Honors Tracks

Honors Experiential Tracks Focus your third and fourth years in Honors

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What are Honors Experiential Tracks?

Honors Experiential Tracks are pathways designed for Honors students to enrich and focus their Honors experience during their last two years around a topic that excites and motivates them. Students in the Honors Experiential Tracks will have priority access to opportunities and courses designed for students to develop skills and have meaningful experiences.

All Honors Experiential Track students complete the same number of Honors hours and fulfill the same Honors requirements towards graduation, as Honors students who are not in a track.

Each track focuses on four pillars, encouraging students to:

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Enroll in a 395H approved for your specific track. Each track will have at least two 395H options from which to choose. Pursue a track-related experiential learning opportunity such as an internship, education abroad program, or research project. Participate in two special opportunities: the Honors Student Leadership Summit, a retreat over Labor Day weekend, and the Honors Cooper Community Conversations, invite-only dinners with community leaders.  Undertake a track-related Honors Senior Project with the support of 3 one-credit courses during your third and fourth years. 

Three Experiential Tracks for Fall 2020

For Fall 2020, Honors will offer three intial tracks. Additional tracks for students interested in graduate school, a career in healthcare, or innovation are under development and will begin Fall 2021.

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Civic Leaders

Learn: Choose one UHON 395H (3 credits): Elect to Serve (fall) or Dialoguing across Differences (spring); Enroll in UHON 301H (fall year 3; 1 credit), 302H (spring year 3; 1 credit), and 401H (fall year 4; 1 credit).

Experience: Gain valuable community work experience through an Honors co-op and earn Honors credit through UHON 99H while doing so!

Collaborate: Participate in the Honors Student Leadership Summit, Honors Cooper Community Conversations, and important civic engagement experiences in the community with your track cohort.

Create: Research an issue and problem-solve to create lasting impact in the community through your Honors senior project.

Environmental Stewards

Learn: Choose one UHON 395H (3 credits): Living with our Changing Climate (fall) or TBD (spring); Enroll in UHON 301H (fall year 3; 1 credit), 302H (spring year 3; 1 credit), and 401H (fall year 4; 1 credit).

Experience: Engage with sustainability and environmental issues through an approved internship/co-op, research, civic engagement, or education abroad experience.

Collaborate: Participate in the Honors Student Leadership Summit, Honors Cooper Community Conversations, and valuable site visits and hands-on learning experiences with your track cohort.

Create: Research an issue and problem-solve to positively impact the environment and improve sustainability through your Honors senior project

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World Leaders

Learn: Choose one UHON 395H (3 credits): You MAD, Bro? Politics of Nuclear Weapons (fall) or America and the World (spring); Enroll in UHON 301H (fall year 3; 1 credit), 302H (spring year 3; 1 credit), and 401H (fall year 4; 1 credit).

Experience: Participate in an Honors Global Dialogue and learn in Winnipeg, Canada; Krakow, Poland; Quito, Ecuador; or Washington D.C.

Collaborate: Participate in the Honors Student Leadership Summit, Honors Cooper Community Conversations, and valuable globally-focused activities.

Create: Research an issue and problem-solve to reach a deeper understanding or positively impact our increasingly globalized world through your Honors senior project.