Honors Program Courses

To help you plan your Honors courses, download here an overview of a Honors course offerings for each semester.

Open Spring 2021 Honors Courses

Many Honors Courses have a designated meeting time. Students are expected to be able to meet virtually at these times. Of course, instructors will make allowances for times when students need to miss a session due to technology issue or other life circumstances. It is our hope that these listed times will help you schedule classes according to your needs, and, when possible, to adjust your schedules outside of classes to accommodate the class times for the courses you wish to take. If your schedule is uncertain, there are several Honors courses with no designated meeting time.

The Honors Great Ideas Course

All students wishing to graduate with the Honors Program Graduate Distinction must take this course.  We offer at least one section of the course every semester, including summer.  We have two sections this Spring.  Please note, HUM 105 and HST 105 are the same exact class.  There are just two ways to register for it.  So, if HUM 105 is full, try HST 105 (and vice versa). 

Note – Professor Richmond is listed as the instructor for HST 105 SH1 and Professor Garcia is listed as the instructor for HUM 105 SH1, but, again, it’s the same class. We are teaching it together.  It doesn’t matter which one you sign up for. 

HUM 105 SH1 / HST 105 SH 1 (Great Ideas of World Civilizations)

  • CRN for HUM 105 SH1: 61912 /CRN for HST 105 SH1: 61910
  • Professors John Garcia and Dave Richmond
  • Virtual Class Meetings: MW 11 am – 12:15 pm
  • Professors Richmond and Garcia describe the course here:  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY6V24Kff9

HUM 105 SH2 / HST 105 SH8 (Great Ideas of World Civilizations

See the description for HUM 105 / HST 105 SH 1, above

  • CRN for HUM SH2: 61916 / CRN for HST 105 SH8: 61915
  • Professor Andrew Wilson (2nd 8 week course)
  • Virtual Class Meetings:  Thursdays 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Courses that fill the Communications General Education Requirement

Professor Alicia Tomasian

  • Virtual Class Meetings: TR 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Professor Margaret Bilos

  • Virtual Class Meetings: M 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Courses that Count toward the Humanities Gen.-Ed. Requirement

(Note: the Honors Great Ideas Course, HUM 105 or HST 105, also counts for this requirement.  See above)

Professor Charles Roderick

(Note: This class fulfills the “Fine Arts/ Interdisciplinary Studies” subcategory or the Humanities Gen-Ed requirement.)

Professor Rebecca Scott

Professor Michael Horton

  • This class has no designated meeting time

(Note:  This class fulfills the World Cultures and Diversity Gen-Ed Requirement)


Courses that Count toward the Social and Behavioral Sciences Gen.-Ed. Requirement

Professor Getachew Begashaw

  • Virtual Class Meetings: Tuesdays 2 pm – 3:15 pm 

Professor Veronica Mormino

  • Virtual Class Meetings:  Wednesdays 1 pm – 2:30 pm

(Note: This class fulfills the World Cultures and Diversity Gen-Ed Requirement)

Professor Kirsten Matthews

Professor James Gramlich

  • Virtual Class Meetings: TR 9:30 – 10:45 am

(Note:  This class fulfills the World Cultures and Diversity Gen-Ed Requirement)


Courses that Count toward the Physical Sciences Gen.-Ed. Requirement

Professor Dan Ranieri

  • Lab Meeting Time: Mondays noon – 2:40 pm
  • 5 credit hours

Professor Margaret Geppert

  • Virtual Lab Time:  Wed. 10 – 11:50 am (No in-person lab requirement)
  • 5 credit hours
  • Professor Geppert describes the class here:  https://youtu.be/9Otcs9vC8Jw


Classes that Count Toward the Math Gen. Ed. Requirement

Professor Kyle Knee

  • This class has no designated meeting time
  • (5 credit hours)
  • Professor Knee describes the Course Here:  Honors Calculus II.pptx(click on Slide Show, Play from Beginning, to play the Video)


Last Updated: 5/18/22