Teaching an Honors College seminar is a great opportunity for Appalachian faculty: to dare, to test out ideas and approaches, to explore innovative topics and problems, or delve into a research area with a group of terrific students from all majors across the university.
Honors College seminars are interdisciplinary, special topics courses designed for Honors College students. They are typically seminar-style and discussion-based, prefer depth to breadth, engage in skill-building at high levels, and are often conducted using innovative or experimental pedagogies. You can see some recent examples here.
Honors College seminars are offered at the first-year, sophomore, and junior levels (HON 1515, HON 2515, HON 3515). They are intended to be accessible to students from any major.
The Honors College especially welcomes Honors seminar proposals involving:
engagement with significant texts
critical approaches to significant problems
active or experiential learning
problem-based or community-based learning
civic engagement and/or leadership
research, scholarship, or creative activity
Interested? Please email Jeff Vahlbusch, Dean of the Honors College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For current listing and descriptions of Honors courses, click here.