University Honors Program

University Honors Program

Honors Seminars

Honors seminars challenge and broaden the intellectual horizons of University Honors students. Honors seminars are open to all honors students from any academic discipline or academic year. Honors seminars are typically small (15-25 students) and discussion based. In most cases, there are no pre-requisites for these courses. All honors seminars count as one honors experience.

Honors seminars are designed uniquely for honors students and are expected to align with one or more of the thematic areas - community engagement, global studies, leadership, and research and creative arts. Honors seminars engage students in experiential learning, taking learning beyond the typical classroom.

Information for Students

Students can view the list of honors seminars offered by term by clicking on the links located on the right-hand column of this page. Students can also search for honors seminars on OneStop by selecting "H - Honors Course" under “Attributes.” Most honors seminars can be used to fulfill BoK (general education) requirements.

University Honors students can register for most honors seminars as they would any other class. However, seminars with study tours require applications; please see the individual course pages for more information.

In order to count the honors seminar as an honors experience, you are required to document it within your learning portfolio. Please use the Learning Portfolio Documentation Guide to assist you in documenting your learning.

Please note:  Other courses offered at UC that happen to have the word "seminar" (or "special topics") in the title are not considered to be honors seminars.

Undergraduate students who are not in the University Honors Program are welcome to enroll in honors seminars if the following guidelines are met:

  • The student has a minimum cumulative University GPA of 3.4 (First-year students in their first semester who do not yet have GPAs are not permitted to enroll in honors classes).
  • The priority registration period for UHP students has been completed and there is space available in the class.
  • The class is not HNRS1010 or an honors section of ENGL2089 (these classes are open to University Honors students only).
  • There may also be special restrictions on other courses, but that is rare.

Contact University Honors with your full name and M-Number at honors@uc.edu for enrollment permission.

Information for Faculty

Faculty compete annually to teach honors seminars. Before proposing an honors seminar, please review the honors pedagogy page. Once you have reviewed this page, you are encouraged to submit a proposal. Proposals are due in mid-October annually and are reviewed by a sub-committee of the University Honors Council which includes faculty, staff, and students from across the University.

Questions?

Contact an honors academic advisor at 513-556-6254 or honors@uc.edu.

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Students in Paris

Interested in a seminar with a study tour? Most travel internationally for one - two weeks!

Special Notes

  • Class meeting days/times subject to change. See OneStop for the most up-to-date information.
  • Listed BoK's are for reference only. Check your degree audit or class listings on OneStop for official information.
Music as Social Life course with maracas

Music as Social Life students experimenting with instruments

Students on a boat in the Amazon

Brazilian Amazon students on the Amazon River

ENGL2089 class at Granny's Garden

Service learning through the honors section of ENGL2089