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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# Course Name Instructor Day and Time
RTS1100H Christianity in Context Choi T/R 9:30-10:45
    O’Hare T/R 12:30-1:45
    Kelley MR 3:30-4:45
PHL1000H Intro to Philosophy Heffernan MWF 9-9:50
FYW1050H Introduction to College Writing Rossi TR 9:30-10:45
    Rossi TR  11-12:15
PSY1000H Introduction to Psychology Blakeley TR at 9:30 or 11
PHY2241H Introduction to Quantum Physics Looney 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
 Non-4 Credit Honors      
HON3099H  The City as Text: London (2 cr) Wians   W 7:00-8:30 pm
HON2001H Reflecting on Service (1cr) Wians M 4-5:30 or W 4-5:30  
HON4002H Honors Senior Capstone (2cr) Wians M 4-5:30 
Honors Options      
AST1101 Introduction to Astronomy Pass TR 2-3:15
FAA1330 Survey of American Music Pruett MWF 11-11:50
PHIL2310 Socrates and the Examined Life Wians MWF 10-11
PHIL2060 Biomedical Ethics Farland TR 12:30-1:45
RTS3850H War and Peace: Religious Perspectives Allman TR 9:30-10:45