Honors Sections

Dedicated-Honors Sections

Dedicated-honors sections are open only to students who have been admitted to Honors@Bucks.  They emphasize scholarly research, high-order critical thinking, and/or experiential learning, and they’re writing intensive as appropriate to the discipline.

Dedicated-Honors Sections for Spring 2016


CISC115H—Computer Science; Sect. N01; Professor John Summers; T/Th 10:50-12:30

COMM110H—Effective Speaking; Sect. N03; Professor Stacey Effrig; T/Th 11:00-12:15

COMP110H—English Composition I; Sect. N32; Professor Ethel Rackin; T/Th 9:30-10:45

COMP111H—English Composition II; Sect. N98; Professor Ellen Pratofiorito; T/Th 3:00-4:15

COMP111H—English Composition II; Sect. N99; Professor Lois Gilmore; MWF 1:00-1:50

HLTH103H—Life & Health; Sect. N02; Professor Linda Treglia; MWF 10:00-10:50

HLTH120NH—Nutrition (by Registered Dietician); Sect. N01; Professor Kelly Jones; T/Th 9:30-10:45

LITR264H—Themes in Literature: Religion; Sect. N01; Professor Jim Freeman; MWF 12:00-1:00

MATH115H—Elementary Statistics; Sect. N01; Professor Adrianne Morelli; T/Th 1:30-2:45

PHIL125H-H—Basic Problems of Philosophy; Sect. H01; Professor Mehul Shah; MW 9:00-9:50, plus online component

SOCI110H—Intro to Sociology; Sect. N20; Professor Max Probst; MWF 10:00-10:50


COMP111—English Composition II; Sect. U13; Professor Cheryl Baldi; T/Th 1:30-2:45

By-Contract Sections

An honors-by-contract section is a "regular" academic section in which the Honors@Bucks student forges a private contract with the instructor to engage in advanced studies appropriate for honors-level work.  This converts the course into one listed as an honors course on the student's transcript. 

Honors contracts are facilitated by the Honors@Bucks coordinator and should be arranged at the end of the semester preceding that in which the contract will be in effect.  Contracts must be finalized and submitted for Honors Council approval by the end of the drop-add period of the semester in which the contract is in effect.

Honors@Bucks students must complete at least one dedicated-honors course before beginning by-contract work. 

Generally speaking, an Honors@Bucks student may not engage in a contract in a course being offered in dedicated-honors format that same semester. 

Please note that honors contracts are not available for one- and two-credit courses—nor are they available for studio-based fine-arts courses (for example, VAFA100: Drawing Fundamentals). 

If you're a current Honors@Bucks student interested in arranging contracts for an upcoming semester, please contact Dr. Stephen doCarmo, Honors@Bucks program coordinator.

For more information

Please contact either Dr. Stephen doCarmo, program coordinator, at (215) 968-8267, or the Admissions Office at (215) 968-8119.