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 2017-2018 cover topics from issues in the food systems to ethics and evolution, from sustainable ecology to Shakespeare.
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.