Courses: Honors Seminars and Honors-Designated

Upper-Level Honors Seminars (HON 480) and Service/Leadership Courses (HON 484 & 488)

Honors students are required to complete at least two HON 480 Honors Seminars as part of the Honors Curriculum. Each semester there are several of these small, interdisciplinary seminars offered through the College by outstanding faculty from across the University.

In addition to the Honors Seminars, the college also offers by permission only our two administrative courses that allow students valuable service and leadership experience opportunities.  The first of these courses is HON 484 The Honors Oracle (newsletter). Students in this course develop at least three published newsletters for the Honors College each semester while serving as either a writer or editor. The second of these administrative courses is HON 488 Honors College Student Association (HCSA) Steering Committee, which is an MU SGA recognized organization. The Steering Committee is in charge of organizing at least one academic event, social event and service event for Honors College students each semester. These events contribute to fulfillment of the mission of the Honors College and their planning and delivery provide essential leadership opportunities for those who serve on the HCSA.

Enrollment in all courses within this first section are controlled by the Honors College as they are by permission only. Students attend Honors Advising sessions, typically arranged by appointment, to obtain permission to register for these courses. Those students who are nearest to graduation are given priority for HON 480 seminars.

Spring 2020

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HON 480 201 3 SpTp: Design Thinking MW, 2:00p –   3:15p SH 263 Ingersoll, Christine
HON 480 202 3 SpTp: College and Opioids TR, 12:30p – 1:45p JH LL01 Reed, Melisa
HON 480 203 3 SpTp: Beyond Bollywood TR, 5:00p – 6:15p SH 414 Rivas, Zelideth
HON 480 204 3 SpTp:Island Evolution M, 4:00p – 6:20p WAEC 3119 Fet, Victor
HON 480 205 3 SpTp: Law in Film & Letters W, 4:00p – 6:20p OM 314 Proctor, Patricia
HON 484 201 1 to 2 Honors College Newsletter OM 230 Hoey, Brian
HON 488 201 1 to 2 Student Assoc Steering Comm OM 353 Hoey, Brian

Honors Seminar Archives

Honors Seminars (First or Second Year) and Honors-Designated Courses

The following list is of Honors Seminars (First and Second Year) and departmentally designated honors-sections of courses. In fulfilling General Education requirements at Marshall (Core I, Core II, and Additional University Requirements as seen in Degree Works), we advise our students to take honors-sections (any course with an “H” at the end, such as ANT201H or CMM104H) as much as possible as a means to complete both the required 12-hours of “general” honors credits of the Honors Curriculum as well as their General Education requirements at the same time. The list also includes mandatory first- and second-year Honors Seminars (i.e., FYS 100H and HON 200). Note that HON 200 is only taught in the spring semester. The FYS 100H and HON 200 seminar courses, together with a minimum of two HON 480 Honors Seminars (in the list above), contribute 12-hours out of the total 24-hours of the Honors Curriculum.

Spring 2020

COURSE SEC HRS COURSE TITLE OFFERING LOCATION INSTRUCTOR MU Plan/Notes
ANT201H 201 3 Cultural Anthropol Honors (CT) TR, 11:00a – 12:15p SH531 Conley Riner, Robin ATTRIBUTES: Critical Thinking; Honors; International; Core II Social Sciences
BSC121 206 4 Principles of Biology TR, 12:30p – 1:45p
M, 2:00p – 3:50p
W, 2:00p-2:50p
S 374
S 203
HH 134
Axel, Anne This section has been set at 0. Students need to fill out form at

https://www.cognitoforms.com/HonorsCollege2/BSC121HonorsSpring2020Signup

by Nov. 5. Once you have submitted you will be able to register yourself during priority registration. Students will have H added upon completion.

ATTRIBUTES: Core II Natural Sciences

BSC121 207 4 Principles of Biology TR, 12:30p – 1:45p
T, 2:00p – 3:50p
W, 2:00p-2:50p
S 374
S 203
HH 134
Axel, Anne This section has been set at 0. Students need to fill out form at

https://www.cognitoforms.com/HonorsCollege2/BSC121HonorsSpring2020Signup

by Nov. 5. Once you have submitted you will be able to register yourself during priority registration. Students will have H added upon completion.

