Courses and Questions:
What are the Courses Like?
Honors courses are designed to stimulate and challenge the motivated student. Often there are fewer lectures and more student involvement. They may include field trips, advanced research or simulations. Honors courses emphasize critical thinking, scholarly growth and intellectual curiosity.
Are Honors Classes Harder Than Regular Classes?
Not necessarily. Honors courses stress individual responsibility for learning. They usually focus on analysis, because faculty expect Honors scholars to go beyond simple facts. Honors faculty are also likely to be innovative, creative and even daring in their teaching methods.
What About Class Size?
Honors classes are usually smaller than their general education equivalents. And you'll get to know your Honors faculty very well.
How Will I Fit Honors Courses into My Schedule?
Honors courses replace core curriculum courses that you have to take anyway. Instead of taking Old Testament Survey, for example, you take Honors Old Testament Survey. We work very hard to make your schedule work — even engineering and teacher education students.
What Courses are Offered for Honors Credit?
Here are the courses:
|Freshman and Sophomore:|
|EGL 1083H||English I||Every Fall|
|EGL 1093H||English II||Every Spring|
|BBL 1083H||Old Testament Survey||Every Fall|
|BBL 1093H||New Testament Survey||Every Spring|
|BIO 1093H||Biology||Every Spring|
|HST 1083H||Western Civilization I||Every Fall|
|HST 1093H||Western Civilization II||Every Spring|
|PSY 1093H||Introductory Psychology||Every Fall|
|POL 2193H||American Government||Spring, Even|
|COR 2591H||Colloquium||Upon Request|
|Junior and Senior:|
|BBL 3083H||Integrated Theology I||Fall, Odd|
|BBL 4083H||Integrated Theology II||Spring, Even|
|COR 3093H||Integrated Humanities I||Fall, Even|
|COR 4093H||Integrated Humanities II||Spring, Odd|
|POL 3093H||Political Philosophy||Spring, Even|
|COR 3111H||Intro to Capstone||Every Fall|
|COR 3591H||Colloquium||Upon Request|
Recommended: 3 hours of thesis in the major on upper level (not required).