Honors Living Learning Community

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Snapshot

In partnership with the University Honors Program, the Honors LLCs are designed to create purposeful links among academic, residential, and social components of the university experience. Members of the LLCs live together and participate in group co-curricular activities. This shared academic involvement provides the foundation for the student’s LLC experience. Living in the Honors LLCs provides a number of unique academic and social benefits including academic advising, tutoring, on-site classes, and special opportunities for faculty, staff, and student interactions. Some Honors LLCs include themed classes in a specific cluster, allowing students to take two or more courses with the same group of peers.

Are you a second-year Honors student? Browse second-year Honors LLC options!

Location: Kurz Hall

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Highlights

  • Guaranteed space in Honors courses for those who are part of a Nested LLC.
  • Broad academic and social collaborations facilitate coursework and the transition to university study.
  • Strengthen relationships with faculty members and peers.
  • Individualized planning sessions with an Honors academic advisor.
  • Programming designed for your interests.
  • Guaranteed living space in the Honors residence hall.
  • High level of academic engagement through Honors courses.
  • Additional academic assistance and services for LLC members.
  • Numerous opportunities to connect with faculty and staff.
  • Mentoring from upper-level Honors students.

Who can apply?

  • All Honors-eligible students may apply for the Honors First Year LLC. 
  • All first year Honors students admitted for Fall 2021 may apply to either the Honors First Year LLC or any of our Nested LLCs, including: Business, Louisville Experience, Research & Creative Activity, and Science.

Honors First-Year LLC

All entering first-year Honors students for Fall 2022 can choose to participate in the Honors First-Year LLC. Rather, students are able to choose which Honors courses they prefer to take. These courses will be selected in conjunction with an Honors advisor prior to, or during, summer orientation. Student must enroll in at least one Honors course during the 2022 - 2023 Academic Year. In addition, students in the Honors First-Year LLC have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular programming throughout the year focused on community building and academic success. If you have any questions about the Honors First-Year LLC, please contact .

Nested LLCs

Honors students who choose to live in Kurz Hall may apply to participate in any of our Nested LLCs, which are designed around specific themes and linked Honors courses. Nested LLCs include:

  • Honors Business LLC
  • Honors Louisville Experience LLC
  • Honors Research & Creative Activity LLC
  • Honors Science LLC

Honors Business LLC

This LLC brings together first-year students interested in careers or majors in business. Students will have the opportunity to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular programming focused on community building and academic success. Students in this LLC will live together in the hall and enroll in at least three courses throughout their first year, comprised of required business courses and Cardinal Core general education requirements. If you have specific questions about this Nested LLC, please contact .

Required Courses:

Fall

  • ECON 201 – Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • COMM 112 – Business & Professional Speaking (3 hours)
  • Honors first-year seminar course

Spring

  • BUS 301 -- Business Communication (3 hours)
  • Honors Cardinal Core general education course (3 hours)

Honors Louisville Experience LLC

For this LLC, the city of Louisville will be one of our primary sources. The LLC is designed to introduce students to Louisville’s rich social and cultural landscape. All entering Honors students are encouraged to consider the LLC, but especially those who may be coming from out-of-state or other parts of the commonwealth. Classroom sessions, programming, and service activities with strengthen connections to community, campus partners, local businesses, and organizations. Students will enroll in up to 9 credits of Honors courses and general education requirements. Participants will live on the same floor, take classes together, and participate in programming designed specifically for this LLC, including academic, social, and community engagement. Note: Students from all majors are encouraged to apply for this LLC. If you have specific questions about this Nested LLC, please contact .

Required Courses:

Fall

  • HON 101 – Modes of Inquiry (1 hour)
  • HON 202 – Windows on the World (1 hour)
  • Honors Cardinal Core general education courses (3-6 hours)

Spring

  • HON 202 – Windows on the World (1 hour)
  • Honors Cardinal Core general education courses (3-6 hours)

Honors Research & Creative Activity LLC

This LLC is designed for any first-year student interested in developing an understanding of the range of opportunities for undergraduate research and creative activity on campus. Students will participate in co-curricular and extracurricular programming that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to research that enhances student learning. Students will enroll in up to 6 credit hours of Honors courses over the duration of the academic year. This LLC is open to students from all majors on campus. Participants will live on the same floor, take classes together, and participate in specialized programming, including academic, social, and community engagement. If you have specific questions about this Nested LLC, please contact .

Required Courses:

Fall

  • HON 101 – Modes of Inquiry (1 hour)
  • HON 202 – Windows on the World (1 hour)
  • An Honors Cardinal Core general education course (3 hours)

Spring

  • HON 202 – Windows on the World (1 hour)

Honors Science LLC

This LLC is designed for first-year students interested in the natural sciences or careers in healthcare (including dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and veterinary science). Students with an interest in one of these professions or with an intended major in biology, chemistry, or neuroscience may apply. Students enroll in 8 credit hours of Honors coursework in the fall semester and an additional 3 credit hours in the spring semester. Participating students have the opportunity to take advantage of academic support sessions and programming designed specifically for this LLC. If you have specific questions about this Nested LLC, please contact .

Linked Courses:

Fall

  • HON 101 – Modes of Inquiry (1 hour)
  • HON 202--Windows of the World
  • BIOL 240 – Unity of Life (3 hours)

Spring

  • BIOL 242 or CHEM 202 (3 hours, students will work with an advisor to select one of these for Spring semester)