The Honors Program offers students the opportunity to advance their liberal education in new areas by embracing academic challenges and experiences beyond those of our standard Program of Studies. Students in the Honors Program may complete a more extended honors thesis and graduate with a Latin, honors distinction.
Each semester, through an honors colloquium seminar, students explore selected texts, themes, authors, or media that complement our larger Program of Studies. One of the benefits of the colloquium is that students from all four years come together in a common pursuit in a seminar setting.
The Honors Colloquia have included the following courses, authors, and texts:
|Course||Authors and Works|
|Cinema and Narrative||Selected American and European films|
|Lyric Poetry and Theology||Selected lyric poets, Lynch, von le Fort|
|Houses of Mirth: The Comic Muse throughout the Ages||The Second Shepherd’s Play, Aristophanes, Plautus, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Chekhov, Moliere, O’Connor, Waugh, Wilde|
|Classics of Children’s Literature||Alcott, Andersen, Hawthorne, MacDonald, Stevenson, Hodgsdon, and Grahame|
|The Nature of Tragedy||Aristotle, Shakespeare, Eliot, Becket, O’Neill Tolstoy, Ibsen, Conrad, Racine, Nietzsche, et al.|
|The Presence of the Past: Tradition and Reform in Christian Culture||Power and the Holy in the Investiture Conflict, Apocalyptic Spirituality, Chaucer, Langland, More, Bacon, Twain|
|Dante, A Party of One||Dante’s Divine Comedy|
|Man and Woman He Created Them||Pope Saint John Paul II, et al.|
|Truth and Tolerance||Dawson, Kirk, Pope Saint John Paul II, Benedict XVI|