Courses

We offer honors sections of courses in most areas of the core curriculum. Many honors classes are informally designated "Great Ideas" classes. These classes engage students with big, enduring ideas central to human thinking and existence—freedom, equality, democracy and others. These classes rely mostly on primary texts and sources, some of which are available from the Honors Program Library. They are reading, writing and discussion-intensive, and are designed to reflect and reinforce Georgia College's liberal arts mission.

Honors students may also apply to do honors options for honors credit in non-honors classes. Any regular three-hour class, including GC study abroad classes, can be honors optioned with the permission of the instructor.

Honors Option Form

Honors students require 18 hours of honors course credit (from honors sections and/or honors options) to graduate from the Honors Program, and to be recognized for their achievement at graduation.

FALL 2018 (tentative)

 

GEOG 2100H (Area D) Introduction of Geospastial Geography
Dr. Doug Oetter, Professor, Geography
TBA

SPRING 2018

 

GC2Y 2000H (Area B2) Global Challenges, II
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science
T/R, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.; T, 5:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m. (4-hour class)

GC2Y 2000H (Area B2) Captivity and Freedom (GI)*
Dr. Katie Simon, Associate Professor, English
T/R, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; F, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (4-hour class)

MATH 2400H (Area D) Introduction to Mathematical Thought*
Dr. Rachel Epstein, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
T/R, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

POLS 1150H (Area E) Politics and Society (GI)
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science
M/W, 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

RELI 1111H (Area C1) Introduction to World Religions (GI)
Dr. Matthew Milligan, Lecturer, Religion
M/W/F, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

*Hybrid (honors/non-honors) section

GI = Great Ideas class

 

Fall 2017


ENGL 1102H English Composition II (GI)
Dr. Alex Blazer, Associate Professor, English
T/R, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

ENGL 1102H English Composition II (GI)
Prof. Seth Tomko, Instructor, English
M/W/F, 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

GC1Y 1000H Global Challenges
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science
T/R, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

GC1Y 1000H Global Challenges
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science
M/W, 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 

GC1Y 1000H Philosophy and Social Justice (GI)
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science
M, 5:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

GC1Y 1000H Social Problems
​Dr. Brad Koch, Associate Professor, Sociology
​M/W/F, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

GC2Y 2000H Underworlds and Afterlives (GI)
Dr. Jennifer Flaherty, Associate Professor, English
T, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.; R, 3:30 p.m – 4:45 p.m.

HIST 1132H World Civilization II (GI)
Dr. Stephen Auerbach, Professor, History
T/R, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.

IDST 2310H Fine and Applied Arts in Civilization (GI)
Dr. Mark Causey, Lecturer, Philosophy
M/W, 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

PHIL 2010 Survey of Philosophy (GI)
Dr. Sabrina Hom, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
T/R, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

THEA 1105H Theatrical Heritage (GI)
Dr. Isaac Ramsey, Assistant Professor, Theatre
T/R, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Spring 2017


GC2Y 2000H Captivity and Freedom (GI)*
Dr. Katie Simon, Associate Professor, English
T/R, 11 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m.; W, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. (4-hour class)

MATH 2400H Introduction to Mathematical Thought
Dr. Robert Blumenthal, Professor and Chair, Mathematics
T/R, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

RELI 1111H Introduction to World Religions
Dr. Juli Gittinger, Assistant Professor, Religion
T/H, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Fall 2016


ENGL 1102H English Composition II (GI)
Dr. Bruce Gentry, Professor, English
T/H, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

ENGL 1102H English Composition II (GI)
Prof. Seth Tomko, MFA, Instructor, English
M/W/F, 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

GC1Y 1000H Philosophy and Social Justice (GI)
Dr. James Winchester, Professor, Philosophy
T/H, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

GC1Y 1000H Global Challenges
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science
T/R, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

GC1Y 1000H Social Problems
Dr. Brad Koch, Assistant Professor, Sociology
M/W/F, 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

IDST 2310H Fine and Applied Arts in Civilization (GI)
Dr. Mark Causey, Lecturer, Philosophy
M/W, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

PHIL 2010H Survey of Philosophy (GI)
Dr. Sabrina Hom, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
T/R, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

POLS 1150 Politics and Society (GI)
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science
M, 5:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

SOCI 1121H Sociological Perspectives (GP)
Prof. Eryn Viscarra, Lecturer, Sociology
M/W/F, 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

THEA 1105H Theatrical Heritage (GI)
Dr. Amy Pinney, Associate Professor, Theater
T/H, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Spring 2016


GC1Y 1000H Social Problems
Dr. Brad Koch, Assistant Professor, Sociology
M/W/F, 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

GC2Y 2000H Introduction to Buddhism
Dr. Warner Belanger, Assistant Professor, Religion
T/R, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.; W, 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. (4-hour class)

HIST 1132H World Civilization II
Dr. Samiparna Samanta, Assistant Professor, History
T/R, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage (US)
Dr. Beauty Bragg, Professor, English
M/W, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

MATH 2400H Introduction to Mathematical Thought
Dr. Robert Blumenthal, Professor and Chair, Mathematics
T/R, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (Honors/non-Honors section)

