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Honors Courses

Courses are reserved initially for Honors students. If space is available, others may enroll with permission of the instructor.

HONR 110. Honors I
1 course credit

A critical examination, organized from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective, of texts and issues related to the various means by which we acquire knowledge. HONR 110 also provides an introduction to the Honors Program and to a portfolio of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities available to those enrolled. The goal here is student enrichment, measured by the junior Honor student’s completed application for a competitive national scholarship or graduate program pertinent to their academic and service achievements. Offered in the Fall semester of the freshman or sophomore year.

HONR 210. Selected Topics
1 course credit

A critical examination of a seminal figure, event, movement, or idea recognized as significant in shaping our collective history. Two HONR 210 courses are required; one must be science themed and the other must be art/humanities/social science themed. Substitutions are allowed with prior approval. Offered in the Spring semester. 

HONR 310. Scholarship, Service, and Leadership
0 course credit

This course involves the student’s assessment of academic, service, and leadership experiences/achievements thus far at Monmouth College. The completion of at least one post-baccalaureate scholarship application or graduate school application, including a personal essay and resume is also required. Offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

HONR 410. Honors II: Capstone
1 course credit

The capstone course is an independent study with the outcome being a substantial, interdisciplinary paper or project undertaken with the guidance of the Honors coordinator and at least two faculty mentors in different academic fields.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.