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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
 

To all Honors students:

Each semester, the Honors College sponsors the David Ray Informal Reading Groups. The groups meet just one hour per week, with 10-15 participants and moderators 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 OU community members with similar interests, and the books are provided to you at no cost. The goals of the program can be summarized as "maximum information and enjoyment, with zero stress." 

Sign-ups for the Fall 2022 groups are now live! Groups begin during the second week of classes and are filled on a first come, first served basis, so sign up today! Visit the IRG website (https://www.ou.edu/honors/honors-at-ou/irg-brochure) to see the IRG brochure and to sign up. For questions, email the reading group coordinator at honorsreading@ou.edu.

IRG Brochures - previous semesters