Core Honors Curriculum

To graduate with Core Honors, students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and complete 5 key Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) classes (15 cr) over the course of their undergraduate careers. They also take 3 other Honors classes (9-12 cr), almost all of which meet either Core or major requirements. Core Honors courses are either courses created specifically for the UHP, or Honors versions of departmental courses also offered to non-Honors students.

In their first year, all Core Honors students take both HOPR 1955H (3 cr) and CORE 1929H (3 cr) in either the fall or spring semester. Most also take THEO 1001H.  In year two, they take Honors Foundations in Engaging Social Systems and Values (ESSV 1, 3 cr), plus THEO 1001H if they have not taken it yet. In the junior or senior year, they take an Honors MCC Culminating Course (3 cr).  Students choose the remaining 3 regular Core Honors courses (9-12 credits) from a menu, below (there is no limit to the number of courses that may be chosen from the menu, although 3 are required for completion of Core Honors).  The Honors version of PHIL 1001, PHIL 1001H, is recommended for most students.

Core Honors MCC Courses

5 required:

1. CORE 1929H (Core Honors Foundations in Methods of Inquiry) 3 credits, taken either semester first year

2. HOPR 1955H (Core Honors First-Year Seminar) 3 credits, taken either semester first year

3. HOPR 2956H (Honors Foundations in Engaging Social Systems and Values) 3 credits, taken second year

4. CORE 4929H (Honors Culminating Course), 3 credits, taken third or fourth year

5. Theology 1001H (Honors Foundations in Theology)

Choose at least 3 more from Core Honors Menu:

 

1. Biology 1001H (Honors Intro to Biology 1)

2. Biology 1002H (Honors Intro to Biology 2)

3. Chemistry 1001H (Honors Intro to Chemistry 1)

4. Chemistry 1002H (Honors Intro to Chemistry 2)

5. Chemistry 1013H (Honors General Chemistry for Majors 1)

6. Chemistry 1014H (Honors General Chemistry for Majors 2)

7. Philosophy 1001H (Honors Foundations in Philosophy)

8. PHYS 1003H (Honors General Physics with Intro Calculus 1)

9. PHYS 1004H (Honors General Physics with Intro Calculus 2)

10. Physics 1013H (Honors Physics with Calculus 1)

11. Physics 1014H (Honors Physics with Calculus 2)

12. Political Science 2201H (Honors American Politics)

13. Political Science 2401H (Honors Comparative Politics)

14. Political Science 2601H (Honors International Politics)

15. Political Science 2801H (Honors Justice and Power)

16. PSYC 2001H/MATH 1700H/SOCI 2060H (Honors Psychology, Math, and Social Statistics)

17. Psychology 2050H (Honors Psychology Research Methods for Majors)

19. Honors Upper Level Theology (variable course number)

* Plus other Discovery Tier courses

*There is no limit to the number of different Core Honors departmental courses a student may take

Core Honors Schedule

Year 1

Fall

Required: CORE 1929H (either fall or spring semester)

Required: HOPR 1955H (either fall or spring semester)

PHIL 1001H, THEO 1001H, and/or other courses from the Core Honors Menu may be taken as desired.

Spring

Required: CORE 1929H (either fall or spring semester)

Required: HOPR 1955H (either fall or spring semester)

PHIL 1001H, THEO 1001H, and/or other courses from the Core Honors Menu may be taken if desired.

Year 2

Required:  Honors ESSV 1

PHIL 1001H, THEO 1001H, and/or other courses from the Core Honors Menu may be taken as desired.

Year 3 and/or Year 4

Required: Honors Culminating Course, either semester

Courses from the Core Honors Menu may be taken as desired.

HONORS AND FOUNDATIONS OF RHETORIC REQUIREMENT

HOPR 1955H fulfills the Marquette Core Curriculum Foundations in Rhetoric requirement for those who need it. HOPR 1955H is required of all Core Honors students, including those with AP/IB/CLEP/transfer credit for English 1001. Honors students do not take ENGL 1001.  If you have earned credit for English 1001 through pre-MU coursework, it will appear on your transcript and count toward your credits for graduation.

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