Students who have successfully completed Science Honors, Honors in London, or East Meets West are eligible to participate in Houghton’s honors seminars. Multiple seminars are offered each semester, covering a wide range of topics. At one credit hour each, honors seminars fit into the most demanding schedule, but give students ongoing opportunities to do honors-level work, surrounded by talented peers. Completion of three honors seminars earns a student an additional designation on his or her transcript.
Sample Honors Seminars
“Doing unto Others: Evolution and Altruism”
Aaron Sullivan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology; Chair, Department of Biology
“Everywhere in Chains: Freedom and Slavery in Literature”
Linda Mills Woolsey, Ph.D.
Dean of the College, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of English
“Francis of Assisi”
Cameron Airhart, Ph.D.
Professor of History
“Hidden in Plain Sight: Narrative Themes in Film”
Ted Murphy, MFA
Professor of Art
“Language, Culture, and Thought”
Michael Ahland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Linguistics/TESOL
“Literature and Mental Illness”
Stephen Woolsey, Ph.D.
Professor of English