Honors One-Credit Courses

One-Credit Courses

These one-credit Honors courses offer special opportunities for Honors students or are specially-designed to support students' education at various points in their college career. Please see individual courses descriptions for details.

UHON 101H: Honors Community

Required of new first-year Honors students in the Fall semester

Fall 2019 Six Sections

W 2:30-3:20pm (sec 001); 3:30-4:20pm (sec 002); 4:40-5:20pm (sec 003); 6:00-6:50pm (sec 004)

WCDC Red Cloud Room Dr. Tamy Burnett

Th 12:30-1:20pm (sec 005); or 2:00-2:50pm (sec 006)

Course description

Honors Community: Peer Mentoring is a required course for all first-year Honors students. This course is designed to help first-year Honors students successfully transition to college and to life in the Honors Program specifically. Students will make valuable friendships, learn about important resources and opportunities available through Honors, and gain insight into strategies for success in Honors and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Our purpose is to support first-year Honors students in their transition to college by providing intentionally-designed experiential learning opportunities based in High-Impact Educational Practices (AACU). These experiences will help students build meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, and student peers; understand Honors Program expectations; and connect with a wealth of valuable opportunities across campus.

UHON 102H: The Science of You

Open to all Honors Students during Spring 2020; Required of first-year Honors Students starting Spring 2021

Spring 2020 Three Sections Knoll 257

Tu 2:00-3:15pm, Prof. Patti Harney

W 3:30-4:45pm, Prof. Tamy Burnett

Th 3:30-4:45pm, Prof. Patti Harney

Course description

You know who you are, but do you know why you are who you are? The goal of this class is to use different disciplines and methodologies to understand the factors and influences that shape your personality, interests, behavior, and how you respond to different circumstances. Although we all spend a lot of time considering our interests and tastes, we rarely explore the various factors--such as biological, psychological, evolutionary, environmental, and cultural--that caused us to develop into the unique, fascinating individuals that we are. This transdisciplinary class will explore who you are and why this might be, what has shaped your individual choices, behavior, and personality. There is a biological, genetic, and evolutionary you; there is a familial, community, and cultural you. The question is: how are these intertwined and how do they shape YOU?

UHON 201H: Honors Intersections

A Lawyer for My Antonia

Spring 2020 Section 951 Prof. Colleen Medill
Tu 1/28, 3:30-5:00pm, Knoll 

Sa 2/22, 9:00-2:30pm, Knoll

Sa 3/7, 6:45am-7:00pm, Red Cloud

Tu 3/31, 3:30-5:30pm, Knoll

Course description

My Antonia, widely viewed as a masterpiece of American literature, is as relevant today as it was when it was published 100 years ago. Using a modern legan lens, we will explore Willa Cather's famous fictional memoir and important topics like immigration, sexual assault, and community development. Students will take a field trip across Nebraska to see Willa Cather's hometown, walk on the land that inspired her work, and learn about the real-life people and legal situations that play out in My Antonia. At the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, Nebraska, students will gain insight into how a modern non-profit organization operates and will participate in a community service project at the National Willa Cather Center. This course is perfect for movers and shakers, literature lovers, future lawyers or politicians, and anyone interested in non-profit work!