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Call for University Honors Program Seminar Proposals for Spring and Fall 2020

April 01, 2019

The University Honors Program is requesting proposals from faculty for three-credit honors seminars (HON INTR 404) to be offered in either spring or fall of 2020. Honors seminars are intended to be small, challenging, discussion-based and innovative courses for juniors and seniors in which students are active participants. The courses offer faculty an opportunity to teach smaller classes (honors seminars are limited to 18 students) and the chance to explore new topics and instructional formats.

Seminar topics may be in any field, but should not require specialized skills or prior course work in any one area. Seminar offerings are intended to be distinctive to the honors curriculum and are not typically courses or topics offered as non-honors courses. Seminars should be suited to a discussion format and require students to explore subjects in substantial depth. Course work may culminate, for instance, with students preparing a term paper and/or project for presentation.

To help offset the cost of instruction, the University Honors Program will provide $2,250 to the department of the faculty member whose three-credit honors seminar has been selected.

The seminar proposal should include:

  • Title of course
  • Preference for spring or fall 2020
  • Short course description
  • Brief faculty profile
  • Brief email from the department head supporting the course and instructor.

Email honors seminar proposals no later than Wednesday, April 17, 2019, to Sandra Reineke (, Director of the University Honors Program. Questions? Email Sandra Reineke at

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