Paideia

Paideia with Distinction

In addition to the integrated Paideia experiences, Southwestern encourages students to apply for a more intensive version of Paideia: Paideia with Distinction. Any student who is selected to participate will be recognized as having achieved Paideia with Distinction if they have successfully completed:

  1. a Paideia Minor or two High Impact Learning Experiences, and
  2. a Paideia Seminar, taken during the junior or senior year.

Applications for Paideia with Distinction must be received by November 15 for December graduation and April 15 for May/August graduation. Applications for the Paideia Seminar must be received by October 1 of the preceding academic year.

To apply for Paideia with Distinction, contact Director of Paideia Sergio Costola.

The Path to Paideia with Distinction:

A Paideia Minor

Design Thinking
Early Modern Studies
Environmental Studies
Feminist Studies
Latin American Border Studies
Race and Ethnicity Studies
Internation Studies
Animal Studies
Data Science
Health Studies

OR

Two High-Impact
Learning Experiences

King Creativity Grant
Study Abroad
CEL Course
Student–Faculty Research
Academic Internship
Advancing Language Proficiency

PLUS

Paideia Seminar

Taken during the Jr or Sr year
Must apply by Oct 1 for following academic year