Honors Courses

Below please find the Honors Program Classes for the current and most recent semester. You can see what honors courses we are likely to offer throughout the year in order to do some future planning for your degree requirements.

Honors Program Classes Fall 2018

Class Days Offered Time Offered Teacher
ENG 101H-01 T/TH 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Berger
ENG 101H-02 M/W 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Berger
ENG-282H-01 T/TH 12:30-1:45 p.m. O’Shaughnessy
HIS-101H-01 M/W 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Todd
MUS-101H-01 M/W 8:00-9:15 p.m.  Billingsley
PHL-131H-01 M 5:20-7:50 p.m.  Hoheisel – CAMDEN
PSY-101H-01 T/TH 9:30-10:45 a.m.  Green

ENG 102H – Honors English Composition II. English Composition 102, the second semester of a two-semester general education course, develops the student’s ability to read and write, building on the foundation of English Composition 101. To this end, it begins with a review of the subject matter and terminology taught in English Composition 101—a rapid and rigorous review, neither an attempt to re-teach subject matter nor an exercise in teaching elementary editing skills—to prepare the student for the more challenging reading and writing of English Composition 102. The reading assignments represent the best writing in English, both in the quality of the writing and in the quality and complexity of content. All writing assignments are based on these readings. The course stresses argumentative writing and grounds the student in the rhetoric of argumentation. It also develops the student’s research skills and ability to use source material.

ENG 271H – Honors World Literature. Students study masterpieces of world civilization representative of various epochs, nationalities, and literary genres from ancient time from the seventeenth century. The course explores the relationship between people to their world and their deities in such works as Homer, Sophocles, Shonagon, Dante, LiPo, Jiang Fang, Zeimi, Cervantes, and Shakespeare.
*** (Diversity General Education Elective, Literature and Humanities General Education Elective; Liberal Arts Elective)

HIS 102H – Honors World History II. This course is an introduction to the major cultures of the world from c. 800 C.E. through the 19th century.
*** (Diversity General Education Elective, Humanities General Education Election, Liberal Arts Elective)

PHL 232H – Honors Biomedical Ethics. The first third of the course will be devoted to an historical study of the way in which several ethical theories have attempted to answer the question of how we can determine what we ought to do – i.e., what does it mean to “do the right thing”? The remainder of the course will be spent reading and analyzing articles which present differing views about what we should or should not do with respect to difficult situations in biomedical ethics. For example: is euthanasia ever permissible? Should a nurse treat a critically ill patient who, because of illness, is unable to give consent for a procedure? Should animals be used for medical research? What is the appropriate use for genetic information about an individual? As we address these and other similar issues, emphasis will be placed on close reading of the text and on class discussion.
*** (Ethics General Education Elective; Liberal Arts and Philosophy Elective)

SOC 101H – Honors Introduction to Sociology. Sociology is the scientific study of human societies and social interaction. This course provides an overview of the discipline of sociology, including sociological concepts, methods, perspectives, and areas of substantive inquiry. Particular emphasis will be placed on the contributions sociology makes to understanding everyday life and current events.


SPE 102H – Honors Public Speaking. Public Speaking introduces the principles and techniques of formal communication. Attention will be given to speaker – listener relationships, management and choice of ideas, selection and organization of materials, and use of language and nonverbal elements. Particular attention will be paid to the principles and skills of persuasion and delivery skills as well as audience analysis. Formal presentations will be required.
*** (Required for all AA degrees; Communication General Education Elective; Liberal Arts Elective)