Honors Program - Honors Seminars


In addition to traditional honors courses, McAllaster Scholars may take as many as six one-credit "honors seminars." At least two honors seminars are offered each semester. Honors seminars feature:

  • small class sizes
  • experiential learning
  • a professor teaching out of his or her "wheelhouse" 
During the 2013-2014 academic year, the following Honors Seminars are being offered:
  • Arts of St. Louis- Emeritus Theatre Professor Cecilia Ulmer will introduce students to a wide range of cultural performances in the St. Louis area. Since learning rarely occurs simply via "experience," this course assumes that learning requires "reflection." Thus, a significant part of the course work requires students to "think" about the art they are observing both before and after the performance. 
  • Cinematic Conversations- Art Professor and Video Artist Jake Amundson draws McAllaster Scholars into the interface between the McAllaster Scholars community and the broader intellectual community of GC. He does this by directing McAllaster Scholars to host a film series throughout the semeste. Using film as a catalyst for conversation with a variety of experts, CC@GC seeks to bring relevant entertainment to a wider learning community.
  • Themes in David Foster Wallace- Adjunct Philosophy Professor John Brittingham will lead students through the challenging and brilliant work of late novelist David Foster Wallace, engaging themes of authenticity, addiction, entertainment, and faith in a post-Christian world.
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