WEBVTT 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:08.000 Hi. I'm Carlee, an Honors student here at Western. 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:11.000 This WOU Focus features the Honors Program Center, 00:00:11.000 --> 00:00:16.000 which includes the Honors office, classrooms, student lounge, and lab. Let's take a look around. 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:22.000 The Honors Center is located on the ground floor of the Academic Programs and Support Center on campus. 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:27.000 If you have questions regarding the Honors program or its requirements, the office is the place to go. 00:00:27.000 --> 00:00:33.000 Students come here for advice about prospective majors or minors, study abroad, graduation, or simply to chat. 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:36.000 An Honors student works as the program assistant, 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:40.000 so students have the option of talking to the faculty member who directs the program, 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:43.000 or a fellow student who's completing the program herself. 00:00:43.000 --> 00:00:49.000 Connected to the office, the Honors lounge provides a convenient, quiet, and clean space for individual or group study. 00:00:49.000 --> 00:00:55.000 Honors students can gain access to the lounge at all hours, and a refrigerator and microwave are provided for student use. 00:00:55.000 --> 00:00:60.000 It's perfect for studying, socializing, or simply for relaxing between classes. 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:05.000 I'm Trevor, and I'd like to show you the Honors classroom and tell you about the courses you'll be taking in the Honors program. 00:01:05.000 --> 00:01:10.000 Many of the Honors classes take place in the Honors classroom, next door to the office and lounge. 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:16.000 Here you'll study world literature, philosophy, music, theater, and other subjects. 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:21.000 In general, Honors classes are discussion-based, writing intensive, and never feature more than 25 students. 00:01:21.000 --> 00:01:26.000 The goal is to keep class sizes small, so individualized learning can flourish. 00:01:26.000 --> 00:01:33.000 In addition to the subjects already mentioned, you'll also take courses in geography, art, and the natural sciences. 00:01:33.000 --> 00:01:39.000 Your coursework will culminate in your Honors thesis, which is completed during your junior and senior years. 00:01:39.000 --> 00:01:44.000 I'm doing mine on the viability of the value-based purchasing model in healthcare. 00:01:44.000 --> 00:01:46.000 The final area in the Honors center is the Honors computer lab. 00:01:46.000 --> 00:01:50.000 Here students from all of the Honors cohorts can gather to collaborate and get work done. 00:01:50.000 --> 00:01:55.000 The computer lab features PCs and Macs, as well as two laser printers exclusively for Honors student use. 00:01:55.000 --> 00:01:58.000 Like the lounge, Honors students can gain access to the lab at all hours. 00:01:58.000 --> 00:01:62.000 It's an excellent place to eliminate distractions and get down to work. 00:02:02.000 --> 00:02:06.000 For applications and information about the Honors program, please call, email, or visit our webpage. 00:02:06.000 --> 00:02:08.000 We look forward to speaking with you soon. 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:13.000 Thanks for taking the time to watch this WOU Focus featuring the Honors Program Center.