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FAQ


Why Should I Join the Honors Program?

  • Opportunity to take "Honors-only" classes offered each term
  • Chance to work one-on-one with distinguished faculty members
  • Register early for classes (if you are taking an Honors course that term)
  • Serve on the Honors Executive Board
  • Travel internationally and domestically with other Honors students
  • Participate in Honors service projects, positively impact different communities
  • Participate in special social events
  • Receive recognition at graduation and on your transcript for completing the program

What are Honors-only Courses?

They are special courses offered each term to members of the Honors Program. Honors courses have a smaller class size compared to regular classes and are structured to specifically meet the needs of Honors students. 

Do Honors Courses Require More Work than other Courses?

Honors courses aren't designed to require more work. These courses are designed to provide Honors students with an opportunity to learn in a seminar style, participate in discussions and hands-on activities, and work one-on-one with faculty members.

Are Honors Classes Harder? Will They Hurt My GPA?

Honors courses are not meant to be extremely difficult or lower your GPA. They are just meant to provide different kinds of classes.

What Kind of Honors Classes Can I Take?

  • Fall 2014
    • ESCI 110/110 L taught by Dr. Hazlett
    • CORE 100 Honors Only
    • CORE 120M Honors Only
    • BUAD 225 taught by Anne Power
    • SOCY 225 taught by Wendy Brame
    • ENGL 275 – a prairie literature course
    • THEO 363- taught by Dr. Korchin
    • HIST/PSCI 345
    • PSYCH 110 Honors Only
  • J-Term
    • Honduras Mission Trip
    • CORE 101
    • MUSC 225 taught by Dr. Owens and will satisfy the aesthetic foundation
  • Spring 2015
    • PHIL 210-will satisfy the ethical foundation
    • PHIL 300/310- will satisfy the historical consciences foundation/AC foundation
    • HNRS 01M
    • ART 116- taught by Jeff Baldus
    • THEO 115 will satisfy the religious foundation

HONORS FACULTY


Jeff Baldus
Associate Professor of Art
712-279-5564
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Brian T. Hazlett
Professor of Biology; Chair, Biology Department; Director, Environmental Science Program; Director, Center for Prairie Studies
1992
712-279-5495
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Eric Juhnke
Professor of History; History Department Chair
2001
712-279-5476
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Ryan Allen
Assistant Professor of English and Writing
712-279-5211
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Tricia Currans-Sheehan
Professor of English and Writing; Editor of the Briar Cliff Review
1986
712-279-1651
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Jeremy Owens
Associate Professor of Music
712-279-5479
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Wendy Brame
Assistant Professor of Sociology; Department Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice
2010
712-279-5492
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Stephen Brown
Professor of Philosophy; Theology Department Chair
712-279-1702
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Paul Korchin
Assistant Professor of Theology
2013
712-279-1704
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