What do Eagle Scholars do while they are in the Honors Program?
Eagle Scholars are involved in a variety of activities while they are in the Honors Program, including the following:
- Honors Seminar. Eagle Scholars share their scholarly projects, report and discuss recent world events, practice their argumentation skills, enjoy outdoor small-group discussions during Walking and Talking sessions, attend professional development sessions, go on field trips, and share time for devotion and prayer. Eagle Scholars participate in fifteen hours of Honors Seminar opportunities per semester and can select which sessions they attend.
- Honors Courses. Northwestern offers a range of stimulating honors courses, many of which satisfy Core Curriculum requirements. Honors courses have smaller class sizes, emphasize discussion, provide opportunities for in-depth research, and allow students to engage at a more advanced level.
- Honors Components. Upper-level Eagle Scholars undertake independent research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
- Minnesota Collegiate Honors Symposium. Eagle Scholars and other honors students from across Minnesota present their research at this Northwestern-sponsored academic conference, held each spring. Eagle Scholars serve as the conference staff.