Kennesaw State University Honors College Visit
Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! I apologize for missing last week’s post amidst my life’s craziness. Today’s blog post is about another college visit I just did: to Kennesaw State Unviersity.
The visit I did was specifically called “A Day with Honors,” and the presentation was all about the different ways to become an honors student. Not only can you take specific honors classes, but you can turn a regular class into an honors class by adding an extra project with more specific work on top of a class. Also, travelling is a requirement for the honors program.
The eight foundations of honors learning are as follows:
- Effective Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Interdisciplinary Learning
- Creativity and Innovation
- Information Fluency
- Appreciation of Diverse Viewpoint
These principles appealed to me because I am entrepreneurially minded, and I enjoy learning.
As exciting as the prospect of graduating “with honors” is, there were two even more exciting opportunities available. I am going to talk about both of them.
The first opportunity was based on a classical learning approach, and was called “Great Books.” Basically, the classes in that program take one of the 150 great literary classics – books compiled by Harvard, and do a class with that book as the only textbook. Then, after two years of those classes, the students are given an opportunity to go to Italy over spring break. I was excited by this opportunity, because I love the classics.
Then, they told us about the PEGS program. PEGS stands for President’s Emerging Global Scholars. Students that are part of the highly exclusive PEGS program study things like intercultural studies, applied civic engagement, and developing their professional portfolio. They also get the chance to go to Italy, but for a whole semester.
Also, there are special housing units available exclusively for honors students. That idea was exciting to me because I would love to have a high-achieving peer group to live with in college, rather than students who skip class and sleep til noon.
After the presentation, a current student took us on a tour of the Kennesaw campus. However, we did not get to see the theatre department, because they want you to do a theatre tour. I will definitely have to go back to KSU and tour it another day.
Well, that’s all for today, Sparkles. If you want to hear about my Mercer University visit, be sure to go back and read that post. Thanks for reading, and Sparkles away!