Honors Scholar Courses

Honors courses provide an enriched and unique educational experience with small classes in a seminar format.

Students challenge themselves intellectually in three-unit courses in a variety of disciplines.  All courses are transferable and meet the general education/breadth requirements.  Honors students have easy access to their instructors and are expected to utilize critical thinking and research skills throughout their course work.

Eligibility:  Students with a 3.0 GPA or better based on high school or college transcripts and are eligible to take ENGWR 300, or upon application to the instructor, may take Honors courses.

Students completing 15 units of Honors qualified courses with at least a 3.2 GPA are designated “Honors Scholars” at graduation,  and qualify for the UCLA TAP and other transfer alliance programs.

Courses Offered


ANTH 481     Honors Cultural Anthropology    3 Units                                                        MW                 03:00PM-04:20PM                                  P.Lindell                     RHN 327         17601

ARTH 487     Renaissance Art-Honors    3 Units                                                                   MW                 08:00AM-09:20AM                                   V.Kidrick                    Davis 114        20211

CHEM 484     Advanced General Chemistry – Honors    1 Unit                                                                F           01:00PM-04:15PM     LAB                                 S.Richman                   LIH 213          19699

ENGLT 481     World Literature – Honors    3 Units                                                              MW                 12:00PM-01:20PM                                   T.Myers                       STS 215          18105

ENGWR 482     Honors Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking    3 Units                         MW                 10:30AM-11:50AM                                    S.Jackson                    BUS 140         17798

HIST 485     Recent United States History – Honors    3 Units                                            MW                 10:30AM-11:50AM                                    D.Cerri                        RHN 267         19384

MUFHL 482     Survey of Music History and Literature (1750 to the present) – Honors    3 Units MW                 12:00PM-01:20PM                                    R.Knable                     PAC 116         17666

NUTRI 480     Nutrition Honors    3 Units                                                                              Th                    07:30AM-08:50AM                                   N.Kirkpatrick              RHS 261         18658

PHIL 481     History of Modern Philosophy – Honors    3 Units                                         TTh                  01:00PM-02:20PM                                     T.Quandt                     PAC 134         18959

POLS 480     Introduction to International Relations – Honors    3 Units                         TTh                  09:00AM-10:20AM                                    P.Frank                        PAC 105         18361

(Additional courses, such as MATH 400, 401, 402, 410, 420 and CHEM 400, 401, 410, 420 may also be considered for credit towards the Honors Program)

Fall 2016 Honors at ARC

STR 481 Honors Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, & Cosmology 

BIOL 482 Honors Marine Biology

ENGWR 480 Honors Freshman Composition 

ENGWR 480 Honors Freshman Composition

HIST 480 Honors History of Western Civilization 

HIST 483 Honors History of the US to 1865

NUTR 481 Honors Cultural Foods of the World

PSYC 480 Honors Introduction to Psychology

       For information about the Honors Transfer Certificate Program, contact

Kathy Rodgers, Honors Coordinator, at rodgerk@arc.losrios.edu or (916) 484-8359

Fall 2017 at SCC (tentative schedule subject to change)

ANTH 480     Honors Physical Anthropology    

ARTH 486     Medieval Art- Honors    

CHEM 484      Advanced General Chemistry- Honors   

ENGLT 480     World Literature: Antiquity to the Early Modern World- Honors    

ENGWR 488     Honors College Composition and Research   

HIST 484     History of the United States- Honors    

MUFHL 481     Survey of Music History & Literature (Greek Antiquity to 1750)- Honors    

PHIL 480     History of Classical Philosophy- Honors    

POLS 481     Introduction to Government: United States- Honors    

STAT 480     Introduction to Probability and Statistics- Honors    

Honors Scholar Application

This application must be returned by April 1 to the Honors Program Coordinator the semester before graduation/transfer (this is not an application to join the Honors Program, but simply a form to submit upon completion of the Honors Program):

Paul Frank
Rodda Hall North, RHN 234

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