What are the extra and co-curricular requirements for Honors Scholar and Honors Certificate?
The Richland College Honors Scholar designation is awarded to students who complete a minimum of 15 hours of Honors academic course work and a minimum of 10 clock hours of approved co-curricular activity and 6 clock hours of extra-curricular activity prior to graduation or transfer.
The Richland College Honors Certificate is awarded to students who, in addition to completing 9 hours of Honors academic course work, also complete a minimum of 3 clock hours of approved co-curricular activities and 3 clock hours of extra-curricular activities prior to graduation or transfer.
What are extra-curricular and co-curricular activities?
A comprehensive Honors education includes regular engagement with cultural activities and opportunities for enrichment that go beyond the classroom. Extra-curricular components allow students to become full participants in a wide variety of cultural, aesthetic, artistic, and innovative endeavors and presentations that are outside of the honors studentís normal area of studies.
A truly enriched learning experience fosters academic excellence through intensive faculty student interaction and gives students the chance to put their studies into practice. Co-curricular components complement the honors studentís curriculum studies by providing additional experiential learning in the student's academic area and exposing students to academic development that will further scholarly enquiry and investigation.
A complete list of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities is made available to Honors students each semester.
Will I be expected participate in co-curricular activities like community engagement and Service Learning?
Each Honors class is different. Some will expect participation in specific co-curricular activities, while others will incorporate different Honors Learning Outcomes and allow students to choose whether or not to independently participate in co-curricular or extra-curricular activities that semester. Regardless of your course selection, the Honors Scholar and Honors Certificate designations require participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.