Honors Course Proposal Form

The Mission of the Meijer Honors College is to inspire and empower motivated students to be intellectually-curious lifelong learners who contribute to a body of knowledge, and serve as capable leaders and active global citizens. 

Students are expected to become “self-authors” (i.e., active scholars) and “global citizens” (aware of and concerned about the world around them). Honors courses should, therefore, be constructed and facilitated with the goal of helping students achieve these skills and dispositions, and the ability to make connections across disciplines. Honors courses should, therefore, be constructed and facilitated with the goal of helping students achieve these skills and dispositions, and the ability to make connections across disciplines. Courses should provide opportunities for students to bring the perspectives from their majors/minors to discussions of materials and ideas. Honors courses may involve more extensive reading, deeper analysis, and/or greater research, but students should always know why they are being challenged—courses should not simply add work for work’s sake. Faculty can and should expect Honors students to perform at a high level, but the grading scale should not be set so stringently that students who would get an A in a regular course get a B or C in an honors section. Honors courses should be challenging and engaging, and students who rise to the challenge and engage earnestly with course material should do well.

This course proposal form is just one part of the overall proposal process. Here is more information about the proposal process and the revised Honors curriculum

Please note that you cannot save drafts on this form. For your convenience, it might be easiest to work the Word version of this form and then cut and paste your answers into the form when you are ready. Once you submit the form you will receive an email notification that our office has received it. 

 

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Please indicate how the proposed course will meet these expectations of all Honors courses:

Course specific questions:

If you are proposing a team-taught first-year sequence (HNR 151, 152, 153, 154) or an integrative seminar (HNR 350 or 351), your course should address and integrate, in ways appropriate to the topic and faculty members’ academic training and orientation, the value of the I’s: inclusion, integrity, inquiry, interdisciplinarity, innovation, and internationalization. You addressed interdisciplinarity in #1 and #5 above. Briefly discuss how you will address each of the other I’s in your course.



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