Twentieth Anniversary of Honors at Houghton
Even after twenty years, Houghton’s approach to honors remains highly distinctive. We run a series of programs for students in their first year at Houghton, all co-taught, all synthesizing multiple disciplines, all very intense and all with a significant experiential component, whether that’s research or travel. Our idea is to take entering students with a lot of ability and curiosity and give them a radical developmental experience—an experience that sets challenges that are initially beyond them. The idea is that, as we help them to rise to these challenges, they become more than they were. They grow further into what God knows they can become.
Professor of Philosophy, Director of Honors