General Education Courses
In the first two years, Honors courses are designed to fulfill requirements in the General Education Program. These courses are generally taken in the freshman and sophomore years and include the following:
World Civilizations (HIST 103 & HIST 104),
Foundations in Writing (ENG 103 & ENG 104),
World Literature (ENG 233 & ENG 234),
Communication (COMS 102)
Philosophy (PHIL 111 & PHIL 221)
These courses change from semester to semester, and vary from 1 to 3 credits. Seminar courses are generally small (10-15 students) and involve discussion and interaction. Topics for these courses cover all areas of study and are interdisciplinary in their approach. Examples of some recent courses include Children's Literature & Culture (English Literature and Sociology), Honors Astronomy (Mathematics and Philosophy). The Philosophy of Animal Minds (Philosophy and Literature), and Science Fiction and Politics (Political Science and Literature).
These courses are arranged between the Honors Student and a cooperating teacher and overseen by the Honors Director.