The Honors Colloquia, open only to students in the University Honors Program, are interdisciplinary seminars designed to increase understanding of the primary concerns, the intellectual traditions, and the epistemologies of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. These seminars offer you a special chance to broaden your perspectives by interacting with honors students from widely diverse fields of study. They invite you to sharpen your critical reading, speaking and writing skills so that you may thrive in your professional, civic, and personal lives. The three different colloquium sections are as follows:
Note that all Honors students are required to take the set of three Honors Colloquia as part of the Honors Distribution.
- 1870:250 Honors Colloquium: Humanities should be taken in your second year of college; students majoring in nursing or dietetics, however, should take this colloquium during their first year.
- 1870:360 Honors Colloquium: Social Sciences should be taken in your third year of college; students majoring in nursing or dietetics, however, should take this colloquium during their second year.
- 1870:470 Honors Colloquium: Natural Sciences should be taken in your fourth year of college; students majoring in nursing or dietetics, however, should take this colloquium during their third year.
The colloquia are offered each fall and spring semester and frequently during summer sessions. The content of the colloquia change every semester - see this web site to find out what will be available before each registration period. It is your responsibility to schedule the colloquia in a timely manner.