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Honors Courses:

Honors courses are offered to our students to provide a smaller class size that allows an enriching opportunity for discussion and engagement with faculty.  While you can view all Honors classes here and class registration dates here, we will provide an updated list of Honors course offerings via e-mail and on this site (directly below) each quarter. Questions about non-Honors courses should be directed to your major advisor. If you have questions about Honors courses, please contact your designated Honors Counselor.

Current Honors Course Offerings: Spring 2017

We will update this pdf during registration for the subsequent quarter.  Always check classes.ucr.edu for the most up-to-date times/call numbers or other information related to any courses as information on the pdf may differ or change within any given quarter. 

Types of Honors Courses:

Ignition Seminar: 

These courses (HNPG015) are capped at 15 students and are designed to “ignite” the minds of our first-year Honors students by covering a variety of subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective. This course is only offered to first-year Honors students and is an incredible opportunity to engage in close discussion and learning with faculty and peers as an undergraduate student.

Honors Core Course: 

These courses generally begin with "HNPG" (though there are exceptions) and are classes that are required during your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years. To view which quarter and year you are required to take an Honors core course, please view the information for each class year.  To follow is a brief overview of all Honors core courses.

  • HNPG015: Required course for 1st year Honors students
  • HNPG002A: Required for 2nd year Honors students
  • HNPG002B/C: Optional courses for 2nd year Honors students
  • HNPG150: Required course for 2nd or 3rd year Honors students (depending on entry to Honors)
  • HNPG151: Required course for 2nd or 3rd year Honors students (depending on whether or not your graduation date is early or on time)
Honors Discussion Section: 

Students enrolled in an Honors section may attend a regular lecture with the rest of the class, but have their discussion section with the professor instead of a graduate student. This section is made up of similarly motivated Honors students and provides a rich environment to expand the breadth and depth of your learning with close faculty interaction and lively discussions.  These classes are typically designated by an “H” in the course title (e.g., SOC001H) and generally count towards your 8 units of Honors elective requirements (for those Honors students who have this requirement).

Honors Research Units: 

As an Honors student, you get even more opportunities through your research or capstone project. You can apply to get Honors elective units for your research/capstone project at UCR as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th year student (or if you have junior or senior standing according to your units) through our HNPG195H/197H Enrollment & Contract form.  This option is currently NOT available for 1st or 2nd year Honors students working on a research/capstone project. The paperwork required to get units for your research can be found HERE

As an option, enrolling in HNPG195H/197H can also be used to satisfy up to 4 units of the Honors elective requirement.  You can enroll in more than 4 units of HNPG 195H or HNPG 197H, but up to 4 units can go towards the 8 unit Honors elective requirement (please note that not all Honors students are required to complete 8 units, only those students who have started Honors as a first-year or second-year student). If you have questions about this, please contact your designated Honors counselor.

Students wishing to enroll in HNPG195H/197H should already have a research/capstone project & faculty mentor.  Students are required to make an appointment with their designated Honors Counselor before week 6 of any given quarter to discuss this option before filling out the paperwork.  The form is due in Week 6 of the quarter PRECEDING the quarter in which you would like to get research units. 

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