Honors College Seminars

Honors Seminars are small, engaging, interdisciplinary classes that faculty members teach exclusively for Honors College students. They often deal with topics faculty are researching or writing about, or with material that does not fit into the curricula of their home departments. Our seminars emphasize critical thinking and writing, and expose students to the rewards of work across the disciplines. Many Honors College students find it especially exciting to take Honors seminars on topics far afield from their own disciplines.

Honors seminars are generally limited to 20 students. Each semester the Honors College offers six or eight Honors seminars for students to choose from. Students are required to have 3 Honors Seminars, at least one of which must be at the 300 level.

Find the Fall 2023 Seminars courses here!

Recent Seminars include:

  • Biology of Obesity
  • Criminal Justice
  • Climate Change Policy
  • History of Science
  • Japanese Women’s Autobiography
  • Law and Public Health
  • Race, Poverty & Gender in Baltimore
  • Refugee and Migration Law
  • Rhetoric at Work
  • The Science of Making Good Decisions
  • Understanding HIV & AIDS

One First Year Seminar (FYS) or a seminar required for a Scholars Program can also count as an Honors Seminar.

Not all seminars are offered every semester.