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Honors College Courses (HON)

University Honors College

106 Capen Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1680

Karyn St. George, Ph.D.
Administrative Director

Jessica Seabury
Senior Assistant Director

Tim Matthews
Assistant Director

Tim Tryjankowski
Director of Honors College Research and Co-Curricular Activities

HON Courses

  • The Learning Environment

    The Learning Environment

    The Honors College is a diverse living and learning community of gifted scholars, experienced advisors and committed faculty for the student who craves a challenge and wishes to do more with his/her education. We provide the experience of a small liberal arts college backed by the intellectual resources of a major research university to deliver a dynamic curriculum that moves far beyond the classroom.

    The curriculum expands across a student’s undergraduate career. In the first year, Honors Colloquium provides a venue for service learning and civic engagement while Honors seminars provide a small, intimate setting for meaningful faculty-student interaction and rich discussion. As students are encouraged to engage in rigorous coursework within and outside of their major and engage in research, internships, and study abroad. This curriculum is meant to provide students with transformative experiences that will hopefully lead them to future career aspirations.

    About Our Facilities

    The Honors College office suites includes administrative and student advisement offices, along with the state-of-the-art Don Schack Student Lounge.

    The Honors College classrooms and colloquium room are complete with modern technology and mobile furnishings that give instructors flexibility in how they configure the learning environment, making them ideal for seminars and other special learning activities.

    About Our Faculty

    The faculty who teach for us change every semester.

    Faculty List Directory

    Please visit the University Honors College website for additional information about our faculty.

  • HON 101SEM Presidential Scholar Development Seminar

    This course is designed as an introduction to both the university and the Honors College for incoming Freshmen who have been awarded the Presidential Scholarships. Meeting for 50 minutes a week throughout the semester, Presidential Scholars will meet for discussions with campus leaders including the UB President, Deans, and key faculty members and professional staff across the university. The course is designed to introduce Presidential Scholars to the full potential of the university, raise awareness of the range of disciplines and majors it offers, cultivate a sense of their role as student leaders, and promote a sense of community among Presidential Scholars.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • HON 102SEM Freshman Honors Colloq

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • HON 214SEM Honors Seminar

    Topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 250SEM Advanced Honors Colloquium

    This course is designed as an introduction to the opportunities provided by membership of the University Honors College to those students newly-accepted into the Advanced Honors Program. Meeting once a week for 50 minutes, the course will cover topics such as research opportunities; fellowship and scholarship opportunities; study abroad; and writing a thesis. The course aims to support Advanced Honors Scholars in the successful completion of the program, as well as cultivate a sense of community among them.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 495TUT Honors College Undergraduate Supervised Teaching

    This course is for Honors College students enrolled in a supervised teaching assistantship.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Published: Nov 22, 2021 13:58:48