Honors Fellows take a set of courses designed especially for them. These liberal arts courses provide intellectual challenge within a supportive small-class framework and fulfill some of the university's General Studies requirements.
Honors courses in the first and second years have two principal goals: to provide for intensive study of an academic subject while using several critical perspectives, and to prepare students for sophisticated research. Students practice communicating their ideas clearly and professionally. For some information and data about best practices for an Honors curriculum, please see the Honors Teaching Notes document we developed for both faculty and students.
In their third and fourth years, Honors students will apply these skills to their advanced work in their majors and to design their Honors theses.
Unique to Elon's Honors Program are courses taught by two professors from different fields. These are offered in the second year. Smaller, multidisciplinary seminars may also be offered.
Honors Fellows sign up for Honors courses in the same manner as other courses using Elon OnTrack. Fellows should consult with their advisors before making choices. Questions should be directed to Dr. Mould or Dr. Austin.