inquiry-based learning experiences, students in the Mary C. Dodd Honors Program engage in a transformative education that goes well beyond knowledge
accumulation and career preparation. Ultimately, the purpose of the Honors
College curriculum is to prepare and equip students for a lifelong cultivation
of wisdom and understanding for the sake of a Christian life well-lived.
Mary C. Dodd Honors
Students enter the Honors College as sophomores or juniors. Both current IWU
students and transfers are welcome to apply to the program. Over the course of two
or three years, Mary C. Dodd Honors Students complete an Honors Humanities Minor. This interdisciplinary minor—which
addresses life’s great questions from the perspectives of Scripture, theology,
philosophy, history, literature, psychology, sociology, the arts and
more—satisfies many of a student’s general education requirements at Indiana
Wesleyan. The minor provides interdisciplinary preparation for a
more holistic and meaningful engagement of other fields of study and thus is
intended to complement the student’s major.
Read more for details regarding curricular requirements of the Honors Humanities Minor and course descriptions. Because
four-year plans for students enrolling in this program are highly dependent on
students’ prior coursework, we recommend that students meet with a JWHC advisor to determine how enrolling in the
Honors Humanities Minor will impact their collegiate plans.