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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, a 100-level RTS (Religious & Theological Studies), 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, Honors Arts and Literature every semester. From time to time we offer various introductory courses such as: BUS1100 and HSC1122. 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

Please note that these classes are subject to change. The most up to date classes will be on MyMack.

Spring 2018

Course# Section Course Name Instructor   Day & Time
AST1101H A Introduction to Astronomy Hargrove 18

MW 2:00-3:15

T 7:00-9:50




A Honors History of Film Vogel 25 TR 2:00-3:15
FYW1050H A Honors Intro to College Writing Vatalaro 18 MW 12:30-1:45
  B   Vatalaro 18 MW 3:30-4:45
HON4001H A Honors Senior Capstone (2 cr.) Flaherty 35 F 11:00-12:15
  B   Stroud 35 W 11:00-12:15
  C   Franco 35 T 8:00-9:15
PHL1000H A Honors Intro to Philosophy TBA  18 MW 8:00-9:15


TBA 18 MW 9:30-10:45
RTS1100H A Honors Christianity in Context Ridenour 18 MW 11:00-12:15


Choi 18

MW 8:00-9:15



 Choi 18  MW 9:30-10:45
SOJ1000H A Honors Introduction to Social Justice  Mandell 18 TR 12:00-1:15
  B   Ocasio-Rivera 18 MW 2:00-3:15
WGS3110H A Honors Global Women’s Issues Sharoni 18 TR 10:00-11:15

Fall 2018

Course# Section Course Name Instructor   Day & Time
RTS1010H A Honors Christianity and Context Ridenour   TR 8-9:15
  B   Ridenour   TR 10-11:15





A Honors Intro to Philosophy Raponi   MW 12:30-1:45



B   Fuller   MW 2-3:15



C   Fuller   MW 3:30-4:45
FYW1050H A Honors Intro to College Writing Vogel   TR 12-1:15
  B   Vogel   TR 2-3:15
  C   Rowe   MW 2-3:15
SOJ1000H A Honors Intro to Social Justice Ocasio-Rivera   MW 2-3:15
  B   Mandell   TR 12-1:15
  C   Mandell   TR 2-3:15
WGS1010H A Honors Gender & Society Sharoni   TR 2-3:15
FAA1340H A Honors Concept Album Pruett   MWF 11-12:15
BUS1100H A Introduction to Business Unsal   MWF 8-9:15
HON4001H A Honors Senior Capstone TBD   W 8-9:15