Characteristics of Honors Courses

Honors courses as a whole emphasize the following:

  • Depth
  • Intensity
  • Discussion¬†
  • Critical thinking¬†
  • Writing¬†
  • High standards
  • Student responsibility for learning
  • Assimilation of knowledge
  • Contact with professor
  • Learning opportunities outside the classroom if appropriate
  • Use of primary texts when applicable
  • Reduced class size in many cases