Honors Colloquium

UT Tyler Honors Program

[From Latin: com+loqui: "To talk together."]

"Colloquium" is Latin for dialogue or conversation. The Honors Colloquium is an opportunity for students to meet and talk with local, regional, and national leaders and scholars about topics that relate to the semester's courses. The Honors Colloquium series may also include museum trips, service projects, productions, and other leadership and learning activities.

Typically there are four colloquia per semester, and honors students are required to attend all of them to remain in good standing with the Honors Program.

Spring 2021 Colloquia:

January 20: Police Reform for 2021 and Beyond with Dr. Justin Nix, 6:00pm, COB 180.

February 11: Honors Double Feature Film Night, 6:00pm "Singing in the Rain", 8:00pm "2001: A Space Odyssey", UC Theatre

March 23: Exploring History Through Sound with Patrick Feaster, 6:00pm, COB 180.

April 16: Sixth Annual Lyceum Research Showcase, All Day, UT Tyler Scholar Works

Colloquium Make-up Form

Honors students are expected to attend all colloquia. Attendance will be taken during the first 15 minutes of every colloquium. Students who arrive after those 15 minutes, will not receive credit for attending the colloquium. If a student misses a colloquium, that student is expected to find and attend a make-up event. That event must be approved by the Honors staff prior to the student's attendance at the event. For the Spring 21 semester, the listening to an episode from the following podcasts counts as a make-up colloquium: Freakonomics, "Revisionist History", "Climate Cast", "Stuff you Should Know."  Students must listen to at least one episode in order to receive credit.

Unless a student misses a colloquium event for class, all make-up colloquium must be accompanied by a 500-word essay summarizing the details of the event. Once a student has attended an approved make-up event, they fill out the colloquium make up form below. All submissions must be in by the first day of finals in order to have successfully made up missed colloquia for the semester.

Students can fill out a colloquium make-up form here.