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AU Honors Program

Honors Program Curricular Sequence (Freshman/Sophomore)

Scholarship, Leadership and Servanthood

Semester I - The Scholar in the Academy: Honors scholars will enroll in a 5-credit section integrating a 2-credit English writing requirement with a 3-credit Western Civilization component. The course will focus on historical investigation and writing on a common theme, and will fulfill requirements for Section F3 and W3 of the AU Liberal Arts Program. Honors Scholars will also receive mentoring from the Honors Program Co-Directors and support from their Honors cohort during their freshman year, so the F1 Liberal Arts Program requirement will be waived for Honors students.

Semester II – Scholar as Servant Leader: Honors scholars will enroll in a 2-credit seminar course focusing on the theme of the “Scholar as Leader.” The course will assess different ways by which one may function as a leader, while providing students various opportunities to serve in active leadership roles. This course fulfills the Speaking Intensive requirement of the AU Liberal Arts Program.

Semester III – The Scholar as Natural Scientist: Honors scholars will enroll in a 4-credit science course that fulfills requirements for Section W2 of the AU Liberal Arts Program. The course will examine the nature of science, and the history and philosophy of science, as well as scientific techniques and practice.

Semester IV – The Scholar as Citizen of the World: Honors scholars will enroll in a 3-credit course that examines the bridges and barriers among various cultures of the world through a historical analysis. This course fulfills section W7 of the AU Liberal Arts Program.

Semester IV – The Scholar and the Arts:Honors scholars will enroll in a 2-credit course that examines the role of the aesthetic in the formation of individuals and societies, through reading, discussion, writing, and and consideration of the arts in various cultures. This course fulfills the Appreciation portion of the W4 section of the Liberal Arts Program.

Thus, upon completion of the sophomore year, Honors Scholars will have taken a total of 16 credits of courses specifically designed for the honors program. All these credits will be applicable to requirements for the Anderson University Liberal Arts Program curriculum.