Who may enroll in Honors courses?
Our Honors courses are for motivated, intellectually curious student. Many community college Honors students excelled in high school; others discover their passion for learning in college. All, however, share the same goal while in college and beyond.
What benefits are there in taking Honors courses?
Plenty! Benefits include seminar-style classes, personalized learning, independent research, belonging to a learning community, social events at the Miller Center for the Arts; special recognition upon graduation; scholarships; and field trips. These experiences also lead to a competitive edge when applying for jobs, future scholarships, or transfer to a four-year college.
How are Honors courses different?
Classes are small, usually discussion style, seminars. Often fewer topics are dealt with than in standard classes, but in greater depth. There are increased opportunities to read, to conduct research, to write, and to do creative projects. In fact, the essence of Honors education is exploratory, collaborative, and creative learning. Field trips and guest speakers also play an integral part in some Honors courses.
Will my grade point average suffer if I enroll in Honors courses?
Probably not. Research indicates that students who are appropriately enrolled in Honors classes earn the same grades they would have received in standard classes. Some students feel they do even better in these small, supportive Honors classes.
Remember, too, these courses will be designated as "Honors " on your academic record, making your transcript stand out from others.
If I am involved in Honors , will I have time for anything else?
Honors students are usually serious about their education and give their studies high priority. They also tend to have multiple interests and outside activities.
For more information:
Contact Dr. Pamela Blakely
Honors Program Coordinator
610-372-4721 (ext. 5452)