Honors Program

Principia in Glasgow, Scotland

Christopher Newport University’s honors program now offers a unique study abroad opportunity in conjunction with the University of Glasgow, Scotland and the Principia Consortium. The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and is an internationally recognized institution with prestigious programs in the sciences and humanities. The honors semester at Glasgow University allows you to:

  • Complete an elective honors seminar, “The Ideas and Influences of the Scottish Enlightenment: 18th to 21st Centuries.”
    • The University of Glasgow has created a unique, interdisciplinary course for Principia students. Using major figures and ideas from the Scottish Enlightenment, honors students will see how those ideas continue to be important in intellectual and cultural life in the 21st century. Interdisciplinary perspectives from art/aesthetics, religion, philosophy, politics/economics and science will inform this course. The teaching approach is the traditional Oxbridge model of public lectures and small group seminars. Leading scholars will provide over-arching ideas in the public lectures, which are then further developed through discussion in small group seminars/tutorials. Cultural opportunities will also be made available in conjunction with the course. CNU Honors students can use the Honors Seminar to replace any 300-level seminar or HONR 490W.
  • Take an additional 2–3 courses in your major or minor.
    • The University of Glasgow has both breadth and depth in most undergraduate majors. Science honors students will have access to a sophisticated range of disciplines and courses. Fine and liberal arts majors as well as business will have an exciting variety of course options. All honors at Glasgow students will have access to level 3 and some level 4 courses not usually available to other study abroad students.
  • Participate in unique opportunities:
    • Chance to study at an internationally recognized university
    • Special cultural immersion events for honors students both inside and outside the classroom
    • Possibility of service learning or internships
    • Meet some of the 3,000 other international students from 24 countries around the world
    • Meet and become friends with honors students from our consortium member institutions in the U.S.
    • Travel in the U.K. and throughout Europe
    • Live in a different yet accessible culture

CNU’s honors program is part of a consortium of two dozen other liberal arts colleges from across the United States whose honors students will also be a part of the Honors at Glasgow semester program.

For further assistance and/or questions about this program, contact:

Dr. Jay Paul, Director of the Honors Program jpaul@cnu.edu Mandi Pierce, Director for Study Abroad amanda.pierce@cnu.edu

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