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Honors Courses

Students in The Honors College declare a major from among those offered by UCM’s academic colleges. In addition, they also have access to three distinct types of Honors curricular offerings:

Honors-designated course sections—these are small-sized, innovative sections of course offerings such as:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Composition II
  • Advanced Composition
  • University Library & Research Study Skills
  • College Algebra
  • General Psychology
  • General Sociology

Honors College students are urged, but not required, to take Honors-designated course sections in order to study alongside other top-academic students in high-impact learning environments.

Details regarding the Spring 2015 Honors-designated course sections are available here.

Details regarding the Fall 2014 Honors-designated course sections are available here.

 

Honors-only colloquia (HONR 3000)—these are discussion-driven interdisciplinary courses taught by selected Honors College Faculty Fellows. Open only to Honors students, topics vary from semester to semester, but have included:

  • American National Identity
  • The History of Educational Technology
  • China: People, Place, and Culture
  • The History of Flight: An Interdisciplinary Study
  • Global Modern Medicine and Drug Discovery 
  • Climate Change and Energy Awareness
  • War and Society
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Digital Culture
  • Social Movements and Modern Society

All Honors students are required to take one colloquium.

Details regarding the Spring 2015 Honors Colloquia are available here.

Details regarding the Fall 2014 Honors Colloquia are available here.

 

The Honors Project (HONR 4000)—this is a capstone research or creative project pursued under the direct supervision of a UCM faculty mentor selected by the student. For additional details, students are encouraged to view The Honors Project Brochure. Recent Honors Projects include:

  • The Globe Rebuilt: Solving the Mystery of Shakespeare's Theatre
  • Star Wars Animation
  • The Effects of Terrorism on the Aviation Industry
  • Acculturation and the Development of Eating Disorders Among Mexican-American Women
  • Signing With Babies: A New Way to Communicate

All Honors students are required to complete an Honors Project.