SAS Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars are open to all New Brunswick/Piscataway Honors Program members in all class years, but are generally designed for first year and sophomore students. The SAS Honors Seminars invite faculty to think about complex problems and issues across disciplinary boundaries or outside of traditional disciplinary trajectories with a small group of academically talented students.
Because the course content may depart from the subject matter of traditional undergraduate courses, many faculty members who have taught these Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars have used them as a springboard for their own research or for course development. Through Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars, faculty also recruit promising undergraduates to join them on collaborative research projects.
Faculty often find the experience so rewarding that they regularly teach seminars, telling us that the Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars are "the most enjoyable teaching assignment" that they have had at Rutgers.
All New Brunswick faculty are contacted in the early fall of each year with an invitation to submit proposals for SASHP Honors Seminars for the subsequent year. The Honors Deans will notify faculty by the end of the Fall semester to let them know if their proposal for the following year has been accepted by our Faculty Advisory Board. We also accept Honors Seminar proposals on a rolling basis.
Interdisciplinary Seminars offered under 01:090:292, 01:090:293, 01:090:294, 01:090:295, 01:090:296, and 01:090:297 can be used to meet the SAS Core Curriculum goals in Writing and Communication [WCd].
- 12:00pm - Welcome and lunch - Course support and expectations
- 12:30pm - Breakout Workshop 1
- New IHS Faculty - drafting your proposal and preparing your syllabus
- Master Class - taking your honors seminar to the next level
- 1:15 - Breakout Workshop 2
- Taking honors abroad: planning embedded global experiences
- Enrichment experiences for IHS
- 1:30 - Course & Syllabus Inidivdual Conferences/Workshopping (optional)
- Meet with honors deans and/or Teaching and Learning staff
If you are interested in teaching an SAS Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar, please click here to complete the proposal form.
For additional materials and information, please see the links below:
Honors Seminars and the Core Curriculum
Incorporating Library Research in your Honors Seminar
Supplemental Funding for your Honors Seminar
Practical Information + Contact info for Honors Seminars