Honors LLCs

The Honors LLCs are unique living environments where students with similar interests and academic goals live and study together.

Photo of Honors LLC students posing with the Mammoth Cave National Park sign

These LLCs are designed to create purposeful links among academic, residential, and social components of the university experience. Members of the LLCs usually live together on the same floor 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.

As the Honors residence facility, Kurz Hall is home to the Honors Living Learning Communities. Learn more about Kurz Hall here.

General Honors LLC:

Honors students (first-year and upperclassmen) who wish to live in Kurz Hall can choose to participate in the General Honors LLC or any of the Nested LLCs, which are outlined below. The General Honors LLC does not specify that students select a cluster of Honors courses, but does require enrollment in Honors courses during the 2019 - 2020 academic year. These courses will be selected in conjunction with an Honors advisor. All current Honors students, as well as entering Honors students for 2019 - 2020, may apply for the General Honors LLC. If you have any questions about either the Honors General or Nested LLCs, please contact luke.buckman@louisville.edu.

Nested LLCs within Kurz Hall

Students who choose to live in Kurz Hall may participate in the General Honors LLC (themed around enrollment in Honors courses) or may choose from any of the Nested LLCs, which are designed around themed clusters of courses. Nested LLCs include:

  • Honors Business LLC
  • Honors Science LLC
  • Honors 2nd Year Science LLC
  • Honors Service LLC

Honors Business LLC

This LLC brings together first-year students interested in business, leadership, or political science. Students will have the opportunity to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular programming designed specifically for participants’ academic and professional interests. Students enroll in six credits of general education and business-focused coursework during the fall semester.

Linked Course Cluster

  • ECON 202 – Macroeconomics
  • COMM 112 – Business & Professional Speaking

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, bioengineering, or chemical engineering may apply. Students enroll in a cluster of nine credit hours of Honors coursework in the fall semester. Participating students have the opportunity to take advantage of academic support sessions and programming designed specifically for this LLC.

Linked Course Cluster

  • HON 101 – Modes of Inquiry
  • CHEM 201 – General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 207 & 208 – General Chemistry Labs

And a choice between these two general education courses:

  • COMM 111 – Introduction to Public Speaking; or
  • HUM 152 – Cultures of America

Honors Service LLC

This LLC is open to first-year students who share a common interest in social justice and community service. Participants will take six credits of Honors courses throughout their first year, in addition to completing service work and projects in the metropolitan Louisville community. Classroom sessions, service work, and programming with strengthen connections to community & campus partners, and local non-profit organizations.

Linked Course Cluster for Fall

  • HON 101 – Modes of Inquiry
  • HON 202 – Windows on the World
  • An Honors General Education Course with emphasis on cultural diversity and social justice

Linked Course Cluster for Spring

  • HON 202 – Windows on the World

Honors 2nd-Year Science LLC

This LLC is designed for second-year students pursuing careers in healthcare (including dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and veterinary science), or majoring in biology, chemistry, or bioengineering. Students enroll in a cluster of five credit hours of Honors coursework in both the fall and spring semesters. Participating students have the opportunity to take advantage of academic support sessions and programming designed specifically for this LLC.

Linked Course Cluster for Fall

  • CHEM 341 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 343 - Organic Chemistry Lab

Linked Course Cluster for Spring

  • CHEM 342 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 344 - Organic Chemistry II Lab

What are the benefits of participating in an Honors 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.

Who can apply for the Honors LLCs?

  • All current and entering Honors students may apply for the General Honors LLC.
  • Entering Honors students for Fall 2019 may apply for the Nested LLCs (Business, Science, Service).
  • 2nd-Year Honors students, with majors in Biology, Chemistry, or Bio-Engineering, may apply for the Honors 2nd-Year Science LLC.
  • If you are interested in applying, please fill out our housing application. After completing the housing application, please complete the Honors Community application.

 

For any additional questions related to the Honors Communities, please contact Luke Buckman at  or (502) 852-6293.