Wayne State University

Honors

Considering Honors at Wayne State University?

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College and your major department are working together to offer several honors options so that you can find the best way to fit honors into your study program.

Option 1: Departmental Honors

You may wish to concentrate your energies in your major and, depending on the degree program you choose, you may also find that you have a large number of courses to take in your major department each semester. This may limit the scheduling flexibility needed to take courses in University Honors. Departmental Honors is designed to allow students more concentrated study and challenge in the core courses required in the major.

Option 2: University Honors

For full information about the comprehensive program in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College, please contact honors@wayne.edu or consult the honors website.

How to begin

If you are interested in participating in honors in your major department (Departmental Honors), contact your departmental honors advisor, Michele Porter, at 313-577-2980, aa2961@wayne.edu.

Outline of honors options

Departmental Honors for Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History (15 credits)

Select the Honors Option in three of the following (9 credits):

  • AH 3750, African American Art
  • AH 5210, Hellenistic Art
  • AH 5250, Ancient Rome
  • AH 5260, Classical Greek Art
  • AH 5270, Roman Painting and Sculpture
  • AH 5300, The Christian Roman Empire
  • AH 5310, The Ancient City of Athens
  • AH 5320, Neoclassical Architecture in Britain
  • AH 5330, Constantinople in the Sixth Century
  • AH 5350, Byzantine Art and Architecture
  • AH 5400 Romans and Barbarians
  • AH 5450, Art and Architecture in the High Middle Ages
  • AH 5500, Early Renaissance in Italy
  • AH 5510, High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy
  • AH 5520, Art of Renaissance Venice
  • AH 5550, Northern Renaissance Art
  • AH 5600, Baroque Art in Italy
  • AH 5700, Nineteenth Century European Painting
  • AH 5715, Modernism: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • AH 5720, Twentieth Century Art
  • AH 5780, Topics in Twentieth Century Art

In addition to above:

  • AH 5998, Honors Thesis (3 credits)
  • One Honors Seminar from among HON 4200 through 4280 (3 credits)

Student must maintain a 3.5 G.P.A. in the major and an overall 3.3 G.P.A.

Departmental Honors for Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art OR Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art (15 credits)

Select the Honors Option in two of the following (6 credits):

  • ACR 3550, Ceramics
  • ADR 3070, Intermediate Life Drawing
  • AFA 2410, Textiles I
  • AFA 2420, Fashion Design Basic Construction
  • AFA3400, Clothing and Culture
  • AFI 2650, Beginning Weaving
  • AFI 2660, Fabric Printing and Dyeing
  • AGD 2250, Typography
  • AGD 3250, Graphic Design I
  • AIA 3610, Interior Design Studio II
  • AME 3600, Intermediate Jewelry I
  • AME 3601, Intermediate Jewelry II
  • APA 2100, Basic Painting
  • APA 2120, Beginning Painting
  • APA 3120, Intermediate Painting
  • APH 2400, Introduction to Photography
  • APR 2300, Introduction to Printmaking
  • ASL 2150, Beginning Sculpture
  • ASL 3150, Intermediate Sculpture

In addition to above:

  • Honors Option in an advanced studio elective (3 credits)
  • ACS 5996, Honors Project (3 credits)
  • One Honors Seminar from among HON 4200 through 4280 (3 credits)

Student must maintain a 3.5 G.P.A. in the major and an overall 3.3 G.P.A.

Departmental Honors for Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Design (15 credits)

Select the Honors Option in two of the following (6 credits):

  • ADN 3100 Design Process
  • AFA 2410 Textiles I
  • AFA 3410 Textile Performance Analysis
  • AFA 3420 Fashion Design: Advanced Construction
  • AFA 2420 Fashion Design: Basic Construction
  • AFA 3400 Clothing and Culture
  • AFA 3460 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising
  • AFA 4430 Fashion Illustration
  • AGD 2250 Typography
  • AGD 3250 Graphic Design I
  • AIA 1610 Drafting and Perspectives
  • AIA 2600 Intro to CAD
  • AIA 2610 Interior Studio I
  • AIA 3610 Interior Design Studio II
  • AID 3300 Intro to Industrial Design
  • AID 3310 Basic Presentation
  • AID 3200 Ethnographic Research Methods in Design
  • AFI 2650 Beginning Weaving
  • AFI 2660 Fabric Printing and Dyeing
  • AFI 3650 Intermediate Weaving
  • AFI 3660 Intermediate Fabric Printing and Dyeing

In addition to above:

  • Honors Option in an advanced studio elective 5000-level or above (3 credits)
  • ACS 5996, Honors Project (3 credits)
  • One Honors Seminar from among HON 4200 through 4280 (3 credits)

Student must maintain a 3.5 G.P.A. in the major and an overall 3.3 G.P.A.