UArts Launches University Honors Program

New program to provide academically exceptional and creatively gifted students with an additional level of academic and artistic rigor

November 16, 2012

The University of the Arts has announced the creation of a new University Honors Program, set to launch in the spring 2013 semester. Directed by Associate Provost James Savoie, the program is intended to provide academically exceptional and creatively gifted students with an additional level of rigorous and enriching intellectual and artistic experience while pursuing their undergraduate degree.

The University Honors Program will provide an opportunity for students to be a part of a community of Honors Scholars with a high level of commitment to investigating the role of the performing, visual and writing arts in contemporary life. Coursework leading to the fulfillment of the University Honors Program will challenge Honors Scholars to expand the limits of their intellect, artistry and imagination.

Honors Scholars must complete a total of 15 credits beginning with either First-Year Writing Seminar II – Honors or Texts and Contexts – Honors (soon to be Humanities Seminar – Honors). Scholars must also complete one honors-enriched course in each of the following: one course in their major field of study or discipline, one course from the Division of Liberal Arts, and one course in a major or discipline outside of their own field. Scholars must also complete the Honors Thesis Tutorial and Colloquia, in which Scholars produce an Honors Thesis related to the capstone work in their major.

The first cohort of Honors Scholars will be selected at the beginning of the spring 2013 semester. Scholars will be selected by an advisory board based on applications from qualified students. An information session regarding the University Honors Program and the application process will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5.

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