Honors Courses

Honors Fellows take a set of courses designed especially for them during their first two years. These liberal arts courses provide intellectual challenges within a supportive small-class framework and fulfill some of the university’s CORE Curriculum requirements.

Students in a classroom facing two screens where another student is preesenting.

Students in a First-Year Honors Seminar on Vision and Difference.

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 seeĀ theĀ 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.

For a listing of current and upcoming courses, please click HERE.