The heart of Honors is in the coursework – what happens in the classroom, and hence faculty typically have the strongest influence on Honors students through classes and research projects. On this page can be found information and links to help Honors faculty understand the forms of honors instruction and the various resources available to them through Honors. Also included are links to electronic forms used by Honors faculty.
What Students Say About ESI
"The flexibility and ability to include classes I would never be able to take otherwise"
"The freedom we have to explore our own interests and engage in topics we enjoy"
"The lack of boundaries and the constant encouragement to pursue all your passions"
Note that students must apply to the major before pursuing the curriculum outlined below. Scroll down for instructions on how to apply.
What is Engaged Social Innovation?
“A social innovation is a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than current solutions. The value created accrues primarily to society rather than to private individuals.” -Stanford Graduate College of Business
Honors at Iowa was founded by Samuel Rhodes Dunlap, Ph.D. Professor Dunlap was born in the state of Texas on March 11, 1911. He graduated from Rice Institute with an A.B. in 1931 and a M.A. in 1932, and earned his Ph.D. from Oxford in 1939 after becoming a Rhodes Scholar.