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Right from the start our honors curriculum focuses your energy on advanced skills, not just introductory work, in your chosen major. The core curriculum is more intently focused on methods of discovery and research, as well as exceptional writing, reading and discussion skills.

The aim is to help students truly compete once they graduate and to improve upon an already impressive track record of student success. Recent graduates have gone to medical school, law school and other advanced degree programs. They’re working in fields including politics, international affairs, financial services, software development, academia and the arts.

How it Works
  • Three Big Questions courses focused on reading, writing and discussion of complex texts.
  • Two Explorations and Investigations courses emphasizing research techniques.
  • Time is built in for internships, study abroad and signature research projects.
  • You’ll compile a stand-out portfolio of your best work.
  • You’ll have access to pre-eminent scholars and thinkers, including the Lund-Gill chair

Summer 2021

Big Questions Courses

HNBQ 266 01 Happiness

Fall 2021–2022

Big Questions Courses

BETH 301 Business Ethics        
CAS 307 Advanced Public Speaking, Argument and Debate
CAS 308 Rhetorical History and Criticism
CRIM 406 Theories of Crime Control
EDUC 364 Children's Literature
ENGL 306 Medieval Literature: Monsters, Mayhem, and Temptation
ENGL 335 Writing as Social Social Action
ENGL 365 Early Colonial American Literature
FREN 201 Intermediate French I-Gateway to Fluency
HNBQ 242 Pundits and Gurus
HNSM 158 Thinking? Thoughts and Passions
HNSM 161 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt; Thoughts and Passions
HNSM 168 Love and Faith; Thoughts and Passions
HNSM 465 Learning the Hard Way; Wisdom and Power
HNSM 465 Against Our Will; Wisdom and Power
ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian I
LLAS 350 Gender and Development
PHIL 351 Heretics Explorations in Modern Philosophy
SOC 350 Gender and Development
SOC 383 Gender, Race and Science; Theoretical Perspectives
SWG 335 The 1.2%: Words of Women in Bible
SWG 383 Gender, Race and Science; Theoretical Perspectives
THEO 325 The 1.2%: Words of Women in Bible

Explorations and Investigations Courses

BWS 383 Gender and Science; Theoretical Perspectives
ENGL 316 17th Century Literature 1600-1660
ENGL 334 Editing the Literary Journal
ENGL 367 Romantic and Realist U.S. Literature
FIN 322 Investment and Portfolio Management
HNEI 366 Darwinian Thinking Across Disciplines Human Being and Natural Being
MGMT 301 Management
MGMT 360 International Management
SWG 351 Gender and Development
THEO 340 Dreams

Spring 2021–2022

Big Questions Courses

ARTH 419 Themes in Contemporary Art
BETH 301 Business Ethics
CAS 350 Persuasion
EDUC 364 Children’s Literature
EDUC 386 Diversity, Language, and Culture
ENGL 264 Children’s Literature
ENGL 354 Chaucer
ENGL 356 Major Authors The Legacy of Toni Morrison
FREN 202 Intermediate French II-Gateway to Fluency
HNBQ 218 Hispanic Social Mystics of the Dominican Order
HNSM 464 Personal Transformation; Wisdom and Power
HNSM 465 Learning the Hard Way; Wisdom and Power
ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian II
THEO 322 Jesus and the Gospels
TRAN 101 Introduction to Translation and Interpretation

Explorations and Investigations Courses

BIOL 273 Neurobiology Honors
CHEM 352 Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior
CHEM 372 Physical Chemistry II
ENGL 326 20th Century British Literature
ENGL 359 Shakespeare
ENGL 366 Revolutionary and Early U.S. Literature
FIN 322 Investment and Portfolio Management
HIST 345 Urban Expansion US Since 1800
LLAS 427 Special Topics: The Sound of Spanish
MGMT 301 Management
MGMT 360 International Management
NEUR 273 Neurobiology
SOC 381 Transnational Feminist Theories
SPAN 325 Introduction to Hispanic Cinema
SPAN 427 Special Topics: The Sound of Spanish
SWG 381 Transnational Feminist Theories
THEA 359 Shakespeare
THEO 362 Environmental Theology: Ecology in Crisis