Great Books Honors College
If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.
-C.S. Lewis, “Learning in War-time”
An uncommon honors college requires an uncommon welcome. Honors colleges typically aim at telling about all their bells and whistles. At Faulkner University, the Honors College was established with deep Christian conviction that academic excellence and service should always go together.
The Honors College serves students in each academic department at Faulkner by offering an honors track for each discipline. In addition, the Honors College sponsors the Christian Institute for the Study of Liberal Arts, through which it offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA), a Master of Arts (MA), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Humanities for students who specifically desire intellectual and spiritual engagement with the Great Tradition of the Western world.
In all these programs, we read, write, think, discuss, and serve with the sense that there are eternal implications to all that we are doing. So, if you too are seeking an uncommon, life-shaping experience, we invite you to listen to the further introduction in this page’s related podcast and to consider joining the College and our community of learners.
Dr. Robert M. Woods
Director, The Great Books Honors College at Faulkner University