Honors Course List – Spring 2017 – Overview

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 22 credits of Honors coursework, though for transfer students and students starting before Fall 2016 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 COMH 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 & Days Location
Section 001 – Scholten  3  TR 3:00-4:15pm  JOH 102
Section 002 – Patten  3  TR 1:30-2:45pm  JOH 102
Section 003 – Smith  3  TR 12:00-1:15pm  JOH 103
Section 004 – Smith  3  TR 3:00-4:15pm  JOH 103

Spring 2017 –  Please make careful note of C, S, Z, G and R designations.

Course

Credit Hours

Time Location

GEOG 421-001 12102 National Parks of the World (G,S) J. Johnson

 3

MW 4:30-5:45pm  STR 139

THTH 215-001 10418 Honors Introduction to Theatre (C) K. LaPietra

 3

TR 3:00-4:15pm  WIL 166

LITR 203-001 12208 Intro to African Literature (C, G, R) R. Sammel 

3 MW 12:00-12:50pm

F online

 STR 322

LITR 203-002 12210 Intro to African Literature (C, G, R) R. Sammel

 3

MW  12:00-12:50pm

F  online

 STR 322

LITR 241-001 12213 Intro to World Short Fiction Honors (C, G) J. Cullen

 3

MW 4:30-5:45pm  STR 216

LITR 241-002 12215 Intro to World Short Fiction Honors (C, G) J. Cullen

 3

TR 4:30-5:45pm  STR 216
FREN 280-001 12217 Literature of French World Honors (C, G) D. Noren  3  M 4:00-5:50pm  STR 214
LITR 233-001 12212 Science Fiction Honors (C)  R. von der Osten  3  MW 10:00-10:50am  STR 214
HNRS 290-001 Athens in 403 B.C (C) P. Bradley 

HNRS 290-002 The Trial of Galileo (C) B. Piercy 

HNRS 290-003 Charles Darwin Rise Naturalism (C) TBD

1 TR 4:45pm-5:30om TBD

 

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