Freshman Honors Colloquium

Designed to be a rigorous course for all incoming Honors students, Freshman Honors Colloquium is a two-semester sequence (HONR 10197) that stresses works, ideas, and values significant in our literary and intellectual history as they shape and are shaped by today's culture. Students learn to read carefully, speak thoughtfully, and write lucidly, with the goal of fostering habits of intellectual inquiry and expression that are essential to a well-rounded liberal education. Students will write extensively each semester (primarily essays and at least one research paper). Other requirements, such as exams, quizzes and oral reports, will vary with each instructor. Classes encourage discussion, student-teacher dialogue, and individual student responsibility.