The Honors College
Trisha Folds-Bennett, Dean
The Honors College at the College of Charleston challenges bright, motivated students to make the most of the opportunities available to them and to become actively involved in their own education. In Honors classes, students take responsibility for their own learning through class discussions, through interaction with other students and professors, and through independent research. The Honors College is dedicated to providing talented students with a place where they can flourish and grow, a true learning community of teachers and students.
Honors classes are smaller, thereby allowing for more intensive student participation. They are designed to meet the needs of superior students, and many of them are team taught and interdisciplinary so that the student’s education transcends the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. The Honors College gives unusually able students the opportunity to:
- Take special courses designed for students of high ability.
- Engage in independent projects and research.
- Confront greater intellectual challenges and stimulation.
- Receive individualized instruction through a tutorial system.
- Participate in a peer community of students with similar abilities and motivation.
- Live in Honors residence halls with other Honors students.
- Participate in more intensive intellectual discussion and debate.
- Complete scholarly off-campus projects which may include study abroad, internships, or special research projects.