Honors Program Goals

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Program Goals

The goals of the Honors Program are to:

  • graduate informed and engaged global citizens.
  • value diversity and the wealth of perspectives it brings. 
  • develop a historical framework for referencing current global issues.
  • demonstrate an awareness of the cultural, social and political issues both past and present. 
  • act individually and collaboratively.
  • explain the interdependence of events from global and local perspectives.
  • demonstrate ongoing leadership skills needed to address issues of global and local concerns.
  • develop an understanding of the liberal arts and sciences as expressions of our culture and experience in the world.
  • develop an understanding of diverse disciplines and their relation to one another.
  • develop socially responsible learners and leaders.     

Program Outcomes

HonorsStudents_2019Upon completion of the Honors Program, Students will be able to:

  • evaluate and assess complex global and local issues with an informed perspective to offer suggestions for change and or enhancement of practices.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts and sciences as expressions of our culture and experience in the world through awareness of the cultural, social and political issues, past and present.
  • demonstrate the culmination and benefits of a liberal arts education through a highly developed ability to discuss local, national and global issues through the lens of more than one discipline.
  • demonstrate an awareness of how beliefs and values influence  the political, social and local decision-making processes, perceptions about social justice and civic engagement.
  • recognize the challenges and demonstrate the leadership skills needed both individually and collectively when addressing complex social issues.
  • demonstrate the critical thinking and leadership skills needed to interact ethically and responsibly with local, national, and international communities.