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.
Honors Program Coordinator
| year : Fall 2021 (4)
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 Lund||Wednesday 10 – 11:55am||Traditional on campus meetings||000230||Fall 2021||ENGL 1712 01 - Composition 2 – HONORS|
This course introduces students to the global humanities and studies the relationships between the cultures of the past and life in the present. The course includes an examination of written works, art, architecture, and religion from early civilizations, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Texts, materials and interdisciplinary assignments will examine the artifacts and ideas of the West in relation to those of other world cultures, including Indian, East Asian, African and Native American. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0722 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 6 & 8) 4C/4/0/0
|Julie Haider||Mondays/Wednesday 2 – 3:55pm ||Traditional on campus meetings||000275||Fall 2021||HUMA 1720 01 – Ancient and Medieval World – 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 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC Goals: 6 & 9) 3C/3/0/0
|Ian Stoner||Friday 9 – 11:55am||Traditional on campus meetings||000341||Fall 2021||PHIL 1722 01 – Health Care Ethics – HONORS|
The focus of this course is on human development throughout the lifespan. The course includes research methodology, theoretical perspectives and the physical, cognitive and psychosocial changes that influence people throughout their development. An application of research and theory to current issues will be addressed. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 9) 3C/3/0/0
|Stephanie Hazen||ONLINE - Asynchronous||ONLINE - Asynchronous ||000357||Fall 2021||PSYC 1720 92 Lifespan Development - HONORS|
Honors Courses Available for Spring 2022
- ARTS 1713 – Photography 1
- BIOL 1740 – General Biology 1: Living Cell
- ENGL 1712 – Composition 2
- MATH 1740 – Introduction to Statistics
- SOCI 1710 – Introduction to Sociology
Honors Courses Available for Fall 2022
- COMM 1720 – Interpersonal Communications
- ENGL 1712 – Composition 2
- HIST 1750 – Minnesota History
- POLS 1750 – Introduction to Political Science