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Rose Hill Honors Sophomore Year

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In their sophomore year, students begin in-depth explorations of particular topics within the disciplines through their Focused Study courses. In addition, students take the two-course Justice sequence, with one course focused on the American experience and one on global justice issues. During the fall semester, students also take an introductory Research Methods seminar.

Sophomore Courses

Justice 1: The American Experience

Focuses on key concerns of justice in the American experience in the professor’s field. At different times, courses in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields are offered. Students must take at least one Justice course in the social sciences.

Justice 2: Global Perspectives

Focuses on key concerns of global justice in the professor’s field. At different times, courses in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields are offered. Students must take at least one Justice course in the social sciences.

Focused Study: History

Designed with an awareness of what students learned in the Foundational Topics courses, the Focused Study: History course delves into a particular topic in history. Students choose among several course topics offered.

Focused Study: Philosophy

Designed with an awareness of what students learned in the Foundational Texts courses, the Focused Study: Philosophy course delves into a particular topic in philosophy. Students choose among several course topics offered.

Research Methods/Presentation Seminar

One credit, pass/fail
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the basics of academic research and the skills of oral presentation. Components include (among others) how to develop a viable research question, how to formulate a research proposal, and how to give an elevator speech. Students complete a preliminary research proposal and present it orally to their Honors cohort at the end of the semester. Note that this course does not affect a full course load.