Honors Courses

Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars

These 4-credit seminars are designed to expose students – primarily sophomores and above – to a variety of topics through an interdisciplinary format. Recent seminars range from Science’s contribution to fundamental philosophical questions to the history of grassroots social movements. These seminars may be either team or individually taught. Honors students must complete one Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar to receive University Honors Program Distinction.

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Honors First Year Inquiry Series

The Honors First Year Inquiry Series courses meet specific domain requirements for the NUpath core curriculum. These courses feature a variety of topics taught by Honors faculty, set in a small classroom environment where Honors students explore and discuss with their peers in the Program. First-Year students looking to fulfill core requirements are strongly encouraged to take these courses, as eligibility to enroll only extends to their first year of study.

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Honors Discovery

Honors Discovery is a one-credit team taught course required for all first-year Honors students. Its goals are to provide a comprehensive introduction to life at Northeastern University and the city of Boston; enable students to set clear academic, career and personal goals; and create a sense of community among the first-year Honors cohort. During the semester, students also learn about the many resources available to them as members of University Honors Program. These include (but are not limited to): Honors Courses offering an interdisciplinary perspective alongside Northeastern’s signature experiential learning pedagogy; targeted Developmental Advising; Honors Living Learning Communities; Research, Co-op and Study Abroad Programs specifically tailored to Honors students; Global and Civic Engagement Opportunities; extensive Arts and Cultural Programming; Honors Community Building; and peer coaching by Honors upperclassmen.

College Honors Courses

College Honors courses are offered by numerous departments, including Mathematics, English, Accounting, and Political Science, Engineering, and Physics, 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 registry 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.

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