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 Semester Schedule
Course Number (CRN) Course Title / Description / Instructor Days / Time / Location
CRMJ 2540-201
(CRN 18387)
Victimology
Students will develop and administer their own version of a victimization survey. They will analyze and present their data in the form of a written report as well as an oral report to the class. The three strongest presentations will be presented on Honors Academy Fellows Presentation Day. Students will also visit local Victims' Assistance Agencies. Visits to the Mid-South Sexual Assault Resource Center, Crime Victims' Center and the victims' assistance office of the District Attorney General are also planned.
Instructor: Joanitha Barnes
Tuesday and Thursday
12:30-2 p.m.
Union Avenue Campus
ENGL 1020-108
(CRN 17431)
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 17407)
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 2320-L01
(CRN 19613)
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: Douglas Branch
Online and International Opportunity
HIST 1120–102
(CRN 17486)
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 Michael W. Orr Center for the Humanities 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 J. Gray
Tuesday and Thursday
10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
HIST 2020–101
(CRN 17410)
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.
Instructor: John Tyler Stephenson
Monday and Wednesday
9:10-10:40 a.m.
Macon Cove Campus
HONR 1110-101
(CRN 18259)
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: Douglas Branch
Tuesday
6-9 p.m.
Union Avenue Campus
MUS 1030-103
(CRN 18113)
Music Appreciation
Beginning with Franz Joseph Haydn and continuing through to the present day, the symphony is one of the most important musical forms ever invented. In addition to the General Education component, emphasis will be placed on the symphony's development, beginning in the Classical Period and continuing through the 19th and 20th centuries. The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will be performing two of the works to be discussed in class (by Haydn and Beethoven) in addition to two important 20th century symphonies (by Rachmaninoff and Sibelius).
Instructor: Michelle Pellay-Walker
Monday and Wednesday
10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Macon Cove Campus
POLS 1030-I01
(CRN 19711)
American Government
Students will be exploring the political, cultural, historical and economic aspects of Antigua as compared with the United States. We will also participate in a Service-Learning project in the rain forest area with the Salvation Army Girls' Home. This class is offered through International Studies and involves, at the end of the semester, a trip to Antigua. Contact the instructor immediately if you're interested.
Instructor: MaLinda Wade
Thursday
12:30-2 p.m.
Union Avenue Campus and International Opportunity
POLS 2040-201
(CRN 17360)
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
10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Union Avenue Campus
PSYC 1030-105
(CRN 18800)
General Psychology I
This Honors offering gives students the opportunity to engage in debate, discussion, and out-of-class visits to mental health facilities.
Instructor: Donna Reed-Mathena
Tuesday and Thursday
9:10-10:40 a.m.
Macon Cove Campus

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