through the study of ideas, themes and texts that have influenced Western culture. An important component of the learning experience is the community established among students and instructors. Supplemental assignments and activities outside of the traditional classroom are required. (4 s.h.) LAR 112 Writing and Intellectual Traditions II The second semester of the Traditions of the liberal arts core sequence on ideas and writing. While dedicated to the same fundamental objectives and emphases as its counterpart, this course builds on the experiences of the first semester through a study of more modern works related to the same ideas and themes. The course continues the exploration of liberal arts education in the Christian tradition and the cultivation of a learning community among students and instructors. The writing component is centered on the development of research sensibilities and skills essential to the students' subsequent research writing within their chosen majors. Supplemental assignments and activities outside of the traditional classroom are required. Prerequisite: LAR 111. (4 s.h.) LAR 210 University Honors Seminar This interdisciplinary seminar focuses on the nature of the academic adventure. A variety of readings, lectures and presentations will address historical dilemmas of the human mind as well as questions arising from contemporary life such as: “How do we know?” “What is faith?” “Who and what are we?” “What is ethical?” Students will be expected to read extensively, carry out independent research, and further develop communication skills. Prerequisites: selection as seminar participant. (3 s.h.) LAR 211 University Honors Core I The first semester of the University Honors seminar engages the questions and ideas raised by the liberal arts, including the humanities, sciences, social sciences and fine arts. In particular, this course explores core texts and ideas relating to themes central to the liberal arts and issues pertinent to our contemporary world. With the integration of history, literature, philosophy and fine arts, students will also develop their academic written and verbal communication (including formal academic writing, interpersonal and small group communication and public presentation) and research skills.
Prerequisite: selection as Honor student MAT 100 Problem Solving Seminar participant. (5 s.h.) An interactive study of the subtle concept of how to solve a math problem. Problems LAR 212 University Honors Core II from all areas and levels of difficulty will The second semester of the University be introduced and offered during this Honors seminar engages the questions and seminar. Topics will include familiar highideas raised by the liberal arts, including school-level mathematics such as algebra, the humanities, sciences, social sciences trigonometry and geometry, but a greater and fine arts. In particular, this course richness and depth of the material will be explores core texts and ideas relating to uncovered during the exploration of solving themes central to the liberal arts and issues mathematical problems. Often neglected pertinent to our contemporary world. topics such as probability, number theory, With the integration of history, literature, and combinatorics will be explored as philosophy and fine arts, students will well. Opportunities for studying advanced also develop their academic written topics requiring knowledge of calculus will and verbal communication (including be available, but not expected. Students formal academic writing, interpersonal will practice writing cogent solutions to and small group communication and problems in mathematics and will have public presentation) and research skills. an opportunity to present their results as Prerequisite: LAR 211 (5 s.h.) well. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MAT 112(or equivalent, MAT 151 or MAT LAR 410 University Honors Seminar 204 (1 s.h.) This interdisciplinary seminar focuses on the relationship between academic inquiry MAT 111 Elementary Algebra and the problems and questions of our This course is for students who need human experience. A variety of readings, to review the fundamental concepts of lectures, presentations and research elementary algebra before taking their projects will address such contemporary math liberal arts core course. (3 s.h.) and historical concerns related to what it means to be human, what it means MAT 112 College Algebra and to live in a community, what capacities Trigonometry we have for understanding the world Study of algebra, including polynomial and what contributions we can make to and rational functions, trigonometry, addressing the questions and challenges exponentials and logarithms. This course of our time. As the capstone course for is foundational to many areas of study the Honors curriculum, this seminar will including the natural sciences, business, require extensive reading, research, writing and various aspects of the social sciences. and presentation. Prerequisite: selection as Prerequisite: MAT 111 or a math ACT subHonor student participant (3 s.h.) score of at least 19, or a score of at least 480 on the mathematics section of the SAT, LAR 495 University Honors Thesis or a passing grade on a screening exam This course consists of individual research or to be designed by the USF mathematics creative projects, developed in consultation department. The test-out option is available with an advisor, focused on an area of during a student's first year at USF and may inquiry within a student's major. The scope be attempted at most twice during that of these individual research projects and year. (4 s.h.) the advisor's recommendation will account for the varying credit hours assigned to this MAT 113 College Algebra course. While this project may function in Study of algebra including polynomial and conjunction with a required colloquium rational functions. This course plus MAT or research project within a student's 114 is equivalent to MAT 112. Prerequisite: major, the research and presentation MAT 111 or a math ACT sub-score of requirements should go beyond the typical at least 19, or a score of at least 480 requirements of a major in order to meet on the mathematics section of the SAT, the standards of Honors-level work. Public or a passing grade on a screening exam presentation of the project is required. to be designed by the USF mathematics Prerequisite: program approval (1-3 s.h.) department. The test-out option is available during a student's first year at USF and may be attempted at most twice during that Mathematics (MAT) year. (2 s.h.)
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Published on Apr 29, 2015