|Honors classes are fun, uniquely interactive experiences with a different approach to education. Unlike high school honors courses, it is not more work or harder work that distinguishes a Collin College Honors Course. Honors classes at Collin are different because of smaller class sizes that lend themselves to highly interactive, participatory learning experiences. With a student population that tends to be highly motivated and driven, Collin students report that the atmosphere in the Honors classroom leads them to push themselves further than in other classes, through a mix of mutual encouragement, collaboration and heightened expectations.|
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“It’s comprehensive learning with other students who care about their grades. It’s interactive and hands on rather than memorization. I loved taking honors classes!” ~Taylor Chavez, Collin College Student
“…we get to explore concepts from angles outside normal curriculum.”
~Alex Fleming, Collin College Student
Honors professors are highly credentialed, award-winning academicians who have a passion for teaching and seek to exemplify scholarship for their students. Teaching Honors sections allows them the opportunity to take their teaching to the next level.
“For me, the Honors classes are different in process and product. In other words, my teaching style differs in that the Honors classes are led in a more seminar/discussion format. There is less lecturing and testing and more theoretical discussion & experimentation (hands on analysis). Also, at the end of the semester, the Honors course has something tangible - a research paper written by the students. They are encouraged to present that research and try to have it published as well." ~ Jenny Warren, Professor of Communication Studies & Director of the Honors Institute.
Honors students have both the opportunity to win recognition here at Collin College and enhanced opportunities for admission and scholarships to reputable four-year colleges and universities. Students may enroll for Honors courses in the same manner as they do any other class through CougarWeb online.
Benefits of Honors courses:
- Smaller class sizes foster open dialogue and debate among students and professors.
- Honors notations on your transcript build stronger applications for scholarships and university admissions.
- Articulation agreements with Honors programs at several local Universities.
- Honors classes are great preparation for courses at four-year schools.
- Access to Honors Computer Lab at Spring Creek (room F-102) and Preston Ridge Campus (room F-240). CPC Honors lab coming soon!
- Same cost as traditional classes
"I am so happy to be part of Honors at Collin. I was very nervous when I took my first Honors course - College Algebra. I had not made an A in a math class since middle school. Because of Professor Galloway and the amazing Honors department, I can now say I made an A in my first college math course! I am so excited!" ~ Nina Cook, Honors student.