Introductory Honors Seminars
Hampden-Sydney gives its incoming freshmen a chance to broaden their curriculum by participating in the Introductory Honors program. These seminars provide scholars the opportunity to enrich their intellectual interests. The Introductory Honors Seminars, usually team-taught by two professors, have three main goals:
Honors Reading Seminars
Honors reading seminars are small-group discussion courses normally meeting for one hour per week and following one book (classical or contemporary fiction or non-fiction) over the course of a semester. Students participate in and take turns leading discussions. Additional reading, speaking, and writing assignments may be given. These seminars are open to honors scholars (sophomore and above level) and to other students with the instructor's permission, with no prerequisites. These one-credit reading courses are intended to provide additional opportunities for academic pursuit--and bonding--for upper-class honors scholars.