Honors Colloquium (3 credits)
The Honors Colloquium is designed to focus on leadership skills as well as to improve skills necessary for a successful college experience. Many of the assignments are demonstrations of these important skills, such as networking, group work, oral presentations, effective note taking and experiencing diversity. One of the skills focused on is the skill of empathy as measured by the ability to represent multiple viewpoints in a balanced way. To better understand empathy, students will work with a population that is (for most students) very different than themselves: refuges recently resettled in the US. This is a crucial skill for students entering the world of citizenship and employment in an interconnected global economy and diverse workplace. Each student will choose a part of this collaborative project which will determine your “facilitation group”, the discussion breakout section of the Honors Colloquium. The academic content of the course will focus on immigration and national identity, and there will be a series of lectures from a wide variety of disciplines, including History, Biology, and Economics.
+ 12 credit hours
Classes are interdisciplinary, enabling professors to work closely with students to help them gain a global perspective while also working to develop their ability to think critically about a problem. Class size averages are 20, and most can satisfy your General Education requirements.
The Capstone is a pivotal experience during which students move from education to professional practice. In other words, a Capstone serves as a transition from college to a career, a professional program, or a graduate school. Enabling Honors students to make the connection between their college careers and their professions or post-graduate studies increases their probability of success. Consequently, the Honors Program is committed to facilitating a meaningful Capstone experience for every Honors student.
To remain in the Honors Program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students below a 3.0 cumulative GPA will be dropped from the program and may apply for reinstatement upon reaching a 3.4 cumulative GPA. Students between a 3.0 and 3.39 are considered to be in Honors probationary status.
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