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Honors Program

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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 4 courses or 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.

Contact Information:
Aaron Bommarito
Honors Program Coordinator

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Honors Courses Available During Fall 2023

Expanded Fall 2023 Course Description and Information:

collapse year : Fall 2023 ‎(5)

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

William LundMonday 12 – 1:55pmTraditional on campus meetings000180Fall 2023ENGL 1712 01 - Composition 2 – HONORS

This course surveys the political and social history of the United States from the end of the Reconstruction Period to the present. Topics covered include racial segregation in the South, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, the Cold War, the War in Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement, Social Movements of the 1960s and 1970s, and the political and cultural challenges of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Course themes also investigate the roles of women, immigrants, and people of color, as well as the country's evolving foreign policy and place in the world. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0860 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 7) 4C/4/0/0

Ayesha ShariffTuesday 10 – 11:50AMBlended/Hybrid Course000210Fall 2023HIST 1746 01 – U.S. History Since 1877 – HONORS

This course offers an introduction to American cinema as art form and medium of cultural communication from its earliest years at the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. We consider the evolution of the Hollywood industry, film form, cinematic experience, genres, independents, social and political movements, and issues of national identity. Students taking this course develop skills to approach film as informed and critical viewers of style and content. Through film screenings and discussion, we explore relationships between movies and the images and ideas Americans have had of themselves. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0722 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0900 with a grade of "C" or better, or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 6 & 7) 3C/3/0/0

Leigh RoethkeThursday 1 – 2:55pmBlended/Hybrid Course000821Fall 2023HUMA 1780 01 – American Film – HONORS

This course covers concepts and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Measures of central tendency and variance, confidence intervals, normal distributions and central limit theorem are explored. The student learns about probability distributions and random variables. Techniques of estimation, hypothesis testing, z-scores, t-tests, F-tests, Chi-square tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and linear regression are covered in this course. This course can be used to fulfill the general education requirement for math, and transfer to 2 and 4 year institutions. (Prerequisite(s): MATH 0740 or MATH 0910 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goal 4) 4C/4/0/0

Sarah CooleyOnline in D2L BrightspaceAsynchronous Online000611Fall 2023MATH 1740 93 – Introduction to Statistics – HONORS

This course introduces basic ethical theories, principles, and decision-making guidelines used in health care ethics. It examines moral issues confronting health care practitioners, patients, and others involved in medicine. The course includes philosophical analysis of cultural differences regarding medical practices, contemporary moral decision-making on topics such as disclosure, confidentiality, human cloning, medical research, abortion, transplantation and organ markets, allocation of limited resources, conscientious objection, research on human subjects, and euthanasia. The course is open to all students interested in health care ethics. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0722 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0900 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC Goals: 6 & 9) 3C/3/0/0

Ian StonerWednesday 1 – 3:55pmTraditional on campus meetings000273Fall 2023PHIL 1722 01 – Health Care Ethics – HONORS
Honors Courses Available During Spring 2024
  • ARTS 1713 – Photography 1 (MnTC Goal Area: 6)
  • BIOL 1740 – Gen Biology 1 the Living Cell (MnTC Goal Area: 3)
  • COMM 1720 – Interpersonal Communication (MnTC Goal Areas: 1 & 7)
  • ECON 1720 – Macroeconomics (MnTC Goal Areas: 5 & 8)
  • ENGL 1712 – Composition 2 (MnTC Goal Area: 1)
Honors Courses Available During Fall 2024
  • BIOL 1760 – Nutrition (MnTC Goal Area: 3)
  • ENGL 1712 – Composition 2 (MnTC Goal Area: 1)
  • GEOG 1750 – Minnesota Geography (MnTC Goal Areas: 5 & 10)
  • PHIL 1720 – Ethics (MnTC Goal Areas: 6 & 9)
  • SPAN 1710 – Beginning Spanish 1 (MnTC Goal Areas: 6 & 8)
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