Courses in the Moreau Honors Program are limited to 20 students, ensuring that each is taught in a seminar style that invites vigorous participation. Faculty encourage Honors students to become engaged in course material through ongoing dialogue and presentations, and thus to become active rather than passive learners.
First-year students accepted to the College as Moreau Honors students will complete a minimum of five Honors courses (of at least three credits each) plus the HON 100 - Honors Introductory Seminar and HON 400 - Honors Senior Seminar :
- In their first semester, Honors students will take one Honors Cornerstone core humanities course.
- In their second semester, Honors students will take the HON 100 - Honors Introductory Seminar . This one-credit course introduces the importance of leadership, intellectual curiosity, and service to the Stonehill community and will offer opportunities to enhance community life of the college (e.g., volunteer work, inviting speakers to the college, organizing faculty lecture series, helping coordinate visits by noteworthy guests, planning entertainment and cultural events, and bringing about changes in College policies on a variety of issues, etc.).
- To complete the requirement for five Honors courses, students may take Honors courses that satisfy either Cornerstone Program or major/minor requirements, or serve as general electives. Honors language courses count for no more than one honors requirement. One and only one of these courses can be a non-Honors course for Honors Program credit. A Moreau Honors student who completes the IDEAS seminar and facilitates an IDEAS course may receive credit for a single Moreau Honors 3-credit course. Contact the Honors Program Director for more information.
- In the senior year, Honors students will take , a one-credit course in the spring of the senior year in which they will share in a series of conversations, workshops, and presentations that articulate and assess the outcomes of their academic career at Stonehill.
Students accepted into the Moreau Honors Program starting the second semester of their first year AND Moreau Honors students in the Notre-Dame 3+2 Engineering Program have to take three Honors courses (No conversions are permitted.), plus the HON 100 - Honors Introductory Seminar and the HON 400 - Honors Senior Seminar .
Moreau Honors students must have a 3.50 cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) to graduate with a Moreau Honors Scholar designation.
Honors courses may not be taken Pass/Fail.
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