What Courses Are Offered In The Honors Program?


“The Honors Program allowed me to take more challenging and interesting courses that were not necessarily associated with my Criminal Justice and Psychology majors. Classes such as ‘Cryptology’ with Dr. Bill Yankosky, ‘Rock and Roll as Cultural History’ with Dr. Steve Ferebee, and ‘Positive Psychology’ with Dr. Fred Sanborn were my favorites.” – Chynna Laws, Honors Program Graudate and Criminal Justice and Psychology Double Major.

In addition to the special first-year honors courses and Honors Project courses, a variety of courses are offered each semester, specifically for sophomore and junior honors students. Some recent and upcoming honors courses and the professors for them are listed below:

Spring 2017: Positive Psychology – Fred Sanborn
Religious Art – Andrew Stern

Fall 2016: Conservation Biology – Erica Kosal
Problem Solving – Gail Stafford

Spring 2016:  Reacting to the Past – Jonathan Sarris
China: Opportunities and Challenges – Patricia Smith

Fall 2015: Perception, Illusion, and Deception – Kim Martin
Cryptology – Bill Yankosky

Earlier courses included:

  • American History on Film
  • Biomathematics
  • British Baby Boomers
  • Conservation Biology
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Philosophical Foundations, History and Systems of Psychology
  • Rock and Roll as Cultural History
  • Short Story

“One favorite recollection I have has to do with the first test I gave. As Blake and Denise were leaving the classroom after that test, they both commented that it was a ‘cool test’. In all of my years of teaching, no student has ever said such a thing.” – Gail Stafford, Associate Professor of Mathematics recalling her experience teaching her “Problem Solving” honors course.