Honors Program Curricular Sequence (Freshman and Sophomore Years)
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 historical investigation and writing on a common theme, and will fulfill requirements for Section II A and the Rhetoric and Research component of the AU Liberal Arts Program.
Semester II – The Scholar as Social Scientist: Honors scholars will enroll in a 3-credit social science course that will investigate societal structures and concepts of justice arising from such structures to fulfill requirements for Section II B of the AU Liberal Arts Program.
Semester III – The Scholar as Natural Scientist: Honors scholars will enroll in a 4-credit science course to fulfill requirements for Section IV A of the AU Liberal Arts Program. The course will examine the nature of science, 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 5-credit section integrating a 3-credit global studies requirement with a 2-credit fine arts aesthetic component. The course will examine the bridges and barriers among various cultures of the world and the major artistic expressions of those cultures, fulfilling requirements for Section II C and Section III B of the AU Liberal Arts Program.
Thus, upon completion of the sophomore year, Honors Scholars will have taken a total of 17 credits of courses specifically designed for the honors college. All these credits will be applicable to requirements for the Anderson University Liberal Arts Program curriculum.