Courses in the Moreau Honors Program are limited to 20 students, insuring 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 those courses can be a non-Honors course for Honors Program credit. Contact the Honors Program Director for more information.
- In the senior year, Honors students will take HON 400 - Honors Senior Seminar 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 their sophomore year have to take three Honors courses (one and only one of those courses can be a non-honors course taken for Honors Program credit), plus the HON 400 - Honors Senior Seminar
Moreau Honors students must have a 3.50 cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) and a 3.40 Honors GPA to graduate with a Moreau Honors Scholar designation.
The Honors GPA is determined using only the four highest grades earned in Honors courses (the lowest grade is dropped) and the grade of the HON 400 - Honors Senior Seminar .
Honors courses may not be taken Pass/Fail.
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