First Year Honors
A distinctive First Year Honors Program is for qualified first-year students. There are three options: Contemporary Contexts, East Meets West, and Science Honors. Contemporary Contexts is the replacement program for the London Honors program which began in 1996. Both Contemporary Contexts and East Meets West involve taking integrated classes during normal semester then traveling abroad during 'Mayterm', exploring the roots of Western culture. Science Honors takes place both first-year semesters at Houghton involving research in recent real-world issues, such as fuel-efficiency. The theme for 2012-13 will be Global Warming and ways in which to improve Houghton's efforts in environmentalism.
Famous quotes containing the words honors and/or year:
“Justice shines in very smoky homes, and honors the righteous; but the gold-spangled mansions where the hands are unclean she leaves with eyes averted.”
—Aeschylus (525456 B.C.)
“In another year Ill have enough money saved. Then Im gonna go back to my hometown in Oregon and Im gonna build a house for my mother and myself. And join the country club and take up golf. And Ill meet the proper man with the proper position. And Ill make a proper wife who can run a proper home and raise proper children. And Ill be happy, because when youre proper, youre safe.”
—Daniel Taradash (b. 1913)