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The Honors Program

Honors Inquiry Courses

Honors Inquiry courses are first-year Honors courses taught by experienced Honors faculty members, they cover a wide range of unique topics, and are designed to fulfill UK Core requirements in one of four areas:  Humanities; Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Social Science; and Arts & Creativity.  Honors Inquiry courses satisfy both a UK Core requirement and an Honors requirement simultaneously, making it easy to streamline your first-year course selections.

Honors inquiry courses are small in size with a maximum of 20 students and are taught in a seminar format where students come to class prepared to discuss a particular topic.  Honors Inquiry courses focus on discussion.  Typically, the student is graded based on a combination of class participation, writing assignments, group assignments, and class presentations.