The Honors Sequence
The Honors sequence provides students with the opportunity to meet university requirements in small, discussion-based, Honors-only courses.
The Honors sequence offers a small but diverse menu of courses that vary by discipline and topic from quarter to quarter. Each course allows students to gain foundations in important academic traditions and apply them to contemporary concerns.
Honors Geography, for instance, has been developed to reflect the science and issues concerning sustainability. In Honors WRIT, students explore particular topics through the styles and methods of the different forms of academic knowledge—interpretive, quantitative and qualitative. Our two-hour seminars bring students from all majors together to explore topics as diverse as Nobel Laureates in the Sciences, the man and myth of Che Guevara, the literature of Truth and Reconciliation.
Students are expected to take
- one Honors Humanities: an Honors course in the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture category, usually during the first or second year
- one Honors Social Science: an Honors course in the Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture category, usually during the first or second year.
- the Honors Natural Science sequence: Honors Geography (Global Environmental Change and Sustainability); or a three-quarter introduction to a natural science designed for majors in that department (sequences beginning with BIOL 1010, CHEM 1010, PHYS 1111, or PHYS 1211), usually during the first or second year
- Honors Writing (Honors Writ), WRIT 1733, during spring quarter of the first year
- one Honors Advanced Seminar (ASEM), usually during the third or fourth year
- two Honors Seminars (HSEM), usually during the third or fourth year