Each semester, some departments offer a number of restricted “H” sections of University Core Curriculum courses that are available only to honors students. Such sections are often provided in HIST 150 (The West in the World) and COMM 210 (Fundamentals of Public Communication). Honors students who need a semester of freshman English may take ENG 114 (Honors English Composition 2) instead of ENG 104 (English Composition 2).
Honors sections differ from regular sections of the same courses in several respects:
Class SizeAverage enrollment in an honors section is between 15 and 25 students. In a regular section, the class size can range anywhere from 30 students to more than 100.
ProfessorsFaculty members have been selected to teach these classes by the dean of the Honors College in collaboration with the appropriate department chair.
CoursesHonors sections usually emphasize class discussions, essays rather than objective testing, and reading that focuses on both primary and secondary material.
EvaluationAs in all honors classes, students are asked to evaluate these sections each semester to help guarantee continued improvement and excellence.
Note: Honors students are not required to take the “H” sections of these classes. Enrolling in these sections is an option you may choose.
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