The Croft Institute for International Studies and The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Most Croft students are also members of the Honors College.  The two programs work closely together and have aligned many of their requirements, thus avoiding overlap and unnecessary duplication.  For example, many Croft courses earn Honors College credit, while the Croft senior thesis does double duty as the Honors College senior thesis.  Joining both Croft and Honors therefore does not mean taking on extra burdens.  On the contrary, Croft and Honors perfectly complement each other.

Croft students do not have to be members of the Honors College.  Croft students already have the most important advantages of the Honors College, such as smaller classes, individualized attention from faculty and advisers, a closely knit community of students, and special facilities, including dedicated computer labs and study spaces. 

Membership in the Honors College adds to the special advantages of the Croft Institute.  The Honors College provides access to additional opportunities, including scholarships, internships, eligibility for Barksdale Awards, and special faculty and staff resources.

More information about the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College can be found on its website.

Croft Classes that Count for Honors Credit

Any two (2) of the 200-level core courses: 

Inst 200: Thinking Globally

Inst 201: African Studies

Inst 203: East Asian Studies

Inst 205: European Studies

Inst 209: Middle East Studies

Croft/Honors General Education Courses:

Math 271: Calculus of Decision Making

Econ 202: Principles of Microeconomics (Croft/Honors Section Only)

Croft Senior Thesis Courses: 

Inst 421: Research Seminar I

Inst 422: Research Seminar II

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College