Honors Program Curriculum Structure
To build community among the participants and make connections with faculty, students complete the program as a cohort, taking the required courses together and in sequence.
WWU101 Honors Connections: 1 credit
Students cover topics on university issues, research methodology, leadership, and civic engagement to help prepare them for their academic career.
HUM107 Critical Thinking: 3 credits
The course is an examination of the distinction between correct and incorrect reasoning, and receive instruction and practice in strategies for presenting, analyzing, and evaluating argumentation and reasoning. The course fulfills the Common Studies requirement for critical thinking.
Two Common Studies courses. The courses are designated by H in the registration schedule.
HUM240 Toward a Life of Service: 3 credits
Students explore the interactions between philosophy and practice in the realm of community service.
PHL212 Ethics: 3 credits
An historical introduction through reading of the great moral philosophers in the western tradition, with a focus on theories of value, obligation, and responsibility. Particular topics include hedonism, utilitarianism, egoism, relativism, subjectivism, emotivism, nihilism, naturalism, intuitionism, divine command ethics and contract theories, figures include: Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Bentham, Kant, Mill, and Nietzsche.
Semester is determined by major programs
Enhanced Course in the Major: 3 - 4 credits
Each major has an enhanced course for honors credit. Typically, students are provided additional opportunities to develop analysis, creativity, and critical thinking. The courses are designated with an H in the registration schedule.
WWU401 Honors Senior Seminar: 1 credit
Senior seminar provides students an opportunity to focus on their final projects, share their research, reflect on their leadership activities, and prepare for graduate school and employment.