To inquire about this program:
Dr. Steven Cowan | 423.869.6220 | [email protected]
The Honors Council makes recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs regarding criteria for honors courses, approves specific honors courses and faculty to teach these courses.
Note: Each course is expected to meet many of the above objectives but not every item above. courses are expected to be designed appropriately for the academic level.
Participating in honors classes, for faculty as well as students, provides the opportunity to explore subject matter more deeply because everyone in the room has demonstrated the desire to work harder. By being in an honors classroom, students and faculty alike indicate the willingness to do more than what is merely required because they enjoy the challenge. If you are reading this, you are likely the kind of person who would enjoy the benefits of the honors classroom. As such, the criteria for teaching or taking an honors course won’t seem daunting to you since living up to such standards is likely to be the way you conduct yourself anyway.
Application to Take an Honors Contract Course