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Teach your dream class

Submit your idea for an Honors Colloquium course and, if selected, receive a budget and stipend.

May 22, 2019

Honors students gathered in front of the MSU Denver Honors Program House.The Honors Program is looking for a few good professors.

Affiliate and full-time faculty can propose an Honors Colloquium course and receive a $500 stipend to develop the course and a $500 budget for interdisciplinary activities such as inviting guest speakers. 

“The Honors Colloquium courses are interdisciplinary and designed to engage students in rich discussion on topics of both timely and enduring importance for human society,” said Megan Hughes-Zarzo, director of the Honors Program. “Successful courses are often offered more than once, especially when honors students request a second opportunity to take a given course.” 

The Honors Council will review submissions and select around eight proposals over the summer. Selected course proposals will be included in the HON course rotation during the next two academic years, beginning next spring. 

Proposals are due by June 7. 

Departments that “lend” a full-time faculty member to the Honors Program for a semester can receive funding from the Provost’s Office to hire an affiliate faculty member to teach the vacant departmental course, Hughes-Zarzo added. 

Recent past Colloquium courses have included titles such as:

  • Environment, People and Place
  • Adventures in Podcasting
  • Outsmarted: How Our Phones and Devices Affect Our Moods, Health and Relationships
  • The Art of Living: Ways of Life in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Religion and Literature
  • The American Dream: Myths and Realities
  • Freedom and Sin at the Cinema
  • Making Meaning Through Our Things
  • Humor Studies
  • Global Perspectives: Introduction to Global Engagement and Citizenship
  • Love
  • Food, Farms and the Environment

 Next semester features the following courses:

  • Conversations About Violence: The First 4,000 Years
  • The Art of Living: Ways of Life in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Religion and Literature (back by popular demand!)
  • Food Cultures

Topics: Academics

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