Students pursuing degrees in the Driehaus College of Business are to follow the Honors Program Requirements listed below:​

Honors Core

*This takes the place of HON 180 and is required to fulfill the Business Core.

Science

Arts

Language

  • Three courses of intermediate or advanced language study.

Students who meet the proficiency requirement by placing at the 200-level of a language may consult with an Honors advisor for alternative Language &  Systems courses.

Junior Seminar

The Honors Program is committed to developing students’ knowledge and cultural awareness so they may respect and learn from difference.  Honors students meet the multicultural requirement by completing HON 301, the Junior Seminar on Multiculturalism.

Senior Capstone

Students who choose to do a thesis must have their project approved at least one term prior to executing the project. To gain approval for a senior thesis, students must complete an application, including a project proposal signed by a faculty advisor. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the thesis should attempt to move outside the boundaries normally associated with one particular discipline and should be supervised by two readers from different academic fields. While the final product must be a substantial piece of work building on the student’s accumulated knowledge and new research, specific requirements for each thesis will depend on the nature of the project. See the Director or Associate Director for an application. 

Business Ethics

Honors Approved Elective

This course, selected in consultation with an Honors advisor to achieve specific academic or professional goals, will allow students to explore an area of study outside of the major.  

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or higher in HON 110 or 111 is required to remain in the Honors Program.

A grade of C- is required to pass the following courses:  HON 100, HON 350, HON 351, and HON 395.

HON 110

HONORS DISCOVER CHICAGO

Honors Discover Chicago courses acquaint first-year Honors students with the metropolitan community and its neighborhoods, cultures, people, institutions, organizations and issues. Students will also learn about university life and resources and will become acquainted with the Honors scholarly community. Work in HON 110 includes observation, participation, readings, site visits, discussions, and writing. The course begins with an immersion week one week before the start of the autumn quarter; classes continue to meet through the autumn quarter, ending on the same date that LSP 110 courses are completed. Students will select a particular Honors Discover course from the available offerings. All Honors students must take either HON 110 or HON 111. Students entering the Honors Program after completing LSP 110 or LSP 111 should not take Honors 110. Honors Discover Chicago courses are offered during autumn quarter and are available only to first-year students in the University Honors Program. Formerly HON 111.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 111

HONORS EXPLORE CHICAGO

Honors Explore Chicago courses acquaint first-year Honors students with the metropolitan community and its neighborhoods, cultures, people, institutions, organizations and issues. Students will also learn about university life and resources and will become acquainted with the Honors scholarly community. Work in HON 111 includes readings, lectures, site visits, discussions, and writing. Students will select a particular Honors Explore course from available offerings. All Honors students must take either HON 110 or HON 111. Students with credit for 110 cannot receive credit for 111. Students entering the Honors Program after completing LSP 110 or LSP 111 should not take Honors 111. Honors Explore Chicago courses are offered during autumn quarter and are available only to first-year students in the University Honors Program. Formerly HON 110.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 100

RHETORIC AND CRITICAL INQUIRY

This course covers the fundamentals of research and leads students through a sequence of writing assignments which require them to take positions and persuade audiences about issues of public concern. Students will create effective academic discourse, develop critical thinking skills, explore issues of form and style, and examine arguments. HON 100 is required for all Honors students. Open only to students in the University Honors Program.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 101

WORLD LITERATURE

Honors 101 focuses on the way writers use language to construct their worlds. Reading, writing, and informed discussion are at the heart of this course, which uses texts from a range of cultures and historical periods to explore how literary works represent issues of human importance.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 102

HISTORY IN GLOBAL CONTEXTS

With the goal of enhancing historical literacy and critical thinking, this course invites students to explore how the interdisciplinary tools of historical inquiry aid them in their encounter with the multicultural past through study of a particular society or societies. Students discover how historians extract meaning from primary and secondary sources while exploring the problems and issues involved in analyzing and using a variety of sources. Topics of this course vary and are set by the faculty. Each section of HON 102 will be subtitled to indicate its topic; please see the schedule for current offerings
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 104

