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Since its inception in 1996, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has created a culture of striving for academic excellence which is constantly shifting. At its core is the desire to educate students who learn for the sake of learning. Through small, seminar-style classes, students discuss broad questions that take them beyond the walls of the SMBHC. This thesis paints a complete narrative of Ole Miss’ honors education, starting with the Scholar’s Program in 1952 and ending in the spring semester of 2023. In addition to offering a factual history, this thesis also explores what sets an honors course apart from a standard course. This dual focus allows a glimpse into the honors experience at Ole Miss.
Boyte, Mary, "A Culture of its Own: The Story of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College" (2023). Honors Theses. 2957.
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