Honors Program Scholars Curriculum

22 credits required


Year Discipline Courses Notes
First Interdisciplinary INDS 1102 Honors Integration of Faith & Learning Replaces general INDS 1102
First English ENGL 1131 Honors English Comp (3) Replaces ENGL 1111 Requirement
First English ENGL 1132 Honors English Lit (3) Replaces ENGL 1112 Requirement
Second History HIST 2301 Honors World Civ I (3) Replaces HIST 1301 Requirement
Second History HIST 2302 Honors World Civ II (3) Replaces HIST 1302 Requirement
Third and Fourth HONS 3100 Honors Text Seminar (3) Humanities credit
Third and Fourth HONS 4120 Honors Topic Seminar (3) Humanities credit
Fourth Senior Year Elective INDS 4161 Honors Faith and Life Seminar (2) Seminar on Faith and Life

(See Academic Catalog for other relevant policies.)

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 Frequently Occurring Authors in the Honors Program Curriculum

  • Augustine, Confessions, ca. 397; On Christian Doctrine, ca. 426
  • Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, ca. 524
  • Bartolome de Las Casas, Destruction of the Indies, 1542
  • Cicero, On Duty, 44 B.C.; On the Orator, 46 B.C.
  • Dante, The Comedy, 1320
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment, 1956
  • Euripides, Medea, ca. 700 B.C.
  • Herodotus, The Histories, 440 B.C.
  • 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, ca. 51 B.C.
  • Marilyn Robinson, Gilead, 2004
  • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ca. 1600; Measure for Measure, 1623
  • Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian Wars, ca. 400 B.C.
  • Mark Twain, King Leopold’s Soliloquy, 1905