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Honors College (HNRS)
Honors College

HNRS 1023   Honors Freshman Composition II: Culture, Kairos, and Critical Composition
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the person computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations to the class. This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing This course is the Honors College equivalent of ENGL 1023, and fulfills the requirement for that course. Class 3. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors College. (Spring)

HNRS 1043   Biblical Worldview
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on the overarching story of the biblical narrative, read through the lens of the basic Christian affirmation that God is Father, Son, and Spirit. The major outcome of the course is an initial exploration of the way studentsí vocations find their direction and meaning from their participation in the triune Godís drama of redemption. This course is the Honors College equivalent of THEO 1043, and fulfills the requirement for that course. Class 3. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors College. (Fall)

HNRS 2001-2991   Seminar Topics
Contemporary or other issues of special interest offered in a highly interactive format. Topics vary and the course may be taken more than once when the topics are different. Class 1. Prerequisite: HNRS 1023, HNRS 1043.

HNRS 2003-2993   Special Topics
Courses uniquely designed and offered to students enrolled in the Honors Program. Topics vary. Class 3. Prerequisite: HNRS 1023, HNRS 1043.

HNRS 2103   Honors Composition I and Literature
A study of classical western literary texts that have shaped Western ideology, culture, and literature. Interactive learning with sustained critical analysis. Includes written responses to texts with peer review and instructor conferences and a researched critical analysis paper. Satisfies credit for ENGL 1013 or ENGL 1014 or a literature elective for students who already have freshman composition credit. Class 3. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors College. (Fall)

HNRS 3001-3991   Seminar Topics
Contemporary or other issues of special interest offered in a highly interactive format. Topics vary and the course may be taken more than once when the topics are different. Class 1. Prerequisite: HNRS 1023, HNRS 1043.

HNRS 3003-3993   Special Topics
Courses uniquely designed and offered to students enrolled in the Honors Program. Topics vary. Class 3. Prerequisite: HNRS 1023, HNRS 1043.

HNRS 3513   Encountering New Communities I: Gregg County
This course examines the history of Gregg County as a microcosm of a variety of American socio-historical issues including race relations, socioeconomic stratification, the Civil War, and energy concerns. Emphasis will be devoted to learning transferrable skills that help students engage new communities with wisdom and hospitality. This course fulfills a General Education history requirement. Class 3. (Spring)

HNRS 3523   Encountering New Communities II: Vocation in Action
In partnership with LeTourneauís Global Scholars and with development agencies in Gregg County, this course develops a basic theology of place. Students will encounter biblical and theological reflection on community development and the significance of localism. The class will develop or carry forward a sustainable development initiative in the local community. This course fulfills a General Education theology requirement. Class 3. (Fall)