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Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship (HOPES)

Coursework

Through Honors, you will take seminar-style courses with other motivated and high-achieving students. These small, challenging courses are led by terrific faculty and allow you to earn an academic concentration or minor that will inspire critical thinking, an interdisciplinary attitude, a broad worldview, and a commitment to serving others.

Honors Program Required Coursework

Concentration: 15-16 credits

          Required Core (7 credits):

        HON 191H The Honors Community (1)
        HON 351H Integrity and the Examined Life (3)
        HON 391H Community Problem-Solving -or- HON 395H Citizenship and Service (3)

        Choose 8-9 credits from the following:

        HON 251H Culinary Arts and Entertaining (1)
        HON 252H Visionaries of the Past (2)
        HON 254H Information in the Digital Age (3)
        HON 264H Thinking Outside the Box (3)
        HON 391H Community Problem-Solving (3)
        HON 395H Citizenship and Service (3)

Minor: 26-30 credits

Two honors ("H") classes that satisfy general education requirements*

Two semesters of foreign language, including the option of American Sign (6-8)

HON 191H The Honors Community (1)
HON 252H Visionaries of the Past (2)
HON 254H Information in the Digital Age (3)
HON 264H Thinking Outside the Box (3)
      or study abroad (3)
      or an honors elective course (3)
HON 351H Integrity & the Examined Life (3)
HON 391H Community Problem-Solving (3)
HON 395H Citizenship & Service (3)
HON 450H Honors Thesis/Project Proposal (1)
HON 451H Honors Thesis/Project (1-3)

*These courses do not count toward the total number of credits for the minor

Course Descriptions