Loyola University Maryland

Honors Program

Course Sequence

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  1. HN 201 The Human Drama: The Ancient World (Messina seminar in "Self and Other" cluster)
    Taken first semester of first year.
  2. HN 202 The Human Drama: Medieval to Renaissance (Messina seminar in "Self and Other" cluster)
    Taken the second semester of first year.
  3. HN 203 The Human Drama: Renaissance to Modern
    Taken the first semester of sophomore year.
  4. HN 204 The Human Drama: The Modern World
    Taken the second semester of sophomore year.
  5. HN 210 Eloquentia Perfecta
    This course develops students’ abilities in analytical thinking, writing, and speaking. Taken the first semester of first year, it fulfills the composition requirement in the core curriculum.
  6. Core Humanities
    Honors students take four upper-level courses, one each in English, History, Philosophy, and Theology. Each semester these departments offer a variety of these courses, and Honors students choose the particular area they would like to study.
  7. Social Sciences
    Honors students take two social science courses, at least one of which is an Honors-level social science seminar.
  8. Math/Science (3 courses)
    a.)  Honors students satisfy their Math requirement through one of the following courses: MA 251: Calculus I or ST 210: Introduction to Statistics or ST 265: Biostatistics.
    b.)  Science/math majors fulfill their two other math/science requirements through their major.
    c.)  Non-science majors take HN 215, Engaging Nature, an introductory science course that emphasizes close observation of the natural world, problem solving, and hypothesis development. It is designed to introduce students to science as a "way of knowing" and to the nature of scientific research and debate. For the third math/science core, non-Science majors choose from majors-level courses and specially-designed Honors science seminars.
  9. Foreign Language requirement
    Students fulfill their Honors language requirement by taking one course at the 200 level.
  10. Fine Arts
    Honors students take one seminar in one of the Fine Arts areas. 
  11. HN 499 The Examined Life (Honors Capstone Seminar)
    This is the Honors capstone course, and it is taken in the senior year. It satisfies the Honors core requirement in ethics, while also allowing students to revisit particular texts and issues with which they have wrestled during their first three years at Loyola.