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HNRS: Honors College Course Offerings

Courses offered by the Ogden Honors College (designated HNRS courses) are opportunities for LSU professors to develop and teach courses within their areas of research specialization, to engage with the university's top undergraduate students in an intimate seminar setting. Please see our courses of study for the wide variety of HNRS courses that allow professors to explore their current particular research interests with students in special topics courses.

Honors Course Proposals and Guidelines

Any LSU professor from any department is welcome to propose a course. To teach a new HNRS course, a professor first submits a course proposal as described in the honors course guidelines through the new HNRS course proposal form. The proposals, which include a proposed syllabus, are evaluated by the OHC Faculty Advisory Board with respect to their rigor, relevance, and originality. Upon approval, a course should be ready to be offered in a subsequent semester. 

Faculty who would like to teach an HNRS course they’ve taught in previous semesters should schedule their approved course.

Departmental Honors Courses, Honors Option, and the Honors Capstone Project

LSU faculty have additional opportunities to teach honors students through departmental honors courses, honors option, and the honors capstone project.

Departmental honors courses are honors versions of existing courses; these courses are developed and coordinated by the home department (for example, MATH 1553 is an Honors version of MATH 1552, and is scheduled and staffed by the Department of Mathematics).

Honors option is an enhancement of an existing upper-level, non-honors course based on an agreement between student and professor for additional, independent honors-level work.

The honors capstone project is the culmination of multiple semesters of specialization and research under the mentorship of a faculty capstone director. 

Teaching in the French House

Professors are welcome to teach in the French House, historic landmark and home of the Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College. Modeled after a Norman chateau in the Calvados region of France, and built for a French and Italian immersion program in the time of Huey Long, the building now houses Ogden Honors College classrooms, meeting and study spaces, and staff offices. Special class events, such as films, guest speakers, or performances, can be held in the French House's elegant Hans and Donna Sternberg Salon located on the ground level of the building.

The French House had a $5 million renovation that transformed its interior spaces and upgraded classrooms with improved multimedia capabilities and configuration ideal for honors seminar teaching.