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, 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 2017. Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Kim
This year's book is The Impossible Will Take a Little while: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times by Paul Loeb. This is a collection of writings by some of the most influential voices in history, and they will be examined in relation to our current political climate. The list of special components and more information to follow. Offered in spring 2018, 1st five weeks. Instructor: Dr. Jonah Ralston
This spring's theme will be "Diversity and Multiculturalism." Students will read Octavia Butler's Kindred and bring to life the concepts learned through a travel study to Washington D.C. More details to follow. Will be offered during weeks 6-9 of spring 2018 with the travel study component offered during spring break. Instructor: Dr. Laura Porterfield