荣誉项目

能应付挑战? 申请我们的荣誉课程.

Designed for students who love to push themselves, our 荣誉项目 is a six course sequence designed to enhance students’ understanding of the liberal arts and the interconnectedness of diverse fields of knowledge.

Honors students also enjoy the opportunity for various field trips, 职业规划课程, and extracurricular activities to support community engagement.

荣誉课程描述

The Eckerd College 荣誉项目 is a liberal arts enhancement program designed to foster and nurture intellectual creativity and community among Eckerd’s high-achieving students. The purpose of the 荣誉项目 is to attract and retain excellent students to study at Eckerd College by providing them enhanced opportunities for learning and community-building. Since the 荣誉项目 is not tied to any discipline or concentration, Honors students are free to major in any discipline and still complete the 荣誉项目.

All Honors students must meet the General Education requirements, the 荣誉项目 coursework outlined below and the requirements of a stated major or concentration. Completion of the Eckerd College 荣誉项目 will be indicated on the official transcript.

程序的格式

The 荣誉项目 is closely tied to the Eckerd College General Education Program and includes the following coursework requirements:

  • 第一年
    First-year 荣誉项目 students are placed in Honors sections of 秋季学期 and the first-year foundation course “人类经验.” 2020 秋季学期 course descriptions and professor bios will be featured on the 新学生页面.
  • 大学二年级
    在第二年, 荣誉项目 students participate in a two courses designed to explore connections among different disciplines and disciplinary methodologies. 学生们还聚在一起进行实地考察, 以及其他的知识机会, social, 和创造性的刺激. Activities and discussion will focus on topics of unique interest to the cohort. Special mentoring, curriculum and career planning, and other enrichment activities will be scheduled. A variety of written assignments provide opportunities for personal and intellectual exploration that may not easily fit within the confines of a usual college course.
  • 大三
    There are no formal expectations from 荣誉项目 students during their third year as they are encouraged to study abroad, 参加实习, 进行本科研究.
  • 大四
    在他们大四的时候, 荣誉项目 students are placed in Honors sections of the senior capstone general education course called, “想象正义.” These sections are designed to reflect the intellectual rigor and depth characteristic of the Honors program. Senior Honors students will also receive special career mentoring as they prepare for their lives beyond Eckerd College.

除了上面列出的课程作业, 荣誉项目 students have the opportunity to regularly attend funded cultural events, 网络在人群, receive enhanced mentoring from their Honors mentors, and participate in other intellectually stimulating activities together.

总之, the Eckerd College 荣誉项目 brings together some of the College’s best students and offers them special opportunities and challenges that are philosophically and theoretically designed with their academic profile in mind.

荣誉项目二年级课程

HP 220:性的多学科视角 & 性别

This course seeks to acquaint students with various disciplinary perspectives on sexuality and gender, 包括来自经典的观点, 生物学, 生物化学, 医学, social学, 哲学, 历史, 和政治科学. 我们会找出social上的利害关系, 在政治上, and ethically when research in the sciences and social sciences challenges long established customs and social norms. We will read literature that traces the development of sex characteristics in utero, 质疑性别分配的二形模型, and problematizes commonly held hypotheses about the relationship between hormones and neurobiological development (e.g. 男性和. 女性的大脑). We will ask how and why erroneous assumptions about innate sex differences continue to influence both the academy and popular culture. 最后, we will see “gender” has belonged and continues to belong to the “rhetoric of difference,” a societal strategy that simplifies complex systems into binary relations and thereby reinforces existing social power hierarchies.

HP 230E:人类和后人类环境

在春天, we build upon the students’ understanding of the disciplinary methodologies we explored in the fall term as we embark upon a topic that lies at the forefront of synthetic approaches to knowledge: how technology is reshaping what it means to be human and to live in a “natural” environment. We will concern ourselves primarily with an emerging field of inquiry known generally as Post- or Transhumanism, which lies at the intersection of several fields: 生物学, 计算机科学, 哲学, 生物心理学,与文化研究. Trans- and post-humanist speculations were once the realm of science fiction, 但是今天, 这个话题值得认真探究. 生活在人机界面, we must consider what ethical limitations and humanistic obligations our new technological world may bring.

Students who qualify based on their admission application will be invited to apply to our 荣誉项目.
As a senior, you’ll all take an honors section of the 高级总结性课程.
For more information, contact the Director of the 荣誉项目 at vincenhl@jb-china.net.