Honors Program


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Honors students complete the following colloquia in their freshman and sophomore years:   


Colloquium on Classical Civilizations 

Reading and discussion of the important philosophical, historical and literary texts of the ancient world. Click here for the current syllabus of this course. 

Faculty in 2013-14: Dr. Peter Ahr, Dr. Frederick Booth, Dr. George Faithful, Dr. Michael Mascio, Dr. Michael Maloney, Dr. Iuliana Viezure


Colloquium on Medieval Civilizations

Medieval cultures, Christian, Muslim, Jewish and east Asian, share a common outlook focusing on the public importance of the transcendental, the assumption of hierarchical organization, and on a common impulse to create a universal political structure replicating the universality of their religious understandings.   Click here for the current syllabus of this course.

Faculty in 2012-13: Dr. Peter Ahr, Dr. Raymond Capra, Dr. Ines Murzaku, Rev. Dr. John Ranieri


Colloquium on Early Modern Cultures

Examination of the scientific and political changes during the age of reason and of the great political revolutions of the period from the Protestant Reformation to the beginning of the nineteenth century.  Click here for the current syllabus of the course.   

Faculty in 2013-14:  Dr. Dermot Quinn, Rev. Dr. John Ranieri, Dr. Peter Savastano


Colloquium on Contemporary Civilization

Industrialization, urbanization, popular movements and world wars catapult peoples, nations, and cultures into interactions on a global scale. You will study the construction and reality of the global village. 

Faculty in 2012-13: Dr. Judith Stark, Dr. Cherubim Quizon 


Honors Seminars

After these four colloquia, Honors Program students take six credits of seminars. Typically these are taken in the junior year.  This requirement can be fulfilled in a number of ways, depending on the student's other curricular requirements and academic interests.


Honors Thesis

The Honors thesis project is developed in cooperation with a member of the University faculty, often in the student's own discipline.  The project is normally formulated and approved by the end of the student's junior year, and completed during the senior year.

In addition to meeting the program course requirements, students must maintain a B average at Seton Hall University both in Honors courses and overall to graduate from the Honors Program with the Honors Program Certificate.



HONS 1101


Honors Faculty

HONS 1102

Honors Seminars

Honors Students

HONS 2103

Honors Advising

Application and Admission

HONS 2105

Honors Enrichment

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