Honors Courses

Upper-Division Honors Seminars and Experiential Learning Courses

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 generally given priority, when necessary.

Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars

Honors students are generally required to complete at least two interdisciplinary 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. Details for these seminars, can be seen by clicking on the HON 480 link before each listing and/or in PDF file linked to below the table.

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. Every semester, 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.

There will also be (periodically) two other experiential learning courses. 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 483, TEDxMarshallU Internship, which provides hands-on training to plan and hold a TEDx event on campus. Enrollment in HON 483 will require 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 credit-hours of HON 300 (earned in 1 semester, usually in Fall) OR HON 483 (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.

Spring 2023 – Upper-Division Honors Courses

COURSE SEC CRN HRS COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE INSTRUCTOR/ADVISOR/MENTOR Notes
HON 480 201 3519 3 SpTp: Listening to Film MW 1:00p-2:15p Kay Lawson Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course
HON 480 202 3530 3 SpTp: Innovation for Good TR 11:15a-12:15p Christine Ingersoll Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course; Writing Intensive (intended)
HON 480 203 3535 3 SpTp: Cinepoems [See a video introduction by Professor Nolte] TR 2:00p-3:15p Ian Nolte Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course; Writing Intensive (intended)
HON 480 204 3566 3 SpTp: Civil Rights and Film M 4:00p-6:20p Patricia Proctor Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course
HON 480 205 3569 3 SpTp: Russian History and Culture W 4:00p-6:20p Slav Gratchev Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course
HON 483 201 4760 2 SpTp: TEDxMarshallU Internship

TEDXMarshallU logo

TBD (per student schedules) Brian Kinghorn (Mentor) Experiential & Collaborative Learning; Approved course for upper-division honors credit

Part II of II for total of 3 hours in 22-23

PR: Completion of Part I in Fall 2022

HON 484 201 3582 1 Honors College Newsletter (Writers) TBD (per student schedules) Hoey, Brian (Advisor) Experiential & Collaborative Learning; Counts toward General Honors credit requirements only
HON 484 202 3583 2 Honors College Newsletter (Editors) TBD (per student schedules) Hoey, Brian (Advisor) Experiential & Collaborative Learning; Counts toward General Honors credit requirements only
HON 488 201 3603 1 Student Assoc Steering Comm (Members) TBD (per student schedules) Hoey, Brian (Advisor) Experiential & Collaborative Learning; Counts toward General Honors credit requirements only
HON 488 202 3605 2 Student Assoc Steering Comm (Officers) TBD (per student schedules) Hoey, Brian (Advisor) Experiential & Collaborative Learning; Counts toward General Honors credit requirements only

PDF with details (including descriptions) of our HON 480 seminars for Spring 2023.

Honors Seminar Archives

Lower-Division Honors Seminars 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 either two HON 480 seminar or one HON 480 seminar and an additional 3-hours of approved upper-division honors credits, contribute 12-hours out of the total 24-hours of the Honors Curriculum.

Spring 2023 – Lower-Division Honors Seminars

COURSE SEC CRN HRS COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE INSTRUCTOR Notes
FYS 100H 201 4830 3 First Year Seminar TR, 11:00a – 12:15p Eng, Ben Core I; Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course: Virtual Course
HON 200 201 3485 3 Second Year Seminar TR, 09:30a – 10:45a Davis, Sarah Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course
HON 200 202 3484 3 Second Year Seminar TR, 12:30p – 1:45p Biggs, Michele Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course
HON 200 203 3475 3 Second Year Seminar MW, 5:00p – 6:15p James, Matt Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course
HON 200 204 3487 3 Second Year Seminar T, 4:00p – 6:20p Johnson, Kelli Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course
HON 200 205 3502 3 Second Year Seminar R, 4:00p – 6:20p James, Matt Seminar; Honors Curriculum Required Course

Spring 2023 – Honors-Designated Departmental Courses

Some of these courses may have prerequisites (noted as PR) set by the department that offer them.

COURSE SEC CRN HRS COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE INSTRUCTOR/ADVISOR Notes
ANT 201H 201 3793 3 Cultural Anthropol Honors (CT) TR, 2:00-3:15p Dingess, Kimberly Critical Thinking
International
Core II Social Sciences
CHM 218H 201 4586 2 Prin Chem Honor Lab II TR, 08:00a – 09:15a STAFF Natural Sciences
PR: CHM 212; Permission of Department of Chemistry
CHM 390H 201 4637 1-4 Honors in Chemistry TBA Kolling, Derrick Natural Sciences
PR: Permission of Department of Chemistry
CMM 104H 201 2436 3 Honors in Speech Comm TR, 09:30a – 10:45a Adkins, Clara Affordable Education Materials
Core II Communication Studies
CMM 104H 202 2439 3 Honors in Speech Comm TR, 11:00a – 12:15p Adkins, Clara Affordable Education Materials
Core II Communication Studies
ENG 200H 201 3130 3 Texting the World (CT) MW, 1:00p – 2:15p Burbery, Tim Composition Core II
Critical Thinking
Core II Humanities
Literature
Writing Intensive
ENG 200H 202 3133 3 Texting the World (CT) WEB Diehl, Shoshannah Same; Online Course
ENG 201H 201 3304 3 English Comp Honors WEB Treftz, Jill Composition Core II
Online Course
PR: ACT Verbal 28 , or SAT Verbal Before March 16 640 , or SAT EVIDENCE-BASED READ/WRIT 640
MUS 142H 201 3257 3 Music in Society Honors MWF, 09:00a – 09:50a Lawson, Kay Core II Fine Arts
Multicultural
PSY 201H 201 3224 3 General Psychology-Honors (CT) TR, 11:00a – 12:15p Pittenger, David Critical Thinking
Core II Social Sciences
SOC 200H 201 3700 3 Intro Sociology Honors (CT) TR, 12:30p – 1:45p Sullivan, Donna American Institutions
Critical Thinking
Free Book
Multicultural
Core II Social Sciences
Writing Intensive