Honors Program


Wesleyan Scholars Honors Program

Logo updated in fall of 2013.The purpose of the Wesleyan Scholars Honors Program is to enrich academic life at Texas Wesleyan University by offering challenging, thought-provoking classes taken by academically curious and motivated students.

The Wesleyan Scholars Honors Program offers two different ways to graduate from Texas Wesleyan with honors, University Honors and Departmental Honors

  • The University Honors program: A multidisciplinary series of four 3-credit hour courses.
  • The Departmental Honors program: Two 3-credit hour courses designed by each participating major program. 
2015-2016 University Honors Courses

WSP 2303 courses meet the Cultural Literacy competency, WSP 2304 courses meet the Social Literacy competency, and WSP 2340 courses meet the Language Literacy, Intgegrative Course competency for the General Education Curriculum.

Fall 2015

WSP 2303-01 Art and Poetry: a Journey of Connections
Instructors: Kit Hall and DeeAnn Day
MW 1:30-2:45

WSP 2304-01 Introduction to Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship 
Instructor: Kevin McGarry
TTH 9:25-10:40 

WSP 2305-01 Encountering Climate Change, Past, Present, and Future
Instructor: Robert Landolt
S 9:00-12:00

Spring 2016 

WSP 2304-01 Inequality and Social Strife
Instructor: Jay Brown
MWF 11:00-11:50

WSP 2340-01 Technology, Our Future, and the Human Prospect
Instructor: Peter Colley
TBD

Students who qualify for this program will:

Participate in either University Honors (as a University Scholar) or Departmental Honors (as a Wesleyan Scholar) or both.

  1. University Scholars will participate in small seminar classes taught by outstanding scholars in their fields.
  2. Wesleyan Scholars will work individually with a professor in their major field to develop a research project that will expand knowledge in their area of interest.

Upon successful completion of either or both programs the student will receive Honors recognition on their diplomas.

Perks for Honors students:
  1. Study lounge in the library only for honors students
  2. Books for all seminars provided
  3. Public presentation of research at University College Day for Departmental Honors student
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