College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Honors Program (HON)

HON 110   Perspectives, Approaches, and the Gospel3-8 credits

Using primary texts and artifacts set in their historical/cultural contexts students examine the ways in which peoples of the west, east, and south have apprehended their world, humanity, and God over time. Sciences, arts, and the religious texts of Christianity will serve to challenge students to develop a world view that integrates faith and learning.

HON 120   Hearing Their Voices:Globalism, Justice and the Lives of the Marginalized8 credits

Students explore the needs of the world through the eyes of the poor and the marginalized. Students assess global conditions of population, health, economic development, ecology, and political expression in view of human responsibility for creation and the Biblical concern for the poor. Students analyze theoretical and practical approaches to addressing global inequities and needs.

HON 210   Being Human and Christian in an Interconnected World4-8 credits

Students explore their values and beliefs in view of the needs of the less fortunate and the impact of human life on the planet. Particular attention is paid to the role of technology in contemporary life. Students explore Christian concepts of vocation and service.

HON 220   Scholarship and Service for the Sake of Others8 credits

Students develop and practice models of learning and service on behalf of others and the world. Students integrate their chosen discipline and their Christianity in their Honors Projects.

HON 410   Building for Eternity2 credits

During their senior year, honors students reconvene to explore again the integration of faith and learning for the sake of others and the world. Through a final project in their chosen discipline, students set a course for on-going learning and service in the context of the Christian gospel.