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Honors Minor Courses for Humanities

Dr. Zachary Beck- Program Director

The mission of the ETBU Honors Program is to provide a tight-knit community of scholars in pursuit of the Christian intellectual life through the pairing of academic rigor with informed reflection for thoughtful engagement with the world. We accomplish our mission with a two-phase academic program that provides students with a minor complementary to any major field of study offered at the university. During the first and second years, the Inheritance phase, students are immersed in a rigorous study of Western intellectual thought, framed by the pursuit of the Christian intellectual life, from antiquity to the present. Students read important texts, attend seminars to gain helpful background information about the texts, and participate in focused, Socratic dialogue facilitated by faculty members. During their third and fourth years, the Investment phase, students embark on an in-depth research project on a topic of their choosing, under the supervision of a faculty member in their major. Students propose their research plan and defend their finished project to a committee of three faculty members. Students who successfully complete both phases of the honors program graduate "With Honors and Distinction," receiving a stole at Commencement from the faculty member that supervised their project.

Humanities Honors Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours: 
HNRS 3301 Wisdom of the Ancients
HNRS 3302 Medieval and Renaissance Measurements of Humanity
HNRS 3303 Inquiring Minds of Early Modernity
HNRS 3304 Being Human in the Modern World
HNRS 4205 Honors Project I: Proposal
HNRS 4106 Honors Project II: Research
HNRS 4207 Honors Project III: Defense
HNRS 4108 Honors Project IV: Presentation