Honors Course List – Spring 2018 – 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.

Early Registration for Honors students starts at 10:30am on October 30th. 

COMM121 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking Honors courses:

COMM 121 Sections

Credit Hours

Time & Days Location
Section 017 – Patten  3  TR 1:30-2:45pm  JOH 102
Section 018 – Scholten  3  TR 12:00-1:15pm  JOH 102
Section 019 – Smith  3  TR 1:30-2:45pm  JOH 103
Section 020 – Smith  3  TR 12:00-1:15pm  JOH 103

Spring 2018 –  Please click on Course Title for General Education Designations

Course Section Credit Hours Time Location Professor
ANTH 122 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 001 3 TR 12:00pm-1:15pm NORTH 145 M. Rodriguez
ENGL 250 Honors English 2 008 3 MW 10:00am-10:50am STR 109 D. Courtright-Nash
ENGL 250 009 3 MW 11:00am-11:50am STR 109 D. Courtright-Nash
FREN 280 Honors Literature of the French World 001 3 M 4:00pm-5:50pm STR 214 D. Noren
HNRS 290 Athens in 403 B.C. 001 1 TR 4:45pm-5:50pm TBA TBA
HNRS 290 The Trial of Galileo 002 1 TR 4:45pm-5:50pm TBA TBA
HNRS 290 Charles Darwin Rise Naturalism 003 1 TR 4:45pm-5:50pm TBA TBA
LITR 203 Honors Intro to African Literature 001 3 MW 1:00pm-1:50pm STR 216 R. Sammel
LITR 241 Honors Intro to World Short Fiction 001 3 TR 4:30pm-5:45pm STR 216 J. Cullen
THTR 215 Honors Introduction to Theatre 002 3 TR 3:00pm-4:15pm WIL 166 K. LaPietra