Admissions Information Session for Prospective Plan II Honors Applicants :: Registration Required
Fri, February 21, 2014 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Check in by 9:50 a.m. at CLA 2.102, the Plan II Honors office
Registration for spring 2014 Plan II information sessions is now open. Sessions will begin on Monday, February 3, 2014 and continue through April 25, 2014. To register for a Monday or Friday morning Plan II session, go to Registration; search for "College of Liberal Arts Events" under "Select Event Category."
Information sessions include a class visit for proespective applicants and a full two-hours of info and Q&A for parents:
- Why Plan II? What is Plan II?
- How to Apply, Evaluation & Criteria
- Core Curriculum, Double-Majors & Dual-Degrees
- Study Abroad
- Test Credits
- Plan II Organizations & Community
The Plan II Honors Program is recognized as one of the most respected and selective honors programs in the country. Plan II offers a strenuous interdisciplinary curriculum in the arts and sciences and the flexibility to incorporate other majors and degrees.
Plan II is a carefully designed core curriculum honors major with very specific multi-disciplinary course requirements and strong emphases on problem solving; critical and analytical skills; and communication skills, both written and oral. The core requirements include the study of literature, philosophy, society, and natural science, all in the forms in which they have the most meaning for the lives of real individuals. Plan II celebrates the freedom to cross intellectual boundaries and to seek understanding wherever it may be found. Plan II students have explored everything that makes us human in the best sense, from poetry and drama to the latest discoveries in physics or cosmology. Our goal is to prepare students to be ideal citizens by setting their minds on lifelong learning.
The Plan II core includes a year of world literature and a year of philosophy, reading great books. Each student also chooses three thematic seminars on interdisciplinary topics from a wide variety courses especially designed for Plan II and taught by the University's most distinguished faculty. On the science side, the Plan II core consists of special courses in logic, math, biology, and physics. In the social sciences, unique courses on the individual in society reflect the Plan II focus on education for citizenship. The capstone thesis experience allows students to combine areas, topics, and fields in unique ways, providing an opportunity to meld an intellectual inquiry that reflects something the student finds personally and intellectually meaningful and compelling.
Note: If a guided campus tour is not available or does not fit in your schedule, a good alternative to the Undergraduate Admissions Center session and tour, is the self-paced/self-guided campus tour Self-Guided Walking Tour of the UT Campus