In their second year, students begin to narrow down their fields of study and focus more intensely on areas that interest them, working closely with other honors students and faculty in small seminars.
Each semester, sophomores take a three-credit honors seminar, choosing from an extensive slate of offerings created for Honors College students by schools and colleges throughout the university.
Topics vary from year to year and draw on the rich
and diverse interests of the faculty who teach them. Sophomore seminar
courses for 2011-2012 cover topics from sports nutrition to public
health, from Shakespeare to ancient inventions.
Honors faculty from numerous academic disciplines teach the seminars, allowing students to meet scholars from a broad cross section of the university. The seminars are open only to Honors College students.
Sophomore year is also a time to pursue academic opportunities outside of the classroom. Students will be strongly encouraged to apply for an undergraduate research grant. In addition, they may want to consider a study-abroad program or an internship for their junior year.
Previous sophomore seminars:
- Fall 2009 course descriptions
- Spring 2010 course descriptions
- Fall 2010 course descriptions
- Spring 2011 course descriptions
- Fall 2011 course descriptions
- Spring 2012 course descriptions
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