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:
  • Four Big Questions seminars focused on reading, writing and discussion of complex texts. Topics include the history of travel, the nature of propaganda and how to live a good life.
  • Three Exploration & Investigation seminars emphasizing research techniques and addressing subjects like colonial American literature and environmental theology.
  • 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.
Fall 2018-19
Big Questions Seminars
ARTH 419 01 Themes in Contemporary Art
CAS 308 01 Rhetorical History and Criticism
CRIM 406 01 Theories of Crime Control
ENGL 306 01 Medieval Literature
ITAL 201 01 Intermediate Italian I
LLAS 350 01 Women and Development
PHIL 330 02 Special Topics in Philosophy Honors, Powers, Politics and Resistance
SOC 350 01 Women and Development
SWG 351 01 Women and Development
THEO 354 01 Great Christian Thinkers Thomas Aquinas
HNSM 158 01 Thinking? Thoughts and Passions
HNSM 161 01 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Thoughts and Passions
HNSM 257 01 Good Life: Morality, Conscience, Vir Human Being and Citizen
HNSM 262 01 Globalization and Civilization Human Beings and Citizen
HNSM 265 01 Rights, Responsibility, Living Human Being and Citizen
Explorations and Investigations Seminars
ARTH 355 01 Museum Studies
ENGL 316 01 17th Century Literature 1600-1660
ENGL 326 01 20th Century British Literature
ENGL 365 01 Early Colonial American Literature
Spring 2018-19
Big Questions Seminars
CAS 350 01 Persuasion
CAS 351 01 Diagnosing Propaganda
ENGL 356 01 Major Authors Carver and Gallagher
ENGL 366 01 Colonial and Revolutionary U.S. Literature
HIST 318 01 History of Drugs
HIST 338 01 History of Travel
ITAL 202 01 Intermediate Italian II
PHIL 358 01 Existence, Absurdity, and Rebellion Existentialism and Beyond
SOC 351 01 Diagnosing Propaganda
THEO 122 01 New Testament I: The Gospels (honors only)
THEO 354 01 Great Christian Thinkers Saint Augustine
HNSM 265 01 Rights, Responsibility, Living Human Being and Citizen
HNSM 265 02 Rights, Responsibility, Living Human Being and Citizen
Explorations and Investigations Seminars
ARTH 283 01 Public Art in America: The Purpose, Places, and People of Memorials
ENVS 362 01 Environmental Theology: Ecology in Crisis
THEO 362 01 Environmental Theology: Ecology in Crisis