Honors Program Director: Peter F. Meiksins (Sociology).
Honors faculty are selected from the faculty in the various departments across the university. They are chosen because of their commitment to undergraduate education, their interest in working with talented students, and their ability to develop challenging courses that cut across disciplines and make use of a variety of teaching methods. Lower-division honors students will have the opportunity to take small-section courses from faculty in a range of disciplines. Upper-division students have the opportunity to work closely with any of the faculty members of the department in which they have chosen to major.
HON 101 Introduction to Honors (1-0-1). Prerequisite: Honors standing or permission of university Honors Program. An orientation course for first-year honors students. Introduces students to campus life including the range of events and services offered on campus and the philosophy, policies and procedures of the university; serves as a forum in which students can ask questions and share experiences with fellow students, faculty, advisors, and mentors; and provides the honors students with a common experience and sense of community. Return to top
HON 200 Universal Honors Experience (0-0-1). Prerequisite: Honors standing or permission of university Honors Program. All Honors students, except first-semester freshmen, are required to take a Universal Honors Experience course each semester. A maximum of 50% of those courses may be sections of HON 2001, a not-for-credit course. The content of the Universal Honors Experience will vary considerably from term to term. Alternatives include the following: service learning, volunteer work for the Model UN, reading club, and film club. Students may also propose a topic for a universal honors experience following guidelines in the Honors Student Handbook. Return to top
HON 201 Universal Honors Course (1-0-1). Prerequisite: Honors standing or permission of university Honors Program. The Universal Honors Course is one of three alternatives required of all students in the Honors Program each semester except first-semester freshman year. HON 201 is a 1-credit course. The content of the Universal Honors Course will vary considerably from term to term. Alternatives include courses in which students explore cultural offerings around Cleveland or aspects of art history, develop public speaking skills, engage in service learning projects, expand their appreciation of sports or work on a newsletter for the Honors program. Return to top
Honors General> Education Courses: Each semester, students are able to choose from among 7-10 dedicated honors general education courses. Offerings vary each semester. For details, see the following examples of courses developed for the Honors program by academic departments across the university: ART 253H, BIO 104H, BIO 105H, DAN 212H, ECN 230H, EEC 391H, ENG 102H, ENG 207H, ENG 240H, ENG 241H, HIS 201H, HIS 272H, HIS 316H, MTH 181H, MTH 182H, MUS 260H, MUS 261H, PHL 213H, PHL 225H, PHL 242H, PHL 246H, PHY 243H, PHY 244H, PSY 101H, REL 235H, SCI 220H, SOC 201H, SOC 280H