Dr. Jennifer Vitale
Elliott Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of the Honors Program
Chair of the Honors Council
P.O. Box 165
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
Office: Bagby 223
Introductory Honors Seminars
Hampden-Sydney gives its incoming freshmen a chance to broaden their curriculum by participating in the Introductory Honors program. Four-fifths of the student's coursework in the freshman year is taken in the broader curriculum of the College, and the 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 scholars will learn how researchers in various disciplines go about the task of generating, criticizing, and verifying knowledge.
- Honors scolars will learn how to relate information and ideas learned in one discipline to those learned in other disciplines.
- Honors scholars will learn how to participate meaningfully -- to learn and to contribute to others' learning -- in a seminar setting.