Houston Baptist University Catalog

Honors College ( HNRS ) Course Descriptions

  • HNRS 1020 HONORS WRITING I

    HNRS 1020 Honors Writing I
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 1710 and HNRS 1030

    A course designed to teach the writing and rhetorical skills needed to complement HNRS 1710.

  • HNRS 1030 HONORS LECTURE I

    HNRS 1030 Honors Lecture I
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 1710 and HNRS 1020

    A lecture course designed to complement HNRS 1710 by providing information on the texts and authors that students examine in HNRS 1710.

  • HNRS 1050 HONORS WRITING II

    HNRS 1050 Honors Writing II
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 1710
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 1740 and HNRS 1060

    A course designed to teach the writing and rhetorical skills needed to complement HNRS 1740.

  • HNRS 1060 HONORS LECTURE II

    HNRS 1060 Honors Lecture II
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 1710
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 1740 and HNRS 1050

    A lecture course designed to complement HNRS 1740 by providing information on the texts and authors that students examine in HNRS 1740.

  • HNRS 1710 WALKING TO PIRAEUS

    HNRS 1710 Walking to Piraeus: The Ancient Greek World
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 1020 and HNRS 1030

    This course will explore the human intellectual tradition during the Classical Age. Students will examine themes that underscore human experience during a particular historical period from various academic perspectives. The themes may be chosen from leadership, war, race, ethics, globalization and community. Students will gain a critical understanding of the literary, philosophical, historical, theological, and socio-cultural traditions that shape our world. (Also offered as ENGL 2710)

  • HNRS 1740 ROADS TO ROME

    HNRS 1740 All Roads Lead to Rome: The Ancient Roman & Early Christian Worlds
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 1710
    Corequisites(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 1050 and HNRS 1060

    This course will explore the human intellectual tradition during the classical Roman period and the period of the early Christian church. Students will examine themes that underscore human experience during a particular historical period from various academic perspectives. The themes may be chosen from leadership, war, race, ethics, globalization, and community. Students will gain a critical understanding of the literary, philosophical, historical, theological, and socio-cultural traditions that shape our world.

  • HNRS 2020 HONORS WRITING III

    HNRS 2020 Honors Writing III
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 1740
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 2710 and HNRS 2030

    A course designed to teach the writing and rhetorical skills needed to complement HNRS 2710.

  • HNRS 2030 HONORS LECTURE III

    HNRS 2030 Honors Lecture III
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 1740
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 2710 and HNRS 2020

    A lecture course designed to complement HNRS 2710 by providing information on the texts and authors that students examine in HNRS 2710.

  • HNRS 2050 HONORS WRITING IV

    HNRS 2050 Honors Writing IV
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 2710
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 2740 and HNRS 2020

    A course designed to teach the writing and rhetorical skills needed to complement HNRS 2740.

  • HNRS 2060 HONORS LECTURE IV

    HNRS 2060 Honors Lecture IV
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 2710
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 2740 and HNRS 2050

    A lecture course designed to complement HNRS 2740 by providing information on the texts and authors that students examine in HNRS 2740.

  • HNRS 2710 FAITH, REASON & ROMANCE

    HNRS 2710 Faith, Reason & Romance: The Medieval & Renaissance Worlds
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 1740
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 2020 and HNRS 2030

    This course will explore the human intellectual tradition during the medieval and Renaissance periods. Students will examine themes that underscore human experience during a particular historical period from various academic perspectives. The themes may be chosen from leadership, war, race, ethics, globalization and community. Students will gain a critical understanding of the literary, philosophical, historical, theological, and socio-cultural traditions that shape our world. (Also offered as ENGL 2720)

  • HNRS 2740 ENLIGHTENMENT & MODERNITY

    HNRS 2740 Enlightment & Modernity: 1600-1800
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 2710
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 2050 and HNRS 2060

    This course will explore the human intellectual tradition during the Enlightment and Modern periods. Students will examine themes that underscore human experience during a particular period from various academic perspectives. The themes may be chosen from leadership, war, race, ethics, globalization and community. Students will gain a critical understanding of the literary, philosophical, historical, theological, and socio-cultural traditions that shape our world.

