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The Honors College solicits proposals from faculty members across the NKU campus to offer honors classes for the upcoming academic year.
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What are Honors courses?

The National Collegiate Honors Council defines honors education in the following manner:

"Honors education is characterized by in-class and extracurricular activities that are measurably broader, deeper, or more complex than comparable learning experiences typically found at institutions of higher education. Honors experiences include a distinctive learner-directed environment and philosophy, provide opportunities that are appropriately tailored to fit the institution's culture and mission, and frequently occur within a close community of students and faculty."

At their core, honors courses provide enhanced and enriched learning opportunities for motivated students. Honors classes are student-centered and often engage students in unconventional modes of learning.

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Honors Cohort Model

The new Honors College cohort model (beginning fall 2019) allows for course development in three “modules,” which connect to general education Foundations of Knowledge areas. Faculty are encouraged to explore these areas and propose courses within each area.

Area One: Honors and the Natural World

HNR 210: Scholarly Approaches to the Natural World HNR 310: Community and the Natural World HNR 311: Global Citizens in the Natural World

Area Two: Honors and Society

HNR 220: Scholarly Approaches to Society HNR 320: Community and Society HNR 321: Global Citizens in Society

Area Three: Honors and Humanity

HNR 230: Scholarly Approaches to Humanity HNR 330: Community and Humanity HNR 331: Global Citizen and Humanity

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Honors Sections of Existing Courses

Faculty members may propose enhanced or enriched versions of existing courses for inclusion in the Honors College curriculum as student electives.
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Honors Seminars

Faculty members may propose seminar-style interdisciplinary courses for inclusion in the Honors College curriculum as student electives.
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