Honors Program Fellows Track

18 Credits Required


First Year Applicable Courses Notes
Honors Liberal Arts Seminar HONS 1101 (1) Gateway Honors Course

Fellows must take a minimum of 15 hours of any combination of the following courses: 

First, Second, Third, Fourth Year Applicable Courses Notes
English ENGL 1131 Honors English Comp (3) Replaces ENGL 1111 Requirement
English ENGL 1132 Honors English Lit (3) Replaces ENGL 1112 Requirement
History HIST 2301 Honors World Civ I (3) Replaces HIST 1301 Requirement
History HIST 2302 Honors World Civ II (3) Replaces HIST 1302 Requirement
Honors Elective HONS 31100 Honors Text Seminar (3) Humanities credit*
Honors Elective HONS 420 Honors Topics Seminar (3) Humanities credit*


Fourth Year Applicable Courses Notes
Senior Year Elective INDS 4161 Honors Faith and Life Seminar (2) Seminar on Faith and Life

*Text and Topic Seminars may be repeated for credit, as the texts and topics change! See below.

The Range of Honors Interdisciplinary Electives Offered as Text or Topic Seminars

  • Dante’s Comedy (Literature, Philosophy, History & Theology)
  • Jane Austen (Literature and History)
  • Christian Cultural Engagement (Philosophy, Film and Literature)
  • Origins of the Universe (Philosophy, Astronomy and Physics)
  • Scientific Revolutions (History of Science, Physics and Philosophy)
  • Environmental Policy & Law (Environmental Studies and Law)
  • The Land Class (History, Theology and Literature)
  • Existentialism (Philosophy)
  • Greek Philosophy and Mythology (Philosophy, History & Literature)
  • Christianity and War (History and Theology)
  • Reformation Authors (Theology and History)

Partial List of Authors in the Honors Program Curriculum

  • Augustine, Confessions, c. 397; On Christian Doctrine, c. 426
  • Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, c. 524
  • Bartolome de Las Casas, Destruction of the Indies, 1542
  • Cicero, On Duty, 44 BC; On the Orator, 46 BC
  • Dante, The Comedy, 1320
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment, 1956
  • Euripides, Medea, c. 700 BC
  • Herodotus, The Histories, 440 BC
  • Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love, 1395
  • Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird, 1994
  • Christine de Pisan, Book of the City of Ladies, 1405
  • Plato, The Republic, c. 51 BC
  • Marilyn Robinson, Gilead, 2004
  • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, c. 1600; Measure for Measure, 1623
  • Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian Wars, ca. 400 BC
  • Mark Twain, King Leopold’s Soliloquy,1905
  • Voltaire, Candide: Or Optimism, 1759