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Honors Classes

Students who wish to take classes offered by the Honors Academy may register for Honors classes before actually being accepted into the program. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll for Honors classes early, as they often fill up quickly.

HONR 1110, Honors Inquiry, typically offered in the spring semester, is listed online under the Subject "Honors." It is a required course for the Honors diploma, unless the student is exempted by the director, and students should plan early to register for it in the spring semester. Other classes, such as English, history, music, political science, psychology, and sociology are listed by discipline.

Honors classes are especially suitable for students who have a 3.0 or above GPA or a 21 or better ACT composite score. For more information email the Honors Academy. Early registration is encouraged!

2015 Spring Schedule
Course Number (CRN) Course Title / Description / Instructor Days / Time / Location
ENGL 1020-111
(CRN 10283)
English Composition II
This course traditionally focuses on writing about the American South and Southern experiences. An overnight field trip to Oxford, Mississippi, to visit the home of William Faulkner, is planned.
Instructor: Jerome Wilson
Monday and Wednesday
12:30-2 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
ENGL 1020-208
(CRN 10262)
English Composition II
This course traditionally focuses on writing about the American South and Southern experiences. An overnight field trip to Oxford, Mississippi, to visit the home of William Faulkner, is planned.
Instructor: Jerome Wilson
Tuesday and Thursday
9:10-10:40 a.m.
Union Avenue Campus
ENGL 1020-403
(CRN 10249)
English Composition II
This course traditionally focuses on writing about the American South and Southern experiences. An overnight field trip to Oxford, Mississippi, to visit the home of William Faulkner, is planned.
Instructor: Daniel Gillespie
Monday and Wednesday
10:50 a.m-12:20 p.m.
Maxine A. Smith Center
ENGL 2320-I01 World Literature II
This online class is an exploration of world literature from the Enlightenment through the present. We will, however, place a special emphasis on Irish literature, and the course will culminate in a one-week trip, at the end of the term, to Ireland, with most of our time spent Dublin. Students who enroll in this class must first apply through International Studies.
Instructor: Doug Branch
Online and International Opportunity
ETHC 2030-I01 Ethics
This section focuses on the meanings of democracy, liberty and equality. As a seminar, scheduled readings are explored through instructor facilitated, student driven discussions both in class and online. Macon Campus assignments include reading, writing and a presentation; Paris, France assignments include guided journaling, discussion, and attending scheduled excursions to the the Arc de Triumph and Champs-Elysees, the Palace of Versailles, the Place de la Bastille, the Louvre and other sites of interests. Philosophers read will include Joshua Cohen, Amy Gutman, Montesquieu, Carole Pateman, John Rawls, Rousseau, and Cass Sustein. This course is open to both honors and non-honors students alike who are inquisitive, motivated, collaborative learners who prefer active student engagement over the traditional lecture format. Students who enroll in this class must first apply through International Studies
Instructor: Tracy Edwards
Friday
12:30-2 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus International Opportunity
HONR 1110-101
(CRN 10983)
Honors Inquiry
Honors Inquiry, normally offered only during the spring semester, is required for any student wishing to earn an Honors Diploma. The focus for this class is "Memphis, City as Text," the point of which is to help students better understand the history, art, conflicts, and culture of their own city. Over half of the class meetings will take place at sites throughout the city, students being responsible for their own transportation. A few meetings will be scheduled at times other than the regular class meeting time. Questions should be addressed to the instructor.
Instructor: Julie Lester
Tuesday
6-9 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
HIST 1120–102
(CRN 10329)
Survey of World Civilization II
The course is designed to make students familiar with the basis of various political, socioeconomic, and cultural trends of the modern world. Diversity and global thinking, along with communication and civic responsibility, will be enhanced. All students will lead one classroom discussion (in the format of an oral presentation with visual aids) and write a research paper that critically explains, assesses, or analyzes a groundbreaking event, trailblazing person, or unforgettable time period in world history. The best reports and/or papers will be presented at the Honors Day program. As part of the learning experience outside the classroom, students will be required to attend a lecture and question-and-answer session (possibly with an accompanying film) sponsored by the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities (opens new window) at the University of Memphis. Students will write a one-page critique/critical review after attending the lecture. Students will be responsible for their own transportation.
Instructor: Victoria Gray
Tuesday and Thursday
10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
HIST 2020–101
(CRN 10265)
The United States Since 1877
This course will address the social, political, and economic history of the United States since 1877. There will be a local history focus, including Tennessee and Memphis history components. In addition to the regular class requirements, the Honors Academy components of the course will include a researched class presentation, expanded class discussions, and a class visit to Elmwood Cemetery (opens new window).
Instructor: John Tyler Stephenson
Monday and Wednesday
9:10-10:40 a.m.
Macon Cove Campus
MUS 1030-103
(CRN 12896)
Music Appreciation
In addition to the general education curricula, this class will explore in detail the 20th century composition, Pictures at an Exhibition, by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. A performance of the work by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will take place near the beginning of April during the Spring Semester. Included in our study will be a detailed exploration of the original artwork that inspired Mussorgsky's writing of this composition.
Instructor: Michelle Pellay-Walker
Monday and Wednesday
10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
POLS 2040-201
(CRN 10221)
Diversity of Socio-Politics
Students will be participating in activities that assist the poor and homeless. They will also be participating in "Show Me the Love Day" and Diversity Week. In addition, they will be giving presentations in class and working as a group to create a business plan for eradicating some aspect of poverty and homelessness.
Instructor: MaLinda Wade
Tuesday and Thursday
12:30- 2 p.m.
Union Avenue Campus
POLS 2060-I01
(CRN 12698)
Black Politics
This academic excursion abroad will broaden students' knowledge of History, African History/World History, and culture beyond the matrix of a college setting. We will visit Parliament and other historic sites. There are over 300 beaches in Antigua. We will explore several while snorkeling on an ecological excursion. Students who enroll in this class must first apply through International Studies
Instructor: MaLinda Wade
Tuesday
10:50 a.m-12:20 p.m.
Union Avenue Campus International Opportunity
PSYC 1030-105
(CRN 11305)
General Psychology
This Honors offering gives students the opportunity to engage in debate, discussion, and out-of-class visits to mental health facilities, Youth Villages (opens new window) and Lakeside Day Treatment Program for Children (opens new window).
Instructor: Donna Reed-Mathena
Tuesday and Thursday
9:10-10:40 a.m.
Macon Cove Campus

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