The Honors Diploma Program is an advanced and specialized curriculum of faculty-created courses used as alternatives to the General Education requirements. With its own faculty, courses, scholarships, small class sizes, personalized advising and priority registration, the Honors Diploma Program is highly regarded among four-year colleges that often offer its graduates generous scholarships. The Honors Diploma Program is one of five tracks available in The Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute.
Honors courses may be combined with other prerequisite courses for many majors. Honors students complete a minimum of 23 credits in Honors courses to graduate with an Honors Diploma.
The Honors Diploma Program is a restricted-access program. Candidates must:
|IDH1920||Introduction to Honors|
This course orients Honors students to the College and the Honors program. The course focuses on leadership development, critical thinking skills and
problem-solving. Study skills, presentation skills and research methods are also emphasized.
The Honors Seminar course is designed to address contemporary issues, faculty areas of expertise, current intellectual trends and topics of interest to Honor students. Seminar discussions focus on topics or themes and lectures by guest speakers often augment the course.
|IDH2002||Honors Seminar II|
Honors Seminar II is a continuation of Honors Seminar. It is designed to address contemporary issues, faculty areas of expertise, current intellectual trends and topics of interest to Honors students. Seminar discussions focus on topics, or themes and lectures by guest speakers often augment the course.
|IDH2003||Honors Seminar III|
Honors Seminar III is an in-depth study of contemporary issues, faculty areas of expertise, current intellectual trends or topics of interest to Honors students. Seminar discussions focus on topics or themes and lectures by guest speakers often augment the course.
|IDH2930||Selected Studies in Interdisciplinary Honors|
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction. This course may be taken four times for credit.
|IDH2931||Selected Studies in Interdisciplinary Honors|
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction. This course may be taken four times for credit.
|IDH2905||Directed Studies in Honors|
This course is scheduled for individual students who wish to explore topics not covered in the curriculum. The student must present a design of the study (learning contract) to the faculty member who is to direct the work. Approval from the associate dean or director is required prior to registration.
|IDH2950||Travel Study in Honors|
This Honors travel/study course combines preparation on campus, travel and study. Content is variable depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure. Permission of the Honors director required.
|General Education Courses|
|Note: To complete the 23 credits in Honors courses, select from the General Education courses below:|
|Communication Honors Options||9|
|ENC1101H||Honors English I|
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. Some assignments may be coordinated with other Honors courses. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors coordinator.
|ENC1102H||Honors English II|
This is a course designed to develop the student's ability to read literary and interdisciplinary texts critically, to think logically and creatively and to write and research effectively. Some assignments may be coordinated with other Honors courses. Students must pass the department's core assignments for ENC 1102H with a grade of "C" or higher. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors coordinator.
|IDH2106||Honors Oratory: Speech, Argumentation and Debate|
The purpose of this course is to elevate the basic skills of speaking and listening to a level appropriate for Honors students. While the course will satisfy the state requirements for preparing and delivering public speeches with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension, the Honors level will focus on those skills in an advanced setting of the controversial arts, including critical thinking, dialectic, rhetoric and argumentation. In preparation, Honors students will study original materials from Aristotle to current research in argumentation and debate. Satisfies General Education requirement in oral communications.
|Humanities General Education courses||6|
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|HUM2410H||Honors Asian Humanities|
Honors Asian Humanities is designed to introduce the student to the cultures of India, Tibet and Southeast Asia. The basic myths underlying culture will be studied as well as their manifestation in the arts. The course will explore the development of Indian thought with special emphasis on early Buddhism and the development of Mahayana Buddhist schools. Representative works in literature, mythology, philosophy and the visual arts will be studied. Archeological rites in Cambodia, Burma and Thailand will be studied as examples of myth in architecture. Honors level content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|HUM2454H||Honors African American Humanities|
This course is designed to explore methodically African American cultures and artistic manifestations and to promote increased awareness, understanding, degrees of tolerance and aesthetic appreciation of African American heritage. Pre-European African influences to modern cultural values of African American societies will be examined. Contemplative objects representing both visual and performing arts will be studied in their historical context. Honors level content. This course partially satisfies the requirements of S.B.E. 6A-10.30.
|HUM2461H||Honors Latin American Humanities|
This course is designed to introduce the student to Latin American cultures and to promote the understanding and appreciation of our cultural heritage. Ancient to modern cultures will be surveyed. Emphasis will be placed on cultural roots and myth as well as artists' commitment to social and political struggle. Representative works in the visual arts, literature and music will be studied. No knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is required. Honors level content. This course partially satisfies the requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.30.
|IDH1104||Honors Arts and Culture|
This course is a diverse study of fine arts, performing arts, literature, history and philosophy from the prehistoric era to the Renaissance. Focus will be on multi-culturalism, examination of primary texts and inter-disciplinary influences on the formation of human culture. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. The course is only open to students in the Honors program.
