Loras College
Honors Program

About the Honors Program

Jacob Kohlhaas, Ph.D.

荣誉课程旨在为希望追求广泛基础的荣誉学生提供一系列具有学术挑战性的综合课程, comprehensive liberal arts education. 这个项目提供了一个享受学术挑战的机会,强调分析, synoptic, 以及对包括文科在内的各个学科的创造性方法. 荣誉课程的学生反思如何运用想象力解决问题, the relevance of ideas to society, and ways to engage in the world.

洛拉斯学院荣誉课程让学生通过合作解决现实世界中的问题, interdisciplinary research projects. Students bring academic research, service, 和文化意识一起回应他们社区的需求. 作为该项目的一部分,学生小组与教师导师一起工作三年. Examples of projects include solar energy, STEM education, veterans and mental health, grant writing and many others.

Effective fall 2022, 参与荣誉项目的学生将获得1美元,000 scholarship for all four years of the program.

Unique Features
  • Cohort model with other motivated students
  • Experiences outside of your major
  • Preparation for Graduate School and Professions
  • Leadership and Cultural Awareness Education and Experience
  • 每年1000美元奖学金(不超过四年)
Experiential Opportunities
  • 与同学和教授在生动的教育环境中互动
  • 通过社区伙伴关系和外联,与各个领域的专业人士直接接触
  • 校园、社区和国际的服务机会
  • Research and conference presentation opportunities
Criteria to Qualify
  • Apply and be admitted to Loras College
  • Demonstrated High Academic Achievement (3.5 GPA or higher)
  • Rolling Application and Acceptance

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荣誉学生毕业于洛拉斯,具有合作研究和解决问题的深度经验,将学术界的见解带入与各种社区面临的问题的对话中. Many people can talk about what is wrong with the world; our graduates know how to analyze a problem from multiple perspectives, address root causes through community resources, and apply their research in the service of others.

当学生进入荣誉课程,他们成为一个积极的学习社区的一部分,重视求知欲和社区参与.  基础课加深学生之间的联系,教授荣誉课程的价值观,同时培养学生的批判性洞察力, creativity, and interpersonal skills that are essential for collaborative, interdisciplinary research. In the first year, 这些联系通过学生们一起学习荣誉通识教育课程来建立和加强.

大二到大四的重点是合作,跨学科的研究项目. 由一名教师伙伴指导,并由荣誉主任支持, 学生通过社区参与和研究发现并应用问题的解决方案. 已经完成了从健康教育到残疾人无障碍环境可持续性等领域的合作研究项目. In their final semester, research teams 将展示他们的研究、实施的应对措施和持续参与的建议 to the campus and wider communities.

These interdisciplinary research projects, pursued over a three-year span, 在社区中提出一个问题或问题来了解这个问题, connect with other interested groups, and develop a possible solution. The students work as a collaborative team, 但是要把任务分配给他们自己,最好地利用他们的天赋和爱好,最大限度地发挥潜力.

Goals and Outcomes of the Honors Program

  • To provide opportunities for research for students and faculty
  • 为学生及教师提供有意义及具反思意义的服务
  • To encourage growth in personal compassion, empathy, 以及通过接触不同的想法和经验而获得的跨文化能力
  • 为学生提供专业及/或职业发展的机会
  • 培养学生对社会和世界需求的理解, using their talents, abilities, and expertise to contribute in creative and positive ways
Honors Application Instructions

 

To Apply for the Loras College Honors Program

  1. 被学院录取的学生可以申请该项目奖学金. The scholarship application can be found on the Student Status page.
  2. 学生必须完成博天堂,并将结果发送到洛拉斯学院(代码001873).
  3. 写一个简短的陈述(大约2页)来回答这个问题:Why are you interested in the Honors Program at Loras?” Upload the statement as a PDF within the application process in the student portal, or email to Dr. Jacob Kohlhaas, Honors Director.
  4. 学生提交的写作样本也可以证明他们的学术和/或创造潜力. This sample may be original or existing work, should demonstrate effective written communication, and may be creative, analytic, or research based. Upload the writing sample as a PDF within the application process in the student portalor email to Dr. Jacob Kohlhaas, Honors Director.

For additional information, feel free to contact Dr. Jacob Kohlhaas, Honors Director at Jacob.Kohlhaas@vintageretrofurnitureottawa.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Requirements?  What do you have to do?

  • 在特殊荣誉课程中学习3门通识教育课程, Catholic Traditions, Democracy and Global Diversity)
  • Engage with the Dubuque community through Service Learning
  • 参与一个为期三年的团队合作研究项目
  • Complete a 1-credit Honors seminar sophomore, 大三和大四与您正在进行的研究项目有关

What are the advantages?

  • The courses are challenging, experiential, and interdisciplinary
  • 其他荣誉学生是积极的学习者和认真的学术
  • 学生和教师社区是欢迎的,包容的,友好的,充满活力的
  • 在一个研究项目上与教师导师和同行合作三年
  • 在申请研究生院或工作时,获得荣誉教育是有好处的

Does pursuing an Honors degree create problems for majors?

No.  In fact, it should benefit you.

普通教育课程的荣誉部分提供了一个具有挑战性的学习环境,为任何专业提供了基础. 与你的跨学科研究小组合作将为你的专业研究做好准备, and extend and enhance your grounding in the liberal arts. 荣誉学生有机会与教师导师和同行一起进行为期三年的研究项目, which involves service to community. Overall, 该课程丰富了学生的学习计划,并为研究生院或专业工作的挑战做好了准备.

How to Apply?

Apply for admission to Loras College, then apply for the Loras Honors Program. Both Applications are necessary.

Who can I contact for additional information?

Feel free to contact the Honors Director at Jacob.Kohlhaas@vintageretrofurnitureottawa.com 讨论课程或解决您可能有任何其他问题.