The Honors College is committed to UNCW's strategic goal of supporting students becoming global citizens. We offer the Honors Global Citizen Recognition to honors students who demonstrate active engagement with global issues, foreign language competency, and study abroad. In addition, each year we offer "honors international splashes"- opportunities to take honors seminars that involve short-term travel abroad. We also have an honors semester at University of Swansea (Wales) every spring.
SPRING and Summer 2014
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HON 120 classes
HON 120 to CUBA with Dr. Alina Szmant
HON 120: Animal Behavior in Andean Ecuador with Drs. Kate Bruce and Mark Galizio (Psychology) travel druing spring break
HON 210 and SPN 294 (6 credits) to Peru (Inca Trail) with Dr. Bill Atwill (English) and Ms. Valerie Rider (Spanish)
Faculty Director: Dr. David Weber
Interested in Swansea?
Contact Dr. David Weber
Honors Global Citizen Recognition
The Honors Global Citizen Recognition is an option for students completing University or Departmental Honors that encourages students to make global discoveries on campus and abroad.
Upon completion of the requirements and attainment of a degree with honors, the notation for the certificate will be posted on the student's academic transcript. To qualify for this distinction, students must:
- Maintain the required honors GPA on all college work attempted in the United States or abroad.
- Develop and complete an honors project (499) that has shows active engagement with global issues, such as an increased awareness of international issues, understanding of global interdependence, or demonstration of global citizenship.
- Proposals must be reviewed by the Office of International Programs and Honors College, and application is done through an online survey.
- Earn at least 6 student credit hours in a UNCW-approved education abroad program.
- Complete at least the 202 level, or equivalent, of a foreign language with a C or better grade.
- Complete at least one HON seminar with global content. Check with the director for approval.
- Complete nine additional hours of 3-credit hour courses with global content with a C or better in each. These classes may be selected from courses approved for the International Studies major or minor, or from the University Studies courses approved for global content. At least two disciplinary areas must be represented.
Honors Semester Abroad at the University of Swansea (Wales)
Program Information for Spring 2013 Semester Study Abroad in Swansea, Wales
Again for spring 2013, the Honors College at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will sponsor a semester study abroad program in Wales at Swansea University, winner of the coveted London Times award for “best student experience” among British universities, as determined by student votes. We welcome honors students from universities across the United States to join us!!!!!
The semester will be hosted by Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Professor in the Department of Sociology at UNCW. Dr. Hossfeld is a nationally recognized scholar on economic and community development. She will be teaching two courses at Swansea in spring 2013, including an honors seminar called “Understanding Wales: Language, Culture and Nation Building.”
The Setting: Swansea University, overlooking beautiful Swansea Bay, is situated within a large area of landscaped parkland within walking distance of the city center. To the west is the lovely Gower Peninsula with its broad bays and sandy coves. Swansea is a modern city of 200,000 with well-equipped leisure centers and cultural facilities. Swansea can be reached by train from London in about 3 hours.
Course of study: Honors Students may earn up to 17 credits at Swansea as follows:
Ø Honors seminar (Understanding Wales: Language, Culture and Nation Building) taught by Dr. Hossfeld: 2 credits
Ø Pre-sessional Course or Internship: 3 credits (see
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/sao/internships/ for more information on the internship
Ø Courses of the student's choice from the Swansea catalog: 12 credits
Students from any major are welcome. Students must be honors students in good standing at their home universities. The students will be actively assisted by the American Studies Office at Swansea University in course selection. Course information is available at: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/ugcourses/ & https://intranet.swan.ac.uk/catalogue/. In addition to teaching the above honors course Dr. Hossfeld will arrange field trips, social gatherings, and other events.
Housing: Students will live with British students in the Hendrefoilan Student Village, an apartment style living arrangement. Read more about the Village here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/accommodation/universityresidences/hendrefoelanstudentvillage/#d.en.1957
Ø Arrival: approximately January 12 – 13th, 2013
Ø Pre-semester Course/Internship: approximately January 15-24, 2013
Ø Classes start: approximately January 28, 2013
Ø Easter vacation: approximately March 23-April 14th (free time to travel on your own—yes, this is really 3 weeks!!!!!)
Ø Semester ends (departure date): approximately June 14, 2013
Costs and Application: $9,650 (this figure is approximate at this time but deemed to be fairly accurate). The cost includes tuition and fees, accommodations, study abroad health insurance, orientation, a bedding packet (including duvet), local bus pass and scheduled field trips. Not included are airfare, meals, and books; budget between $3500-$4000 for these expenses.
The first deposit of $225 (non-refundable) is due September 30, 2012 with completed application. The rest of the payment may be made in installments - early November and early December. (Late applications will be accepted with a $40 late fee on a "space available" basis.)
Applications may be requested from the Office of International Programs, UNCW, Wilmington, NC 28403-5965. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you can join us for the limited number of spaces on this unique opportunity to live and study in the UK. More information about the program is available at: http://www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/documents/SwanseaUnivSpringProgram2011.pdf and http://www.uncw.edu/honors/academics/international.html.
Also, visit the UNCW Study Abroad Spring 2013 Facebook Page
Offices and Web sites with more Information:
Swansea Univ. home page: http://www.swan.ac.uk/