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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Saint Paul College offers enhanced learning opportunities and activities to students who demonstrate academic excellence and a high level of interest and initiative.

Honors Program Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll in honors sections, students must show a demonstrated pattern of academic excellence through one of the following:

  • completion of at least 12 college-level credits with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher
  • entering high school students with a Grade Point Average of 3.​5 or higher​​
Benefits of Taking Honors Courses
  • Increased opportunities for intellectual challenge and growth
  • Opportunity to work with other highly motivated students in small classroom settings (honors sections have smaller class sizes).
  • Designation of “honors” after each honors section on college transcript indicates academic rigor to potential employers, transfer institutions, and/or scholarship committees
Honors Scholars at Saint Paul College

Students who complete 12 credits of honors coursework over their careers at Saint Paul College become Honors Scholars. The “Honors Scholar” designation is then added to the student’s Saint Paul College transcript to be noted by potential employers, transfer institutions, and/or scholarship committees. Honors Scholars also receive well-deserved recognition at our graduation ceremony.

Honors sections are scheduled three semesters in advance to allow students to plan their coursework so they can work toward becoming Honors Scholars as they complete their degree or program requirements. There is no need for honors students to take additional coursework because honors sections fulfill program and degree requirements in the same way traditional sections do.

Honors sections for the following courses are available for Fall Semester 2017

ENGL 1712 02 – Composition 2 – Honors (course ID: 000360)

Description: This course emphasizes critical reading and analytical writing using literature as the basis for composition. The course includes an analysis of primary and/or secondary sources with a focus on academic writing. (Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1711) (MnTC: Goal 1) 2C/2/0/0

Meets: Mondays 12-1:55 PM

Delivery: Traditional (100% seat time)

Register for ENGL 1712 02 - Composition 2 - Honors

ECON 1720 01 – Macroeconomics – Honors (course ID: 000255)

Description: Macroeconomics is a social science that studies how our society can achieve economic goals of full employment, price stability, economic growth, and stable balance of trade. International trade and the concept of comparative advantage and restrictive trade policies are explored. From this inquiry, students will be able to demonstrate the effects of trade on a country's economic performance. In addition, economic data is used to measure growth and to compare an economy's growth rates relative to other international growth rates. The United States' fiscal and monetary policies are defined and examined in terms of the effects those policies have on economic performance. Fiscal and monetary policy is also examined in relation to the business cycle. In addition an inquiry is made of the importance and interrelated nature of social institutions in achieving economic goals. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 8) 3C/3/0/0

Meets: Online​

Delivery: Online​

Register for ECON 1720 01 – Macroeconomics – Honors

ARTS 1720 02 – Art Appreciation – Honors (Course ID: 000232)

Description: This is an introductory "learning to look" course with the objective of developing students' ability to see, understand and enjoy the visual arts. Examples of painting, sculpture, architecture from around the world, many of which will already be familiar to students, will be viewed, discussed and analyzed in class. We will then venture beyond the book by visiting the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Arts Center. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goal 6 & 8) 3C/3/0/0

Meets: Thursdays 1 – 3:55 PM

Delivery: Traditional (100% seat time)

Register for ARTS 1720 02 – Art Appreciation – Honors

BUSN 2465 01 – Business Ethics – Honors (Course ID: 000134)

Description: This course introduces students to ethical issues and concepts as they relate to business and as they impact society, the economy and the environment. Students will analyze various approaches to making ethical decisions through case studies. Topics range from the role of the government to corporate global businesses. Both national and international ethics will be discussed. 3C/3/0/0

Meets: Mondays 12-1:55 PM

Delivery: Blended/hybrid (online assignments required)​

Register ​for BUSN 2465 01 – Business Ethics – Honors

Future Honors Course Offerings

Spring 2018:

  • BIOL 1740 – General Biology 1: The Living Cell (MNTC Goal Area: 3)
  • SPCH 1710 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking (MNTC Goal Areas: 1, 8)
  • HIST 1750 – Minnesota History (MNTC Goals Areas: 5, 10)
  • BUSN 2450 - Management Fundamentals

​Fall 2018

  • ENGL 1712 – Composition 2 (MnTC Goal Area: 1)
  • ARTS 1713 – Photography 1 (MnTC Goal Area: 6)
  • PHIL 1720 – Ethics (MnTC Goal Areas 9, 6)
  • ​BUSN 2465 – Business Ethics

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