What is University Honors?
In the University Honors program, students will complete four specialized, interdisciplinary courses designed to challenge and enrich their academic experience at Texas Wesleyan University.
- Admission Requirements
- Upon completion of the four courses, students are required to complete and exit survey and submit an electronic portfolio following published Portfolio Guidelines.
Each student finishing the 4-seminar University Honors Program will need to prepare a portfolio which includes the following:
- Representative work from each course.
- A reflective essay. The essay is meant to be a reflection of your experience in the University Honors Program and should contain the following:
- What you learned in each of the four courses and how participating in the Honors Program has added to your college experience.
- A discussion of how the Honors Program has helped you in your major studies or in your area of specialization.
- An illustration of what kind of interaction with peers has been most beneficial to you personally and academically.
- A reflection of what makes these courses and the program unique compared to other courses in your academic discipline.
- A statement of whether or not you would recommend the program to incoming freshmen. Include an explanation of why or why not.
- 2019-2020 Portfolios are due Dec. 3, 2019 for those completing University Honors in Fall 2019, and May 5, 2020 for those completing University Honors in Spring 2020.
- Your portfolio must be in electronic form (an e-portfolio or website).
- Please submit your e-portfolio or website URL (including password if necessary) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-2020 University Honors Courses
WSP 2304-01 Authority & Asymmetry: Courts & Social Transformation
Instructor: Michelle Payne, J.D., Ph.D.
W 1:30-4:00 p.m.
WSP 2340-01 Protector or Seductor: Rhetoric Through Time and the Human Experience
Instructors: Linda Carroll, Ph.D. and Christopher Ohan, Ph.D.
TTH 9:25-10:40 a.m.
WSP 2303-01 Women Speaking: A Study of Women and Religion
Instructor: Kendra Weddle Irons, Ph.D.
W 1:30-3:50 p.m.
WSP 2305-01 Mindful Leadership
Instructor: Cary Atkinson, Ph.D.
TTH 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Honors courses qualify for General Education Curriculum credit.
WSP 1301 meets the Language Literacy, Composition competency. WSP 2302 meets the Language Literacy, Literature competency. WSP 2303 meets the Cultural Literacy competency. WSP 2304 meets the Social Literacy competency. WSP 2340 meets the Language Literacy, Integrative Course competency for the General Education Curriculum.
University Honors Policies
Contract Course Policy
Students who have a legitimate, verifiable scheduling conflict with University Honors courses in a given semester are eligible to enter into a Contract in a non-honors designated course to fulfill an honors requirement.
Students may only take one contract course for honors credit.
Community College Honors Program Transfer Policy
Transfer students who have completed an Honors Program with an Associates of Arts Degree and are eligible for the Wesleyan Scholars Honors Program are required to complete three honors courses and graduate with a minimum GPA of 3.5 to earn University Honors.