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Fall 2016 Honors Courses

For a full description of many of the course offerings, please see our Course Details page. Searching for Honors Courses during registration is easy: Just logon to CougarWeb, go to the "Look Up Classes" link on your home page, select the semester (i.e. Fall 2016), press the "Advanced Search" button at the bottom of the screen, highlight all of the subjects in the "Subject" box (click the fist subject, hold "Shift" and click the last subject), select a specific campus if you like, select "Honors" in the "Attribute Type" box, and then press "Search."


Central Park Campus
CPC


Course

Description

Professor

Days

Times

ARTS 1301

Art Appreciation: "The Business of Art"

Jill Foltz

TR

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

BIOL 2402

An Honors Approach to Anatomy and Physiology

Elaine Fanini

MW

11:00 AM-12:15 PM

BIOL 2402

(Lab)

Lab for Honors Anatomy and Physiology

Elaine Fanini

MW

9:00 AM-10:50 AM

ENGL 1301

Honors Composition I

Marc Azard

MWF

10:00 AM-10:50 AM

GOVT 2305

An Honors Approach to Federal Government

(Hybrid: Meets T, Online R)

Tiffany Cartwright

T

10:00 AM-11:15 AM

HIST 1301

Honors American History: Beginnings to the Civil War

Melody Miyamoto Walters

TR

11:30 AM-12:45 PM

CPC Online Courses

Course

Description Professor

ENGL 1301.WCH

An Honors Approach to Rhetoric and Research Amy Rule

ENGL 2342.WCH

An Honors Approach to the Short Story and the Novel Gina Perkins

HIST 1301.WCH

An Honors Approach to American History Melody Miyamoto Walters

PSYC 2301.WCH

An Honors Approach to General Psychology Mike Rose
SPCH 1321.WCH

Honors Business and Professional Speaking:

Word of Mouth on Digital Steroids

Amy Greene


Preston Ridge Campus
prc


Course

Description

Professor

Days

Times

BIOL 1406

An Honors Approach to Biology for Science Majors I Amy Helms MW 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

BIOL 1406

(Lab)

Lab for Honors Biology for Science Majors Amy Helms W 2:30 PM-5:20 PM

BIOL 2401

Honors Anatomy & Physiology I

Kathleen

Kayes-Wandover

MWF 10:00 AM-10:50 AM

BIOL 2401

(Lab)

Lab for Honors Anatomy & Physiology

Kathleen

Kayes-Wandover

MW 8:00 AM-9:50 AM

BIOL 2420

 Honors Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

 Carroll

Weaver Bottoms

 TR 1:00 PM-2:15 PM

BIOL 2420

(Lab)

 Lab for Honors Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

Carroll

Weaver Bottoms

TR  10:30 AM-12:20 PM

ENGL 2322

 Honors British Literature I  Lauryn Angel  TR 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

GOVT 2305

Honors U.S. Government:

From Building Walls to Tuition Free Colleges - Critically Assessing the Should We and Can We Approach to U.S. Policy

Sonia Iwanek TR 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

MATH 1314

 Honors College Algebra:

"Functions in Everyday Life"

Katerina Vishnyakova  TR 10:00 AM-11:15 AM

MATH 2413

An Honors Approach to Calculus with a Focus on Theory and Proof  Bill Ardis MWF 11:00 AM-12:50 PM


Spring Creek Campus
SCC


Course

Description

Professor

Days

Times

ARTS 1301

LOOTED:

Art Appreciation through Stolen Objects

Letha Clair Robertson

TR

10:00 AM-11:15 AM

BIOL 1406

Honors Biology for Science Majors I

Carole Twichell

MW

9:30 AM-10:45 AM

BIOL 1406

(Lab)

Honors Students enrolled in Professor Twichell's Honors Biology for Science Majors course may take any BIOL 1406 lab to fulfill the lab portion of the course.

BIOL 2420

Honors Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

Donna M. Cain

MW

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

BIOL 2420
(Lab)

Lab for Honors Microbiology for Non-Science Majors

Donna M. Cain

MW

10:30 AM-12:20 PM

DRAM 2361

From the Beginnings to the Renaissance: An Honors Approach to the History of the Theater II

Brad Baker

TR

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

ECON 2302

Microeconomics: Is Your Job (and Career...) Sustainable?

(Hybrid: Meets on T, Online R)

Joel Spina

T

11:30 AM-12:45 PM

ENGL 1301

Writing as Super Power: Literacy, Identity Politics, and DC Comics Heroes

J.D. Isip

MWF

12:00 PM-12:50 PM

ENGL 2307

Honors Creative Writing: Short Fiction and the Road to Publishing It

(Hybrid: Meets on T, Online R)

LaToya Watkins

T

7:00 PM-8:15 PM

ENGL 2333

Honors World Literature II:

Children's Literature

Sean Ferrier-Watson

TR

11:30 AM-12:45 PM

ENGL 2342

Beyond The Hunger Games:

Dystopian Fiction in the Literary Tradition

(Hybrid: Meets on W, Online M)

Delores Zumwalt

W

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

GOVT 2305

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Ryan Rynbrandt

MW

2:30 PM-3:45 PM

GOVT 2305

The Court is Now in Session!:

Supreme Court Cases That Have Shaped American Policy

Julie Hershenberg

M

5:30 PM-8:15 PM

HIST 1301

Honors American History: Beginnings to the Civil War

Kyle Wilkison

MWF

11:00 AM-11:50 AM

HUMA 1301

The City is Your Classroom

Carolyn Perry

R

7:00 PM-9:45 PM

HUMA 1301

The African Storyteller

Sean Geraghty

TR

8:30-9:45 AM

MATH 1342

Honors Elementary Statistical Methods

Shellene Foster

TR

10:00 AM-11:15 AM

PSYC 2301

Welcome to the World of the Psychological Detective!

Jennifer O’Loughlin-Brooks

TR

10:00 AM-11:15 AM

SPCH 1311

Rhetorical Analysis of Contemporary Media

Jenny Warren

TR

1:00 PM-2:15 PM

SCC Online Courses

Course

Description

Professor

BUSI 1301.SWH

Honors Entrepreneurial Business Principles

Latonjia Annette Williams

ENGL 2342.SWH

The Short Story and the Novel: Modernism and More

Leslie Richardson

GOVT 2306.SWH

An Honors Approach to Texas Government

Mike McConachie

HUMA 1301.SWH

An Honors Approach to Humanities

Peggy Brown



Keep an eye on your registration!
The Collin College Honors Institute strives to offer our students a wide variety of courses each semester. Honors Students (with a 3,5 GPA or higher) are among the first allowed to register for classes each semester which is convenient considering honors courses tend to fill up quickly because they are smaller than a regular course (15-18 students). From time to time an honors course may not "make"; like any other course, it may be cancelled altogether or converted to a regular course. Please keep an eye on your registration during the two to three weeks prior to the start of each semester. You will be able to see if a course has been converted or cancelled and plan your schedule accordingly. Unfortunately, it is impossible for the Honors Institute to contact every student for various changes in the schedule.However, cancellation and conversion of honors courses is extremely rare.

DC Comics
Students in Professor Isip's Writing as Super Power course (ENGL 1301) will use DC Comic superheroes as a way into deeper questions about literacy and identity.

Hunger Games
Professor Zumwalt (ENGL 2342) will take students on a journey through the literary tradition of dystopian fiction, a tradition which brought us pop culture hits like The Hunger Games.

Find out more about many of our Fall 2016 courses on the Course Details page.