Contemporary Topics Honors RAPs

Contemporary Topics Honors RAPs are located in Oak Hall and Sycamore Hall, both in the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Area.

Contemporary Topics is a category of Honors RAPs, each consisting of 18 students enrolled in two shared courses. Each Contemporary Topics Honors RAP includes a 1-credit seminar with a focus on a specific subject, and will emphasize thematic topics in the news. This course is paired with Ideas that Change the World (description below). Both classes satisfy first-year requirements and are designed for students in any major. All students in each of these programs live together on the same floor, and are required to be roommates with others in their program.

Fall 2019 - Contemporary Topic Honors RAP themes:

  • Contemporary Topics: Arts
  • Contemporary Topics: Climate Change
  • Contemporary Topics: Genetics
  • Contemporary Topics: Identity, Immigration, and Incarceration
  • Contemporary Topics: Leadership and Presidential Candidates
  • Contemporary Topics: Politics
  • Contemporary Topics: Social Issues
  • Contemporary Topics: STEM in the News

Course descriptions are included below.