Honors

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

HON 1000 : Interdisc Humanities I:PHI

Major works and ideas from the classical Graeco-Roman and Christian traditions. Emphasis on philosophical ideas. Extensive reading and writing requirements. Team-taught.

Credits

3

HON 1001 : Interdisc Humanities I:LIT

Major works and ideas from the classical Graeco-Roman and Christian traditions. Emphasis on literature and drama. Extensive reading and writing requirements. Team-taught.

Credits

3

HON 1003 : Interdisc Humanities I: THL

Major works and ideas from the Graeco-Roman and Christian traditions. Emphasis on religious thought and development. Extensive reading and writing requirements. Team-taught.

Credits

3

HON 1051 : Interdisc Humanities II:LIT

Major works and ideas from the Medieval period to the French Revolution. Emphasis on the evolution in literature from medieval to modern. Extensive reading and writing requirements. Team Taught. (3 cr) Sem 2. Two coreq: HON 1050, 1052, 1053, 1054.

Credits

3

Corequisites

Two coreq: HON 1050, 1052, 1053, 1054.

HON 1053 : Interdisc Humanities II:THL

Major works and ideas from the Medieval period to the French Revolution. Emphasis on the evolution in religious thought and institutions from medieval to modern.

Credits

3

HON 2002 : Interdisc Humanities III: HIS

Major works and ideas of the 19th and 20th centuries, with emphasis on historical developments. Extensive reading and writing requirements. Team-taught.

Credits

3

HON 2550 : Humanities Seminar

Interdisciplinary study of distinctiveness of humanistic knowledge, humanist perspectives on the social and natural sciences, hermeneutics and interpretation, objectivism and relativism.

Credits

3

HON 2560 : Social Science Seminar

Methodology of empirical and statistical analysis in the social sciences. Computer applications to data analysis, model designs and theory testing.

Credits

3

HON 2570 : Natural Science Seminar

Methods and issues related to scientific research, including representation and evaluation of data, value questions, and the nature of scientific certainty.

Credits

3

HON 4201 : Topic: Criminology

An evidence-based analysis of what works, what does not work, and what is promising for programs and policies designed to prevent crime and delinquency. An overview of crimonological theories, in-depth coverage of school-based delinquency prevention, and analysis of prevention strategies in other settings such as families, communities, places, and labor markets.

Credits

3

HON 5001 : Shaping A College Life

Shaping a College Life aims at helping Honors students navigate successfully the transition of high school to college by inviting them into a co-curricular one-credit experience focused around several themes. This is a graded course that can be bundled with 2 other approved 1 credit courses for Honors credit.

Credits

1

HON 5002 : Shaping A College Life II

Shaping a College Life II continues the themes of Shaping a College Life and invites students to have a reflective experience that provides the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your peer group, and Villanova. This is a graded course that can be bundled with 2 other approved 1 credit courses for Honors credit.

Credits

1

HON 5003 : Shaping a Work Life

Professional development seminar focusing on the meaning of work and developing and achieving career goals. Course will combine in-class and out-of-class activities engaging students to explore career and calling.

Credits

1

HON 5050 : Biology

Advanced seminar in Biology; topics to be determined by the instructor of record.

Credits

3

HON 5100 : Theatre Theory and Performance

Topics, genres, and practice in production, performance, and critical vocabulary with which to analyze and discuss what is seen and read; texts which engage critically with performance. Staging challenges and performance possibilities offered by stage scripts.

Credits

3

HON 5300 : Enrichment: Topics

Intensive experiential courses providing enrichment opportunities. Individual and group participation directed toward enhancing intellect and delight.

Credits

1

HON 5305 : Colloquium

Colloquium is a one-credit seminar for Honors students that is capable of being bundled into a 3-credit course. Course meets once a week. Discussion of books and readings selected by instructor. May be repeated.

Credits

1

HON 5400 : Performing Arts: Dance

Intensive experiential courses in performance, literary, and plastic arts. Individual and group participation directed toward reflexive understanding of one's self as engaged in the process of creativity.

Credits

1

HON 5410 : Performing Arts: Instrument

Intensive experiential courses in performance, literary, and plastic arts. Individual and group participation directed toward reflexive understanding of one's self as engaged in the process of creativity.

Credits

1

HON 5420 : Performing Arts: Theatre

Intensive experiential courses in performance, literary, and plastic arts. Individual and group participation directed toward reflexive understanding of one's self as engaged in the process of creativity.

Credits

1

HON 5430 : Performing Arts: Voice

Intensive experiential courses in performance, literary, and plastic arts. Individual and group participation directed toward reflexive understanding of one's self as engaged in the process of creativity.

Credits

1

HON 5435 : Music Theory

The art of music as an expansion of metaphoric language, including images from the visual arts,scientific and philosophic ideas.

Credits

1

HON 5440 : Literary Arts:Poetry

Intensive experiential courses in performance, literary, and plastic arts. Individual and group participation directed toward reflexive understanding of one's self as engaged in the process of creativity.

Credits

1

HON 5450 : Literary Arts: Prose

Intensive experiential courses in performance, literary, and plastic arts. Individual and group participation directed toward reflexive understanding of one's self as engaged in the process of creativity.

Credits

1

HON 5460 : Plastic Arts: Painting

Intensive experiential courses in performance, literary, and plastic arts. Individual and group participation directed toward reflexive understanding of one's self as engaged in the process of creativity.

Credits

1

HON 5490 : Culture Leadership Workshop

Civic engagement skill set development in global events; cultural trends; intercultural communication; and discourse across academic disciplines.

Credits

1

HON 5508 : Ind Stdy: Topics in Intl Rsch

Directed Independent Research to include flexible components that allows a student to tailor the research to their own areas of interest and scholarship while enrolled in an approved VU study abroad program.

Credits

3

HON 5509 : Ind Stdy: Topics In Intl Rsch

Directed Independent Research to include flexible components that allows a student to tailor the research to their own areas of interest and scholarship while enrolled in an approved VU study abroad program.

Credits

3

HON 6000 : Senior Thesis I

Major independent research project under the direction of a thesis advisor. The first semester includes a comprehensive proposal and bibliography, research design, detailed outline, and substantive writing sample.

Credits

3

HON 6002 : Senior Thesis II

Major independent research project under the direction of a thesis advisor. In addition to completing the thesis, students must participate in the Senior Research Conference and thesis defense.

Credits

3

HON 6003 : Oral Exam Capstone

Course will prepare students pursuing the Honors Degree through the non-thesis track for their oral examination.

Credits

1