Through the Honors Program, students will…
- Develop familiarity with theories of knowledge, with how knowledge is pursued in different academic disciplines, and with how to apply – or integrate -- that knowledge across disciplines to better understand the world, the challenges humanity confronts, and possible avenues for reconciliation.
- Explore seminal ideas shaping American political society and how the Constitution as a living document has produced ever greater equality for society’s members.
- Demonstrate interdisciplinary knowledge through thoughtful communication, which emphasizes listening, thinking, and expressing understanding of ideas.
- Learn how to use and apply technology to define information needs, to identify and critically evaluate sources, and to incorporate information into one’s own knowledge base to accomplish a learning objective.
- Develop awareness and respect for cultural differences and demonstrate the ability to work with/within diverse groups to better engage the community and the world.
- Demonstrate breadth and depth in learning through the application of critical thinking across and within academic disciplines.
- Critically assess their own work and learn to develop the skills necessary to be self-directed and self-reflective learners.
- Work with college faculty and/or other mentors in developing, implementing, and presenting project work, thus expanding learning beyond the classroom by actively advancing knowledge.
- Complete their capstone experience by exploring the significance of their project using integrative knowledge through a written statement and by producing a video that reflects upon the value of the experience in promoting their educational objectives.