Honors English/Honors Psychology Learning CommunityEligibility: All Summa cum laude and Magna cum laude Scholarship Winners
Course Limits: 18 students per section; two sections
In these special learning communities, merit scholarship students in our top two categories (Magna cum laude and Summa cum laude) are invited to join two special honors courses offering in a cohort fashion.
Honors General Psychology is offered by Assistant Professor of Psychology Dale Dickson, Ph.D. who also serves as chair of the Department of Arts and Sciences. Students in these two sections of Honors Psychology will meet once a week for a common presentation and then once a week in smaller lab sections. Through experiments, demonstrations, online assignments and presentations on cutting edge issues, students will explore the inner workings of the human mind. Honors General Psychology also meets the College’s general education requirement for the social sciences and is a course that is required in a number of majors.
Honors students also take a specially designed section of Honors Composition offered by Associate Professor Mark “Dog” Wallace. In this course, students have the opportunity to maximize their writing and research skills in a fast-paced and rigorous course that will showcase their abilities in communication. Students who successfully complete the Honors Composition course with a grade of C or better in the fall term bypass the second course of the traditional two-course English composition sequence. Instead, they can substitute any liberal arts elective to allow them to explore and deepen their understanding across different disciplines. In this way, Honors Composition offers talented students a “Two for One”: the equivalent of two semesters of writing in a compact, one-semester format.