The Honors Program begins, for incoming freshmen, with Honors 111: Solving the Modern World. This course, taught by our best Writing faculty, allows students to investigate some of the most pressing issues around the world. After completing Honors 111, students then move onto foundation of the program: our three-course Global Ideas sequence (HONR 201, 202, and 203) that grounds students in the best human insights from past and present, east and west.
The sequence covers inquiries into texts written by Indian yogis, Greek philosophers, and Renaissance bards, takes you to the Galapagos Islands to examine Darwin’s evolutionary theory, and exposes you to postcolonial and multi-cultural literature.
During the sophomore through senior years, students take a motley of interdisciplinary seminars team-taught by the university’s best professors. Students also complete at least 2 colloquia, exposing them to the arts and intellectual pursuits in the marquee events the university offers. The Honors curriculum is concluded with the capstone course The World is our Neighborhood in the senior year. For a more specific list of requirements, look here.