Honors College General Education-Substitution Planning Summary

Honors College General Education (HCGE) requirements replace the University requirements in Integrative Studies (I.S.) and Writing for HC members. This summary provides guidelines as a starting point for HC members in planning General Education substitution courses.  Note that other academic departments not listed may offer courses with similar content and may also be appropriate for substitutions.  To learn more about course options and eligibility, make an appointment with your HC Adviser.

Note that all courses intended to meet HCGE requirements must be approved via the Honors College Academic Progress Plan (HCAPP)

Any Integrative Studies courses (IAH, ISS, ISB, ISP) intended for HCGE requirements must be completed as Honors Sections.  Honors options in I.S. courses will NOT fulfill the HCGE requirement.


1 course in WRITING - WRA 195H or an approved departmental course in consultation with an HC Specialist/Adviser – should cover composition, critical reading and research skill development.                                                                    

2 courses in the ARTS & HUMANITIES area (in place of IAH)

  • Philosophy - PHL (130 & above)
  • Political Philosoph- PLS courses (170, 371, 372)
  • Religious Studies - REL (150 & above)
  • Linguistics - LIN (200, 225, 401)
  • Music and Theater – MUS / THR w/ History, Literature & Culture focus (MUS 211, 212; THR 110, 330, 350)
  • History of Art – most HA
  • English -  ENG (210 & above)
  • World Languages -  typically 300 level w/ History, Lit & Culture focus
  • History – HST (140 & above)
  • Anthropology - ANP         (Archaeology courses only, i.e.  203, 264)

2 courses in the SOCIAL SCIENCE area (replaces ISS)

  • Psychology - PSY (PSY 101H – Honors Section only; most courses PSY 200 & above)
  • Human Development & Family Studies – HDFS (211, 212, 225)
  • •Economics -  EC 
  • •Political Science – PLS (160 & above)
  • Sociology – most SOC courses 131 & above
  • Criminal Justice – CJ (220, 275)
  • Anthropology – ANP (200, 205 excluded)
  • Geography –most GEO courses

2 courses in the NATURAL SCIENCE area (replaces ISB/ISP)

  • Astronomy - AST
  • Biological Sciences – BS, MMG, PSL, 
  • Chemistry – CEM / Physics - PHY
  • Physical/Earth Sci Geography GEO 203, 206
  • Geology - GLG 201, 202, 301
  •  PSY, ANP w/ Nat Sci focus
    PSY 209; ANP 206

  • Human Genetics – MMG 141
  • Entomology – ENT 205
  • Plant Biology – PLB 105
 

Substitution courses for Honors College members are typically 3-4 credits and above the introductory level.  Additionally, courses that are skill-based/practice-based (i.e. music performance, language-learning), research methodology, or are required for a student’s major are typically not appropriate as substitutions.  

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Revised 05/2016