|Social Science General Education courses||6|
|Courses must be taken from two areas - Honors Options:|
|ECO2013H||Honors Principles of Economics (MACRO)|
This course is an introductory course covering the nature, scope and method of economics, economic concepts and institutions. Emphasis is placed upon production, consumption, determination of prices, distribution of income, fiscal policy, national income determinants, money and banking and comparative economic systems. Honors level content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|POT2002H||Honors - Political Theory|
The basic principles of political thought are studied in this course. Students will examine the state and the relationship between the individual and the state. Topics such as authority, consent, freedom and obligation are examined. Honors level content. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|PSY2012H||General Psychology Honors|
This is an introductory psychology course with an Honors designation. It intends to survey the field of psychology and the basic principles and concepts utilized to understand major behavior. The major areas of study include methodology, statistics and a research literature survey as well as the major areas of the field of psychology. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|SYG2110H||Honors Introduction to Social Research|
This course is applied sociology that will pursue a unique, original research project each semester. It provides students with an in-depth understanding of social scientific research through experimental investigation. Utilizing the research project as a point of focus, this course includes training in all aspects of empirical research including literature review, methodology, data collection, data coding, data analysis and presentation of results. Honors level content. Previous coursework in sociology or psychology is recommended.
| History General Education course||3|
|AMH2010H||Honors United States History to 1865|
This course begins with European arrival in the New World and moves on to Colonial America, examining early America regionally. Pre-revolutionary America warrants special attention, including the French and Indian War leading to the Stamp Act and the activities of Boston's "Sons of Liberty." The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are examined in detail. Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy, westward expansion and the events and issues leading to the American Civil War conclude the course. The role of women and various ethnic groups in the development of America are considered through the course. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|AMH2020H||Honors United States History 1865 to Present|
This course begins with the "Reconstruction" period and examines the problems of reunifying America. The nation's industrial period gets close attention, as does the rise of American cities and their accompanying social and political problems. U.S. Imperialism and the Spanish-American War are examined. The "Progressive" period, which includes emphasis on the American Labor Movement and the demand for women's rights, are included. World War I and its aftermath in the "Roaring Twenties" are analyzed. The Great Depression and World War II are detailed. The conflicts of the late twentieth century, including the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam and the American Civil Rights movement are examined. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|AMH2035H||Honors The United States 1945 to Present|
This course examines the major political, social, economic, cultural, military and diplomatic development that shaped the development of the modern American nation since 1945, including World War II, the Cold War, the McCarthy Era, the complacent fifties, the turbulent sixties, the disillusioning seventies and the search for new directions since, to include the 1980's. Honors level content. Permission required from Honors director. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
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|IDH1613||Honors Ancient History|
This Honors course will examine selectively the events, individuals and issues that have determined the course of various civilizations from ancient times to the Middle Ages. The contributions of Near Eastern and African civilizations as well as those of the Greek and Roman worlds will be studied. The influence of religion upon various civilizations, especially those of the Hebrews, Christians and Muslims will be addressed. An inter-disciplinary approach will highlight cultural achievements including an examination of drama, architecture and poetry. Participants will be required to write a research paper and read passages from primary sources of classical literature. Satisfies the General Education requirement in history and partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|Mathematics General Education courses||6|
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|MAC1105H||Honors College Algebra|
This course is a study of the fundamental topics in advanced algebra with an emphasis on applications, the understanding of the function concept and manipulative skills. Major topics include operations on algebraic expressions and complex numbers; solving polynomial equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities and rational equations and inequalities, applications; functions; exponents and logarithms; graphs of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations and inequalities. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course. Honors level content including enhanced use of technology and critical thinking skills in application problems will be essential components of this course. This course partially satisfies the mathematics requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|STA2023H||Honors Statistical Methods I|
This Honors course introduces probability and statistical inference including estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, small sample methods, study of random variables, correlation and regression. This course is a first course in statistical methods and involves Honors students in projects and development of portfolios. This course partially satisfies the mathematics requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
|Science General Education courses||6|
|Complete two courses from different areas - Honors Options:|
|BSC1050H||Honors Biology and Environment|
This course is a study of plant and animal interactions in their natural environment and the influence of man on these natural systems. Active learning components may include outdoor activities and/or field trips. Designed for non-majors. Honors level content. Permission of the Honors director is required.
|OCE1001CH||Honors Introduction to Oceanography with Lab|
This honors level introductory course is designed to acquaint students with the oceans, Earth's most dominant feature and their importance to all planetary systems. Focus will be on their physical, chemical, biological and geological characteristics. Emphasis is on Florida and its unique relationship with the ocean environment. Field trips may be included.