The Weber Honors College Curriculum
The Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies is the unique Honors curriculum that
students take while they are at SDSU. The Honors Minor includes a unique offering
of courses dedicated to interdisciplinary inquiry. The minor provides the ideal
avenue for students to become intellectually well rounded. The integrative nature of
the coursework invites students to reach beyond the boundaries of their academic
major and join in scholarly conversation with students and faculty from disciplines
other than their own.
The Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies is made up of 16 total units. Three of these units count toward General Education requirements. All
Honors classes are interactive and discussion based, and enrollment is capped at 25.
The 16 units (6 classes) are intended to be spread across the student’s time at SDSU.
Depending on when they are admitted, students can complete the curriculum in 2, 3,
or 4 years. Students typically enroll in at least 1 Honors class per academic year.
As part of the Honors Minor, students are required to study abroad and
participate in at least one high-impact experience (research, leadership, service,
or performance) before they graduate. In order to graduate from the Weber
Honors College, students are also required to maintain a 3.2 GPA and attend a
number of Honors-sponsored meetings and events.
To learn more about the Honors curriculum, download the Honors Minor
About Honors Classes
Quality rather than quantity separates Honors courses from non-Honors classes.
Honors classes do not offer merely more of the same material as their non-Honors counterparts; instead, they show greater breadth and integration. We
encourage honors faculty to incorporate course enhancements that provide an
enriched learning environment, such as field trips and service-learning projects
within the community. Honors classes are made available to all Honors students
regardless of major and, therefore, address topics of broad interest and do not have
Honors students often do better in their Honors courses than in their non-Honors
courses, partly because of the quality of the instruction, partly because of the
personalized mentoring students receive from professors, but mainly because of the
power that comes from putting curious, engaged, and motivated students together.