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    Summer Honors Program (SHP)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Writing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Attend classes that are dynamic, motivating and interactive. Sessions are taught by experienced IUP faculty who will guide your explorations. You will develop critical thinking skills through the analysis of great scholars? arguments, group discussions, writing and group presentations. Find out more!

    Spend half of your day in two one-hour-and-15-minute interdisciplinary Honors Core courses.

    Core courses are the foundation of an honors education at the Cook Honors College. Based on big questions with no easy answer, faculty organize readings and discussion thematically, examining them through the lens of their academic discipline. In the honors core course, you will tackle some of the most basic and debated questions of human existence, such as:

    What do we know? What do we believe?How do we understand the sacred?How do we create and use the past?You will be challenged to develop critical thinking skills through the analysis of various media, group discussions, and in-class writing. Every question ends with a call to action, "What, therefore, should we do?" As a culminating activity, classes will present their collective understanding of the unit question as shaped by the two weeks of discussion, debate and writing.