Students who aspire to become honors students, regardless of their past academic records,
may request an interview with 这个项目 director to be admitted provisionally into
这个项目. Those with an academic track record at MCLA are eligible if their cumulative
Remaining a member in good standing of 这个项目 entails maintaining a cumulative
平均绩点不低于3分.2, and taking at least one honors course during each academic year.
What are the qualifications to complete 这个项目?
Completing 这个项目 to graduate with all-college honors involves completing a minimum
of six, three-credit honors 课程 (at least half at the upper division) with a grade
of B or better in each, and having a 平均绩点不低于3分.毕业后.
Some honors students choose to graduate as Commonwealth Scholars in addition to All
大学的荣誉. This option involves a year-long process of re搜索ing and writing
an interdisciplinary thesis, culminating in a public presentation and defense in the
春天. The Commonwealth Scholar makes an additional presentation at the Commonwealth
a conversation about the possibility sometime early in your junior year. 招股书及论文指引在此.
Many honors 课程, especially at the lower division, are designed specifically as
核心课程. Some honors 课程 can also be used to fulfill requirements for your
major and minor programs, with departmental permission. 你需要咨询你的
department chair or advisor to determine this on an individual basis.
What if there aren't enough honors offerings in my area of study to complete 这个项目?
Part of the point of 这个项目 is to get students out of their comfort zones, doing
intensive intellectual work in areas beyond their specialties (and bringing the investigative
tools of those specialties to other subject-matters). 因此，实际上最好是
选择你的大部分荣誉课程 外 你的专业或部门.
MCLA's campus is rather small, so one measure of whether you might be honors material
What's the relationship between the 荣誉项目 and various national and local
没有一个. The MCLA 荣誉项目 is an academic program (a bit like an interdisciplinary
学术小). We have no induction ceremonies, no keys, no dues, and no national
Do I have to take HONR 100, The Nature of Human Nature, before taking other Honors
只要你愿意. As an honors student, you may take whatever honors 课程
you like, in consultation with the honors directors, who serve as secondary academic
a 100-level honors course before diving into the deep end.
In 课程 cross-listed with honors, are honors students expected to do more work
Honors work is not designed to be more work, but rather more interesting work, which
is to say more challenging and engaging, and hence also more fun. 具体的课程
requirements vary from course to course, and some 课程 will have a specific honors
项目. Either way, honors students are generally expected to do background and supplemental
reading on their own initiative, and to take the lead in class in drawing the other
students out and steering the discussion in intellectually stimulating directions.
What makes an honors course different from other college 课程?
This varies a bit with different 课程 and professors, but in general honors 课程
are reading intensive (with a preference for primary-source material), writing intensive,
interdisciplinary, collaborative (most are small seminars), and present opportunities
进行独立研究. All are designed specifically to take students who want
to be challenged and push them to new levels, in fascinating areas of inquiry.
The honors directors, in consultation with the honors students and faculty, develop
荣誉课程的时间表. We regularly develop or repeat specific 课程 in
回应学生兴趣. As an honors student, you will be invited to a gathering
at least once a semester, one purpose of which is to brainstorm about the future honors
时间表. Of course, if you can't make those meetings, the honors directors always
Are honors students required to attend talks and performances?
Part of what it means to be an honors student is to participate fully in your own
larger learning process, seeking out intellectual and cultural experiences to attend
和朋友讨论. We encourage you to do this as much as possible, and to
try things you know nothing about rather than sticking to what you are already interested
in. Another important principle in honors learning is autonomy--making your own choices,
as an adult, about what events to attend and when. 因此我们有强烈的期望
that you will participate in Honors-sponsored and many other events, but we have no