equivalent to ENGL 2000. Selected themes in 20th century civilization. 3 hrs
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • HNRS 2020 Contemporary Studies May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Selected themes in contemporary civilization. 3 hrs
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • HNRS 2021 Colloquium in the Arts May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Curricular equivalent to ENGL 2000. Art forms and their cultural significance; particular themes involving examination of art works. 3 hrs
  • English Composition
  • Arts
  • HNRS 2030 Humanities Colloquium

    May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected themes and materials in literature, philosophy, history and art.

    3 hrs
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • HNRS 2033 Social Science Colloquium

    May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Topics of significance from the standpoint of various social sciences.

    3 hrs
  • English Composition
  • Social Sciences
  • HNRS 2041 Classical Traditions: The Mediterranean World

    The civilizations of archaic and classical Greece, Rome, late antiquity and the Middle Ages. Includes literature, history, philosophy, religion, government and fine arts.

    4 hrs
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • HNRS 2042 Modern Traditions: Europe and the West

    European civilization from the Renaissance to the Modern. Includes literature, history, philosophy, religion, government and fine arts.

    4 hrs
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • HNRS 3000 Research Methodologies Honors introduction to undergraduate research methods.  Includes theory, ethics, networking, proposal preparation, data collection, and presentation of findings specific to student’s discipline; disciplinary emphasis varies by section. 3 hrs
    HNRS 3010 Leaders and Scholarship Analysis of classical and modern foundations and principles of leadership. Practice in scholarship essay writing, interviewing, debate, and critical thinking. Intended for national and international scholarship applicants. 3 hrs
    HNRS 3025 Advanced Seminar in Social Science and Humanities

    May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Advanced topics of significance from the social sciences and humanities.

    3 hrs
    HNRS 3031 American Studies May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected topics in American civilization. 3 hrs
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • HNRS 3035 Advanced Seminar in Natural Science

    Prereq.: completion of one-year course in a physical science and one-year course in a biological science, at least one with laboratory; or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected topics illustrative of developing concepts of the natural and physical universe and of living organisms.

    3 hrs
    HNRS 3100 Internships, Field Work, Off-Campus Programs Prereq.: consent of dean of Honors College. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. For special learning opportunities. 1 to 6 hrs
    HNRS 3110 Honors Peer Leaders Workshop May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit.  Training and supervision of student leaders engaged in academically related projects. 3 hrs
    HNRS 3500 Independent Study Prereq.: proposal for course of study, approved by supervising faculty member and with the consent of the Honors College. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. 1 to 6 hrs
    HNRS 4000 Thesis May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Independent research and writing toward the honors thesis. 3 hrs
    HNRS 4813 Interdisciplinary Fluid Dynamics: Physical Concepts See ME 4813. 3 hrs
    HNRS 4823 Interdisciplinary Fluid Dynamics: Computational Methods See ME 4823. 3 hrs