Honors Liberal Education Certificate Requirements

Students who complete seven courses in the Honors LE sequence will be awarded a special certificate recognizing this achievement (contingent on Westminster graduation). No more than one of these courses may be taken credit/no credit.

A complete description of the equivalencies between LE Honors courses and the standard LE courses is listed below.

Liberal Education Course Category Requirements
Honors Course Equivalents
Learning Community HON 201 Humanities I
Writing and other Communication Skills

Composition and Research

HON 201–202 Humanities I and II
Information Literacy HON 201–202 Humanities I and II
Basic Speech Course HON 201, 202, 211, 212, 231 
(4 of 5 required for SPCH credit)
Humanities – Courses with strong emphasis on critical, analytical, and integrative thinking in historical, literary, and philosophical contexts.
History HON 201–202 Humanities I and II
Literature HON 201–202 Humanities I and II
Philosophy/Religion HON 201–202 Humanities I and II
Arts – Courses with a strong emphasis on creative and reflective capacities.
Arts Survey HON 212 The Arts in Performance
Creative Arts HON 212 The Arts in Performance
Science/Mathematics – Courses with strong emphasis on critical, analytical, and integrative thinking in mathematical and scientific contexts.
Mathematics: No Honors Course
MATH 120 Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 141 College Algebra
MATH 142 Trigonometry
MATH 150 Elementary Statistics
MATH 201 Calculus I
 
Physical Sciences HON 221 Hist and Phil of Science
Life Sciences HON 222 Science, Power & Diversity
Social Sciences – Courses with strong emphasis on global consciousness, social responsibility, and ethical awareness in a social science context.
Social Sciences I HON 211 Political Economy of Conflict
Social Science II HON 231 Human Culture & Behavior
Living Arts – Courses with a strong emphasis on real-world, life-enhancing knowledge.
Living Arts HON 201 Humanities I
Diversity – Courses integrate two or more of the following as a major component throughout the course: class,
gender, race, ethnicity, geographic origin, ability, age, sexual orientation and/or religion.
Diversity HON 222 Science, Power & Diversity


Note: While the Honors seminars satisfy Liberal Education requirements, Honors seminars do not satisfy major/minor requirements or prerequisites except in the following cases. Honors students who major or minor in Political Science after completing HON 211 will have satisfied the PLSC 101 requirement. Honors students who complete HON 201 and HON 202 will have satisfied the ENGL 220 requirement for the minor and/or will have satisfied the ENGL 220 prerequisite requirement for placement purposes into English classes beyond ENGL 220. Honors students who complete HON 201 and HON 202 will have satisfied the HIST 112/113 and HIST 212/213 requirement for the History major and minor and/or the prerequisite requirement for placement purposes into History classes beyond this level. Honors students who complete HON 212 will have satisfied the ART 110 requirement for the Art major and minor and/or the prerequisite requirement for placement purposes into Art classes beyond this level. Honors students who complete HON 201 and HON 202 and wish to major or minor in Philosophy must take one of the following: PHIL 102 (Critical Thinking, LE), PHIL 100/100D (Introduction to Philosophy, LE), or PHIL 206/206D (Introduction to Ethics, LE).