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Welcome to the Honors College

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College is city-based and service-oriented; we promote excellence and challenge our students to engage the world around them as problem-solvers and leaders. Our curriculum requires that students inform themselves about what it means to be citizens, of this city, this country, the world; we give our students tools, tools to be catalysts for innovation and improvement, and the skills necessary to create powerful solutions. The women and men who are students here — with the generous support and guidance of faculty, staff, friends and alumni — are inventing our shared future.

Reba John

"Honors students aren't just an elite group of scholars like most people make them out to be. Rather, they are a group of people who just love to learn. The Honors classes are comprised of enthusiastic intellectuals who are not only brilliant in their studies but also supportive colleagues. Honors gives students more than just challenging courses, it allows them to share ideas and stimulate insightful discussions and viewpoints."

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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ADP Tanzania Fall 2015 Course, Special Information Session
April 30 2015 at 4:00 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
A Unique Opportunity: Study and Travel to Tanzania, East Africa during the 2015 Presidential Elections HON 4260, African Democracy Project Tanzania, Fall 2015 President Emeritus/Distinguished Professor Irvin D. Reid invites you to join a unique foreign study opportunity in Tanzania, East Africa.  First, you will study the history, culture, and politics of Tanzania here on campus for 10 weeks.  Then you will accompany Dr. Reid, and co-instructors Jennifer Hart, Assistant Professor of History, and Mr. Darryl Shreve, Emmy winning Filmmaker, on a 10-day field trip to Tanzania in Oct/Nov 2015 to observe the national elections.  You will be able to interact with students, scholars, NGO representatives, and ordinary citizens.  The highlight of your field study will be the national elections where you will meet government officials and political candidates.  You will also participate in the making of a documentary on democracy in Africa and conduct your own mini-research projects. This course is for all majors and covers contemporary issues in Tanzania, including education, popular culture, health, religion, political parties, economic development, and civil societies as well as race and gender. We will be based primarily in Dar es Salaam, the country's largest city, but we will also travel to rural areas.  We may even have an opportunity to go on a one-day safari, weather permitting. Estimated Cost is $4,125 - plus extras.  Start looking for that summer job now!  Enrollment is by permission only. SPECIAL INFORMATION SESSIONS UGL Community Room: Third Floor, Room 3210 10-11 a.m., Mon, April 27 or 4-5 p.m., Thu, April 30 If you have additional questions or are unable to attend one of the information sessions, please contact Dr. Reid at: focis@wayne.edu or call 313-577-5550.
Honors Graduation Ceremony
May 5 2015 at 3:00 PM
Hilberry Theatre
Join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College for a celebration of this spring's Honors graduates on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 3pm to 5pm at the Hilberry Theatre. Invited students MUST RSVP by April 22, 2015 and may bring up to two guests. Parking will be available in WSU Lot #60. Gold collars will be distributed at the event. If you are not attending the Honors Graduation Ceremony, but want to have a gold collar for the WSU Commencement you may pick up a gold collar at the Honors College during regular business hours until April 27, 2015. Students are responsible for making sure their major is declared correctly - including University Honors and/or Departmental Honors. Certificates will be available for pick up immediately following the ceremony and will reflect the student's officially declared major(s).
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