Honors Courses

HON 1000 The City: Changing Detroit Cr. 4

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Civic Literacy, Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry, Social Sciences

Honors 1000 is the first half of the Honors Foundation Sequence. The course explores the history and development of the city of Detroit, including the challenges of de-industrialization and segregation, and guides students through the steps of civic engagement including how to identify and specify social problems, formulate workable solutions and advocate effectively for their implementation. Offered Fall.

HON 1110 Passport to Detroit Cr. 1

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Wayne Experience

Passport to Detroit is a participatory-learning course designed to prepare students for life in college and life in Detroit designed to use the personal exploration of Detroit’s geography and history as a frame through which incoming students develop (or improve) essential college-level skills. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Freshman.

HON 3000 Field Learning Cr. 0

Required for all students graduating with University Honors. Students are involved in community-based education and promotion of civic engagement. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

HON 4200 Seminar in Philosophy and Letters Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultural Inquiry, Philosophy Letters

Analysis of meanings given to human experience through study of philosophy or letters. Offered Yearly.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

HON 4220 Seminar in Life Science Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Life Sciences, Natural Scientific Inquiry

Analysis of aspects, methods, and important issues in various areas of the life sciences. Offered Yearly.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

HON 4230 Seminar in Physical Science Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Natural Scientific Inquiry, Physical Sciences

Analysis of modern theory and data, implications and possibilities in the physical sciences. Offered Yearly.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

HON 4250 Seminar: Global Perspectives on Historical Studies Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Global Learning Inquiry, Historical Studies

Studies of periods of history in which there has been major transition or change. Offered Yearly.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

HON 4260 Seminar in Foreign Culture Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Foreign Culture, Global Learning Inquiry

Humanistic or social science investigation of peoples and institutions in other cultures. Offered Yearly.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

HON 4280 General Honors Seminar Cr. 3

In-depth exploration of important concepts and approaches in liberal studies. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Yearly.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

HON 4930 Detroit Fellows Tutoring Project Cr. 2-4

Community-based service-learning project designed to improve the reading skills of elementary school students through one-on-one mentoring. Monthly seminar sessions to discuss progress and techniques required. Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Repeatable for 16 Credits

HON 4940 Service-Learning Internship Cr. 1-3

Service-learning project with a local community partner. Collateral reading, written work, arranged conferences with faculty supervisor. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

HON 4950 MedStart Seminar Cr. 2

Explorations of various dimensions of health care through shadowing, service, and attendance at the monthly seminars at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Repeatable for 16 Credits

HON 4970 BStart Seminar Cr. 1

Training of future leaders in business by emphasizing mentoring and research opportunities with business school faculty. Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

HON 4980 University Scholars Seminar Cr. 1

International learning and experiences of designated scholarship students in the Honors College. Reflection and presentation on specific topics related to the local, regional, national and international landscapes. Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

HON 4990 Honors Directed Study Cr. 1-4

Offered Yearly.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

HON 4998 University Honors Thesis Cr. 3-6

Independent research project, essay, or creative project. Students are responsible for identifying their own research project and full-time faculty member. At the end of the first semester a deferred grade of Y will be assigned, with a grade change processed at the completion of the thesis in a subsequent semester. Offered Every Term.