In a world where neither national nor disciplinary boundaries are permanent and the problems we face are increasingly complex, more than ever future leaders must understand their own culture, foreign cultures and the relationship between science and society. The Interdisciplinary Honors Program prepares Loyola's most talented and highly-motivated students for today's international community, by asking them to examine their own beliefs and roles as citizens through a challenging academic program with service-learning opportunities.
By taking a series of interdisciplinary courses, students learn to recognize unexpected convergences among discrete facts, to synthesize information from many sources and to use their knowledge to benefit society.
In a challenging atmosphere charged with enthusiastic student participation, professors and students work together in small, stimulating honors classes to explore critical issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Led by professors at the top of their respective fields, the program follows many of the best practices in higher education, including:
- A highly structured common curriculum
- Interdisciplinary courses
- Foreign cultures courses
- Moral reasoning course
- Integration of new scholarship in areas such as Women's Studies
- Engaged learning
- Honors capstone
- Small classes
- Use of primary texts
- Instruction in written and oral communication, scientific reasoning and information literacy
- Application of knowledge and skills to social issues
For more information about the Interdisciplinary Honors Program, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.