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Honors Program

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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 Pr​ogram Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll in honors sections, students must show a demonst​rated 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.​5 or higher​​
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 Scholars at Saint Paul College

Students who complete 12 credits of honors coursework over their careers at Saint Paul College become Honors Scholars. The “Honors Scholar” designation is then added to the student’s Saint Paul College transcript to be noted by potential employers, transfer institutions, and/or scholarship committees. Honors Scholars also receive well-deserved recognition at our graduation ceremony.

Honors sections are scheduled three semesters in advance to allow students to plan their coursework so they can work toward becoming Honors Scholars as they complete their degree or program requirements. There is no need for honors students to take additional coursework because honors sections fulfill program and degree requirements in the same way traditional sections do.

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Honors Courses Available for Fall 2019​

BUSN 2465 01 – Business Ethics – HONORS (Course ID: 000151)

Description: This course introduces students to ethical issues and concepts as they relate to business and as they impact society, the economy and the environment. Students will analyze various approaches to making ethical decisions through case studies. Topics range from the role of the government to corporate global businesses. Both national and international ethics will be discussed. 3C/3/0/0

Instructor: Evan Barshack

Meets: Monday 12 – 1:55pm

Delivery: Blended/Hybrid (online assignments required)

BUSN 2465 01 – Business Ethics – HONORS​ Online Registration

ECON 1720 91 – Macroeconomics – HONORS (Course ID: 000242)

Description: Macroeconomics is a social science that studies how our society can achieve economic goals of full employment, price stability, economic growth, and stable balance of trade. In this inquiry, students will be able to demonstrate the effects of trade on a country's economic performance. In addition, economic data is used to measure growth and to compare an economy's growth rates relative to other international growth rates. The United States' fiscal and monetary policies are defined and examined in terms of the effects those policies have on economic performance. Fiscal and monetary policy is also examined in relation to the business cycle. In addition an inquiry is made of the importance and interrelated nature of social institutions in achieving economic goals. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 8) 3C/3/0/0

Instructor: Peter Lawson

Meets: Online

Delivery: Online

ECON 1720 91 – Macroeconomics – HONORS Online Registration

ENGL 1712 06 - Composition 2 – HONORS (Course ID: 000309)

Description: 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

Instructor: William Lund

Meets: Monday 12 – 1:55pm

Delivery: Traditional (100% seat time)

ENGL 1712 06 - Composition 2 – HONORS Online Registration

PHIL 1722 50 – Healthcare Ethics – HONORS (Course ID: 000496)

Description: This course introduces basic ethical theories, principles, and decision-making guidelines used in health care ethics. It examines moral issues confronting health care practitioners, patients, and others involved in medicine. The course includes philosophical analysis of cultural differences regarding medical practices, contemporary moral decision-making on topics such as disclosure, confidentiality, human cloning, medical research, abortion, transplantation, allocation of limited resources, cultural differences regarding medical practices, and euthanasia. The course is open to all students interested in health care ethics. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0722 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC Goals: 6 & 9) 3C/3/0/0

Instructor: Jason Swartwood

Meets: Monday 6 – 8:55pm

Delivery: Traditional (100% seat time)

PHIL 1722 50 – Healthcare Ethics – HONORS Online Registration

PSYC 1720 02 – Psychology Throughout the Lifespan – HONORS (Course ID: 000534)

Description: The focus of this course is on human development throughout the lifespan. The course includes research methodology, theoretical perspectives and the physical, cognitive and psychosocial changes that influence people throughout their development. An application of research and theory to current issues will be addressed. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 9) 3C/3/0/0

Instructor: Stephanie Hazen

Meets: Fridays 10am – 12:55pm

Delivery: Traditional (100% seat time)

PSYC 1720 02 – Psychology Throughout the Lifespan – HONORS Online Registration

Spring 2020 Honors Courses

  • BIOL 1740 – General Biology 1: The Living Cell
  • BUSN 2450 – Management Fundamentals Business Ethics
  • ENGL 1712 – Composition 2
  • HIST 1750 – Minnesota History ONLINE!
  • COMM 1720 – Interpersonal Communications

Fall 2020 Honors Courses

  • BUSN 2465 – Business Ethics
  • ENGL 1712 – Composition 2
  • HIST 1746 – U.S. History Since 1877
  • HUMA 1780 – American Film
  • MATH 1740 – Introduction to Stats ONLINE!
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