What is Honors Colloquium?
Honors Colloquium (Honors 370) immerses students in a range of contemporary issues through attendance at and discussion of on- and off-campus academic lectures, plays, musical concerts, art exhibits, and student presentations.
Offered each fall and spring semester, professor of history Dr. Al Clark selects a large number of campus events. Students in the course select ten events of their choice, including at least one concert, one lecture, one art opening, and one theatrical performance, as well as one designated off-campus colloquium event. Students discuss the events in thoughtful gatherings with faculty, each other, and Dr. Clark, reflecting on their import and significance to our daily lives.
Honors Colloquia create the opportunity for students from all classes, freshmen through seniors, to meet and interact. Honors Program graduates are required to take Honors 370 for at least two semesters.
Instructor: Dr. Alfred Clark is Professor of Humanities and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. In his two decades with the Honors Program, he has taught numerous interdisciplinary seminars and, at present, he is the primary instructor for Honors Colloquium. Currently, he is writing a book on the San Gabriel River Watershed, a case study in California environmental history.