ATTRIBUTES: Core II Natural Sciences

CHM 390H 201 1 to 4 Honors in Chemistry HTN TBA Castellani, Michael NOTES: PERMISSION
ATTRIBUTES: Honors; No Textbook Required; Natural Sciences
CMM 104H 201 3 Honors in Speech Comm TR, 09:30a – 10:45a SH 232 Adkins, Clara ATTRIBUTES: Communication Studies
CMM 104H 202 3 Honors in Speech Comm TR, 11:00a – 12:15p SH 232 Adkins, Clara ATTRIBUTES: Communication Studies
ENG 200H 201 3 Texting the World (CT) MWF, 09:00a – 09:50a CH 435 Burbery, Timothy ATTRIBUTES: Composition Core II; Critical Thinking; Honors; Core II Humanities; Literature; Writing Intensive
ENG 200H 202 3 Texting the World (CT) MW, 2:30p – 3:45p CH 435 Daniel, Abby ATTRIBUTES: Composition Core II; Critical Thinking; Honors; Core II Humanities; Literature; Writing Intensive
ENG 200H 203 3 Texting the World (CT) TR, 09:30a – 10:45a CH 435 Burbery, Timothy ATTRIBUTES: Composition Core II; Critical Thinking; Honors; Core II Humanities; Literature; Writing Intensive
FYS100H 201 3 First Year Seminar-Honors MWF, 09:00a – 09:50a HH 342 Welch, Mary ATTRIBUTES: Honors
FYS 100H 202 3 First Year Seminar-Honors MWF, 10:00a – 10:50a HH 342 Welch, Mary ATTRIBUTES: Honors
FYS 100H 203 3 First Year Seminar-Honors MWF, 11:00a – 11:50a HH 342 Welch, Mary ATTRIBUTES: Honors
FYS 100H 204 3 First Year Seminar-Honors TR, 11:00a – 12:15p HH 229 Ingersoll, Christine ATTRIBUTES: Honors
HON 200 201  3 Second Year Seminar TR, 11:00a – 12:15p JH 100 Davis, Sarah ATTRIBUTES: Honors
HON 200 202  3 Second Year Seminar MW, 4:00p – 5:15p HH 229 Biggs, Michelle ATTRIBUTES: Honors
HON 200 203  3 Second Year Seminar MW, 5:00p – 6:15p SH 414 James, Matthew ATTRIBUTES: Honors
HON 200 204  3 Second Year Seminar T, 4:00p – 6:20p JH LL03 Wolfe, Elizabeth ATTRIBUTES: Honors
HON 200 205  3 Second Year Seminar R, 4:00p – 6:20p HH 229 McClennen, Molly ATTRIBUTES: Honors
MUS 142 207 3 Music in Society MWF 11a-11:50a SM 107 Lawson, Kay This section has been set at 0. Students need to fill out form at

https://www.cognitoforms.com/HonorsCollege2/MUS142HonorsSignupForSpring2020
by Nov. 5. Once you have submitted you will be able to register yourself during priority registration. Students will have H added upon completion.

ATTRIBUTES: Core II Fine Arts

PSY 201H 201 3 General Psychology-Honors (CT) TR, 11:00a – 12:15p HH 402 Chapman, Eddie ATTRIBUTES: Critical Thinking; Core II Social Sciences
SOC 200H 101 3 Intro Sociology Honors (CT) TR, 09:30a – 10:45a SH 529 Roth, Frederick ATTRIBUTES: American Institutions; Critical Thinking; Honors; Multicultural; Core II Social Sciences
SOC 200H 202 3 Intro Sociology Honors (CT) TR, 12:30p – 1:45p SH 530 Sullivan, Donna ATTRIBUTES: American Institutions; Critical Thinking; Honors; Multicultural; Core II Social Sciences; Writing Intensive