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Honors Program

Dr. Susan Colon & Dr. Natasha Todorovich
Coordinators
 

To APPLY to the Honors Program, click on the "Apply to Wright's Honors Program" tab under the "Related Services" section at the right side of your screen. 

​​​​​​​To view our Fall 2018 Honors classes, click on the "Honors Course Descriptions" Tab under the "Learn More" section at the right side of your screen.     

      

Mission Statement

The Honors Program at Wright College offers coursework that emphasizes in-depth and advanced understanding of the subject, creative and critical thinking applied to difficult and complex topics, multiple disciplinary approaches, diverse cultural understanding, and skills in sophisticated problem-solving. Furthermore, the coursework encourages collaboration across disciplines, engaged civic and ethical leadership, and research and advanced scholarship.  The Honors Program offers two options to students: specially developed courses marked Honors or an option to turn a regular course into an Honors course through a negotiated agreement between faculty and student (“supplemental Honors contract”).                         


In particular, the goal of the Honors Program at Wright College is to develop students who are:
         

  1. Intellectually curious and lifelong learners; able to persist in finding answers to difficult and complex questions;
  2. Intellectually tolerant; able to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty in examining difficult ideas;
  3. Creative and critical thinkers across disciplines; able to co​ntextualize ideas and to synthesize multiple disciplines in creative ways;
  4. Skilled researchers; adept at designing, articulating, and conducting research or scholarship following the academic methodologies, professional standards and conventions of their field of study;
  5. Articulate in their reasoning; able to communicate their ideas in multiple media;
  6. Informed and balanced agents in the world; able to articulate informed personal standards to evaluate new ideas, experiences, and cultures;
  7. Engaged members of their local and global civic communities; able to articulate moral obligations of their citizenship;
  8. Outstanding students; competitive in their applications for scholarships, ability to transfer, and in their job applications.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete four Honors courses (or through the “supplemental Honors contract”) will demonstrate in an Honors Portfolio all learning outcomes for the Honors designation:                      

  1. Quality research or scholarship in their fields;
  2. Professional quality skills in written, oral, graphical and digital communication;​
  3. Advanced knowledge of the arts and sciences as well as the interrelationship among them;
  4. Analytic skills in addressing complex ideas and texts across disciplines and incorporating multiple disciplinary perspectives;
  5. Leadership skills and engaged civic and ethical responsibility in local and global settings, both collaboratively and individually;
  6. Cultural awareness and sensitivity both to his/her own cultural traditions and those of other cultures.      
  
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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Beverly Bennett - Social Science      

Vincent Bruckert - English  

Susan Colon - Visual and Performing Arts (Speech)      

Sydney Hart - Social Science      

Polly Hoover - Humanities      

Maria Jaskot-Inclan - Visual and Performing Arts (Speech, Theater)  

Merry Mayer - Social Science      

Michael Petersen - English, Literature      

Natasha Todorovich - English  

       

       

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(773) 481-8628
Fax: 
 
4300 N. Narragansett Ave.
 
Chicago, IL 60634
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