Freddye T. Davy Honors College : Courses & Seminars

Courses & Seminars

The honors curriculum consists of a combination of Honors Seminars Fall 2011, Honors Seminars Spring 2012 and Honors Courses.

  • Honors Courses are sections, designated as honors, of regularly scheduled General Education courses and honors sections of department offerings, including special topics or departmental seminars. These courses fulfill General Education and other requirements for graduation.
  • University Honors Seminars promote interdisciplinary exchanges, not only by their subject matter but also by the variety of academic disciplines represented by the students.

Honors is by nature an experience in educational and cultural enrichment rather than in academic acceleration! The courses are not harder; they are different and better. Courses that carry hours credit are characterized by an emphasisi on:

  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Oral presentation
  • Primary research
  • Taking more responsibility for one's education
  • Class size (maximum of 30, but usually there are 10, 15, or 20 students to a class)

Grading is NOT done on a curve. A student gets an "A" if he/she earns an "A".

While students in Honors College have priority, other students may take honors courses or seminars if there is space available.