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Students who enter Honors as first-year students at Kent State Trumbull should take the Freshman Honors Colloquium (HONR 10197 and 10297). They are advised to take one other Honors course during their freshman year, two Honors courses during their sophomore year, and one each during their junior and senior year.
Students in Honors are not required to take any additional courses to graduate. Rather, they take specially enhanced courses that help them meet their normal Liberal Education Requirements and the requirements for their major.
A student must complete 24 credit hours of Honors courses at an undergraduate level to graduate with Honors distinction.
The Colloquium is the cornerstone of the Honors program. It seeks to develop in students the skills in careful reading, informed discussion, and effective writing that they will need in other Honors courses during their University career and throughout their professional lives. Students in the Colloquium read fiction, poetry, drama, and works in the history of ideas that explore a shared perspective or theme, and reflect on these readings as members of a community of learners. Students enroll in the Honors Colloquium for both the fall and spring semesters. The Colloquium takes the place of the University's two-semester freshman composition requirement.
Although Honors classes may range from art to zoology, they share several special emphases. They value critical thinking, writing as a way of discovering and communicating ideas, and dialogue as a way of learning. Honors classes are characterized not so much by the amount of work assigned as by the achievement of rigorous standards, the exploration of areas in depth, and the use of creative ways for students to join in the adventure of learning. Classes in Honors bring together some of the best students and faculty members in the University; they are limited in enrollment so that students can work closely with each other and directly with the instructor.
Honors students are chosen on the basis of their intellectual curiosity, commitment to high standards, and desire to contribute to the discovery of knowledge or to creativity in the arts. Instructors are chosen on the basis of their expertise in teaching, scholarly achievements, and willingness to make learning a truly communal enterprise.
The Honors program at Kent State Trumbull is an opportunity for regional campuses students that parallels the course of study in the Honors College at the Kent Campus. The Kent State Trumbull program allows for seamless transition to the Honors College at the Kent Campus, or students may complete their Honors work at Kent State Trumbull. Honors courses taken at Kent State Trumbull count toward the total needed for graduation from the Honors College.
Please contact the Office of Student Services at 330-675-8860 or Mary Russell at 330-675-8913 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also phone Kent State Trumbull at 330-847-0571.