RELIGIOUS WORLDVIEWS AND ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES

This course focuses on the collective construction of cultural reality and examines people's confrontation with the sacred as a formative instrument in this process. The overriding concern of Honors 104 is with the meaning and function of culture as a system or world that we inhabit. This world with its distinctive concepts of ultimacy, time, space, cosmos, and life passages is created and enacted through myths, narratives, and ritual performances. Students will develop analytical skills necessary to apply theoretical explanations and interpretations to the process of constructing cultural reality. All sections of the course will involve a field experience in which students enter the world of a community which is not part of their own experience.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 105

PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY

Providing an introduction to philosophy as a mode of inquiry, this course explores, from a variety of perspectives, the questions central to the human condition, placing philosophical positions within the context of human values. Students will address the themes of knowledge, action, and human identity, considering how one thinks critically about such questions and what it means to inquire about the human condition in a rational manner. Readings will be drawn from both primary philosophical texts and relevant material from other disciplines.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 201

STATES, MARKETS, AND SOCIETIES

This course focuses on the organization of economic, political and social relationships within the global system, including analysis of how these relationships affect the distribution of power, resources, well-being and cultural capital in different societies. It covers such topics as phases in the growth of global trade and investment; the role of economic incentives; the historical and conceptual relationship between markets; social stratification, culture, and forms of popular participation; and the development challenges posed by international inequality and social marginality.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 207

INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE

This course introduces cognitive science, an interdisciplinary field that draws upon aspects of cognitive psychology, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, education, neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Its unifying goal is to construct and evaluate process-oriented theories of how people think and reason. Researchers in cognitive science typically work under the assumption that processes of human thinking can be understood in computational terms. Students will read and discuss articles describing cognitive models, experiment with computer programs that purport to be models or simulations of some aspect of human cognition, and debate whether certain models serve as viable scientific theories. Assignments include written work as well as computer projects. Open only to students in the University Honors Program.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 137

BUSINESS STATISTICS

Basic concepts of statistics and applications; data analysis with the use of Excel; theoretical distributions; sampling distributions; problems of estimation; hypothesis testing; problems of sampling; linear regression and correlation.
Prerequisites:
MAT 136 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 220

HONORS BIOLOGY

Through reading, lecture, discussion and laboratory work on a topic in biology, students will learn scientific methods of inquiry and gain a biological perspective on the world. By examining a specific topic, the course will introduce students to some approaches used in investigating and understanding biological systems. Students will consider examples of how biological knowledge can inform discussions of socially important issues. Course work will include papers and examinations as well as laboratory investigation, with some assignments requiring students to work in teams. Variable topics; please see the schedule for current offerings. Open only to students in the University Honors Program.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 221

HONORS CHEMISTRY

This course introduces students to scientific knowledge and inquiry through a particular topic in chemistry. The laboratory component allows students to have first-hand knowledge of the course content and also provides opportunities for student-directed investigations that model scientific inquiry as a problem-solving method. Students will develop their curiosity about the world as well as the skills to answer their own questions and evaluate the research of others; they will complete written assignments as well as laboratory work. Variable topics; please see the schedule for current offerings. Open only to students in the University Honors Program.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 222

HONORS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Honors Environmental Science provides an overview of the interrelationships between humans and their environment from a scientific perspective. This interdisciplinary course is designed to provide an understanding of 1) basic ecological principles and how these principles apply to human populations, 2) how cultural and societal institutions influence the availability and use of resources, 3) major environmental problems and their causes, and 4) the application of scientific knowledge and methodology to understanding and solving environmental issues. The format of this course is lecture, discussion and lab.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 223

HONORS PHYSICS

This course introduces students to scientific knowledge and inquiry through a particular topic in physics. The laboratory component allows students to have first-hand knowledge of the course content and also provides opportunities for student-directed investigations that model scientific inquiry as a problem-solving method. Students will develop their curiosity about the world as well as the skills to answer their own questions and evaluate the research of others; they will complete written assignments as well as laboratory work. Variable topics; please see the schedule for current offerings. Open only to students in the University Honors Program.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 225

