The first year of the Honors Program offers an integrated study of foundational texts and topics in diverse Western intellectual and cultural traditions, including theology and classics, literature, philosophy, history, art, and music. The first-year curriculum also includes a two-semester interdisciplinary STEM sequence and a one-credit seminar focused on our home borough called Bronx Exploration: History, Economy, Culture.
All course sections in the first-year curriculum share a common syllabus, ensuring the creation of a common intellectual base and a close interpersonal Honors student community.
One credit, pass/fail The goal of this course is to introduce students to the borough in which they will spend their college years. The course combines readings about and discussions of the history, economy, and culture of the Bronx with several field trips to important Bronx historical and cultural sites. The course may also include opportunities for community engagement. Note that this course does not affect a full course load.