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To be eligible for honors courses, a student must have Deans List status or, in the case of first-year students, have a minimum high school average of 90 and a minimum SAT score of 1200.  In general, honors courses are more rigorous and/or advanced than regular courses and have the following characteristics:

  • Involve a critical investigation of primary sources
  • Make use of and/or demonstrate current methods of field inquiry
  • Entail a heavy writing component (not merely summary thinking)
  • Stress analysis and original thinking
  • Require students to revise and re-write essays and/or other major assignments
  • Emphasize library and lab work
  • Deal with and/or encompass relevant theoretical issues
  • Require students to engage in independent research work

Fall 2017 Courses:

BIBL 1082H- Introduction to Exegesis

BIBL 1087H- Biblical Exegetes I: Rashbam

BIOL 1011H- Biology Principles 

BIOL 3207H- Cell Biology

BIOL 3730H- Reproductive Biology

CHEM 1045C- General Chemistry I

CHEM 1415H- Physical Chemistry I

COMP 4930H- Natural Language Processing

ENGL 1200H- Freshman Honors Seminar (3 sections)

ENGL 2702H- Writing on Film

HIST 2607H- International Crimes

JHIS 1332H- History of Biblical Exegesis: Ashkenaz

JUDS 1459H- Shabbos

JUDS 1512H- Development of Jewish Law

JUDS 1845H and 1847H- Advanced Talmud (2 sections)

JUDS 4932H- Comparative American and Talmudic Law

PSYC 3214H- Research Seminar