Teaching

The Honors curriculum is designed to create an active, engaged community of lifelong learners. Honors courses are distinguished by their elevated levels of energy, participation, motivation, and expectations on the part of Honors professors and students.

Honors classes are limited to 20-25 students to provide greater opportunities for students to interact with their professors and peers. Smaller class sizes allow Honors professors and students to focus on innovative active-learning strategies (such as debates, discussions, simulations, and explorations) that provide appropriate academic challenges for motivated, high-ability students.

Faculty have the opportunity to teach a variety of Honors courses, including Honors general education courses, interdisciplinary seminars, core seminars, and the Honors Colloquium, the Honors capstone seminar. (See descriptions below.) If you are interested in teaching an Honors course, please contact Dr. Kim Klein, Director, Wood Honors College, at kmklei@ship.edu.

Honors General Education Courses

The Honors College offers a variety of Honors general education courses each semester. If you are interested in teaching an Honors general education course, please review the following guidelines:

Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars

Honors interdisciplinary seminars are explorations of specific topics designed to demonstrate the interconnectedness of academic disciplines and promote interdisciplinary analysis and problem-solving. If you are interested in developing an Honors interdisciplinary seminar, please review the following guidelines:

Honors Core Seminars

The Wood Honors College also offers Honors sections of core courses in business and education. These courses include Introduction to Exceptionalities for education majors and Business and Society for business majors.

Honors Colloquium

The Honors Colloquium is one of the capstone options for students in the Wood Honors College. Students in the Honors Colloquium design and execute a major interdisciplinary service-learning project, and they present the results of their project at local and national conferences. Recent projects have included: