October 10, 2016

Deadline for Honors course proposals is Oct. 21

The University Honors Program has extended the deadline for faculty to propose honors courses for UHON 351 -- specialized seminars for University Honors Program students that may substitute for core curriculum courses. 

The new deadline is Oct. 21 for the fall 2017 semester. 

Sample courses from the current semester include: “Social History of Rock and Roll,” “Contemporary Japanese Culture,” “World Religions, “Journalism Ethics in the Movies,” “Global Food Economy,” and “Anthropology through Science Fiction and Fantasy,” as well as many others. These courses may substitute for core curriculum courses.

The University Honors program pays faculty for teaching the courses and the faculty member’s academic unit receives all the FTE credit for the course.

The course proposal form and guidelines are on the program’s website. Honors Advisory Council representatives for each college provide additional advice, input and review of proposals. Faculty can also contact Lori Merrill-Fink, University Honors program director, 453-2824, or lomerfi@siu.edu

Honors Advisory Council representatives are:

  • Agricultural Sciences -- Karen Jones
  • Applied Sciences and Arts -- Laura Morthland
  • Business -- Lynette Knowles
  • Education and Human Services -- Ruth Ann Rehfeldt
  • Engineering -- Fran Harackiewicz
  • Liberal Arts -- Ed Brunner
  • Mass Communication and Media Arts -- Jacob Podber
  • Science – Marjorie Brooks