The Honors Program at Sweet Briar is dedicated to enriching the intellectual life of the entire College community. The program is designed to engage all departments and academic disciplines and to provide opportunities for motivated students that emphasize both breadth and depth of study. The program offers recognition to those students who perform academically at an Honors level, but also encourages the participation of all interested students in Honors courses and co-curricular activities.
The program encourages Honors students to challenge themselves and their peers, and it provides experiences designed to stimulate and strengthen students' critical thinking abilities and creative endeavors. In Honors classes, through independent research projects and at co-curricular activities and events, the program provides a venue in which exceptional students can meet, share ideas and stretch their intellectual boundaries inside and outside the classroom.
Each year the Honors Program selects a theme for thinking across the disciplines. This year the Sweet Briar Honors Program invites the College community to think about the concept of "Value." In lectures, in discussions of the common reading selection, The History of Money: from Sandstone to Cyberspace, and in Honors classes, Sweet Briar students, faculty and visiting scholars will examine this concept through the different lenses of the humanities, the arts and the sciences. Join us in the coming months as we contemplate the idea of "Value" from a variety of perspectives spanning the liberal arts spectrum.