ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN The honors program
Cultivating an engaged citizen is a seminal goal of the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Program. As a scholar, you will grow to understand the importance of becoming a citizen of the world by engaging in multiple leadership opportunities and academic research that result in a thesis or creative project. The Honors curriculum emphasizes and cultivates skills designed to help scholars achieve excellence, both within the chosen major and through the Honors Contract coursework. As a scholar, you are required to commit to each of the following "Learning Goals and Outcomes" throughout as you pursue higher education at LOC:
- CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING
You will demonstrate your ability to think critically and creatively by checking assumptions in your work and in the work of others. You will learn to listen effectively and consider multiple perspectives.
You will write and speak effectively using appropriate oral, written, and visual means for each audience. You will become proficient in a second spoken language.
You will learn to use multiple databases in the LOC Library and critically evaluate the information you access to complete projects, reports, and presentations.
You will develop a basic understanding of major scientific concepts that relate to important international topics.
- QUANTITATIVE AND SYMBOLIC REASONING
You will apply quantitative tools to solve problems and use symbolic representations to explain and draw conclusions.
You will gain an appreciation of other cultures and value systems, and learn how your own values shape your inquiry and actions.
You will complete a capstone project using the appropriate methodology and theoretical framework that will include design, synthesis, and interdisciplinary research.
Contact the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Program via phone at 901-435-1286, fax at 901-435-1764 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholars and program applicants also are welcome to visit the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Center at 804 Saxon Avenue, just west of the student center.