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Student Learning Outcomes & Curriculum

CSU-Pueblo Honors Program students receiving a trophy

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Honors Program students should be able to:

  • Formulate and develop arguments with sufficient support, including reasoning, evidence, persuasive appeals, and proper attribution.
  • Integrate knowledge from diverse perspectives, disciplines, and skill sets, both theoretical and applied, to hone them into arguments and/or strategies.
  • Apply discipline-specific as well as cross-discipline based knowledge to design, execute, and report on a specific problem-solving strategy.
  • Make substantial leadership contributions to advancing personal and group work.
  • Behave ethically as demonstrated in all performance categories, including classroom, extracurricular, community-based service learning, and independent research areas.

Required Honors Courses

HONOR 101: FOUNDATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE

  • This 1-hour class is usually taken during students' first year. The class explores different disciplines and how knowledge is discovered and shared. Guest speakers are an often occurrence since it is better to hear from the experts.

HONOR 101L: FOUNDATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE (LAB)

  • This 1-hour class usually accompanies the Honor 101 course. This time is spent discussing the ideas introduced in Honor 101.

HONOR 201: ART & SCIENCE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE

  • This class expands on the foundations of knowledge and delves into how we can truly know the truth of information. Part lecture, part discussion the class allows students to question everything they have ever known. This class is only offered during Spring semesters.

HONOR 310: HONORS GROUP PROJECT

  • This is an independent project students take on. It is up to the group to decide what type of project they want to take on.

HONOR 380: HONORS SERVICE LEARNING

  • This is an independent service project each student undertakes. Students spend about 60 hours on the project of their choosing. Some students have picked projects within the scope of their major while others have done things on a more humanitarian scale.

HONOR 481: SENIOR HONORS THESIS

  • An undergraduate thesis published in the Honors Journal, archived, and presented to professors and peers. This is a project done in each person's field and overseen by an advisor within their major. Topics and how they are molded vary depending on the demands of the field. Some are research projects, some are creative works, and some are a combination of the two.
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