Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of their course of study,
University Honors students
should be able to:


Student reading by fountain

  • Demonstrate in critical essays, oral presentations, and seminar discussions an ability to integrate, analyze, and respond to complex texts and issues by using the critical vocabulary, interpretive methodologies, and theoretical perspectives of different disciplines.
  • Demonstrate the skills of attentive listening, effective communicating, and reflective thinking so that they can be helpful consultants when evaluating the work of others, self-critical when evaluating their own work, and capable of acting as leaders in their fields of study and beyond.
  • Apply their synthesized study of the "big questions" about meaning and value to their own lives and circumstances through reflective writing and speaking.
  • Demonstrate in both study and practice the commitment of critical inquiry to ethical engagement and just action.


Contact Us

  • Sean H. McDowell, PhD

    Sean H. McDowell, PhD

    Director, University Honors Program
    Associate Professor, English
    Office: Casey 232

  • Yancy Dominick, PhD

    Yancy Dominick, PhD

    Associate Director, University Honors Program
    Senior Instructor, Philosophy
    Office: Casey 203

  • Dean Peterson, PhD

    Dean Peterson, PhD

    Associate Director, University Honors Program
    Associate Professor, Economics
    Office: Pigott 524

  • Thorne Clayton-Falls

    Thorne Clayton-Falls

    Program Coordinator, University Honors Program
    Office: Casey 2E