What is Colloquium?
Each semester, all Honors College students explore a new topic through a common reading. We come together for one night over a meal and share thoughts in small groups led by university faculty and staff members. Generally, the discussion is accompanied by a keynote, expert panel, or other group activity.
Colloquium topics are drawn from all areas of study. Recent topics have included books on honesty, free speech, DNA and genetics, local food movements and sustainability, economics, immigration and American identities, and Victorian vampires. We read novels, non-fiction, and sometimes even graphic novels and comics. Colloquium is never the same twice, and by the time you graduate you'll have read a diversity of topics that help stretch your knowledge in news and unexpected ways.
Faculty & Staff interested in participating should contact the Honors College office for more information or to sign up to be a table leader.