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 contracts with faculty members 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

FALL 2015 Honors Courses

BIOLH 1406.5001 (17669) Biology I for Science Majors
MWF 9:40-10:35 AM
BIOLH 1406.5002 (17670) Biology I for Science Majors - Lab Component
MWF 10:45-11:40 AM
Professor Troy A. Giambernardi

DRAMH 2366.5001 (17641) Film Appreciation
MW 10:45-12:10 PM
Professor Jeffrey M. Wax

ENGLH 2311.5001 (17703) Technical Communications
TTH 11:30-12:50 PM
Professor Britney M. Jeffrey

ENVRH 1401.5001 (17671) Environmental Science  I
*Hybrid Course: Lecture is Online
ENVRH 1401.5002 (17672) Environmental Science I - Lab Component
M 12:00-2:00 PM
Professor Aurora Conway

GOVTH 2305.5L01 (17628) Federal Government *Learning Community: Student must also register for SOCIH 1301
TTH 10:30-11:50 AM
Professor John A. Duerk
SOCIH 1301.5L23 (17633) Principles of Sociology *Learning Community: Student must also register for GOVTH 2305
TTH 9:00-10:20 AM
Professor Kelli K. Vorish

HISTH 1301.5001 (17626) US History to 1877
TTH 1:30-2:50 PM
Professor Robert W. Holmes

HISTH 1302.5001 (17627) US History Since 1877
TTH 1:30-2:50 PM
Professor Blake A. Ellis

MATHH 1314.5001 (17668) College Algebra
TTH 7:30-8:50 AM
Professor Heather A. Gamber

About Honors Contracts

Honors students that are not able to enroll in Honors Courses have the option to enter into an Honors Contract with an approved instructor in an approved course. After submitting an Honors College Application and enrolling in regularly scheduled classes, the Honors student must contact the Honors Director to request an Honors Contract in a specific course. You MUST contact the Honors Director first, who will then contact your instructor. If approved, the student must download and complete an Honors Contract Form with instructor and Honors Director signatures included. After the contract is signed, the student will work closely with the faculty member throughout the semester to earn Honors Credit in the respective course. Honors students can complete more than one contract per semester.

Honors Contract Requirements:

  • The course must NOT be regulary offered as an Honors course
  • The professor must be approved by the Honors Council
  • The student and faculty member must meet at least 6 times during the semester
  • The student and faculty member must work together to complete and present a well-designed research project on Honors Day
  • The student must maintain at least a B average in the course

Useful Resources:

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