Qualities of Honors Courses at Eastern
An ideal Honors Course at Eastern Illinois University ...
Encourages critical and analytical thinking, and provides ample opportunity for structured reflection,
Incorporates problem-solving skills;
Engages students in the learning process;
Sharpens communication skills;
Is integrative, and connects skills and knowledge gained from multiple courses and experiences;
Accentuates one-on-one interactions;
Exhibits inquiry-based learning;
Encourages collaboration in assignments and projects;
Encourages intellectual curiosity and intellectual risk taking;
Evidences openness to new ideas; and
Demonstrates pedagogical innovation and experimentation.
As appropriate to the scope and focus of the course, Honors courses ...
Emphasize diversity and global learning, and encourage intercultural knowledge and competence;
Are writing intensive; and
Emphasize service-learning and community based-learning in order to allow for real-world application of knowledge.
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