Honors SeminarsTeaching an honors course is a unique opportunity to work with fully-engaged, high-ability students in an interactive environment. As the program grows we want to expand our curricular offerings with new honors seminars from faculty across the University addressing the technical, economic, societal, cultural and ethical aspects of the many challenges facing our society in the 21st century.
Seminars are offered for two or three credits (four credit courses with discussion sections have been approved at times), typically lack specific course prerequisites, and have enrollments typically limited to 20 students. 2xxx-level seminars are designed to be introductory and yet comprehensive courses focused on innovative ideas and topical issues. 3xxx-level seminars may address more complex themes through advanced reading, writing, and critical thinking.
You can find more details and propose a seminar for the upcoming year using the following links:
- Call for Proposals for 2019-20 Honors Seminars
- Propose a new Honors Seminar for the 2019-20 academic year. (You can also preview the application in PDF form.)
- Propose to renew a previously-offered Honors Seminar for the 2019-20 academic year.
The priority deadline for proposals was November 1, 2018, but we are still accepting proposals! Proposals received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Faculty who have taught Honors Seminars in the last few years will have a truncated review and application process. Renewal will be based on student evaluations and the slate of offerings by term.