Two special Honors seminar courses are required for all Commonwealth Honors College students: Honors 201H: Ideas That Change the World and Honors 391AH: Topics.
The texts in Ideas that Change the World are meant to be exemplary for honors students who have the potential themselves to achieve outstanding things. A close connection is maintained in the course between the concept of the historical innovator and the concept of the student as potential creator.
In Honors 391AH: Topics students have close contact with outstanding faculty from many different fields across campus. The courses are often built around cutting edge research, but taught so that students of all majors can participate and learn.