Core Curriculum

Curriculum Breakdown

Year Courses
Freshman (fall)
Honors 101 (SSI-1)
New World Rhetoric

Honors 211 (HM)
Literary Odysseys: The Hero's Journey Home
Freshman (spring) Honors 150 (SSI-2)
European Past Lives: A Seminarin Historical Inquiry
Sophomore (fall)
Honors 212 (NS)
The Modern World View
Sophomore (spring) Honors 212 (NS)
The Modern World View 

Honors 213 (MA)
Mathematical Reasoning: Foundations of Geometry

Honors 206 (FN)
The Arts of the Classical World and the Middle Ages
Junior (fall) Honors 214 (SS)
Social Scientific Approaches to Knowing
Junior (spring) Honors 401 (CN)
Honors Capstone
Senior Senior Thesis


  • You are required to take Honors 101, 150, and 211 during your freshman year.
  • During your sophomore and junior yea4rs, three of the following classes are required: Honors 206, 212, 213, and 214. These courses may be taken in any order.
  • You should take Honors 401 during your junior year, after completing your other Honors courses. Exceptions are permitted only with permission of the director. Exceptions are routinely allowed for students on study abroad. Other exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must write an approved thesis in your senior year in order to receive the Coolidge Otis Chapman Honor Scholar Designation. It is recommended (but not required) that you take an independent study unit for at least one of the semesters in your senior year to work on your thesis.