Be part of a vibrant and motivating intellectual community
As an Honors student, a key part of your identity at Carthage will be a focus on academic and intellectual life, both in and out of the classroom. Carthage Honors students have the opportunity to live in special Honors-only housing, participate in Honors outings to museums and theatres, and form and/or join Student Learning Communities, in which they will receive financial support to pursue studies on their own outside of the classroom.
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Take specially designed courses taught by the College’s most outstanding professors
The core of the Honors Program is the Honors Curriculum, a set of Honors-only courses designed to facilitate intellectual community while providing academic challenge. Honors courses are grounded in the real world and conducted in the liberal arts spirit of inquiry. Carthage Honors students do more than master material. They are immersed in each Honors professor’s mode of thinking. Honors students take one Honors course in each of their first six semesters on campus.
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Build a portfolio of reflection on your academic work, travels, and extracurricular activities
All Carthage Honors students must complete an Honors Portfolio, which contains work from Honors courses and a series of reflections, evaluations, visions, intentions, and plans.
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Be recognized as a Carthage Honors Scholar
Students who successfully complete the Carthage Honors Program will be recognized as Carthage Honors Scholars, a designation that will appear on their transcripts and diplomas.
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Are you interested in participating in the Carthage Honors Program? Admission to the Honors Program is by application. Contact Eric Pullin, director of the Honors Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk with your admissions representative.