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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).

Honors Courses 


Spring 2016

Course# Section Course Name Instructor   Day & Time
RTS1100H A Christianity in Context Mary Kantor 18 TR 9:30 - 10:45
  B   Mary Kantor 18 TR 11:00 - 12:15
  C   Choi  18 TR 12:30 - 1:45
PHL1000H A Intro to Philosophy Heffernan 18 MWF 9-9:50
  B   Heffernan 18 MWF 10-10:50
PHL2060H A Biomedical Ethics Kurt Armsden 18 MWF 10-10:50
FYW1050H A Introduction to College Writing Scherwatzky 18 TR 8-9:15
  B   Vatalaro 18 TR 9:30-10:45
  C   Vatalaro 18 TR 2-3:15
PSY1000H A Introduction to Psychology Shaw 18 MW 6-7:15
PHY3008H A Introduction to General Relativity Looney 18  
ENG2050H A Introduction to Literary Studies  McWhorter  18 MWF 1-1:50
HIS1130H A World History until 1500 Anderson 18 MWF 9-9:50
Non-4  credit honors          
HON2002H A Reflecting on Service (1cr) TBA   T 2-3:15
  B   TBA   M 4-5:15
  C   TBA   M 4-5:15
  D   TBA   W 4-5:15
HON4001H A Honors Senior Capstone (2cr) TBA   M 4-5:30
  B   TBA   T 2-3:15

Fall 2015

 Course Code Course Name Faculty Schedule Credits
BUS1100H-A Introduction to Business HON Antonellis, Paul,, Jr. MW 10:00 - 11:50 AM 4
FAA1270H-A Basic Painting I - Honors Raymond, David E. MW 1:00 - 3:30 PM 4
FYW1050H-A Honors Intro to College Writing Cain, Kathleen Shine TR 9:30 - 10:45 AM 4
FYW1050H-B Honors Intro to College Writing McWhorter, Ellen J. MWF 10:00 - 10:50 AM 4
FYW1050H-C Honors Intro to College Writing McWhorter, Ellen J. MWF 11:00 - 11:50 AM 4
HON2001H-A Reflecting on Service I Johnson, Kerry M 4:00 - 5:30 PM 1
HON4002H-A Senior Honors Capstone II Condon, Sean M 4:00 - 5:30 PM 2
PHL1000H-A Introduction to Philosophy Honor Heffernan, George MWF 9:00 - 9:50 AM 4
PHL1000H-B Introduction to Philosophy Honor Rollins, Dustin MWF 10:00 - 10:50 AM 4
PHL1000H-C Introduction to Philosophy Honor Rollins, Dustin MWF 9:00 - 9:50 AM 4
PSY1000H-A Introduction to Psychology Honor Stroud, Michael J. MW 2:00 - 3:15 PM 4
RTS1100H-A Christianity in Context-Honors Kelley, Joseph T. MW 3:00 - 4:15 PM 4
RTS1100H-B Christianity in Context-Honors O’Hare, Padraic TR 9:30 - 10:45 AM 4
SOJ1000H-A Intro SocJustice: Theor&Pract-H Saenz De Viguera, Luis TR 3:30 - 4:45 PM 4