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Honors Curriculum

  • Curriculum
  • Courses & Seminars

Whether it is in the classroom, through a service learning project, on a study abroad trip, or participating in a colloquium, Honors College students are dedicated to investigating what it means to be called together to this place as a Christian community of learning that exists for the sake of neighbors, both near and far. Intellectual, formational, and practical, the Honors College is motivated by the commitment to seek creative and faithful ways to participate in the Triune God’s reconciling work in the world. Our Honors College curriculum is designed to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Character. Honors College students will grow in character and wisdom, exhibited by the ability to give an account of the interconnectedness of creation in its physical, social, and spiritual dimensions and how they are to engage in that creation.
  2. Calling. Honors College students will give an account of their calling, or vocation, in light of the Triune God’s reconciling work in the world.
  3. Community. Honors College students will develop practical way to seek the good of their local and global communities.

In our courses and seminars, we work intentionally to develop the following foundational competencies, which are essential to achieving our desired outcomes: self-care and self-awareness; leadership within our communities of influence; intercultural competency; peacemaking, conflict resolution, and reconciliation; wonder and imagination; cultural analysis; articulation of faith and ideas.

Standard Track (19 Total Honors Credits)

  • Core and special topics courses - 15 credits
  • One-credit seminars - 4 credits

Engineering Track (21 Total Honors Credits)

  • Core courses - 12 credits
  • Honors engineering courses - 3 credits
  • One-credit seminars - 3 credits

Honors Courses

Core Honors Courses

  • Biblical Theology for Christian Life (Honors Version)
  • Composition & Literature (Honors Version)
  • Encountering New Communities: Seeking the Peace of the City
  • Introduction to Engineering Practice (Honors Version)

Special Topics

  • The Life & Witness of the Apostle Peter
  • The Life of David & Christian Leadership
  • Understanding Culture through Film
  • Life & Works of C.S. Lewis


Honors Seminars

  • Exploring the Relationship Between Science & Faith
  • Reading Ephesians with Marilynne Robinson's "Lila"
  • Creation & Cosmology
  • Exploring Race, Reconciliation, and Christian Identity
  • Intercultural Competency
  • Learning How to Care For Ourselves
  • Life Together: Christian Community According to Bonhoeffer
  • Sacred Doorways: Understanding the Bible & Theology through Icons
  • Devotional Poetry
  • Leading Others

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