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  • Goals — Honors — Carthage College
    as learners at Carthage and beyond Encouraging creative cooperation between students and faculty as they engage in scholarly activities together Strengthening the scholarly profile of the institution as a whole Enhanced instructional experiences and opportunities for developing and delivering new courses In my first months at Carthage the Honors Program was a haven for me to meet people I could connect with deeply on both an intellectual and social level

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  • Courses — Honors — Carthage College
    Heritage spend less time working on the basics of reading comprehension writing papers or making presentations Honors students are expected to have sufficient understanding of these basic tools which allows more time for engaging class discussions and activities that create a deeper understanding of the texts Honors students read the same texts that regular students do but they focus more on discussing and writing about the deeper ideas and meanings of the texts Honors Western Heritage is characterized by student led discussions that analyze the relationships between the texts and the themes of the course The students in Honors Western Heritage often feel they have more ownership of the course and more influence on how each individual class session goes Due to the structure of the course Honors Western Heritage helps to develop the learning community which will support Honors students throughout their four years at Carthage Honors Colloquium The Honors Colloquium is the capstone course in the Honors Program generally taken in the senior year It is an interdisciplinary colloquium designed to provide opportunities for intellectual synthesis and closure and to cultivate advanced principles of scholarship This course is only offered in the spring term Recent topics have included

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  • Academics — Honors — Carthage College
    enriched foundational courses that encourage students to explore their academic options and intellectual abilities Students will enroll in Honors sections of the interdisciplinary Western Heritage Program and complete Honors Contracts in 1000 and 2000 level courses across the curriculum Typically Honors students complete this portion of the program during their first three or four terms Concentration Component By completing Honors work in advanced courses from their chosen discipline Honors students delve deeper into their studies and work more closely with professors in their major Such work forms the core of the concentration component of the overall Honors curriculum By completing just the requirements within this component students in most departments earn Honors in the Major at graduation Students are responsible for contacting their particular department chair and inquiring about possible additional requirements Integration Component Honors students stretch themselves across the curriculum and compare or contrast their studies in a particular discipline with other ways of knowing learning and doing when they complete Honors Contracts in their Carthage Symposium course In these courses students work with two professors from different fields who show them different approaches to the same material For example a Religion and Physics professor may team up on a topic such as cosmology The capstone course in the Honors Program is an interdisciplinary senior colloquium designed to provide opportunities for intellectual synthesis and closure and to cultivate advanced principles of scholarship Honors courses at all levels offer additional opportunities and benefits Almost all courses in the Honors Program parallel regular College requirements to ensure that Honors students are not required to complete additional credits for graduation Honors work is not necessarily greater in quantity but it always involves a higher quality of thinking and understanding Some Honors courses may offer a more theoretical approach to the subject in

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  • Major — Honors — Carthage College
    share their discoveries outside the classroom Most departments at Carthage offer students with majors in their departments the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major Usually this involves fulfilling Honors contracts in advanced courses in the major but individual departments may have modified requirements Honors in the major may be accomplished either as part of All College Honors or on its own See a checklist of basic requirements for honors in the major Some departments have other requirements Please visit the department s web page or contact the department chair for additional information Academic Departments Accounting Art Asian Studies Athletic Training Biology Business Administration Chemistry Classics Communication and Digital Media Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Education English Environmental Science Exercise and Sports Science Geography and Earth Science Great Ideas Intellectual Foundations of the West History International Political Economy Mathematics Modern Languages Music Neuroscience Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Social Work Sociology Theatre and Communications The Honors Program gave me the opportunity to take my educational experience to the next level It allowed me to become involved in areas of academia that I would otherwise not have explored and broadened my understanding of the world around me Chaz Rzeplinski

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  • Contract — Honors — Carthage College
    student to receive Honors credit for a class On the second page of the form you will find information about how to make an Honors Contract work for you Who is this for Anyone who is an Honors student and who wants to work more closely with a professor to delve deeper into the subject matter of a particular course may complete an Honors Contract Generally Honors Contracts in 1000 and 2000 level courses count toward the Foundation Component requirements of the Honors Program and 3000 and 4000 level courses count toward the Concentration Component requirements When are Honors Contracts due The Honors Contracts generally need to be completed and submitted to the All College Programs office by the third week of classes during the semester Where can I get the form for an Honors Contract Come to the Honors Heritage Office Lentz Hall 235 to pick up a form during normal business hours You can also get the form online Simply print it out and bring it to your professor If you have any questions please contact the All College Programs Office at 262 551 5742 or Paul Ulrich at 262 551 2112 The Honors Program allowed me the

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  • Extra — Honors — Carthage College
    activities and through input into the curriculum and organization of the Honors Program Here are some typical activities Honors students spend time on Honors Council which produces a calendar of cultural academic and volunteer opportunities including readings concerts lectures symposia and trips to plays operas and museums many of which are free or subsidized by the Honors Program Campus and community musical groups such as the Carthage Pep Band the

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  • Admission to the Honors Program — Honors — Carthage College
    norms for admissions to the Honors Program are offered only as guidelines Incoming First Year Students Highest priority will be given to students who present outstanding high school credentials e g ACT scores GPA and class rank and or excel in Carthage s competitive scholarship competitions Additional students will be invited to apply and will be considered for admission to an Honors Section of Heritage Transfer and Continuing Students Students admitted to the Honors Program as new transfer students or during the first or second year of study at Carthage typically have maintained at least a 3 5 college GPA have demonstrated excellence in one or more courses have been recommended for the Honors Program by an instructor or by the Vice President for Enrollment or a designated representative and have been interviewed by the Director of Honors They may also be asked to complete a brief written application Once students have been admitted to the Honors Program they are free to take advantage of the opportunities it has to offer as their schedules and interests allow What I expect in teaching an Honors course is that the students will be more committed to intellectual life more interested in making

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  • Scholarships — Honors — Carthage College
    to full tuition room and board Successful applicants have extraordinary records of academics extracurricular activities and achievements Learn more about the Presidential Scholarship Program The Math Science Scholarships Students considering a major in mathematics or a natural science are encouraged to apply for these awards Carthage offers one annual full tuition and two 22 000 per year renewable scholarships to high school seniors who have been accepted at Carthage demonstrate ability in science and math and show commitment to the values embodied by a liberal arts education Learn more about the Math Science Scholarship The Modern Languages Scholarships One Chinese two French two German and one Japanese language scholarship each cover 22 000 per year and incorporate all Carthage assistance After the initial year the scholarship may be renewed for three consecutive years as long as the students maintain a 3 0 cumulative grade point average A double major in another subject area is acceptable and can be completed in four years Learn more about the Modern Languages Scholarship Transfer Students Each May and December Carthage invites transfer students to compete for one full tuition scholarship and one 22 000 annual scholarship The December competition also is open to freshmen planning to enter Carthage during spring semester Participation in either competition requires an on campus interview and impromptu essay Get more information about transfer student scholarship options Continuing Students Research Creativity Awards Each year the Honors Program sponsors a competition to reward excellence in creativity and research by Carthage students Projects submitted for consideration for these awards may take the form of an essay an original experiment a musical composition a video a lesson plan a computer program a painting almost anything involving creative work and or original research Projects may be either a student s personal work or course

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