Minor in Honors Humanities

Students in the honors humanities minor—part of the Honors College—study the Great Works, by such authors as Aristotle and C.S. Lewis.

30 units

Pathway One: Honors Humanities Minor

The honors humanities minor comprises 30 units of honors courses, and can be completed in five semesters. The minor fulfills 12 requirements in the university’s required General Education program; students select which requirements are fulfilled from among the following: First-Year Seminar, Writing 1, Writing 2, Writing 3, Oral Communication, Humanities: History, Humanities: Fine Arts, Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Intercultural Competence, Civic Knowledge and Engagement, Theology, Integrative and Applied Learning, Christian Ministry, Luke/Acts, or Exodus/Deuteronomy. All remaining General Education requirements must be completed in addition to the minor.

This is an ideal pathway for students who join the Honors College as sophomores and for transfer students.

  • Requires 30 units of honors courses, including Leadership, Core I, Core II, Core III, and Core IV.
  • Allows completion in five semesters.
  • Results in an honors humanities minor.
  • Leads to “Honors Scholar” designation.
  • Includes an Honors College scholarship for five semesters, a personal library of classics, early class registration privileges, and the freshman Honors living-learning community.
  • Transfer students admitted into the Honors College having already completed 60 or more units may complete the honors humanities minor with 24 units, taking four of the required five classes.


HON 101Leadership6
HON 240Core I6
HON 260Core II6
HON 280Core III6
HON 300Core IV6
Total Units30

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Critically analyze primary classic texts and the ideas and arguments therein that contribute to or challenge the Christian faith.
  2. Appraise important and influential Christian and non-Christian efforts to address central human questions.
  3. Compare and contrast the contributions of various authors from different eras and cultures to our understanding of good leadership and moral/intellectual virtue.
  4. Write lucid, concise, cogent, and in-depth analyses of texts, ideas, and arguments.
  5. Present clear, well-organized, engaging, persuasive, and substantive oral contributions in group settings.
  6. Contribute competently and constructively in small-group/team settings.