Honors Courses

Fall 2024 Classes
Departmental Honors-Designated Courses are NOT Official until Schedule is Released by MU

Upper-Division Honors Seminars and Experiential Learning Courses

Enrollment in all HON courses (except HON 200) 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 generally given priority, when necessary.

Note
All honors students must complete at least ONE section of HON 480. Descriptions of ALL Upper-Division CORE Honors courses are available here. Refer to our advising page for more information on requirements.

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Interdisciplinary CORE Honors Seminars

Each semester there are several of these small, interdisciplinary seminars offered through the college by outstanding faculty from across the university.

Fall 2024 – Upper Division Honors CORE Courses

COURSE SEC CRN HRS COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE LOCATION INSTRUCTOR/ADVISOR/MENTOR Attributes and Notes
HON 480 101 3 SpTp: Infinite Jest & Recovery MW, 2:30p – 3:45p OM 230 Young, John Seminar; Honors Required Course; CORE Upper-Division Credits; Affordable Education Materials
HON 480 102 3 SpTp: Cinepoems TR, 09:30a – 10:45a SH 532 Nolte, Ian Seminar; Honors Required Course; CORE Upper-Division Credits; Writing Intensive (intended)
HON 480 103 3 SpTp: Sappho to Taylor Swift TR, 11:00a – 12:15p OM 353 Tortorelli, William Seminar; Honors Required Course; CORE Upper-Division Credits; Affordable Education Materials
HON 480 104 3 SpTp: Memory & Memoir T, 4:00p – 6:20p OM 353 Peckham, Joel Seminar; Honors Required Course; CORE Upper-Division Credits; Writing Intensive (intended)
HON 480 105 3 SpTp: From Soil to Society W, 4:00p – 6:00p OM 353 McCarthy, Michael Seminar; Honors Required Course; CORE Upper-Division Credits; Restricted Enrollment
Note
Descriptions of ALL Upper-Division CORE Honors courses are available here. Refer to our advising page for more information on requirements.

Experiential & Collaborative Learning Courses

In addition to the required Honors Seminars, the college also offers by permission experiential learning courses that allow students valuable opportunities in leadership and collaborative community-based learning in an instructional course. The first of these is HON 300 Honors Peer Mentoring, which is a course that focuses on leadership training and service to the college through collaborative, project-based community engagement. The next is HON 481 Design for Defense. The next is HON 490 TEDxMarshallU Internship, which provides hands-on training to plan and hold a TEDx event on campus. Enrollment in HON 490 in the Fall semester requires that you contact the instructor and obtain permission through both Dr. Kinghorn and the Honors College. Details are in the PDF linked to on the course title below.

Note
A total of 3 credits of HON 300 (earned in 1 semester, usually in Fall), HON 481, OR HON 490 (earned over 2 semesters with 1 credit in Fall and 2 credits in Spring) may be substituted for 1 HON 480 seminar in the required curriculum. Refer to our advising page for more information on requirements.

Fall 2024 – Upper Division Honors CORE Courses

COURSE SEC CRN HRS COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE LOCATION INSTRUCTOR/ADVISOR/MENTOR Attributes and Notes
HON 300 101 3 Honors Peer Mentoring MW, 1:00p – 2:15p HTN TBA Biggs, Michele CORE Upper-Division Credits; No Textbook Required
HON 481 101 3 Design for Defense W, 4:00p – 6:20p HTN TBA Westbrook, James & Stone, Deacon CORE Upper-Division Credits; No Textbook Required
HON 490 101 1 TEDxMarshallU Internship TBD (per enrolled student schedules) HTN TBA Kinghorn, Brian CORE Upper-Division Credits; No Textbook Required; PART I of II; MUST apply through Instructor to Gain Permission

The Honors College also offers upper-division, experiential and collaborative learning courses that are student-led. These courses include 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. In addition, we always offer 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.

Note
These courses can only be applied toward completion of General Honors. Descriptions of ALL Upper-Division CORE Honors courses are available here. Refer to our advising page for more information on requirements.