  • HNRS 3020 HONORS WRITING V

    HNRS 3020 Honors Writing VI
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 3710 and HNRS 3030 and HNRS 3135

    A course designed to teach the writing and rhetorical skills needed to complement HNRS 3710.

  • HNRS 3030 HONORS LECTURE V

    HNRS 3030 Honors Lecture V
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 3710 and HNRS 3020 and HNRS 3135

    A lecture course designed to complement HNRS 3710 by providing information on the texts and authors that students examine in HNRS 3710.

  • HNRS 3050 HONORS WRITING VI

    HNRS 3050 Honors Writing I
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 3710
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 3740 and HNRS 3060

    A course designed to teach the writing and rhetorical skills needed to complement HNRS 3740.

  • HNRS 3060 HONORS LECTURE VI

    HNRS 3060 Honors Lecture VI
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 3710
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 3740 and HNRS 3050

    A lecture course designed to complement HNRS 3740 by providing information on the texts and authors that students examine in HNRS 3740.

  • HNRS 3135 HONORS LABORATORY

    HNRS 3135 Honors Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 2740
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 3710 and HNRS 3020 and HNRS 3030

    This course is a laboratory course to supplement the texts studied throughout the Honors College curriculum that address themes in the history of science. Students recreate important experiments in the history of science in order to understand the development of the scientific method.

  • HNRS 3199 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HNRS 3199 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and permission of the instructor
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HNRS 3299 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HNRS 3299 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and permission of the instructor
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HNRS 3300 HONORS STUDY ABROAD

    HNRS 3300 Honors Study Abroad: Oxford
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Much of the intellectual heritage of western civilization comes to us by way of England. The university system with its roots in the Middle Ages flowered in Oxford. Many of England’s greatest writers have lived and studied in Oxford, and some have set their works of literature in the city and the university. This seminar will examine several Oxford writers including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Evelyn Waugh, and G.K. Chesterton. Works by William Shakespeare and T.S. Eliot will also be considered. Where possible, lectures on and discussion of the works will take place in venues in and around Oxford that will deepen student appreciation and understanding.

  • HNRS 3399 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HNRS 3399 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and permission of the instructor
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HNRS 3710 LAST 200 YEARS

    HNRS 3710 The Last Two Hundred Years: 1800 to the Present
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 2740
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 3020 and HNRS 3030 and HNRS 3135

    This course will explore the human intellectual tradition during the last one hundred years. Students will examine themes that underscore human experience during a particular historical period from various academic perspectives. The themes may be chosen from leadership, war, race, ethics, globalization, community, and science. Students will gain a critical understanding of the literary, philosophical, historical, theological, and socio-cultural traditions that shape our world.

  • HNRS 3740 STORY OF SCRIPTURE

    HNRS 3740 The Story of Scripture: The Biblical Narrative from Genesis to Revelation
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 3710
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in HNRS 3050 and HNRS 3060

    This course will explore the biblical narrative from the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New Testament. Students will examine themes that underscore human experience recorded in the biblical text. The themes may be chosen from leadership, war, race, ethics, globalization, and community. Students will gain a critical understanding of the literary, philosophical, historical, theological, and socio-cultural traditions that shape our world.

  • HNRS 3781 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HNRS 3781 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HNRS 4310 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HNRS 4310 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 3740
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HNRS 4320 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HNRS 4320 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 3740
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HNRS 4330 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HNRS 4330 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 3740
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HNRS 4340 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    HNRS 4340 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and HNRS 3740
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • HNRS 4398 SENIOR THESIS

    HNRS 4398 Senior Thesis
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and permission of the director
    The Senior Thesis is a capstone learning experience in the Honors College. The thesis must be on an original topic, involve significant research and writing, and be defended orally upon its completion. A faculty advisor shall direct the research and writing project.

  • HNRS 4399 SENIOR THESIS

    HNRS 4399 Senior Thesis
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College and permission of the director
    The Senior Thesis is a capstone learning experience in the Honors College. The thesis must be on an original topic, involve significant research and writing, and be defended orally upon its completion. A faculty advisor shall direct the research and writing project.