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Teaching in Honors

The UHP is committed to providing students with a distinctive honors curriculum designed to provide a more intimate learning environment within a larger university community.

Honors Faculty are:

  • Enthusiastic and ready to engage motivated undergraduates
  • Comfortable in small classroom settings
  • Skilled in the facilitation of discussion
  • Effective and willing to explore pedagogy
  • Interested in global connections

Twice a year, the University Honors Program issues a call for honors course proposals (October deadline for Fall courses, and March deadline for Spring courses). The proposals are reviewed by the Honors Advisory Council comprised of faculty representatives from each college. These representatives also offer feedback on proposals prior to the submission deadline.

Faculty who are interested in submitting a proposal should complete the Honors Course Proposal Form. Contact Director Lori Merrill-Fink with questions at 453-2824.

Contract Guidelines

Students may contract for honors credit for any course with consent of the instructor and the director of the UHP. View the Honors Contract form for more details.

News and Events

Fulbright Success Stories:

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Doctoral anthropology student Justin D'Agostino was recently awarded the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship under the advisement of Dr. Melinda Yeomans, SIU Fulbright Program Adviser

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Undergraduate Research:

Several Honors students are doing Undergraduate Research for the Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade. 

  • Jori Bonadurer, Faces of Death: Images of Masks on Roman Sarcophagi
  • Sarah Hollis, Importance of Cross-Cultural Understanding in International Trade: A Case between the United States and Taiwan
  • Sarah Orkin, The Meditationes Vitae Christi Manuscript in SIU’s Special Collections

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