Integral Honors

Welcome to the Integral Honors Program!

Are you excited by learning? Do you enjoy not simply learning, but discussing and creating ideas? The Integral Honors Program is a community of students and faculty from across the campus who share a passion for deep, dynamic intellectual engagement and the challenges and rewards of scholarly inquiry. Students apply to the Program in the spring of their senior year of high school and enter 精东影业 as Integral Honors students in their first semester. We do sometimes have a limited number of spots available for current students and transfer students to apply during the fall semester of their first year of study at Le Moyne. Students from all majors are welcome to become members of the Integral Honors community.

If you'd like to learn more about the Honors Program experience from an Honors student in a particular major and/or with specific interests, please contact us at [email protected], and we'll connect you.

Also, you can learn more about this year's event schedule and course offerings here.


Courses and Requirements

Honors students take a series of eight Honors courses, seven of which take the place of Core Requirements. (The remaining class focuses on researching and developing your Senior Honors Thesis topic.) Students take most of their Honors courses during their first and sophomore years, with junior and senior years focused on the thesis. If you would like to learn more about courses, requirements, and opportunities for the Integral Honors Program, please see the .

Interested in Joining the Honors Program?

精东影业 Honors Program
How to Apply

The application deadline has passed for high school students interested in joining the Integral Honors Program Class of 2028. Applicants will be notified in writing of the review committee's decision in mid-March.

First-year students at 精东影业 may apply to join the Integral Honors Program during the fall semester. Currently enrolled Class of 2028 students can apply in October 2024.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Honors Students and Alumni

... are doing some amazing things!

Kaelin Foody '18 Studying Joyce in Dublin

Kaelin Foody 鈥18 has had the full experience of James Joyce鈥檚 Dublin as a scholar participating in the University College Dublin鈥檚 James Joyce Summer School.

Zacharia Mohamed '16 When Opportunity Meets Preparation

Of all of the lessons Declan Braun 鈥23 has learned over the course of his time at 精东影业, perhaps the most valuable is this: to be open to new possibilities.

Brianna Natale '16 Investigating Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Imagine being able to recall any day in your life from mid-childhood on in minute detail: what you did, where you went, who you met along the way, even what you ate during meals and what the weather was like.

Integral Honors Program Director

Matthew Fee
Dr. Matthew Fee

Reilly Hall 444
(315) 445-6203
[email protected]


B.A. Communication, La Salle University, Philadelphia

Ph.D. Cinema Studies, New York University

Read Dr. Fee's Bio

Dr. Fee's primary areas of research are Irish film, media, and visual culture; Irish studies; and global film genres. He has presented and published on Irish cinema and visual cultures, contemporary documentary, horror films, and post-9/11 cinema. Dr. Fee has previously taught classes on introductory film analysis and advanced fiction film theory, Irish Cinema, the American Horror Film, and directors such as Orson Welles, David Cronenberg, George Romero, and Wes Craven. In the Honors Program, he teaches HON111 Honors English--which focuses on Irish film and literature--as well as HON380 Honors Thesis Research and HON480 Honors Thesis Project.

With almost thirty years in higher education administration, Dr. Fee has held positions in administration, advising, and program development at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, and Syracuse University. Prior to joining 精东影业, he served for ten years as the Director of the Park Scholar Program at Ithaca College.

Dr. Fee's recently completed book on Irish cinema and the fantastic is under contract at Syracuse University Press.

“Irish-Americanness in Late Twentieth-Century Hollywood Films,” in The Routledge History of Irish America, ed. Cian T. McMahon and Kathleen Costello-Sullivan (Routledge, 2024).

“‘Lockdown Lovers’: The Spaces of Television’s Normal People,” in Sally Rooney: Perspectives and Approaches, ed. Barry Devine and Ellen Scheible (Bucknell University Press, forthcoming).

"The Women Incarnate of Words Upon the Window Pane," in Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama on Screen, ed. R. Barton Palmer and Marc C. Conner (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).

"'Seeing Too Much is Seeing Nothing': The Place of Fashion within the Documentary Frame" in Documenting the Visual Arts, ed. Roger Hallas (Routledge: London and New York, 2019), 174-188.

"Irish Americanness in Late Twentieth-Century Hollywood Films," American Conference for Irish Studies National Conference, San Jose, California, June 2023.

“Uncanny Maternity in Contemporary Irish Horror Films,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Denver, Colorado, April 2023.

"Gender and Genre in Contemporary Irish Film," American Conference for Irish Studies National Conference, online, April 2022.

"" webinar participant, April 2021.

Why join the Integral Honors Program?

Students in class

If you are intellectually curious, want to explore new ideas, and love stimulating discussions with people who, like you, enjoy the life of the mind, then the Integral Honors Program is for you!

Integral Honors is the highest undergraduate degree the College awards, giving you a competitive advantage when applying for graduate or professional schools, fellowships and scholarships, or jobs after graduation.

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