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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 2402 Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean World

The civilizations of classical Greece and Rome.  Includes literature, history, philosophy, religion, government, and fine arts.

3 hrs
HNRS 2404 Medieval Civilization in Western Europe

European civilization from ancient Rome through the Middle Ages.  Includes literature, history, philosophy, religion, government, and fine arts.

3 hrs
HNRS 2406 European Civilization from 1400 to 1789

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

3 hrs
HNRS 2408 Modern Europe

European civilization from 1789 to the present.  Includes literature, history, philosophy, religion, government, and fine arts.

3 hrs
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