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About the Honors College Informal Reading Groups

Each semester, the Honors College sponsors a program of informal reading groups.  The groups meet just one hour per week, with 10-15 students and one faculty member from the Honors College, to discuss about 50 pages of reading from specific books. The books cover a very wide range of topics, and most have been recommended by Honors students.  To participate, the only commitment is that each student makes a good-faith effort to do the reading and come to the group meeting as often as possible, with the understanding there may be one or two weeks when students need to do other things.  This is a great chance to meet other Honors students with similar interests.  The goals of the program can be summarized as "maximum information and enjoyment, with zero stress."  The Honors College is strongly committed to the format of this program, including these features:

  • No tuition or fees
  • No quizzes or tests
  • No grades
  • Free books
  • Read, think, and discuss with other Honors College students on important topics of mutual interest
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Applications for Fall 2019 reading group moderators are now live!!!

Fall 2019 Reading Groups will begin the 2nd week of classes (August 25 - 29). Moderators should be Honors College students, staff or faculty who have previous experience with reading groups either as a moderator or participant. Click the link below to fill out an application to moderate a reading group in Fall 2019!

Fall 2019 Moderator Applications

 

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