Honors Program

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The Sterling College Honors Program is designed to enhance the educational experience of academically advanced students. Students with a 3.5 gpa and above as well as a 25 ACT or above will be invited to participate in the Sterling College Honors Program. For more information, ask your admissions counselor or click here to complete the request form.

Participants complete a series of courses developed for gifted and highly motivated students.  Honor Students are also invited to participate in extracurricular opportunities such as cultural trips, concerts, and round-table discussions with guest speakers. Recent activities have included trips to The Nelson-Adkins Museum of Art and National World War I Museum in Kansas City, a day at the Kansas Renaissance Festival, lunch with an Ozark Folklorist, and attendance at the Wichita Opera's performance of La Boheme.

Course Descriptions

HR110 Theories of Servant Leadership-Honors 1 credits
This course will survey several theories of leadership--placing each within its historical and cultural perspective. Servant Leadership will be highlighted and presented under the current transformational approach to leadership. Students will be challenged to explore the underlying assumptions of each theory of leadership. In turn students will evaluate the outcomes and expectations of leaders and leadership styles that result from these assumptions. Special attention will be given to theological, ethical, and philosophical issues in servant leadership. Prerequisite: GD105H

Choose two of the following courses to meet your general education requirements for literature and world civilization.

HR201 Non-Western Culture & History: Ancient Societies through the Renaissance Period 3 credits
An interdisciplinary history/literature general education course covering non-Western culture and history from the Ancients through the Renaissance Period.

HR202 Non-Western Culture & History: Enlightenment to the Contemporary Period 3 credits
An interdisciplinary history/literature general education course covering non-Western culture and history from the Enlightenment through the Contemporary Period.

HR211 Western Culture & History: Ancient to Renaissance 3 credits
An interdisciplinary history/literature general education course covering Western culture and history from ancient societies through the Renaissance Period.

HR212 Western Culture & History: Enlightenment to the Contemporary Period 3 credits
An interdisciplinary history/literature general education course covering Western culture and history from the Enlightenment through the Contemporary Period