Faculty Resources

Honors Seminars

Teaching 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 that are generally 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.


2022-23 Honors Seminar Proposals

The submission period for academic year 2022-2023 seminars is now open. The deadline for 2022-2023 proposals is November 1, 2021.


New Honors Seminar Proposals
You can use this application to submit a proposal for a new 2022-2023 Honors Seminar. If you find it helpful to preview all sections of the proposal form first, you can view a PDF here (for reference use only).


Honors Seminar Renewal Requests
You can use this application to submit a request to renew a previously offered Honors Seminar for the 2022-2023 academic year. Renewal requests can be made only for Honors Seminars that have been taught in the last few years. Renewal will be based on student evaluations and the slate of offerings by term.


If you hav any questions about the 2022-2023 HSem proposal process, please contact Ian Ringgenberg, Associate Director for Curriculum and Outreach.


Honors Faculty Resources Google Site

Our Honors Faculty Resources Google site is home important information such as the Honors Faculty Handbook, lists of Honors students in specific majors, and more. If you receive a message saying "You need permission," just use the "Request access" button and we will get you approved.