The following courses are available only to students who have been admitted to the Honors Program in Fall 2017 and later.

HON 101, Honors Seminar (1 credit)
Gen Ed Competency: Critical Analysis & Logical Thinking
Honors Seminar introduces the student to diverse and enriching academic content. Course design emphasizes college transition skills and critical thinking skills to promote rigorous and interdisciplinary academic study. This multidisciplinary approach combines lecture, discussion, and class activity in order to introduce students to academia and its practices. Students will refine written and oral communication skills, enhance their ability to analyze and synthesize interdisciplinary material, and use a variety of research methods to understand and critically respond to larger social issues. This course may include service-learning activities, participation within extra-curricular events on and off campus, and an introduction to professional and academic policies, procedures, or opportunities. Prerequisites: Enrollment within the Honors Program and placement into ENG*101. This course is required for all first semester Honor students. (Updated Fall 2017)


HON 102, Honors Seminar II (1 credit)
Gen Ed Competency: Critical Analysis & Logical Thinking
The Honors Seminar II builds on concepts introduced in Honors Seminar I and it is required before taking subsequent Honors Seminars, HON201 and HON202. In HON102, students being to explore a discipline, topic, or issue for a Capstone Project. Students will also learn the fundamentals of mentoring and collegiate collaboration as they complete a leadership project.  This course many include service-learning activities and participation within extra-curricular events on and off campus. Prerequisites: Enrollment within the Honors Program and completion of HON101, ENG*101, and/or instructor permission. This course is required for all Honors students.  (Updated Fall 2017)


HON 201, Honors Seminar III (1 credit)
Gen Ed Competency: Critical Analysis & Logical Thinking
Honors Seminar III is the third course in the Honors Program seminar sequence. This course aims to build on skills acquired within HON*101 and/or HON*102. In this course, students are required to complete a research proposal and to plan all research required for the Honors Capstone Project (HON 202). HON 201 will further refine student written and oral communication skills, further enrich analytical skills, and further develop comprehension and use of research methods to understand and to critically respond to larger social issues. This course may include service learning activities and participation within extra-curricular events on and off campus.  Prerequisites: Enrollment within the Honors Program and completion of HON102. This course is required for all Honors students prior to taking HON202.  (New course, Fall 2017)


HON 202, Honors Capstone Project (1 credit)
Gen Ed Competencies: Continuing Learning/Information LiteracyCritical Analysis & Logical ThinkingSocial Phenomena

The Honors Capstone Project requires students to engage in academic research and produce results. Students will work with faculty advisors within the discipline of the project and students will complete all steps of the academic/scientific method from proposal, abstract, research, and presentation. In order to pass HON202, students will have to publicly present their research to the MxCC community. HON202 will enhance student written and oral communication skills within academic and professional settings and situations. HON202 will enrich student use of research methods to understand, to critically respond, and to pose an argument in response to a larger social issue or topic. This course may include service-learning activities and participation within extra-curricular events on and off campus. Prerequisites: Enrollment within the Honors Program and completion of (at least) the two semesters of HON102. (Updated November 2014)

The following courses were available only to students who began the Honors Program in any semester from Fall 2013 through Spring 2017.

HON 101, Honors Seminar (3 credits)
Classes admitted 2013-2016
Gen Ed Competencies: Continuing Learning/Information Literacy, Critical Analysis & Logical Thinking, Social Phenomena
Honors Seminar introduces the student to diverse and enriching academic content. Course design emphasizes college transition skills and critical thinking skills to promote rigorous and interdisciplinary academic study. This multidisciplinary approach combines lecture, discussion, and class activity in order to introduce students to academia and its practices. Students will refine written and oral communication skills, enhance their ability to analyze and synthesize interdisciplinary material, and use a variety of research methods to understand and critically respond to larger social issues. This course may include service-learning activities, participation within extra-curricular events on and off campus, and an introduction to professional and academic policies, procedures, or opportunities. Prerequisites: Enrollment within the Honors Program and placement into ENG*101H. This course is required for all first semester Honor students. (Updated November 2014)


HON 102, Honors Seminar II (1 credit)
Classes admitted 2013-2016
Gen Ed Competencies: Continuing Learning/Information LiteracyCritical Analysis & Logical ThinkingSocial Phenomena
The Honors Seminar II builds on concepts introduced in Honors Seminar I and it is required that this course be repeated at least twice (up to a maximum of 3 times) before taking the Capstone Course (HON 202). HON 102 builds on Honors Seminar I and encourages the student to further engage academic material, practices, and procedures. Students will begin to explore a discipline, topic, or issue for a Capstone Project. Students will also learn the fundamentals of mentoring and collegiate collaboration as they work with faculty and peers. HON 102 will further refine student written and oral communication skills, further enrich analytical skills, and further develop comprehension and use of research methods to understand and to critically respond to larger social issues. Students are required to complete a Research Proposal and Plan in order to pass HON 102 and progress to HON 202. This course many include service-learning activities and participation within extra-curricular events on and off campus. Prerequisites: Enrollment within the Honors Program and completion of HON 101 and ENG*101. This course is required for all Honors students for (at least) the two semesters prior to HON 202.  (Updated November 2014)


HON 202, Honors Capstone Project (1 credit)
Gen Ed Competencies: Continuing Learning/Information LiteracyCritical Analysis & Logical ThinkingSocial Phenomena

The Honors Capstone Project requires students to engage in academic research and produce results. Students will work with faculty advisors within the discipline of the project and students will complete all steps of the academic/scientific method from proposal, abstract, research, and presentation. In order to pass HON202, students will have to publicly present their research to the MxCC community. HON202 will enhance student written and oral communication skills within academic and professional settings and situations. HON202 will enrich student use of research methods to understand, to critically respond, and to pose an argument in response to a larger social issue or topic. This course may include service-learning activities and participation within extra-curricular events on and off campus. Prerequisites: Enrollment within the Honors Program and completion of (at least) the two semesters of HON102. (Updated November 2014)