The Weber Honors College Curriculum
The Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies is the unique Honors curriculum that students take while they are at SDSU. The Honors Minor includes a unique offering of courses dedicated to interdisciplinary inquiry. The minor provides the ideal avenue for students to become intellectually well rounded. The integrative nature of the coursework invites students to reach beyond the boundaries of their academic major and join in scholarly conversation with students and faculty from disciplines other than their own.
The Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies is made up of 16 total units. Three of these units count toward General Education requirements. All Honors classes are interactive and discussion based, and enrollment is capped at 25. The 16 units (6 classes) are intended to be spread across the student’s time at SDSU. Depending on when they are admitted, students can complete the curriculum in 2, 3, or 4 years. Students typically enroll in at least 1 Honors class per academic year.
As part of the Honors Minor, students are required to study abroad and participate in at least one high-impact experience (research, leadership, service, or performance) before they graduate. In order to graduate from the Weber Honors College, students are also required to maintain a 3.2 GPA and attend a number of Honors-sponsored meetings and events.
To learn more about the Honors curriculum, download the Honors Minor Curriculum.
About Honors Classes
Quality rather than quantity separates Honors courses from non-Honors classes. Honors classes do not offer merely more of the same material as their non-Honors counterparts; instead, they show greater breadth and integration. We encourage honors faculty to incorporate course enhancements that provide an enriched learning environment, such as field trips and service-learning projects within the community. Honors classes are made available to all Honors students regardless of major and, therefore, address topics of broad interest and do not have prerequisites.
Honors students often do better in their Honors courses than in their non-Honors courses, partly because of the quality of the instruction, partly because of the personalized mentoring students receive from professors, but mainly because of the power that comes from putting curious, engaged, and motivated students together.
Examples of Honors classes include the following:
Art and Crime
Design as a Social Process
Exploring Connection and Commitment through a Digital Game Design
Global Technology in the Age of Innovation
Happiness and Public Life
Hip Hop and Religion
How Do We Know That? Deciphering the Universe
Humanity’s Journey Towards Evil or Hope
Science and Science Fiction
Social Change and the Sociology of Courage
The Lived Experience of Immigrants and Refugees
The Practice and Science of Mindfulness and Compassion