George Fox Honors Program Curriculum

First Year

HNRS 130: Honors First Year Seminar (1 hour)

An off-campus intensive experience designed to prepare students for success at George Fox University, generally, and in the honors program, specifically.

HNRS 150: Origins: Athens and Jerusalem (6 hours) – Fall

Explores some of the greatest and/or most influential works from the ancient Western world. Biblical texts are engaged at multiple levels – historically, meditatively, allegorically, and for spiritual transformation. 

HNRS 190: Rome Through Early Church (6 hours) – Spring

Explores some of the greatest and/or most influential works from Rome and the early church. Biblical texts are engaged at multiple levels – historically, meditatively, allegorically, and for spiritual transformation.

Second Year

HNRS 250: Medieval Western Civilization (6 hours) – Fall

Explores some of the greatest and/or most influential works from early medieval Western civilization. Biblical texts are engaged at multiple levels – historically, meditatively, allegorically, and for spiritual transformation.

HNRS 290: Late Medieval and Early Modern Western Civilization (6 hours) – Spring

Explores some of the greatest and/or most influential works from late medieval and early modern Western civilization. Biblical texts are engaged at multiple levels – historically, meditatively, allegorically, and for spiritual transformation.

Third Year

HNRS 350: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries (6 hours) – Fall

Explores some of the greatest and/or most influential works from the 17th to 19th centuries in the West. Biblical texts are engaged at multiple levels – historically, meditatively, allegorically, and for spiritual transformation.

HNRS 390: Russia, Asia, and Authoritarian Impulses (6 hours) – Spring

Explores some of the greatest and/or most influential works from Russia and Asia, particularly works that have had a significant impact on the West. We also consider authoritarian impulses (often originating in Europe) that have shaken the globe since at least the early 20th century.

Fourth Year

HNRS 450: 20th Century (6 hours) – Fall

Explores some of the greatest and/or most influential twentieth century Western works. Biblical texts are engaged at multiple levels – historically, meditatively, allegorically, and for spiritual transformation.

HNRS 490: Integration Thesis (3 hours) – Spring

As a culmination of this program, honors students are asked to make a contribution to the store of Western knowledge. This contribution will usually take the form of a scholarly paper or work of art, but other possibilities may be negotiated with the director of the honors program and a faculty sponsor.

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