Honors Program > Curriculum > Requirements
A university student's academic program is typically composed of three parts:
The Honors curriculum replaces the Liberal Studies requirements for students in the Honors Program. Major courses and open electives are not affected by a student's participation in the Honors Program. Honors students complete the same number of General Education courses as students in the regular Liberal Studies Program, but the course requirements are different, reflecting the needs and goals of students seeking an Honors education. Honors courses are taught seminar-style and are capped at 20 students per class, allowing for a richer academic experience. Following is a list of all Honors courses; depending on their college/major, students may be waived from one or more courses below:
HON 100 - Rhetoric and Critical InquiryHON 101 - World LiteratureHON 102 - History in Global ContextsHON 104 - Religious Worldviews and Ethical PerspectivesHON 105 - Philosophical InquiryHON 110/111 - Honors Discover/Explore ChicagoHON 180 - Data Analysis and StatisticsHON 201 - States, Markets, and SocietiesHON 205 – Interdisciplinary ArtsHON 207 - Topics in Cognitive StudiesHON 225 - Honors Lab Science Topics HON 300 – Honors Research SeminarHON 301 – Honors Junior Seminar in MulticulturalismHON 350 – Honors Senior SeminarHON 351 - Honors Senior Seminar in Service LearningHON 395 – Honors Senior Thesis
Every quarter represents a balance for Honors students between their major requirements, their Honors requirements, and their open electives. Honors Program freshmen and sophomores generally take one or two Honors course per quarter. Juniors and seniors in the Honors Program generally take one or two Honors courses per year as they pursue their major requirements. Seniors have the option of completing an Honors Senior Thesis project to fulfill the Honors Capstone requirement.
Honors requirements vary according to a student's college and major; see the Honors Handbook for specific information.
For a description of the above Honors courses, see the following: Honors Program Course descriptions.
Current Topics Course Offerings (2019-2020):
Other Honors Requirements: