About the Honors Program

Mission The Honors Program is a reading and seminar discussion program that immerses students in the Great Books as a supplement to the University’s cores and majors. This interdisciplinary program fosters critical thinking, models ethical decision-making, promotes awareness of the Read More …

Honors Program Courses

HON 1010 HONORS SEMINAR 1: READING​S IN ​CLASSICAL GREEK TEXTS ​& THE BIBLE (2 s.h.) Introduction to critical reading methods. Readings in antiquity and in Greek civilization. Prerequisite: none Offered: fall HON 1020 HONORS SEMINAR 2: READING​S IN ​CLASSICAL ROMAN, EASTERN RELIGIONS, AND MEDIEVAL TEXTS (2 s.h.) Introduction Read More …

Honors Program Reading List

HON 1010 (1st semester): Ancient Greece & The Bible The Epic of Gilgamesh Homer: the Iliad, the Odyssey Hebrew Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Job New Testament: The Gospel of Mark Sophocles: Oedipus Rex Aeschylus: The Oresteia Euripides: Medea Aristophanes: Lysistrata Plato: The Read More …

Apply to the Honors Program

If you are a Presidential Scholar, incoming UWC student, or recommended student with high academic credentials, you are eligible to apply to the Honors Program. Your motivation and interest are  important in determining your success in our program. Therefore, we Read More …

Honors Program Testimonials

Our Honors Program offers Presidential Scholars, UWC students, and recommended students with high academic credentials the chance to distinguish themselves.  In whatever language they prefer, students read the classics of East and West and come together with a faculty guide—once a Read More …

Honors Program

Faith Bowen, Honors Program Graduate

Welcome to the Methodist University Honors Program web site. Our Honors Program offers you the chance to distinguish yourself, as a student and a person, by studying the classics of Western civilization. If admitted to the program, you will gather Read More …