Fall 2024 – Upper Division GENERAL Honors Courses

COURSE SEC CRN HRS COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE LOCATION INSTRUCTOR/ADVISOR/MENTOR Attributes and Notes
HON 484 101 1 Honors Oracle TBD (per enrolled student schedules) OM 230 Bailey, Cara Student-Led; No Textbook Required
HON 484 102 2 Honors Oracle TBD (per enrolled student schedules) OM 230 Bailey, Cara Student-Led; No Textbook Required
HON 488 101 1 Student Assoc Steering Comm TBD (per enrolled student schedules) OM 353 Ferda, Mary Beth Student-Led; No Textbook Required
HON 488 102 2 Student Assoc Steering Comm TBD (per enrolled student schedules) OM 353 Ferda, Mary Beth Student-Led; No Textbook Required

Lower-Division Honors Seminars and Honors-Designated Courses

The following list is of Honors Seminars (FYS 100H and HON 200, when in the appropriate term) 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).

Fall 2024 – Lower Division CORE Honors Courses

Note
HON 200 is only taught in the spring semester for honors students in their fourth semester (end of their second year of study at MU) only. FYS 100H will not be offered by MU in Fall 2024.

Fall 2024 – Honors-Designated Departmental GENERAL Honors Courses

Some of these courses may have prerequisites (noted as PR) set by the department that offer them that can, in rare cases, exclude an honors student on the basis of that PR. An example of this condition can be seen in ENG 201H. We recommend that honors students take ENG 200H instead, given the range of General Education attributes that can be obtained in this course.

Note
These courses are currently designed, staffed, and scheduled without close consultation with the Honors College–though we do seek partnership to assure that those courses open exclusively to honors students (i.e., are in the catalog to serve the Honors College) are of the highest possible quality and that they contribute most effectively to fulfilling the college’s student learning outcomes and mission. They are honors sections of courses offered in their home departments. Refer to our advising page for more information on requirements.
COURSE SEC CRN HRS COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE LOCATION INSTRUCTOR/ADVISOR/MENTOR Attributes and Notes
ANT 201H 101 3 Cultural Anthropology Honors (CT) TR, 11:00a – 12:15p SH 530 Coe, Marion Honors, Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences
BSC 120H 101 4 Principles of Biology I Honors TR, 09:30a – 10:45a S 308 Cyphert, Holly Honors, Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences, Writing Intensive
CHM 390H 101 1 to 4 Honors in Chemistry TBA HTN TBA Kolling, Derrick Honors, No Textbook Required, Natural Sciences; MUST contract instructor to gain permission
CMM 104H 101 3 Honors in Speech Comm TR, 09:30a – 10:45a SH 414 STAFF Honors, Affordable Education Materials, Core II Communication Studies
ENG 200H 101 3 Texting the World (CT) MWF, 09:00a – 09:50a CH 467 Lawrence, Nicole Honors, Composition Core II, Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, Literature
ENG 200H 102 3 Texting the World (CT) TR, 09:30a – 10:45a CH 211 Normandin, Daniel Honors, Composition Core II, Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, Literature
ENG 200H 103 3 Texting the World (CT) Online Course WEB Diehl, Shoshannah Honors, Composition Core II, Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, Literature, Online Course
ENT 200H 101 3 Smith StartUp Incubator Honors TBA S BUS Eng, Ben Honors, MUST contact instructor to gain permission
HST 102H 101 3 World & West 1300-1850 (CT) MWF, 11:00a – 11:50a HH 136 Rutherford, Phillip Honors, Affordable Education Materials, Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
MTH 229H 101 5 Calculus I Honors (CT) MTWRF, 11:00a – 11:50a SH 513 STAFF Honors, Critical Thinking, Core II Mathematics, PRE-REQ: ACT Math 27, or SAT Mathematics Before Mar. 16 610, or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE 630, or MTH132 Minimum Grade C
MUS 142H 101 3 Music in Society Honors MWF, 09:00a – 09:50a SM 143 Dobbs, Wendell Honors, Affordable Education Materials, Core II Fine Arts, Multicultural
PSY 201H 101 3 General Psychology-Honors (CT) TR, 11:00a – 12:15p HH 303 Pittenger, David Honors, Critical Thinking, Core II Social Sciences
SOC 200H 101 3 Intro Sociology Honors (CT) TR, 09:30a – 10:45a SH 529 Noyongoyo, Boniface Honors, American Institutions, Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences