Spring 2019 Course List 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 – Patten  3  TR 1:30-2:45pm  JOH 102
Section 002 – Scholten  3  TR 9:30-10:45am  JOH 102
Section 003 – Smith  3  TR 1:30-2:45pm  JOH 103
Section 004 – Smith  3  TR 12:00-1:15pm  JOH 103
Section 005 — Zube  3  MWF 10:00-10:50am  STR 226

Spring 2019 

CRN Course Credit Hours Time Faculty Location
11963 ANTH 122-001 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 TR 12-1:15pm M. Rodriguez STR 223
10644 FREN 280-001 Literature of the French World Honors 3 M 4-5:50pm D. Noren STR 220
12220 GEOG 421-001 National Parks of the World Honors 3 MW 4:30-5:45pm J. Johnson STR 139
11987 HNRS 190 -001 Why Honors? 3 TR 9-10:15am P. Bradley TBA
12864 HNRS 201: Reacting to the Past — Athens in 403 B.C. 1 TR 4:45pm-5:50pm TBA TBA
12865 HNRS 201: Reacting to the Past — The Trial of Galileo 1 TR 4:45pm-5:50pm TBA TBA
12866 HNRS 201: Reacting to the Past — Charles Darwin Rise Naturalism 1 TR 4:45pm-5:50pm TBA TBA
12464 ISYS 321 -004 Business InformSystems-Honors 3 MW 3:00-4:15PM K. Kalata COB 327
10655 LITR 203-001 Honors Intro African Lit 3 MW 12-12:50pm TBA STR 130
10656 LITR 231-001 Honors Poetry 3 MW 11-11:50am D. Fagan STR 222
10657 LITR 241-001 Honors Intro World Short Fiction 3 TR 4:30-5:45pm J. Cullen STR 216
12525 THTR 215-002 Introduction to Theater – Honors 3 TR 3:00-4:15 K. LaPietra TBA

For more information about each course, including General Education Requirements, please click on the title of the course.

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