Fall 2020 Honors Course List Overview

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

To get the honors certificate associated with a bachelor’s degree, students do 20% of their coursework as honors credits once they start the Honors Program or a maximum of 22 honors credits. To get the honors certificate associated with an associate’s degree, students take 10 honors credits.

Students will normally take  an honors section of either COMM 121 or ENGL 250 and honors general education courses in their first two years. However, we understand that students sometimes have transfer credit for these courses or have a major that does not allow this schedule; students are allowed to substitute different honors credits. We know that each student’s goals, programs and circumstances vary, and so we have the following options:

  • Honors contracts are an alternative to Honors courses. With an Honors contract, students do an extra project in a non-Honors class for Honors credit. Contracts must be approved by faculty and submitted to our office by the end of the third week of the semester. The Honors contract form and information are on Honors Path under Contracted Courses. You are welcome to make an appointment with the Honors advisor to discuss this option.
  • Additionally, a credit-bearing study away experience can replace one three-credit Honors experience. Please let our office know if you plan to study away.

The Honors Program is flexible enough to fit each major and any student’s educational goals. Honors should never add an unneeded course to your load, slow your progress toward graduation, or force you to drop a minor.

To find Honors classes in Look Up Classes on http://www.ferris.edu, do an advanced search: highlight all the subject matters and select Honors Course under Attribute Type. The following list also provides an overview:

Fundamentals of Public Speaking – Honors

82429COMM 121 0163Fund Public Speaking-HonorsTR 9:30 – 10:45 AMNeil PattenJOH 102
82430COMM 121 0173Fund Public Speaking-HonorsTR 3 – 4:15 PMNeil PattenJOH 102
82434COMM 121 0183Fund Public Speaking-HonorsTR 1:30 – 2:45 PMCami SandersonJOH 102
82439COMM 121 0203Fund Public Speaking-HonorsTR 1:30 – 2:45 PMKristi ScholtenJOH 104

Honors English 2

80484ENGL 250 VL53Honors English 2TBA (online)Deirdre FaganTBA
80485ENGL 250 VL63Honors English 2TBA (online)Deirdre FaganTBA
80486ENGL 250 VL73Honors English 2TBA (online)Deirdre Fagan TBA

Cultural Enrichment Courses

82182ARTH 110 0013Prehist thru Middle Ages-HonorTR 3 – 4:15 PMRachel FoulkIRC 109
80577FREN 280 VL13Honors Lit of French WorldTBA (online)Daniel NorenTBA
80582LITR 202 VL13Honors Black LiteratureTBA (online)Rebecca SammelTBA
80583LITR 241 VL13Honors Intro World Short FicTBA (online)Deirdre FaganTBA

Self and Society Courses

80966ANTH 122 1223Intro Cultural Anthropology-HRTR 12 – 1:15 PMTBASTR 232
81227PSYC 331 0023Psychology of PersonalityTR 1:30 – 2:45 PMFelix SmithSTR 234


82952MATH251VL33Stats Life Sciences-HNRS TBAHolly Renae Price (P)