Oct 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Requirements

In the “Academic at Albion” section of this catalog, the College’s core curriculum is described. Parts II and III of this curriculum requires that all students take a course that will introduce them to each of the following five Modes of Inquiry and four Categories:

Modes of Inquiry:

  1. Textual Analysis
  2. Artistic Creation and Analysis
  3. Scientific Analysis
  4. Modeling and Analysis
  5. Historical and Cultural Analysis


  1. Environmental Studies
  2. Ethnicity Studies
  3. Gender Studies
  4. Global Studies

Since each Honors course fulfills a Modes of Inquiry or Category requirement of the College’s core curriculum, Honors students can satisfy as many as four of this nine-course requirement with Honors classes. Additionally, Honors students can satisfy part of the College’s distribution requirement (one fine arts course, two humanities courses, two science courses and two social science courses) by taking Honors seminars.

Students take four Honors courses, one from each of the four divisions of the College.

All courses to meet the Honors core must be taken for a numerical grade.

To guide Honors students in their selection of Great Issues courses, the following numbering system is used:


For example, HSP 154H would be a Great Issues in Social Science seminar that satisfies the Modeling and Analysis Mode; HSP 126H would be a Great Issues in Science seminar that satisfies the Environmental Studies Category.