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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.

Nishanth Alluri

"Honors provided me the unique opportunity to attain a cohesive natural and social science education. With the help of the Honors lecturers, I conducted a medical anthropology research project in West Africa analyzing the pharmaceutical properties of herbal medicines. Through the Honors experience, students are exposed to a wide array of topics, encouraged to conduct research, and supported by the Honors faculty. Honors has been an invaluable experience!"
 

Upcoming Events

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ADP Tanzania Fall 2015 Course, Special Information Session
April 27 2015 at 10:00 AM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
A Unique Opportunity: Study and Travel to Tanzania, East Africa during the 2015 Presidential ElectionsHON 4260, African Democracy Project Tanzania, Fall 2015President 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 321010-11 a.m., Mon, April 27 or 4-5 p.m., Thu, April 30If 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. 
Transfer Scholars Day
April 27 2015 at 4:00 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Transfer Scholars Day is a special opportunity for invited high-achieving transfer students to compete for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship and other scholarship upgrades, additional awards and learn more about the benefits of being a member of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Invited students will sit for an interview with WSU staff and faculty, write a brief essay, and learn more about transfer student services and opportunities.
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.
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