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Honors Courses

Honors courses are designed to challenge and stimulate you, and help prepare you for other courses in your Johnson & Wales University career.

To continue in the Honors Program, you should enroll in Honors courses work, typically at the rate of at least one Honors course/H-Option per term, in order to fulfill the Honors Program requirements in advance of graduation.

Honors Core Courses Each college also offers its own menu of honors courses, but there are some common Honors core courses offered primarily through the School of Arts & Sciences. By enrolling in these courses, you will build a strong foundation to your academic studies.

Since these are the core courses of the Honors Program, they also provide the best chance to meet and build lasting friendships with other Honors students. You will join a cohort of other Honors students to form a supportive community, fostered outside the classroom through the Collegiate Honors Society.

Post-Core Courses As you approach the completion of the Honors core, you should begin fulfilling the remainder of your required units of Honors study. Most students complete these requirements through a combination of Honors courses and H-Options.

If you want to continue taking courses with other members of your Honors cohort, register for any of our Honors courses.

To design a more individualized curriculum, contract with your instructors to complete H-Option projects.

Students with junior standing are encouraged to contact the Honors Office to begin planning for the completion of a Senior Thesis or Capstone Project.

Course Offerings Most first year Honors students enroll in Honors English Composition (ENG 1920), Honors Communication Skills (ENG 1930), and Quantitative Analysis (MATH 1930) or Calculus (MATH 1040).

Students on the Downcity campus also enroll in 20th Century Literature: A Multidisciplinary Approach (ENG 1901) and Honors Advanced Composition and Communication Skills (ENG 1921).

Culinary students enroll in Honors Advanced Composition and Communication Skills (ENG 1921) in their sophomore year and are not scheduled for ENG 1901.

Downcity students typically take the following courses during their first year: ENG 1901, ENG 1920, ENG 1921, ENG 1930, and MATH 1930 or MATH 1040. Students typically augment these core courses with Honors courses offered in the Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities or Economics.

Harborside students typically take the following courses during the fall of their first and second years: Fall term, first year: ENG 1920, ENG 1930, and MATH 1930 or MATH 1040; Fall term, second year: ENG 1921. Students typically augment these core courses with Honors courses offered in the Sciences/Nutrition, Social Sciences/Leadership, Humanities or Economics.

English
ENG 1901 20th Century Literature: A Multidisciplinary Approach
ENG 1920 Honors English Composition
ENG 1921 Honors Advanced Composition/Communication Skills
ENG 1930 Honors Communication Skills

Economics
ECON 1901 Honors Economics

Humanities
HIST 4920 Honors American Government
FREN 1901 French I Honors
FREN 1902 French II Honors
SPAN 1901 Spanish I Honors
SPAN 1902 Spanish II Honors

Mathematics
MATH 1930 Quantitative Analysis I
MATH 1931 Quantitative Analysis II
MATH 1040 Calculus I MATH 1041 Calculus II
MATH 2042 Calculus III Department of Science
SCI 1915 Honors Introduction to Life Science
SCI 3910 Honors Environmental Science

Social Sciences
LEAD 2901 Honors Foundations of Leadership Studies
PSYC 2901 Honors Introductory Psychology
SOC 2901 Honors Sociology Honors Research Courses
RSCH 3001 Honors Advisory Seminar
RSCH 3002 Directed Academic Experience

College of Culinary Arts
NUTR 2901 Honors Introduction to Nutrition
FSM 2925 Honors Food and Beverage Cost Control
FSM 2945 Honors Menu Planning and Cost Control