Honors Courses

Honors First Year Inquiry Series

The Honors First Year Inquiry series courses meet the Domain requirements for the NU CORE. These courses are linked to four broad, interdisciplinary thematics:

Conflict and Peace Building                                                      Social Development
Science, Technology and Human Values                                  Inquiry, Advocacy and the Social World

Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars

Upper-class students are required to take an Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar as part of their six-course requirement. Students may choose to take more than one seminar. These 4-credit seminars are designed to expose students – primarily sophomores and above – to a variety of topics through an interdisciplinary format.

These seminars may be either team or individually taught. Recent seminars range from morality in politics to the historical and cultural impact of the Beatles. Honors students must complete one Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar to receive University Honors Program Distinction.

College Honors Courses

College Honors courses are offered by the colleges in a variety of areas including mathematics, college writing, accounting, and comparative politics, to name a few. These Honors courses carry the same course number departmental prefix as non-Honors sections courses but are designated as honors in the title on the transcript. These courses will appear in the Registrar’s course books with the Honors designation indicated. These classes have a range of distinctive profiles relative to other departmental courses – sometimes they have fewer students, use different source materials, or cover the subject matter in a modified way.

College Honors Courses can be found on the registrar website using the Banner Course Search here each term.