Honors Courses for Spring 2015

Honors courses offer enhanced intellectual challenges and opportunities so that students can develop intellectual autonomy. These opportunities allow students to get the maximum out of their Ferris State education by putting more of themselves in. Choose courses that help you learn autonomously, think critically, ask penetrating questions and communicate your ideas at a high level—choose courses that expand your experience and stir your curiosity.

Honors students strive for intellectual autonomy and academic excellence so that they may be prepared to contribute to the advancement of their chose professions. Typically, honors students complete 10 credits of Honors coursework, though for transfer students this may vary. To fulfill this commitment students will earn at least a ‘C’ grade in two Honors elective courses by the end of their second year, after completing HNRS 100 and COMH 121. Student who have already fulfilled their COMM requirement will simply take an additional Honors elective fitting with their academic program. We know that each student’s goals, programs and circumstances vary, and so we have the following options:

  • Honors Contracts are an alternative approach to this commitment and can turn any non-honors course into an honors experience. The contracts must be approved by the Honors program and agreed to by faculty and submitted to our office by the third week of the semester, please make an appointment with the Honors Advisor to discuss this option.
  • Additionally, credit bearing Study Away experiences can replace one 3-credit Honors experience. Please let our office know if you plan to study away.
  • If your program requires you to take your course work at a later time, please work with the Honors Advisor to process a deferral. This is often the case for students in Education or Technology; it is simple for us to develop an individualized plan for completion.

Please know the Honors Program is flexible enough to fit each major and any individual’s educational goals if they are interested in completing with Honors. Honors should never cost you additional money by adding an unneeded course to your load, nor should it slow you down or force you to drop a minor.

COMH121 – Public Speaking Honors courses:

COMH 121 Sections

Credit Hours

Time Location
Section 001 – Patten  3  TR 9:30-10:45  STR233
Section 002 – Zube  3  MWF 9:00-9:50  STR126
Section 003 – Zube  3  MWF 1:00-1:50  STR226
Section 004 – Patten  3  TR 12:00-1:15  Johnson 103
Section 005 – Zube  3  MWF 10:00-10:50  STR126
Section 006 – Smith  3  TR 3:00-4:15  Johnson 103
Section 007 – Zube  3  TR 4:30-5:45  National Elastomer Center 201
Section 008 – Luce  3  MW 3:00-4:15  STR122

Spring 2015 – All second year students in Honors, excluding those concluding their Honors experience after receiving an associate’s degree, must complete one course from the following list during the second semester of their second year.  Please make careful note of C, S, Z, G and R designators.


Credit Hours

Time Location

ANHH 390 12062 Special Topics in Anthropology: Anthropology of Food/Consumption   P. Meyer


TR 3:00-4:15  STR232

FRNH 280 10416 Literature of the French World Honors (C, G)                                    D. Noren


M 4:00-5:50 STR130

LITH 203 10662 Intro to African Literature  (C, G, R)                            P. Middleton


MWF 12:00-12:50 STR214

LITH 233 11897 Science Fiction Honors  (C)                                    R. von der Osten


MW 11:00-11:50 STR220

LITH 241-001 10660 Intro to World Short Fiction Honors  (C, G)                   J. Cullen


MW 3:00-4:15 STR216

LITH 241-002 10661 Intro to World Short Fiction Honors  (C, G)                   J. Cullen


TR 3:00-4:15 STR216

LITH 330 10664 Contemporary Literature Honors  (C)                             G. Reynolds


R 6:00-8:50 STR220

LITH 380 10665 World Folk Literature Honors  (C, G)                                 D. Russell


TR 12:00-1:15 STR130

PLSC 331 12077 Comparative World Governments (G, R, S)                    R. Griffin


MWF 12:00-12:50 STR 236

PHIH 390 12461 The American Dream (C)                                J.S. Gray


MW 4:30-5:45 BUS 327

THTH 215 12461 Honors Introduction to Theatre (C)                                T. Williams


TR 1:30-2:45 Williams 166