Year 1 and 2: The Civilizations Sequence


Civilizations (HON 111, 112, 211, and 212)

The four courses constituting Civilizations: Past, Present, and Future follow a chronological trajectory from earliest recorded times through the present, examining philosophy, history, literature, the arts, and natural, physical, and social sciences. In particular, by incorporating primary sources, small group discussions, and multiple perspectives, these courses explore the way in which civilizations and cultures have been developed and have interacted with others.

HON 111 Civilizations I (Reading List for Honors 111)

HON 112 Civilizations II (Reading list for Honors 112)

HON 211 Civilizations III (Reading List for Honors 211)

HON 212 Civilizations IV (Reading List for Honors 212)

Syllabus for the entire 2019-2020 Civilizations sequence

Course Catalogue for all Honors classes

General Education notes for the Honors core curriculum:

  • Civ-Sequence-Gen-Eds-Table1The Human Values and Social Contexts group of requirements calls for 18 credits in those areas, whereas the Civilizations sequence is 16 credits. Taking two of the three of HON 170, HON 180, or HON 190 will provide the two additional required credits. Taking an Honors tutorial will almost always provides the additional needed credits as well.
  • Successful (“C” or better) completion of HON 111 and HON 112 waives the college composition (ENG 101) requirement. In addition, HON 211 and HON 212 are both designated writing intensive.
  • Students who have completed HON 111, 112, 211, 212, and two of the three of HON 170, 180 or 190 will still need to fulfill the mathematics, science, and capstone requirements.