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Honors programming consists of three courses and a mentored project that follows the following sequence:

Honors 150 and Honors 151 are the heart of the First-Year Honors experience. In these courses, Honors students learn to communicate effectively, and work collaboratively, as they investigate complex global issues. These range from humanitarian crises, to international politics, to developments in the arts, humanities, business, and technology.

Honors 250 is an interdisciplinary research seminar that builds on the investigation, communication and collaboration skills that students learn in Honors 150 and 151. Honors 250 students analyze a specific real-world problem or situation using a combination of qualitative, quantitative, analytical and abstract reasoning techniques.

Honors 350 is a junior-year capstone. In collaboration with a mentor, teams of Honors students collaborate to develop a project that promises to improve the lives of their fellow human beings, and which demonstrates Honors students extraordinary motivational, leadership and technical skills.

Honors 483 is a one- or two-credit, optional Teaching Assistantship tethered to Honors 150, 151, 250 or 350. Honors students mentor or advise junior students in coordination with the course’s instructor or the Honors 350 project mentor.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Richmond, Indiana
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