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STCC HONORS: Honors-Specific Course Sections

Honors Course Sections

ENG-101H - HONORS ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1  3 credits

This honors-level Composition I course contains the standard elements of ENG-101. The objective of this course is to improve the student’s ability to communicate efectively in writing. Areas covered will include introduction of basic writing patterns, efective construction of paragraphs and essays, and preparation of the documented research paper. See list of objectives and competencies (available from instructor). In addition, students will be required to submit work that is representative of honors-level course work; to that end, more time will be dedicated to developing argumentation and research skills. Among the assignments required will be two documented research papers. All work for the course will be kept in a portfolio and at the end of the semester, students will be required to submit a portfolio review essay critiquing their progress. PREREQUISITE: DWT-099 (minimum grade A-) or placement at ENG-101H.

 

ENG-102H - HONORS ENGLISH COMPOSITION 2  3 credits

This honors-level course builds upon the standard description of English Composition 2: students will engage in close reading and class discussion of texts and write essays defending textual interpretations. Interdisciplinary reading and writing assignments will be appropriate to the honors level. A research paper and presentation to the class will be required. PREREQUISITE: ENG-101 (minimum grade A-) or ENG-101H (minimum grade B).

 

MAT-115H - HONORS STATISTICS 1 3 credits

This honors-level Statistics course covers the standard description for a section of MAT-115; descriptive methods of collecting, organizing, analyzing, and presenting categorical and numerical data. Elementary probability theory, estimation, and hypothesis Fall 2019 79 Credit Course Descriptions testing. It also covers additional topics such as probability methods, additional discrete distributions, linear regression and population proportions. The objective of this course is to go beyond the basic concepts of statistics and to include more emphasis on analyzing and presenting data. Students will be required to submit a project that indicates a thorough understanding of sampling methods, analysis and presentation. PREREQUISITE: MAT-083, MAT-089 or MAT-087 (minimum grade B) or placement of MAT-091 or higher.

 

PSY-101H - HONORS GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY  3 credits

This introductory course identifies those scientific methods used to study human behavior. Discussion centers around the contribution of heredity, environment, learning, perception, motivation, and emotion in shaping our individual personalities. In addition, students will be required to submit work that is representative of honors-level course work; to that end, more time will be dedicated to developing argumentation and research skills. Among the assignments types that may be required are documented research papers and/or comparable research projects. Students who complete the course will also have the opportunity to present their work at the annual Honors Fair.

 

SOC-101H - HONORS INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY  3 credits

An introductory, honors level course designed to acquaint the student with a working knowledge of the concepts used by sociologists and with the well-established generalizations in the feld. Topics to be discussed include socialization, culture, population, group processes, social stratifcation ethnic/racial stratifcation, gender stratifcation and social change. COREQUISITE: ENG-101.