Honors Courses

A large part of The Honors College experience is taking Honors courses. These smaller classes, capped at 20 students, offer:

 

  • personal attention
  • dedicated professors
  • discussion-based learning
  • meaningful content
  • proactive and academically excellent peers
  • a strengthening of the Honors community

FALL 2017 HONORS COURSES (PDF)  

 

WINTER 2018 HONORS COURSES (PDF) 

Click on the links below to see descriptions of some of our courses offered in Fall 2017.

This schedule is our best estimate of what courses we will offer, and the semester(s) in which they will be offered. It is subject to change, but represents our plan at this time. If you have questions, please contact our office for the most up-to-date information.

Courses offered occasionally: 

CHL 455H: Adolescent Literature

CTAT 145H: Introduction to Film Appreciation

ENGL 328H: Writing Style and Technology

GEOG 150H: Sustainable Development

LITR 160H: Introduction to African American Literature

LITR 163H: Jewish-American Literature and Culture [Note: To be offered in Winter 2016]

LITR 200H: Literary Studies for Literature Lovers

LITR 201H: Impossible Futures

LITR 309H: Development of American Literature [note: offered in Fall 2015]

LITR 422H: Studies in Novel in Global Perspective

PHIL 228H: Global Ethics

PLSC 379H: Honors Experience: Washington, DC

PLSC 308H: Political Science and Revolution

WGST 200H: Introduction to Women's Studies

 

For a description of an Honors section of a course, click on the course title. For general information on the course, please visit the EMU Course Catalog

College Department Course Name and Number GenEd Category (if applicable)  Fall  Winter
College of Arts and Sciences          
  Art ARTE 220H: Visual Arts for Elementary Teachers Area IV: Arts    X  
    ARTH 100H: Art Appreciation Area IV: Arts    X  X
    ARTS 101H: Introduction to Art Area IV: Arts    X       X
    ARTS 105H: Photography for Non-majors Area IV: Arts         X
  Biology BIO 110H: Introductory Biology Area IV: Natural Science    X  
    BIO 111H: Introductory Biology Lab Area IV: Natural Science    X  
    BIO 121H: Introductory Biology Lab Area IV: Natural Science    X      X
    BIO 477H: Special Topics: Honors Thesis       X
  Chemistry CHEM 115H: Chemistry and Society Area IV: Natural Science         
    CHEM 116H: Chemistry and Society Lab Area IV: Natural Science        
    CHEM 121H: General Chemistry Area IV: Natural Science    X  
    CHEM 122H: General Chemistry Lab Area IV: Natural Science    X  
    CHEM 125H: Honors General Chemistry II          X
    CHEM 126H: Honors General Chemistry Lab II        X
    CHEM 282H: Introduction to Analytical Chemistry      X  
    CHEM 372H: Organic Chemistry II        X
    CHEM 376H: Honors Organic Chemistry Lab          X
  Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts (CMTA) CTAC 124H: Foundation of Speech Area I: Effective Communication    X      X
    CTAR 145H: Introduction to Film Appreciation Area IV: Arts        X
    CTAC 226H: Non-Verbal Communication Area IV: Social Science  
    CTAC 227H: Interpersonal Communication Area IV: Social Science    X  
    CTAC 275H: Inter-Racial/Ethnic Communication Area III: U.S. Diversity    X      
    CTAO 210H: Interpretive Reading Area IV: Humanities X (new; repeat on demand)  
    CTAR 150LH: Introduction to Theatre  Area IV: Arts    X      X
    CTAR 222H: Drama and play in Human Experiences Area IV: Arts    X  X
    CTAC 260H/WGST 260H: Gender Communication Area III: U.S. Diversity        X
  Computer Science COSC111H: Introduction to Programming      X  
  Economics ECON 201H: Principles of Macroeconomics Area IV: Social Science    X  X
    ECON 202H: Principles of Microeconomics Area IV: Social Science    X      X
  English CHL 137H: Harry Potter: Lit Allusion, CHLD Area IV: Humanities        X
    CHL 207H: Introduction to Children's Literature Area IV: Humanities    X  
    CHL 208H: Multicultural Children's Literature Area II: US Diversity    X  
    CHL 209H: Global Children's Literature Area II: Global Awareness        X
    CRTW 201H: Introduction to Creative Writing Area IV: Arts    X      X
    ENGL 300H: Writing about Literature      X (Cancelled in fall 2015 due to low enrollment; future offerings per demand)  
    JRNL 213H: Introduction to Journalism Area IV: Social Science    X  
    LING 201H: Introduction to Linguistics      X  
    LITR 100H: level Area IV: Humanities        X (Course varies on demand)
    LITR 300H or 400H level      X (Course varies on demand)  
    WRTG 121H: Comp II Researching the Public Experience Area I: Effective Communication    X      X
  Geography and Geology ESSC 101H: Introduction to Weather and Forecasting & lab Area IV: Natural Science    X  X
  History and Philosophy HIST 100H: Comparative Study of Religion Area IV: Humanities    X      X
    HIST 101H: History of Western Civilization-1648 Area IV: Humanities    X  
    HIST 102H: Western Civilization, 1648-WWII Area IV: Humanities        X
    HIST 123H: The US to 1877 Area IV: Social Science    X      
    HIST 151H/ARTH 151H: Reason and Revolution Area IV: Humanities        X
    PHIL 100H: Introduction to Philosophy Area IV: Humanities    X      X
    PHIL 110H: Philosophies of Life Area IV: Humanities X (May vary with other 100 level PHIL course.)      
    PHIL 215H: Philosophy of Religion Area IV: Humanities   (May vary with other 200 level PHIL course)
      PHIL 220H: Ethics Area IV: Humanities    X  
    PHIL 223H: Medical Ethics Area IV: Humanities X (May vary with other 200 level course.)  
    PHIL 226H: Feminist Theory (cross listed with WGST 226H)