HONORS SCIENCE TOPICS

Students in Honors 225 will investigate a particular scientific topic or issue using readings, discussions, papers, and laboratory work. In the process of investigation they will learn about the nature and processes of science and will be able to describe and explain their work in writing; some projects may be done in teams. All sections of Honors 225 include a laboratory component. Please see the Schedule of Classes for current offerings.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 205

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS

This course offers interdisciplinary study of two or more art forms in a particular historical period, looking at relations among the arts and between art and its cultural contexts. Students will develop a critical vocabulary for the analysis of works in the visual arts, theater, music, literature, or other art forms. Work in the course will be interdisciplinary and will include readings, classroom exercises, visits to relevant performances or exhibits, and papers. Variable topics; please see the schedule for current offerings.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 301

HONORS JUNIOR SEMINAR IN MULTICULTURALISM

This seminar asks students to conduct research on complex issues related to multiculturalism. Topics may cover various dimensions of identity including issues of race and ethnicity, class, gender, language, religion, sexual orientation, disability and nationality. Students are encouraged to develop a critical perspective about the meaning of multiculturalism and to understand the historical and/or contemporary manifestations of inequality. All students prepare research projects and participate in seminar discussions. Variable topics; please see the schedule for current offerings. This course meets the university's requirement in multiculturalism and the Honors Program Junior Seminar requirement.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 350

HONORS SENIOR SEMINAR

This course, which meets the capstone requirement for the Honors Program, fosters preparation for life-long learning. In a seminar setting, students explore a designated topic, develop related projects, and pursue work in an area defined by the Honors faculty member who designed the particular course. Seminars will be offered in broad interdisciplinary areas, allowing seniors to choose from diverse topics; please see the schedule for current offerings. Open only to students in the University Honors Program.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 351

HONORS SENIOR SEMINAR IN SERVICE LEARNING

This senior seminar, which meets the capstone requirement for the Honors Program, brings students into the community as they develop skills for lifelong learning. Students in this course explore theories of service and the relationship between altruism and activism as they consider the role that service will play in their lives after DePaul. Outside of class, students will devote a minimum of three hours each week to service work at one of the sites offered through the course. This course also meets the university's Experiential Learning requirement for students who have not yet fulfilled this requirement. Open only to students in the University Honors Program.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

HON 395

HONORS SENIOR THESIS

Honors students are encouraged to undertake a senior thesis, an independent interdisciplinary research project proposed by the student and carried out under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Students electing to complete a senior thesis must submit an application signed by a faculty director and a two-page project description to the Honors Program Director by the eighth week of the quarter prior to that in which the project will be done. Completion of the thesis project meets the capstone requirement for the Honors Program. Open only to students in the University Honors Program.
Prerequisites:
Membership in the University Honors Program is a prerequisite for this class.

PHL 248

BUSINESS ETHICS (CROSS-LISTED WITH MGT 248)

An examination of various ethical and moral issues arising in contemporary business and its activities which affect our society and the world. Cross-listed with MGT 248.

MGT 228

BUSINESS, ETHICS, AND SOCIETY

This course will examine the nature and purpose of economic life and contemporary commerce as understood from the perspective of religious and secular communities, as well as the ethical implications that flow from the various worldviews. Sections of the course critically examine the thought of different religious traditions on specific business-related issues, placing a variety of religious discourses into direct conversation with secular voices regarding ethical business conduct. Cross-listed as REL 228.
Prerequisites:
WRD 103 or HON 100 or HON 101 is a prerequisite for this class.

MGT 248

BUSINESS ETHICS

An examination of various ethical and moral issues arising in contemporary business and its activities which affect our society and the world. Cross-listed with PHL 248.

REL 228

BUSINESS, ETHICS AND SOCIETY

This course will examine the nature and purpose of economic life and contemporary commerce as understood from the perspective of religious and secular communities, as well as the ethical implications that flow from the various worldviews. Sections of the course critically examine the thought of different religious traditions on specific business-related issues, placing a variety of religious discourses into direct conversation with secular voices regarding ethical business conduct. Cross-listed as MGT 228.
Prerequisites:
WRD 103 or HON 100 or HON 101 is a prerequisite for this class.
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