Honors Curriculum:

Completion of 26 credits in Honors at a 3.4 grade point average

These 26 credits (20% of total curriculum) shall consists of:

12 credits from Honors general education

These courses are special Honors contracts in general education courses, offered by departments throughout the university.

6 credits Honors Seminar Course

These courses will be 2 credits each.  One seminar is required as a freshman and a sophomore.  The last one has to be on the 3000-4000 level.

Honors Courses:  Individual or Team Taught:

Freshman Course:  Theory of Knowledge

Sophomore Course:  Theory of Knowledge with an emphasis on particular disciplines.  Course contains a few weeks on preparing for capstone project.

Upper Level Courses:  Faculty submit a proposal and course is voted on by council.

Examples for Common Honors Courses:  Media Literacy, Communication Theory (speech), Human Rights, Environmental Justice, Women’s Studies

8 credits upper division contract

Students work with faculty to develop and execute a supplemental learning experience that brings an Honors dimension to the course.

Contracts are completed at the 3000-4000 level in the student’s major or minor field of study.

Major Related Capstone Project

A project, inquiry, or investigation conducted by a student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.  This project is completed with advising and collaboration of a faculty mentor advisor, an outside department faculty committee member, and an optional outside the university committee member.