Sample Honors Course Syllabi

Sample Syllabi are submitted each year by NCHC members and reviewed by the NCHC Publications Board.

First Year Courses:

Orientation Courses:

Honors First Year Seminar
First Year Experience
World Food Problems

Rhetoric and Composition:

Composition and Language
Rhetoric and Argumentation  

Arts and Humanities:

East Meets West: Honors 101
Monsters and Marvels Through the Ages
On the Sublime
Persuasion in Public Address: A Rhetorical Perspective
Western Civlization

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Alliance and Conflict: World Construction in Religion and Society
Social Systems and Issues: Food and Culture

Science and Math:

Alternate Edens
Great Questions: Questions that have Changed the World
Honors Calculus


English 1302/History 1302: Honors Program Interdisciplinary Course
Foundation of Western Values – Antiquity to Early Medieval 
The Ancient World: Film and Reality
The Seven Deadly Sins: Honors Introductory Seminar
Theory and Practice of Cultural Studies

Sophomore Courses:

Arts and Humanities:

Amazons, Queens, Wives, Mothers: Ancient Warrior Women  *NEW 2021*
Caribbean and Latin American Studies  
Cultural Studies of Rock Music
Literature and Human Values: Labor, Power, Class
Live Learn and Lead
Sex, Freud and Morality: The History and Culture of 1900 Vienna
Seminar in the Humanities: Modernity and Postmodernism


Ever-Evolving Higher Education


The City as Theater:  Examining the Roles of Theater and Philosophy in Public Life
Disability: Past and Present
Science and Writing

Rhetoric and Composition

Writing and American Rhetoric

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Climate Change and Framing  *NEW 2021*
The Legacy of Ancient Technology

Science and Math

The Islamic Renaissance  *NEW 2021*
SETI: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence 

Junior/Senior Courses:

Arts and Humanities

Classical MythologyCulture and the Holocaust
Gaming and Society 
The Literature and Cinema of Revenge
Philosophy of Art
The Printed Page: Victorian to Virtual
Tradition & Individual Talent

Business & Economics
Das Kapital: A Critical Reading of the Past and Present
Telehealth Innovations for Enhancing Service Delivery  *NEW 2021*


Urban Education: College Studies


Looking to the Future: The Everglades from Beginning to End? (linguistics and biology)
Math, Music, and Art
Mathematics and the Arts 
Science and the Imagination (English and mathematics) 
What Worlds May Come: Studies for the Future (science fiction, journalism, technology, popular science, and culture)
The Work of Creativity

Rhetoric and Composition

The Rhetoric of Survival

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Cannabis  *NEW 2021* 
Contemporary Islam 
Don’t Fear the Reaper: Death, Dying, and Rock & Roll  *NEW 2021*
Life Stories: An Exploration of Science through Life
Public Space: Monuments and Memory

Science and Math

Future Dilemmas: Energy, Food, and Water 
Human Heredity and Birth Defects
Medicinal Chemistry
Methods of Applied Mathematics
Studies in Cyberspace