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  • Honors Community

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  • Honors Community

    You should live in this community if you have been accepted into the Honors program.

    Exclusively for students admitted to the University Honors program, this community provides social and academic opportunities for motivated students who are intellectually curious.

    As a member of the community, you will...

    • live with other students who have been accepted into the Honors program.
    • take two classes with students who live on your floor.
    • have a Dragon Mentor dedicated to providing you with guidance and various academic and social programs
    • have the convenience of organizing meeting times for group projects since you live on the same floor.
    • have the opportunity to attend campus events for your Honors Encounters requirements.

    Required Common Courses

    HON 200 Honors Colloquium in the Humanities
    LASC Goal Area 11, 6, 6M, Writing Intensive (3 credits)
    This course will examine texts from a range of disciplines and periods that define "home" as well as the space of the Other. The colloquium will stress formal and informal discussion of ideas. The course is designed to synthesize skills from the Honors Foundation and serve to further develop capacity for independent thought. Building on the skills practiced in the Honors Foundation courses students will develop skills through extensive class discussion, analytical and research writing, oral report, and lecture.

    PHIL 110 Practical Reasoning
    LASC Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking (3 credits)
    An introduction to critical thinking, with emphasis on understanding the logic of everyday arguments, interpreting the arguments of others, detecting fallacies, and constructing good arguments.

    Honors Program site:

    http://www.mnstate.edu/honors/