Honors Program
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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Saint Paul College offers enhanced learning opportunities and activities to students who demonstrate academic excellence and a high level of interest and initiative.

Honors Program Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll in honors sections, students must show a demonstrated pattern of academic excellence through one of the following:

  • completion of at least 12 college-level credits with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher
  • entering high school students with a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or higher and a minimum Accuplacer Reading score of 78

Benefits of Taking Honors Courses

  • Increased opportunities for intellectual challenge and growth
  • Opportunity to work with other highly motivated students in small classroom settings (honors sections have smaller class sizes).
  • Designation of “honors” after each honors section on college transcript indicates academic rigor to potential employers, transfer institutions, and/or scholarship committees

Honors sections for the following courses are available for Fall Semester 2016

PHIL 1710 02 Logic – Honors (Course ID 000286)
Logic is the study of arguments. In this course the student will be introduced to the principles of logic and will be able to use these principles in evaluating verbal and written communication. Students will learn both about formal logic, which includes syllogisms and truth-functional logic, as well as informal logic, which includes fallacies and looking at arguments in context. Although this course falls within the goal of mathematics, it may not apply to certain technical programs or meet certain transfer requirements for mathematics. (MnTC: Goal 4) 3C/3/0/0

ENGL 1712 02 – Composition 2 – Honors (Course ID 000432)
This course emphasizes critical reading and analytical writing using literature as the basis for composition. The course includes an analysis of primary and/or secondary sources with a focus on academic writing. (Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1711) (MnTC: Goal 1) 2C/2/0/0

HUMA 1720 02 – The Ancient and Medieval World – Honors (Course ID 000301)
This course introduces students to the global humanities and studies the relationships between the cultures of the past and life in the present. The course includes an examination of written works, art, architecture, and religion from early civilizations, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Texts, materials and interdisciplinary assignments will examine the artifacts and ideas of the West in relation to those of other world cultures, including Indian, East Asian, African and Native American. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0722 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 6 & 8) 4C/4/0/0

To register for Honors sections, students must contact Enrollment Services at 651.846.1600 or registration@saintpaul.edu

Future Honors Course Offerings

Spring Semester 2017
BIOL 1725 Environmental Science – Honors
PHIL 1722 Health Care Ethics – Honors
PSYC 1720 Psychology Throughout the Lifespan – Honors