The University Honors Program (UHP) is an academic experience for motivated undergraduate students who seek a challenging and intellectually enriched learning environment. The program cultivates students in their academic development by providing small classes and seminars that are led by some of the university's most accomplished teachers and scholars. It also allows students to work one-on-one with their professors on customized H-Option projects.
Further, through high-impact practices such as study abroad/ travel study, Honors conference participation, the Honors Advantage Learning Community and Honors Enrichment Learning Community, special field trips, service learning projects, and scholarship opportunities, the program supports Honors students to achieve their full potential as students, prospective professionals, and future civic leaders. Finally, the program has fashioned fruitful collaborations with the Undergraduate Research Program and the McNair Scholars Program.
Students attend several multicultural events on campus and report back to the class on their discoveries. The class will culminate in a dinner at the instructor's house. Offered in fall 2018. Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Kim
This year's book is No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process by Colin Beaven. This book follows Beaven as he and his family try, for one year, to make zero environmental impact on the Earth. The list of special components and more information to follow. Offered in spring 2018, 1st five weeks. Instructor: Dr. Eric Compas
This spring's theme will be the timely topic of U.S. Immigration. Students will learn the history, policies, and diverse experiences of U.S. immigrants through the centuries. This course will take place in weeks 6-9 of the spring semester and will culminate in a 4-day/3-night travel study to New York City during spring break 2019. Instructor: Alexandria Delcourt. Apply here for this opportunity!