University Honors Program

David Furlow, Ph.D., Director

Eddy Ruiz, Ph.D., Associate Director

Program Office. 1350 The Grove (formerly Surge 3) 530-752-3225; http://honors.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. Includes members from various departments across colleges.

The Program of Study

The honors course of study is designed to enhance the undergraduate experience of highly motivated students in all academic pathways. The University Honors Program (UHP) is an interdisciplinary, campus-wide honors program for top students interested in enhancing their education through special courses, close contact with faculty, and dynamic interaction with academic peers.

General Education Honors courses, seminars, and special study opportunities constitute the course offerings of the University Honors Program. First-year and second-year students in the UHP take six General Education honors courses during their first and second year. Upper division and transfer students complete a variety of research projects and service learning opportunities. All students who successfully complete the program receive transcript notation.

UHP courses and seminars are designed to foster critical thinking and analytic interpretation, improve oral, written and technical communication skills, enhance research skills, and provide experience with group dynamics and collaborative exploration of problems. Course enrollment is generally limited to 25 students.

Updated program information is available at the UHP website. A complete list of these courses, with course registration numbers, is made available to admitted students through the UHP office.

Only University Honors Program students may register for the courses in University Honors Program (HNR).

Includes members from various departments across colleges.

Courses in HNR:
HNR 090XHonors Discussion Section (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Open only to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. Examination of special topics in selected lower division courses through additional readings, discussions, term papers, collaborative work, or special activities, including projects, field and laboratory experiences, computer simulations, creative works. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Spring Quarter.
HNR 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open only to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. Supervised work experience under the auspices of the Davis Honors Challenge. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 units. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
HNR 094Honors Seminar (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Open to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. Collaborative, multidisciplinary exploration of complex contemporary problem. Focus on critical thinking and analytical interpretation, on oral and written communication, and on the use of electronic media in gathering information. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: WE. Effective: 2013 Winter Quarter.
HNR 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Discussion—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Summer Quarter.
HNR 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Independent Study—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Student in the Davis Honors Challenge. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
HNR 190XHonors Contract (1) Active
Independent Study; Discussion. Prerequisite(s): Open only to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. In-depth examination of material in an upper division course as defined in an Honors Contract Proposal submitted by the student. Contract must be approved by the instructor and the Honors Council of the Academic Senate. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
HNR 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open only to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. Supervised work experience under the auspices of the Davis Honors Challenge. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 units. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
HNR 194Honors Seminar (3) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open only to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. Team-based work on actual problems drawn from the public or private sector. Focus on critical thinking and analytic interpretation, oral and written communication skills, and developement of practical solutions to real-world problems. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
HNR 195Honors Thesis/Honors Project (1-3) Active
Independent Study—3-9 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Open only to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. Guided independent study of a selected topic leading to the presentation of an honors thesis/honors project. May be repeated for credit up to 9 units. May be repeated up to 9 Unit(s). (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
HNR 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Discussion—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open only to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
HNR 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Independent Study—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Open only to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
Courses in IST:
IST 008Colloquium (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Lectures, films, and readings on the interrelation between the arts and sciences. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
IST 008ASpecial Topics in Natural Science and Mathematics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Limited enrollment. Group study of a special topic in natural sciences and mathematics. Course varies with topic offered. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
IST 008BSpecial Topics in Humanities (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Limited enrollment. Group study of a special topic in humanities. Course varies with topic offered. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
IST 008CSpecial Topics in the Social Sciences (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Limited enrollment. Group study of a special topic in social sciences. Course varies with topic offered. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: SS. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
IST 009Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Preparation of a research report. Normally taken with course 8. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
IST 090Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): IST 009; and Consent of Instructor. And completion of 45 units with a minimum GPA of 3.250. Enrollment limited to sophomores who participated in the Integrated Studies Honors Program during their freshman year and transfer students by consent of instructor. Interrelation between the arts and sciences, focusing on a special topic. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2007 Fall Quarter.
IST 094Introduction to Undergraduate Research (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): IST 009; and Consent of Instructor. And completion of 45 units with a minimum GPA of 3.500. Restricted to sophomores who participated in the Integrated Studies Honors Program during their freshman year and other students by consent of instructor. The nature of research at the undergraduate level. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Winter Quarter.
IST 190Topics in Integrated Studies (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): IST 009; and Consent of Instructor. Discussion of the integration of the arts and sciences, focusing on a special topic. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2003 Spring Quarter.
IST 194HASpecial Study for Honors Students (4) Active
Independent Study—3 hour(s); Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): IST 009; and Consent of Instructor. And completion of 90 units with a minimum GPA of 3.500. A program of research culminating in the writing of a junior honors thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
IST 194HBSpecial Study for Honors Students (4) Active
Independent Study—3 hour(s); Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): IST 009; and Consent of Instructor. And completion of 90 units with a minimum GPA of 3.500. A program of research culminating in the writing of a junior honors thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Winter Quarter.
IST 197TTutoring in Integrated Studies (1-4) Active
Tutorial—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Director of Integrated Studies. Open to students in the Integrated Studies Program only. Tutoring in Integrated Studies courses, usually in small discussion groups. Weekly discussions with the instructor on the subject matter of the course being tutored and on the art and craft of teaching. May be repeated up to 8 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2004 Spring Quarter.