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Earning Honors Credits

Honors credits may be earned in one of four ways:

  • Enrollment in a designated honors course (see table below)
  • Completion of an honors option in a course taught by a full-time faculty member
  • Completion of an honors independent study under the direction of a full-time faculty member
  • Completion of a 400-level course during the freshman or sophomore year

Course Offerings for Spring 2016

 Course  CR  Course Title
 Day/Time  Instructor
 BMB 00!H
 3  Understanding the Bases of Human Disease  WEB  Dr. John Peles
 PHOTO 100H  3  Introduction to  Photography  M W 4:00 - 5:15 pm  Ms. Lori Hepner
Honors course details

 

Honors options or independent study classes

Honors options or independent study are available in many courses for Spring 2016. The courses listed below are definitely available and interested students should contact the instructor. Honors students also can explore possibilities for an honors option or independent study with any full-time faculty member at Greater Allegheny.

 

AFAM/THEA 208 Dr. Mickle (mrm33@psu.edu)

Theater Workshop in Diverse Cultures, is a course that gives students exposure to performance techniques as well as the opportunity to perform, drama in a variety of cultures, script construction, and production logistics. The Honors Option would require students to take a major role in the script production and performance and to produce a storyboard of the script at the Honors Student Poster conference. AFAM/THEA 208 is a course that meets the requirements for the Africana Certificate program.

CAS 100A Dr. Vicaro (mpv2@psu.edu)

This course seeks to prepare students to compose and deliver speeches for a variety of situations and purposes with eloquence, confidence, and conviction. The course will guide students’ development in the art of public speaking through a wide array of classroom activities including writing and speaking exercises, speech analysis, and several formal speech performances. Students who take the honors option will, in addition, explore in greater depth the idea of effective speech as a core part of civic participation—examining classical approaches to civic speech, contemporary theories of communicative ethics, and the possibility of effective speech by dissidents and others whose voices have been silenced. Honors students will be asked to produce a final project that addresses some of these ideas in a multimedia presentation suitable for the Student Research and Creativity Conference.

CHEM 110 or EDSGN 100 Dr. Kahl (afk12@psu.edu)

Honors option is a small scale research project culminating in a poster presentation at the annual student research showcase in the spring. Topic related to class subject matter and student/instructor interests.

ENGL 201 Dr. Mickle (mrm33@psu.edu)

What is Literature is a a course that exposes students to drama, fiction, and poetry, across a variety of cultures. It educates them on aspects of world history as well. The Honors Option would require students to produce a longer essay on one of the assigned texts and to present a poster on that essay at the Honors Student Poster conference. ENGL 201, is a course that can be applied to the English major or that meets the GH requirement.

ENGL 412 Dr. Mickle (mrm33@psu.edu)

Advanced Fiction Writing is a course that builds on skills students gained in ENGL 212, its prerequisite. In this class, students focus on producing detailed character, setting, and dialogue sketches and on writing one short and one longer short story. The Honors Option would require students to produce a substantially longer short story in addition to a shorter short story and produce a storyboard for that story to be displayed at the Honors Student Poster conference. ENGL 412 is a course that meets the requirements for the Creative Writing Certificate program.

PSYCH 221 or 301W Dr. Signorella (msignorella@psu.edu)

Students in an honors option work on a research project that will be presented at the Student Research and Creativity Conference.

SPAN 002 or 003 Dr. Preuss (mhp1@psu.edu)

The Honors option in Spanish gives you an opportunity to explore exciting areas in Latin American / Spanish culture, history, literature, or other area that you do not cover in class. Your work will engage you in research that defines the topic, relates its history and development, and shows its relevancy and influence in today's society.