General description of the Honors at Glasgow Program

The Honors semester at the University of Glasgow will allow you to:  

  • Complete an Honors course elective, The Ideas and Influences of the Scottish Enlightenment: 18th to the 21st Centuries. To see an example of the Syllabus for this course, please click here.
  • This module fulfills an HON 250 elective and the 5th humanities requirement at Berry.

The University of Glasgow has created a unique course for our Honors students. Using major figures and ideas from the Scottish Enlightenment, Honors students will see how those ideas continue to be important in intellectual and cultural life in the 21st century. Interdisciplinary perspectives from art/aesthetics, religion, philosophy, politics/economics, and science will inform this course. The institutional model is the traditional Oxbridge model of public lectures and small group seminars. Leading scholars will provide over-arching ideas in the public lectures, which are then further developed through discussion in small group seminars/tutorials. Special cultural immersion outings are planned for this course.  

  • Take an additional 2-3 courses in your major or minor.  

The University of Glasgow has both breadth and depth in most undergraduate majors. Science, pre-med, and pre-vet Honors students will have access to a sophisticated range of disciplines and courses. Fine and liberal arts majors as well as business will have an exciting variety of course options. All Honors at Glasgow students will have access to level 3 and some level 4 courses not usually available to other study abroad students. Studio art majors will attend the Glasgow School of Art.  

More unique opportunities for Honors at Glasgow:  

  • Chance to study at an internationally recognized university  
  • Be a member of a unique “Honors at Glasgow” program  
  • Special cultural immersion events for Honors students both inside and outside the classroom  
  • Participate in service learning opportunities  
  • Possibility of internships  
  • Meeting some of the 3,000 other international students from 24 countries around the world  
  • Meeting, becoming friends with Honors students from our consortium member institutions in the U.S.  
  • Travel in the U.K. and the European continent  
  • Living in a “different” but accessible culture  

Berry’s Honors Program is leading the formation of the Principia Consortium of 23 other private liberal arts colleges from across the United States whose Honors students will also be a part of the Honors at Glasgow semester program.  

Honors students may enroll either for fall or spring term through Berry’s International Programs Office. A separate application to the University of Glasgow will also be completed after approval by Berry’s International Programs Committee. Our program began in the fall of 2009.  

Scholarships and federal loans usually apply toward tuition. There are no additional tuition charges for this semester abroad at Glasgow.