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What is an Honors Course?

Honors courses offer students a deeper and more intense academic experience than traditional classes. They offer a “hands on” and “student-directed” approach to learning and demand that students take ownership over their education by posing questions, examining evidence, and joining the scholarly conversation about course topics.

In the Honors Program at Drury University, “honors” courses are not advanced classes that cover more material. Rather, they invite students to be active participants and partners with the faculty in intellectual exploration and knowledge creation. In most honors-designated classes, students read primary source texts from multiple perspectives, lead course discussion, and complete some kind of research or creative project.