Chancellor’s Honors Program students are expected to complete several honors courses prior to graduation. UNHO 200-level courses are interdisciplinary seminars designed for honors students of all levels. Classes are 3-credit hours and meet for the whole semester. Courses are approved for both General Education broadened perspectives (Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Cultures & Civilizations, or Natural Sciences) and for Chancellor’s Honors Program breadth requirements. Instructors also have the option to make their course a Writing Course.
These courses should be intellectually engaging and original in content. Because these courses are not required, we encourage instructors to make these courses (and their titles) appealing to a general audience of students in order to encourage enrollment.
In order to be approved for the Chancellor’s Honors Program, a course should
- Create an environment of higher-ordered learning (analysis, synthesis, argumentation) and promote independent critical-thinking
- Require students to actively engage with course material through, for example, discussion, writing, creative expression, research, experiential learning, and/or problem solving
- As appropriate, develop strong communication skills, both written and oral
- As appropriate, emphasize primary over secondary texts
- As appropriate, provide opportunities for peer collaboration as well as independent research
- As appropriate, provide opportunities for publication or presentation of work
If you are interested in teaching a course for us during the 2019-2020 academic year, please submit the application below by January 25, 2019.