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, 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.

Fall 2021

COURSE SEC CRN HRS COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE INSTRUCTOR/ADVISOR
HON 480 101 2337 3 SpTp: Popular Science TR, 2:00p – 3:15p Peckham, Rachael
HON 480 102 2338 3 SpTp: Trash or Treasure MW, 1:00p – 2:15p Thompson, Dolores
Harper, Lindsey
HON 480 103 2339 3 SpTp: Science & Science Denial TR, 4:00p – 5:15p Mays, Herman
HON 480 104 2340 3 SpTp: Reimagining Kinship W, 4:00p – 6:20p Tigchelaar, Jana
HON 484 101 2341 1 Honors College Newsletter (Writers) TBD (per student schedules) Hoey, Brian (advisor)
HON 484 102 2342 2 Honors College Newsletter (Editors) TBD (per student schedules) Hoey, Brian (advisor)
HON 488 101 2344 1 Student Assoc Steering Comm (Members) TBD (per student schedules) Hoey, Brian (advisor)
HON 488 102 2345 2 Student Assoc Steering Comm (Officers) TBD (per student schedules) Hoey, Brian (advisor)

PDF with details (including descriptions) of our Fall 2021 seminars.

Honors Seminar Archives

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

The following list is of Honors Seminars (FYS 100H and HON 200) and honors-designated sections of departmental 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.

Fall 2021

COURSE SEC CRN HRS COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE INSTRUCTOR MU Plan/Notes
ANT 201H 101 1066 3 Cultural Anthropology Honors (CT) TR, 09:30a – 10:45a Conley Riner, Robin Critical Thinking, Social Science, International, Writing Intensive
CHM 390H 101 1419 1 to 4 Honors in Chemistry HTN TBA Kolling, Derrick
CMM 104H 101 1692 3 Honors in Speech Communication TR, 09:30a – 10:45a Jackson, Nancy Communication Studies
CMM 104H 102 1693 3 Honors in Speech Communication TR, 02:00 p – 03:15p Adkins, Clara Communication Studies
ENG 200H 101 2035 3 Texting the World (CT) TR 09:30a – 10:45a Burbery, Timothy Composition, Humanities, Critical Thinking
ENG 200H 102 2036 3 Texting the World (CT) MWF, 11:00a – 11:50a Diehl, Shoshannah Composition, Humanities, Critical Thinking
ENG 200H 103 2037 3 Texting the World (CT) MW, 01:00p – 2:15p Burbery, Timothy Composition, Humanities, Critical Thinking
ENG 200H 104 2038 3 Texting the World (CT) WEB Treftz, Jill Composition, Humanities, Critical Thinking, Online
ENG 201H 101 2059 3 English Comp Honors WEB Treftz, Jill Composition, Online
FYS 100H 101 2268 3 First Year Seminar Honors MW, 02:30p – 3:45p Ingersoll, Christine FYS
HST 101H 101 2428 3 Great Civilizations to 1300 (CT) MWF, 09:00a – 09:50a Rutherford, Phillip Critical Thinking, Social Science, Multicultural
MTH 140H 101 2840 3 Applied Calculus Honors MWF 12:00p – 12:50p Duhon, Andrea Mathematics
MTH 229H 101 2849 5 Calculus I Honors (CT) MW 02:00p – 02:50p; TR 02:00p – 3:15p Karna, Basant Mathematics; Critical Thinking
MUS 142H 101 2900 3 Music in Society Honors MWF, 9:00a – 09:50a Lawson, Kay Fine Arts, Multicultural
PSY 201H 101 3487 3 General Psychology-Honors (CT) MWF, 10:00a – 10:50a STAFF Critical Thinking, Social Science
SOC 200H 101 3736 3 Intro Sociology Honors (CT) TR 12:300 – 01:45p Sullivan, Donna Critical Thinking, Social Science, Multicultural, Writing Intensive