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Honors Ready - Fall 2022 Options: Welcome

HONORS READY: What does it mean?

HONORS READY Courses: What does it mean?

"Honors Ready" are a new kind of Honors course option starting in Fall 2022 on select courses. In the table below, you'll find a list of all Fall 2022 courses designated as "Honors Ready." Read on for more information about what Honors Ready means!

How do "Honors Ready" courses work? 
An “Honors Ready” course starts as a standard section for a particular course when students first register. However, the course is designated as “honors ready” because the instructor will prepare an honors component for the course before the semester starts, allowing the course to be taught as a mixed section of non-honors and honors students.

Once the semester begins, we will work with the Registrar’s Office to shift the Honors students taking the course as “Honors Ready” into a “301” honors section. Students will still be in the same class, but creating a split honors section means SiS will recognize the course as a dedicated Honors course, so it will appear on your advisement report accordingly. This means that Honors Ready courses behave like a dedicated Honors course in terms of what Honors requirements that satisfy.


How do I sign up for/get honors credit for an Honors Ready Course?
All you need to do is just enroll in the section of the Honors Ready course as is. Honors Ready courses for Fall 2022 are listed below. You do not need to do anything else other than enroll in the respective Honors Ready course. We will share more details near the start of the semester how everything works, and the respective instructor will be ready for Honors students to take the course as honors. 


Is this an Honors-by-Contract (HbC)? 
No - Honors ready is not an honors by contract (HbC), though Honors Ready and HbCs have similarities. The biggest parallel is the fact Honors Ready and HbC is that an honors component is being created and attached to an otherwise regular section of a course. However, there are a few major differences. One is that instructors are ready to go honors component of the course right from the start (pre-designed with the potential for honors students in mind). Another difference is that students can only use a 3xxx/4xxx level course to have an HbC satisfy a requirement, whereas “Honors Ready” courses may appear in 2000 level courses as well. Also, students are not confined to two Honors Ready courses as they are for HbCs (only allowed as the H5 and/or H6). Finally, students don’t need to complete the honors-by-contract paperwork and signatures to receive honors credit! 

Check in with your Honors Advisor or email for help!


Fall 2022 Honors Ready Offerings

Course No. & Section Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
ARTS 2100 (801) Graphic Design I Chandrasekaran,Padmini M/W     
08:00 AM - 10:45 AM
ARTS 2300 (801) Typography I Hess,Ingrid Tu/Th    
08:00 AM - 10:45 AM
ARTS 2780 (801) Interactive Media Rabinovich,Misha Peter Tu/Th    
08:00 AM - 10:45 AM
ARTS 4100 (801) Graphic Design III Chandrasekaran,Padmini M/W    
12:30 PM - 03:15 PM
ARTS 4930 (801) Senior Studio I Schrenker,Melissa R Tu/Th    
12:30 PM - 03:15 PM
ARTS 2720 (801) 2D Animation I Afshar,Pouya Tu/Th    
03:30 PM - 06:15 PM
ARTS 4930 (803) Senior Studio I Rabinovich,Misha Peter M/W    
03:30 PM - 06:15 PM

ARTS 4930 (802)

Senior Studio I Schrenker,Melissa R Tu/Th    03:30 PM - 06:15 PM SOUTH
ENGL 3730 (201) Modern Poetry Tietchen,Todd F Th    03:30 PM - 04:45 PM SOUTH
ENGL 3325 (201) Banned Books Houston,Natalie M/W    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM SOUTH
ARTS 3150 (801) Packaging & Point of Purchase Schrenker,Melissa R M/W    08:00 AM - 10:45 AM SOUTH
HIST 3010 (201) The World of Things Young,Patrick Tu/Th    09:30 AM - 10:45 AM SOUTH
HIST 3930 (201) History of Middle East & Islamic World Williams,Elizabeth Tu/Th    03:30 PM - 04:45 PM SOUTH
SOCI 4050 (201) Feminist Methodologies Najarian Souza,Cheryl G Tu/Th    02:00 PM - 03:15 PM SOUTH
EDUC 3910 (201) Understanding Education Abrams,Eleanor TuTh    12:30 PM - 01:45 PM SOUTH