Continued Participation in the Program: Honors students are asked to maintain a 3.0 (B) grade point average in both Honors courses and overall to continue in the Program.
Students who fall slightly short of the mark will be placed on a semester of probation to raise their GPA while those who fall well short of the mark (below 2.5) will be asked to leave the program following the Freshman year.
An essay by Thoreau finds a place beside a Shakespeare comedy; poems by Emily Dickinson inform a science fiction parable.
It all makes for a semester of stimulating ideas, lively discussion, and original student work.
The goal for this course is to plan the project and investigate feasibility.
At the conclusion of this course, students meet with their faculty mentor and the Honors Director to discuss plans and with the approval of both move ahead with their project the following semester.
Recent course themes include “Conformity and Rebellion,” “Heroes and Monsters,” and “Frankenstein at 200.” Spring Semester, Sophomore Year Honors 202: Coloquium IV - Students in this course respond in writing to various works of visual, cinematic, and literary art that rotate regularly.
In previous semesters students have written about fine art, representations of native peoples in media, works on the phenomenon of belief in our culture, and works on information technology and Big Data.
Students will take the following course: Taken During Junior or Senior Year Honors 399 – Honors 399 is taught on a rotating basis by faculty members from all disciplines offered on campus.
This course is intended to allow students to diversify their honors experience beyond the disciplines of history and English.