Course Work

The University Honors Program consists of an interdisciplinary colloquium (HON 491), an optional research methods course (HON 495), and two semesters of independent study with a faculty advisor (HON 496) to complete a Senior Honors Project. Students must produce a proposal that is approved by the Mānoa Honors Program before registering for HON 496.

Honors students in English are required to take one senior level Honors Seminar (ENG 491). This seminar substitutes for the University Honors (HON 491) requirement and it also counts toward completion of English major requirements. Students may repeat the English Honors Seminar one time, in which case the second ENG 491 course will count for the Studies course requirement.

Sample titles for Honors Seminars include “Women’s Autobiographical Narratives,” “Shakespeare’s Rome,” “Warriors from Page to Screen,” “The Graphic Novel: Investigation and Celebration, and Fiction and Research Ethics.”

The Honors student still completes 33 credits in English for the English major.