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Barrett Online Curriculum

The Barrett Online curriculum

The Barrett curriculum is designed to help students develop habits of mind that enable them to be lifelong learners, creative problem solvers, and participatory citizens in a democratic society. The unique honors curriculum integrates seamlessly into any ASU Online degree program. Barrett Online students work closely with their honors advisor to devise a plan for Barrett graduation that works best with their schedule and educational goals. 

Honors courses are mindfully designed to:

  • Improve the student’s ability to reason critically and communicate clearly
  • Cultivate the student’s ability to engage in intellectual discourse through reading, writing, and discussion
  • Broaden the student’s historical and cultural awareness and understanding
  • Deepen awareness of the diversity of human societies and cultures
  • Instill academic breadth and discipline in preparation for more advanced study

Barrett Online curriculum requirements

Barrett Online students complete a 21-credit honors curriculum that includes the 3-credit course HON 370 The History of Ideas and a capstone honors thesis or creative project for up to 6 credits. Between those two signature experiences, the remaining 12 upper division honors credits are electives. There is a wide array of electives which offers students great choices for completion of honors credits. Graduation from ASU with Barrett distinction requires a 3.25 cumulative university GPA and completion of all university degree expectations, in addition to the Barrett curriculum outlined here.

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