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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 (or World Religions), 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). Traditionally, we offer a Honors STEM, Social Science and Business course in the Fall and a Honors Arts and Literature in the Spring.  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 called Honors Contract. This allows the student to get Honors credit for upper-level courses in their major. 

Honors Courses


Spring 2017

Course Code Course Faculty Time
EDU3340H-A Honors Teaching Math and Tech Fraiser, Brian J. T 5:00 - 9:00 PM
FAA1340H-A Honors Concept Album in Popular Music Pruett, L. MWF 12:30 - 1:45 PM
FYW1050H-A Honors Intro to College Writing McWhorter, Ellen J. MWF 2:00 - 2:50 PM
FYW1050H-B Honors Intro to College Writing Vatalaro, Paul A. MW 8:00 - 9:15 AM
FYW1050H-C Honors Intro to College Writing Vatalaro, Paul A. MW 12:30 - 1:45 PM
HON4001H-A Honors Senior Capstone  TBA T 8:00 - 9:15 AM
HON4001H-B Honors Senior Capstone TBA W 8:00 - 9:15 AM
HON4001H-C Honors Senior Capstone  TBA W 2:00 - 3:15 PM
HON2002H-A Honors Reflecting on Service TBA T 2:00 - 3:15 PM
PHL1000H-A Honors Introduction to Philosophy Raponi, Sandra TR 10:00 - 11:50 PM
PHL1000H-B Honors Introduction to Philosophy Raponi, Sandra TR 12:00 - 1:50 PM
PHL2060H- A Honors Biomedical Ethics Fuller, Lisa TR 12:00 - 1:50 PM
RTS1010H-A Honors World Religions Norris, Rebecca S. TR 2:00 - 3:15 PM
RTS1010H-B Honors World Religions Norris, Rebecca S. MW 12:30 - 1:45 PM
RTS1010H-C Honors World Religions Norris, Rebecca S. MW 2:00 - 3:15 PM
SOJ1000H-A Honors Intro SocJustice: Theor&Pract Mendell, Howard TR 12:00 - 1:15 PM
SOJ1000H-B Honors Intro SocJustice: Theor&Pract Saenz De Viguera, Luis MW 2:00 - 3:15 PM
SOJ1000H-C Honors Intro SocJustice: Theor&Pract TBA MW 2:00 - 3:15 PM
SPA3800H-A Honors Encountering Cuba HistCultEnviron Bannon, Bryan E. TR 12:00 - 1:45 PM