All SAS Honors Program students are required to complete at minimum one Honors Colloquium. Students who enter the SASHP as first-year students are required to complete a second Honors Colloquium, or an approved alternate: Byrne Seminar or a credit-bearing study abroad program/course.
The goal of the Honors Colloquium is to stimulate intellectual curiosity and discussion as well as provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Through discussions, lectures, film screenings, and museum visits, students will explore topics of social, scientific, and philosophical significance.
- 01:090:111 | Fall Semester
- 01:090:112 | Spring Semester
01:090:111 Honors Colloquium
Crossing Borders, Finding Home
This fall, the SAS Honors Program builds our mission course around our summer reading, American Fever by Dur e Aziz Amna. In the novel, a student from Pakistan spends a school year in Oregon; despite some struggles, she forges meaningful bonds in America while gaining new perspectives on her family and culture in Pakistan. Even if we don't move halfway around the world for a year, we all cross borders - sometimes physical, sometimes metaphorical - between different communities. In this semester of Colloquium, we will explore how such border crossings shape our understanding of "home." Through guest speakers and small discussions, we will consider why people choose to explore geography, language, food, and culture, and how those experiences shape our sense of who we are and where we feel at home.
Meets Wednesdays for 10 weeks
01:090:224:H1 The Great Short Reads
Professor Paul Blaney
Do you love reading fiction? Enroll in this one-credit Pass/No Credit course and join fellow students reading great short novels under the guidance of SAS Honors Program Writer-in-Residence, Paul Blaney.