Catalogue 2012 - 2013

Honors Program

The Honors Program at Western New England University is intended to give academically qualified and motivated students the opportunity to join a community and participate in challenging courses taught by some of the University’s best faculty. The program allows students to broaden their education by taking courses in a variety of disciplines with honors students from other majors, and by exploring topics that cross disciplinary boundaries. Honors courses tend to be small, discussion-based seminars, sometimes taught by pairs of professors from different disciplines. Whatever the topic, honors courses encourage students to develop and support their own ideas, both orally and in writing, and to build critical reading and analytic skills. New honors students automatically become members of the Honors Student Union, and as such play an active role in the governance of the Honors Program, helping to plan future course offerings and program activities.