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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 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 3.5 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 4 courses or 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.

Contact Information:
Aaron Bommarito
Honors Program Coordinator
aaron.bommarito@saintpaul.edu
651.846.1664

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Honors Courses Available During Fall 2024
  • BIOL 1760 – Nutrition (MnTC Goal Area: 3)
  • ENGL 1712 – Composition 2 (MnTC Goal Area: 1)
  • HIST 1745 - US History to 1877 (MnTC Goal Area: 5 & 7)
  • MATH 1740 – Introduction to Statistics (MnTC Goal Area: 4)
  • PHIL 1720 – Ethics (MnTC Goal Areas: 6 & 9)
  • SPAN 1710 – Beginning Spanish 1 (MnTC Goal Areas: 6 & 8)

Expanded Fall 2024 Course Description and Information:

  
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This course explores the science of nutrition, including healthy diet fundamentals and the roles of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals in health and fitness. Topics such as dietary guidelines, risk factors for illnesses linked to nutrition, and how the media influences personal diet choices will be covered. Hunger and the global environment as it relates to nutrition will also be covered. This course includes hands-on, lab-like activities related to nutrition and health. Traditional and online sections are available. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0860 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goal 3) 3C/3/0/0

Mary StueveMondays 1pm - 2:25pmBlended/Hybrid Course000047Fall 2024BIOL 1760 01 – Nutrition – HONORS
  

​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

William LundMondays Noon – 1:50pmTraditional on campus meetings000168Fall 2024ENGL 1712 01 - Composition 2 – HONORS
  

​This course surveys the political and social history of America from before European arrival to the end of the Reconstruction Period. Course topics investigate westward expansion, immigration, gender roles, the expansion of democracy, social reform movements, foreign policy, and early industrialization. The course also covers significant events and eras including the American Revolution, the Early Republic era, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Throughout, the course examines the interactions between racialized groups (including Indigenous Americans, Europeans, White Americans, Africans, and African Americans) and the power dynamics and social structures created through such interactions, including the establishment and maintenance of race-based slavery and the quest for its abolition. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0860 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 7) 4C/4/0/0

Kurt KortenhofTuesdays 8am – 9:50amBlended/Hybrid Course000195Fall 2024HIST 1745 01 – U. S. History to 1877 – HONORS
  

​This course covers concepts and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Measures of central tendency and variance, confidence intervals, normal distributions and central limit theorem are explored. The student learns about probability distributions and random variables. Techniques of estimation, hypothesis testing, z-scores, t-tests, F-tests, Chi-square tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and linear regression are covered in this course. This course can be used to fulfill the general education requirement for math, and transfer to 2 and 4 year institutions. (Prerequisite(s): MATH 0740 or MATH 0910 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goal 4) 4C/4/0/0

Sarah CooleyOnline in D2L BrightspaceAsynchronous Online000546Fall 2024MATH 1740 92 – Introduction to Statistics – HONORS
  

​This course equips students with philosophical skills and theoretical frameworks useful for fostering productive reflection about ethical controversies. Topics could include the nature and ground of moral judgments, views about what constitutes a good life, theories of right or wrong conduct, and particular moral issues such as animal welfare, civil disobedience, the morality of truth-telling and promising extreme poverty, racism and sexism, gun control, and genetic manipulation.(Prerequisite(s): READ 0722 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0900 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 6 & 9) 3C/3/0/0

Jason SwartwoodWednesdays 9am – 11:45amTraditional on campus meetings000315Fall 2024PHIL 1720 02 – Ethics – HONORS
  

​An introduction to Spanish based on real-life situations as well as to various aspects of Hispanic societies and cultures. Comprehension and basic speaking skills are emphasized. Some reading and writing is required. The overall goal of this course is to provide students with the linguistic foundation necessary to later achieve proficiency in the Spanish language. No previous knowledge of Spanish necessary. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0860 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goal 6 & 8) 5C/4/1/0

Angela De La CruzMondays and Wednesdays Noon – 1:25pmBlended/Hybrid Course000321Fall 2024SPAN 1710 01 – Beginning Spanish 1 – HONORS
Honors Courses Available During Spring 2025
  • ARTS 1730 - Drawing 1 (MnTC Goal Area: 6)
  • BIOL 1725 - Environmental Science (MnTC Goal Area: 3 & 10)
  • COMM 1720 - Interpersonal Communication (MnTC Goal Area: 1 & 7)
  • ECON 1730 - Microeconomics (MnTC Goal Area: 5 & 8)
  • ENGL 1712 - Composition 2 (MnTC Goal Area: 1)
  • PHIL 1710 - Logic (MnTC Goal Area: 4)
Honors Courses Available During Fall 2025
  • ENGL 1712 – Composition 2 (MnTC Goal Area: 1)
  • HIST 1746​ - US History Since 1877 (MnTC Goal Area: 5 & 7)
  • PHIL 1722 – Health Care Ethics (MnTC Goal Areas: 6 & 9)
  • MATH 1740 – Introduction to Statistics (MnTC Goal Area: 4)
  • NSCI 1710 – Earth Science (MnTC Goal Area: 3 & 10)
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