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Living Learning Communities

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Bellavance Honors Program will offer four options for students who wish to participate in an Honors Living Learning Community (LLC).  These communities offer students a special opportunity to live and study together throughout their freshman year. Students in the Honors LLCs are mentored by Resident Assistants (RAs) in Manokin Hall, who are fellow members of the Honors Program.  

Manokin Hall                         Manokin Room   

Joining a community of like-minded peers 

Despite their varying academic strengths and extracurricular interests, honors students share a commitment to academic excellence and a desire to help each other become better students and citizens.

In the fall semester, students take a pair of linked courses that center on a topic or theme. These classes, limited to 20 students each, are taught by some of the best professors on the SU campus.  In addition students enroll in a 1 credit hour professional development course in the spring semester, where they polish important skills, such as craft professional presentations, find a faculty mentor, apply for national scholarships and fellowships, conduct a successful interview, solicit letters of recommendation, and draft professional emails, portfolios, and resumes. 

In addition to interesting and engaging classwork, students in the Honors LLCs also participate in exciting extracurricular activities.  In the past, they have traveled to Washington, DC, and New York City, as well as locations on the Eastern Shore.

Benefits of the Honors LLCs

·         Early move-in

·         Special honors orientation program

·         Outside activities throughout the freshman year

·         Quiet living conditions

Honors LLC Options

Honors I: Food and Culture

This Honors LLC focuses on food and culture as a means to engage larger research across all disciplines.  Students in previous sections of the “Food and Culture” LLCs have examined everything from “Food in Film” to controversial social and scientific debates about nutrition, animal rights, genetic modification, the environment, and more.  Honors LLC I and II work together at times as one larger LLC.  Business students can use CMAT 100 toward both general elective credits and major credits. For all other majors, CMAT 100 may be used toward their required general education humanities credits.   

Fall 2015 Courses

CMAT 100 (4cr) - Fundamentals of Communication


HONR 111 (4cr)- Critical Thinking & Writing


Spring 2016 Course

IDIS 280 (1cr) - Special Topics: Scholars in Training: How to Navigate Academic and Professional Contexts

Honors II: Food and Culture

This Honors LLC focuses on food and culture as a means to engage larger research across all disciplines.  Students in previous sections of the “Food and Culture” LLCs have examined everything from “Food in Film” to controversial social and scientific debates about nutrition, animal rights, genetic modification, the environment, and more.  Honors LLC I and II work together at times as one larger LLC.  All majors can use the history course to fulfill their general education history credit.

Fall 2015 Courses

HIST 102 (4cr) – World Civilizations II

HONR 111 (4cr)- Critical Thinking & Writing

Spring 2016 Course

IDIS 280 (1cr) - Special Topics: Scholars in Training: How to Navigate Academic and Professional Contexts    

Honors III: Biology and STEM

This Honors LLC focuses on biology and the natural sciences. This LLC includes BIOL 210, which is the first course required for biology majors. The Honors Critical Thinking and Writing course will also aid students in conducting research in the natural sciences and writing for a general audience.

Fall 2015 Courses

BIOL 210 (4cr) – Biology: Concepts and Methods

HONR 111 (4cr)- Critical Thinking & Writing

Spring 2016 Course

IDIS 280 (1cr) - Special Topics: Scholars in Training: How to Navigate Academic and Professional Contexts

Honors IV: Thinking and the Brain

This Honors LLC requires students to think and write critically about the world around them and apply their understanding of human behavior and critical analysis skills to a variety of social settings. The PSYC 101 course is a required course for both Pre-Nursing and Psychology majors, and can be used by all majors toward their general education Social Sciences requirement. 

Fall 2015 Courses

PSYC 101 (4cr) – General Psychology

HONR 111 (4cr)- Critical Thinking & Writing

Spring 2016 Course

IDIS 280 (1cr) - Special Topics: Scholars in Training: How to Navigate Academic and Professional Contexts

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