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Spring 2020 Honors Courses

Visit this page for information on selecting your Honors course for spring, including how to see all available Honors courses in STAR, as well as course descriptions for select Honors courses. 

Check the Registrar's website for information on your priority registration date. 

This page will be updated as information becomes available on course changes and new course offerings.

HONR 205D - Short History of Money

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Undergraduate Students Needed to Work in Labs

West Virginia Health Sciences Center was recently awarded an 11 million dollar grant to study the effects of surrounding cells and tissue on tumor development. This grant is to support the newly founded Tumor Microenvironment (TME) Center for Biomedical Research Excellence.

The funding provides the opportunity for up to five undergraduate students to work in various labs focused on the microenvironment surrounding different cancers. This opportunity will be a paid internship. Additional positions may be available that can be used for completion of Honors credit or an Honors thesis without pay. Contact Dr. Paul Lockman at with any questions or to express interest in the opportunity.

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2019 Summer Assignment Rubric

All first-year Honors students are required to complete the summer reading assignment as their first assignment for their HONR 298o orientation course. The assigned book for fall 2019 is  Educated by Tara Westover.  See the essay prompts here. Find answers to your frequently asked questions about the summer assignment, followed by the summer reading assignment grading rubric for fall 2019. Learn how to use the APA citation format here.

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2019 Honors Faculty Fellows Lecture Series

The 2019-2020 Honors Faculty Fellows will be holding lectures throughout the beginning of fall semester.
The Honors College Faculty Fellows program encourages curricular innovation, giving faculty the opportunity to design new Honors College courses that also fit within the General Education Foundations (GEF) course framework.

These lectures provide current Honors students and the greater WVU and Morgantown community with the opportunity to learn more about the exciting topics covered in these innovative courses. See full descriptions for each faculty fellow's course.

How does money influence politics, society and current events worldwide? What can films teach us about how everyday citizens view and understand important historical events? How bold and inquisitive should we be when facing the unknown? 

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Full-Time Honors College VISTA Position

The Honors College is seeking a full-time Honors College VISTA for the 2019-2020 year. The position will start in August and continue through August 2020.

This VISTA Honors College Specialist will work work collaboratively with the Honors College at West Virginia University. 

In this capacity, he or she will engage WVU Honors College students, staff and faculty as well as others to expand and strengthen partnerships within the University; and between the Honors College, the local community, and the state. Moreover, the VISTA member will develop systems and processes for academic enrichment that build the capacity of the Honors College to provide meaningful service learning and civic engagement opportunities for its students.

As a VISTA, the coordinator will receive: 

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