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About Honors Courses

Honors Courses at LSC-CyFair offer an enhanced college experience for students who have a high ability to do scholarly work. Honors students enjoy classes conducted as seminars centered around open discussions, collaborative learning and active participation. Honors Faculty have been specifically selected because of their dedication to the principles of Honors education, including developing a mentor relationship with each student in his/her class.

Honors credit is earned through Honors courses or Honors Independent Research with faculty mentors who are committed to an open-ended approach to learning. Students have many opportunities to contribute extensively and creatively through small group interaction, seminars, laboratories, oral reports, special research topics, informed discussion and both individual and group projects.

Courses Offered

SPRING 2018 Honors Courses

ARTH 1304.5001 (12752)
Honors Art History: Renaissance to Modern

TTH 12:00-1:20 pm
Professor Matthew Baker

BIOLH 1407.5001 (12634)
Honors Biology II for Science Majors

MWF 9:10-10:05 am
Professor Shaunte Hulett
The content covered in BIOLH 1407 is centered on the ecological significance of the major phyla of life. Students will evaluate the impact of human presence in aquatic and terrestrial biomes. They will employ critical thinking to solve scientific problems using scientific reasoning. 

BIOLH 1407.5002 (12636)
Honors Biology II for Science Majors - Lab Component

MWF 10:15-11:10 am
Professor Shaunte Hulett

CHEMH 1412.5001 (10492)
Honors Chemistry II

TTH 8:30-9:50 am
Professor Lourella Cruz

CHEMH 1412.5002 (10499)
Honors Chemistry II - Lab Component

TTH 10:00-11:20 am
Professor Lourella Cruz

ENGLH 1302.5010 (10404)
Honors Comp & Rhetoric II

MWF 9:40-10:35 am
Professor Kasey Bass

ENVRH 1402.5001 (14097)
Honors Environmental Science II

Hybrid
Professor Aurora Lugo
The ENVRH 1402 Honors course will continue the study of the effect humans have on the environment, and how changes in the environment affect humans. We will go in depth into the discussion of sustainability and finding ways to better use our resources, particularly energy resources and water.
*ENVR 1401 is not a pre-requisite

ENVRH 1402.5002 (14099)
Honors Environmental Science II - Lab Component

M 12:00-2:00 pm
Professor Aurora Lugo                                                                                                                                 

GOVTH 2305.5001 (6217)
Honors Federal Government

MW 3:05-4:25 pm
Professor William Schulz
Discover the richness and diversity of American political thought as we examine the search for justice from the Founding Era until the present day.  We will examine the foundational ideas of political leaders such as James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Dwight Eisenhower, Barack Obama, and Rand Paul.  We will also discuss the soaring rhetoric of great speakers such as Noah Webster, Abraham Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ronald Reagan.  Finally, we will trace the history of community leaders and their quest for justice, including Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Dorothy Day, and Caesar Chavez.  

GOVTH 2306.5001 (6281)
Honors Texas Government

MW 1:30-2:50 pm
Professor John Duerk
Course Theme: Power. Even in a state like Texas where skepticism of governing institutions runs deep, public officials at all levels have certain power in their respective positions.  So, what is power?  Where does it originate?  How should officials employ it to lead us?  Lastly, how much do we have as everyday residents?  This course will explore the issue of power through reading two notable works: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli and The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence by Dacher Keltner.

HISTH 1301.5001 (12775)
Honors US History to 1877

MWF 8:05-9:00 am
Professor Keith Altavilla
HISTH 1301 looks at the history of the United States, from before the arrival of European explorers, through upheavals of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Students will have the chance to dig deep into the people, events, and ideas that were part of the epic creation of the American Republic.

HISTH 1302.5001 (11035)
Honors US History Since 1877

MW 2:35-3:55 pm
Professor Blake Ellis

HUMAH 1301.5001 (7372)
Honors Humanities Prehistoric to Gothic

TTH 10:30-11:50 am
Professor Cambria Stamper

SPCHH 1315.5009 (3513)
Honors Public Speaking

TTH 11:30-12:50 pm
Professor Melanie Steel
This course will focus on the students’ ability to identify social issues of personal concern and find a path to advocacy.  Students will be expected to research the issue thoroughly, analyze different audiences, prepare specific presentations, and create a final action plan for advocacy.  The ultimate goal of this course is to teach students how to research as citizens and make a difference in their community.

SPCHH 1315.5018 (4689)
Honors Public Speaking

TTH 2:30-3:50 pm
Professor Melanie Steel
This course will focus on the students’ ability to identify social issues of personal concern and find a path to advocacy.  Students will be expected to research the issue thoroughly, analyze different audiences, prepare specific presentations, and create a final action plan for advocacy.  The ultimate goal of this course is to teach students how to research as citizens and make a difference in their community.

 

Email CyFairHonors@Lonestar.edu for enrollment approval. You must be an Honors College member to enroll in Honors Courses.