Honors tutorials are two credit "mini-courses" designed to promote and facilitate intellectual discussion between students and faculty members. These outside of the classroom educational experiences offer faculty members an opportunity to explore a topic of interest - based on either a particular avocation or academic area of expertise and give students he opportunity to explore topics outside their major of study.
Each tutorial takes place over a three-week period; students enroll in three tutorials per semester. Meeting times are determined by the individual faculty member in consultation with the students. Individual tutorials are generally capped at four students, allowing for maximum discussion and participation.
Students will be graded pass/fail by each of their three tutorial instructors. They must successfully complete all three tutorials in order to obtain credit for completing a semester of tutorials. If a student successfully completes a semester of tutorials, he or she earns half course credit (2 credits) and fulfills an honors course requirement (i.e. a semester of tutorials replaces one of the six honors courses required for graduation from the Honors Program).
Since a semester abroad/Washington Semester/Student teaching abroad also substitute for one Honors course, a student is allowed to sign up for only one semester of tutorials if they have completed any of these experiences (total of two semesters of substitutions/4 courses at the College).
How Do I Register for Tutorials?
Honors students of junior standing and above who wish to take an honors tutorial must complete registration via our tutorial registration instructions.
All tutorial requests will be evaluated based on:
- Class standing (junior, senior)
- Number of honors courses already completed
- Course and/or schedule conflict(s)
Following registration, students enrolled in the tutorials will receive an Honors tutorial topic list and further instructions on topic selection.
If you have any questions, please email Stacey Wanta.