The HONS 1000H course serves as an introduction to the Morehead Honors College and helps students hone professional skills that will serve them in their time at UGA and beyond. It is required for all first-year Honors students during their first semester at UGA.
- Builds student community in the Honors College through a small group format
- Establishes a peer mentor for every Honors student
- Introduces students to campus life and acquaints them with available resources
- Covers university and Honors philosophy, policies, and procedures—including advising, registration, and how to graduate with Honors
- Assists Honors students in navigating UGA and Honors
- Helps students identify, consider, and develop college and career goals
Weekly seminars are led by Honors Teaching Assistants (HTAs), upper-class Honors students selected for their extensive engagement in the Honors College and UGA. As peer mentors, HTAs offer incoming Honors students a window into university life, provide advice, and help students develop goal-oriented thinking for future academic success.
As part of the course, HONS 1000H students are required to create a profile in the Honors Network, a platform they will use during their time as Honors students. The course culminates with the creation of a portfolio, allowing students to lay out future plans, reflect on their first semester, and develop components like a resume and other academic / professional documents for applications.