Area III: Global Awareness

Area IV: Humanities

X (May vary with other 200 level course.)  X
    PHIL 229H: Environmental Ethics Area IV: Humanities       
  Math MATH 120H: Calculus I Area II: Quantitative Reasoning    X  
    MATH 170H: Elementary Statistics Area II: Quantitative Reasoning    X      X
  Music MUSC 100H: Music Theory Fundamentals Area IV: Arts    X      X
    MUSC 107H: Music Appreciation Area IV: Arts    X      X
  Physics and Astronomy ASTR 105H: Exploration of the Universe Area IV: Natural Science        X
    PHY 101H: Physical Science in the Arts Area IV: Natural Science    X  
  Political Science PLSC 113H: American Government Area IV: Social Science    X      X
    PLSC 202H: State and Local Government Area IV: Social Science    X  
    PLSC 210H: Introduction to Political Thought Area II: Quantitative Reasoning        
    PLSC 211H: Introduction to Comparative Government Area III: Global Awareness        
    PLSC 215H: Civil Rights and Liberties in a Diverse U.S. Area III: U.S. Diversity    X  
  Psychology PSY 101H: General Psychology Lecture (Must be taken with the lab to count for natural science) Area IV: Natural Science    X      X
    PSY 205H: Quantitative Methods in Psychology          X
    PSY 321H: Child Psychology      X  
    PSY 360H: Abnormal Psychology          X
  Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology (SAC) ANTH 135H: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Area III: Global Awareness

Area IV: Social Science

   X       X
    ANTH 214H: US Racial and Cultural Minorities (Cross listed with SOCL 214H) Area III: U.S. Diversity    X      X
    CRM 200H: Crime and Justice Area IV: Social Science     X  X
    SOCL 105H: Introduction to Sociology Area IV: Social Science    X      X
    SOCL 214H (Cross listed with ANTH 214H) Area III: U.S. Diversity    X      X
    SOCL 250H: Quantitative Applications in Sociology Area II: Quantitative Reasoning    X  
  Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) WGST 202H: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Area III: U.S. Diversity    X      X
    WGST 210H: Gender in a Transnational World Area III: Global Diversity    X  
    WGST 226H: Feminist Theory (Cross listed with PHIL 226H)

Area III: Global Awareness

Area IV: Humanities

X (May vary with other 200 level course.)  
    WGST 260H/CTAC 260H: Gender and Communication Area III: U.S. Diversity        X
College of Business (COB)          
  Accounting ACC 240H: Principles of Financial Accounting      X      
    ACC 241H: Principles of Managerial Accounting      X      X
  Business Administration COB 200L H: Introduction to Business      X  
  Marketing IB 210H: Fundamentals/Global Business Area III: Global Awareness    X  
    LAW 293H: Legal Environment of Business          X
  Management MGMT 202H: Business Communication          X
College of Education (COE)          
  Teacher Education EDPS 322H: Human Development and Learning      X  
  Leadership and Counseling LEAD 201H: Introduction to Leadership      X  
  Special Education SPGN 251H: Introduction to Inclusion and Disability Studies Area III: U.S. Diversity    X      X
College of Health and Human Services          
  Dietetics DCT 358H: Food and Culture Area III: Global Awareness        X
  Interdisciplinary Health and Human Services IHHS 260H: Aging--Infancy          X