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Honors Program


Honors Courses

The Merrimack Honors Program strives to support the course needs of students from every major in the college. We therefore offer four types of honors courses.

Types of Honors Classes

First, Merrimack Honors offers honors sections of the three courses that every student at Merrimack must take: Introduction to Philosophy, Christianity in Context, and College Writing. A second group of honors courses helps students satisfy core area requirements in the liberal arts, social sciences, math, and science. These include honors sections in psychology, economics, business, education, environmental studies, writing and rhetoric, calculus, and physics (specific courses vary by semester). Third, students may with the approval of their professor earn honors credit in a non-honors course by completing additional research or a special project. This allows the student to get honors credit for upper-level courses in their major. Finally, honors student earn extra credit for honors-related service learning (HON2001-2002) and for work on their senior honors capstone (HON4001-4002).

Recent Honors Courses 

Spring 2015
Course# Section Course Name Instructor Day and Time
RTS1100H A Christianity in Context Choi T/R 9:30-10:45
  B   Choi  T/R 12:30-1:45
  C   Kelley MR 3:30-4:45
RTS3850H A War and  Peace: Religious Persepectives Allman TR 9:30-10:45
PHL1000H A Intro to Philosophy Heffernan MWF 9-9:50
FYW1050H A Introduction to College Writing Rossi TR 9:30-10:45
  B   Rossi TR  11-12:15
PSY1000H   Introduction to Psychology Blakeley TR at 9:30 or 11
PHY2241H A Introduction to Quantum Physics White MWF 8-8:50
MTH1218H   Calculus II Benedict TR 9:30-10:45
EDU4480 H   Critical Education:  Theory, Literacy and Pedagogy Roselli TH  2:30-5
WRT3060WH A Writing the Personal Memoir Cain TR 2-3:15
 Non-4 Credit Honors        
HON3099H    The City as Text: London (2 cr) Wians   TBD
HON2001H A Reflecting on Service (1cr) Wians M 4:5:30 or TBD
HON4002H A Honors Senior Capstone (2cr) Wians M 4-5:30 
Honors Options        
AST1101 A Introduction to Astronomy Pass TR 2-3:15
FAA1330 B Survey of American Music Pruett MWF 11-11:50
PHIL2310 A Socrates and the Examined Life Wians MWF 10-11