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 2015

ENGL 1712 Composition 2 – Honors (Course ID 000715)
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) 2 credits

HIST 1746 US History Since 1865 – Honors (Course ID 000197)
This course surveys the political and social history of America from the end of the Civil War to the present. Topics covered include Reconstruction and racial segregation in the South, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the Great Depression of the 1930s, World Wars I and II, the war in Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement, and social movements of the 1960s. Throughout the course the roles of women, immigrants, and people of color will be discussed. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 7) 4 credits

MATH 1730 College Algebra – Honors (Course ID 000410)
This course covers algebraic functions and their applications. Topics include linear and quadratic functions, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrix algebra, discrete algebra, the binomial theorem, and probability. Graphing calculators are used to further the student's understanding of essential mathematical concepts. Students wanting to take Calculus will have the option of taking either Pre-Calculus or both College Algebra and Trigonometry as their prerequisites. (Prerequisite(s): MATH 0920 with a "C" or better, or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goal 4) 3 credits

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

Future Honors Course Offerings

Spring Semester 2016
BIOL 1740 General Biology 1 – Honors
SPCH 1710 Fundamentals of Public Speaking – Honors
ARTS 1710 Fundamentals of Photography 1 – Honors