Oct 21, 2020  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Honors Program


Program Requirements


Students in the University Honors Program replace the University Core with the University Honors Core. Where sections are designated as "Honors" (indicated also with an asterisk), Honors students must enroll in courses with HNRS course numbers.

For Students from All Colleges EXCEPT Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering


Foundations (Years 1-2)


* Honors Colloquium: Introduction to Honors (1 semester hour)

First Year Seminar (must enroll in a section restricted to Honors)

* Honors Philosophical Inquiry

* Honors Theological inquiry

Studies in American Diversity (taken from the University Core)

University Honors students must demonstrate proficiency in a second language. This requirement is met through coursework at the intermediate level of a second language (e.g., completion of 2102 level courses in the Modern Languages, or their equivalent as determined by the Office of the Registrar), placement into 2103 (or higher) level language courses as determined by LMU's language placement examination, AP credits toward language courses as determined by the Office of the Registrar, or by alternative examination approved by the Program Director. International students fulfill this requirement by TOEFL proficiency in English as a Second Language.

Explorations (Years 2-3)


* Honors Colloquium: Research and Exhibition (1 semester hour)

* Honors Literary Analysis

* Honors Historical Analysis

* Honors Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

Creative Experience (taken from the University Core)

Understanding Human Behavior (taken from the University Core)

** A minor or major can be used to replace one Honors Core course at the Explorations level, including a course that has an Honors-only designation, if the Honors course cannot be used to fulfill any minor/major requirements. Students must consult with the Honors Advisor or Honors Director to determine if they quality for this replacement.

*** In lieu of requiring Honors students to complete an Honors Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics, students may fulfill the HNRS NSTM requirement in the general LMU Core by taking a course outside of Honors that has the NSTM designation. In accordance with the AP policy described below, Honors students cannot use AP credit to substitute for HNRS NSTM.

Integrations (Years 3-4)


* Honors Colloquium: Post-Baccalaureate Success Seminar (1 semester hour)

* Honors Ethics and Justice

Faith and Reason (taken from the University Core)

* Honors Thesis (or thesis/capstone project developed through a capstone course in the major). Note that a capstone course in the major will not satisfy the thesis requirement unless it culminates in a thesis or project. Students fulfilling the thesis requirement through a course in the major must obtain prior approval from the Honors Director or Associate Director.

* Honors Portfolio and Assessment (0 semester hours)

For Students from Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering


Foundations (Years 1-2)


* Honors Colloquium: Introduction to Honors (1 semester hour)

First Year Seminar (must enroll in a section restricted to Honors)

* Honors Philosophical Inquiry

* Honors Theological inquiry

Studies in American Diversity (taken from the University Core)

University Honors students must demonstrate proficiency in a second language. This requirement is met through coursework at the intermediate level of a second language (e.g., completion of 2102 level courses in the Modern Languages), or their equivalent as determined by the Office of the Registrar), placement into 2103 (or higher) level language courses as determined by LMU's language placement examination, AP credits toward language courses as determined by the Office of the Registrar, or by alternative examination approved by the Program Director. International students fulfill this requirement by TOEFL proficiency in English as a Second Language.

Explorations (Years 2-3)


* Honors Colloquium: Research and Exhibition (1 semester hour)

* Honors Literary Analysis

* Honors Historical Analysis

Integrations (Years 3-4)


* Honors Colloquium: Post-Baccalaureate Success Seminar (1 semester hour)

* Honors Ethics and Justice

Faith and Reason (taken from the University Core)

* Honors Thesis (or thesis/capstone project developed through a capstone course in the major). Note that a capstone course in the major will not satisfy the thesis requirement unless it culminates in a thesis or project. Students fulfilling the thesis requirement through a course in the major must obtain prior approval from the Honors Director or Associate Director.

* Honors Portfolio and Assessment (0 semester hours)

AP and IB Equivalencies


The University Honors Program offers HNRS credit for AP and IB tests in the appropriate areas in accordance to LMU's AP and IB equivalences. However, Honors sections of courses--specifically Honors Literary Analysis; Honors Historical Analysis; and Honors Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics--may not be satisfied through AP credit. AP credit in a foreign language may be used to fulfill the Honors language requirement.

Liberal Studies Students


Students who are working toward elementary education credentials need to meet with the Honors Director to determine the best coursework path. Decisions about courses will be made in consultation with the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation.

Additional Notes


The University Honors Program does not require flags or courses in Rhetorical Arts, Quantitative Reasoning, and Interdisciplinary Connections.