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Honors Seminars

What is an Honors Seminar?

What sets an Honors seminar apart from a regular general education class?

Honors seminars are smaller, ranging from about 10-25 students with an average class size of 15 students. This arrangement allows for more discussion-based learning and gives Honors students the opportunity to really get to know each other and their professor.

While most Honors seminars have a slightly heavier workload, the real difference lies in emphasis. For example, some Honors Theology seminars expound on a particular theological issue for most of the semester in addition to the general information covered in other basic theology classes. Honors Speech may cover certain principles of rhetoric applied to public speaking, and an Honors English class may require reading a few additional novels which will result in writing a paper or doing a presentation on one of them.

Below is a list of the Honors Seminars offered during the semester. Many of these seminars are recurring. This list is not official and is subject to change. Classes may be canceled or added prior to the beginning of the semester. Check ASIST for the most accurate information.

Benefits of Attending

Beyond the basic course requirements of non-honors sections, Honors sections and the professors that teach them to take time to explore, in-depth, the many facets of the concepts covered, providing a rich and memorable educational experience for the students involved.

To challenge their students to go above and beyond the status quo, most professors teaching Honors class sections will either require a more extensive project (i.e., a 9-10 page paper instead of a 5-7) or have additional project or book assigned that is not required in their other sections. Typically, the workload depends on the professor and on how much the student is willing to apply himself or herself to the subject at hand.

Spring 2019 Honors Seminars

  • APOL 201: Apol & Cultural Engagem
  • BIBL 105: Old Testament Survey
  • BIBL 110: New Testament Survey
  • BIOL 225L: General Biology II Lab
  • BUSI 201: Intermd Busi Comp App
  • BUSI 223: Personal Finance*Honors
  • CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II
  • CINE 101: Cinematic Arts Apprc I
  • CJUS 200: Intro to Criminal Justice
  • COMS 101: Speech Communication
  • CRST 290: History of Life
  • ECON 110: Survey of Economics
  • ECON 214: Principles of Macro
  • ENGL 102: Compstn  and Literature
  • ENGL 202: American Literature II
  • ENGL 216: English Literature II
  • ENGR 210: Probability & Stats Mthd
  • EVAN 101: Evan & Christian Life
  • GOVT 200: Constit Govt & Free Ent
  • HIUS 222: Surv of Amer History II
  • INQR 101: Inquiry
  • MATH 201: Intro to Prob & Statis
  • MUSC 103: Music Appreciation
  • PHIL 201: Phil & Contemp Ideas
  • PSYC 101: General Psychology
  • PSYC 210: Developmental Psyc
  • SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II
  • THEO 201: Theology Survey I
  • THEO 202: Theology Survey II
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