PHIL 2010H Survey of Philosophy
Dr. Jamieliah Shorter, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
M/W, 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 

Fall 2015


ECON 2100H Economics & Society
Dr. Chris Clark, Associate Professor, Economics
M/W/F, 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Ardith Brown, MFA, Instructor, English
T/R, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

GC1Y 1000H Philosophy and Social Justice
Dr. James Winchester, Professor, Philosophy
T/R, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

GC2Y 2000H Iranian Cinema
Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi, Assistant Professor, English and International Literature
T/R, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.; W, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. (4-hour class)

PHIL 2010H Survey of Philosophy
Dr. Huaiyu (Henry) Wang, Associate Professor, Philosophy
M/W/F, 5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

SOCI 1121H Sociological Perspectives
Dr. Brad Koch, Assistant Professor, Sociology
M/W/F, 9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. 

Spring 2015


ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Dr. Jessica Shumake, Assistant Professor, English
M/W, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

ENGL 2110H World Literature
Dr. Craig Callender, Associate Professor, English
M/W/F, 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

GC1Y 1000H Into the Wild
Dr. Jeff Turner, Associate Professor, Outdoor Education
M/W, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

GC2Y 2000H World Religions: South Asia
Dr. Warner Belanger, Associate Professor, Religion
T/R, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Professor, Art
M/W, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

MATH 2400H Introduction to Mathematical Thought
Dr. Robert Blumenthal, Professor and Chair, Mathematics
T/R, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

PHIL 2010H Survey of Philosophy
Dr. James Winchester, Professor, Philosophy 
T/R, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science
M/W, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Fall 2014


ECON 2100H Economics & Society
Dr. Chris Clark, Associate Professor, Economics
T/R, 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Dr. John Sirmans, Assistant Professor, English
M/W, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

ENGL 2110H World Literature
Dr. Craig Callender, Associate Professor, English
M/W/F, 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

GC1Y 1000H Social Problems
Dr. Brad Koch, Assistant Professor, Sociology
M/W/F, 10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

GC1Y 1000H Global Challenges
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science
T/R, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

GC2Y 2000H Underworlds and Afterlives
Dr. Jennifer Flaherty, Assistant Professor, English
T/R, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; T, 3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (4-hour class)

HIST 1132H World Civilization II
Dr. Samiparna Samanta, Assistant Professor, History
T/R, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 

PHIL 2010H Survey of Philosophy
Dr. James Winchester, Professor, Philosophy 
T/R, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Spring 2014


AFST 2010H Intro to African Studies
Dr. Eustace Palmer, Professor, English
T/R, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Dr. Esther Lopez, Assistant Professor, English
T/R, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

GC2Y 2000H Underworlds and Afterlives
Dr. Jennifer Flaherty, Assistant Professor, English
T, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; R, 3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (4-hour class)

GC2Y 2000H Politics, Comics, and the Graphic Novel
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science
M, 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (4-hour class)

GEOG 1102H World Regional Geography
Dr. Amy Sumpter, Assistant Professor, Geography
M/W, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art
M/W, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Fall 2013


ECON 2100H Economics & Society
Dr. Ben Scafidi, Professor, Economics
T/R, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Dr. Alex Blazer, Assistant Professor, English
T/R, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

GC1Y 1000H Philosophy and Social Justice
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science
M/W, 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

GC1Y 1000H Global Challenges
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science
T/R, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

IDST 3920H Critical Evaluation in the Humanities (Ancient World to Middle Ages)
Dr. Jerry Herbel, Associate Professor, Political Science
M/W, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Spring 2013


ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Dr. Dan Bauer, Associate Professor, Education

GC2Y 2000H Politics, Comics, and the Graphic Novel
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art

IDST 3920H Skepticism, Naturalism, and Emotion
Dr. Jerry Herbel, Assistant Professor, Political Science

POLS 4611H Contemporary International Issues
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science

Fall 2012


ECON 2100H Economics & Society
Dr. Ben Scafidi, Professor, Economics

ENGL 1101H English Composition I
Dr. Alex Blazer, Assistant Professor, English

GC1Y 1000H Black Identity
Dr. Dan Bauer, Associate Professor, Education

GC1Y 1000H Philosophy and Social Justice
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

GC2Y 2000H Seven Revolutions II
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science

IDST 3920H The Classical Culture of Self-Critique
Dr. Jerry Herbel, Assistant Professor, Political Science

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

Spring 2012


ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Dr. Ashley Emmert, Assistant Professor, English

HIST 1132H World Civilizations & Societies II
Dr. Stephen Auerbach, Associate Professor, History

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art

IDST 3920H Honors Colloquium: Politics, Comics, and the Graphic Novel
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

Fall 2011


CSCI 1301H Computer Science I
Dr. Gita Williams, Associate Professor, Computer Science

ECON 2106H Introduction to Microeconomics
Dr. Ben Scafidi, Professor, Economics

ENGL 1101H English Composition I
Dr. Alex Blazer, Assistant Professor, English

GC1Y 1000H Seven Revolutions I
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science

GC1Y 1000H Social Issues
Dr. Stephanie McClure, Assistant Professor, Sociology

HIST 2111H U.S. History to 1877
Dr. David Connolly, Lecturer, History

IDST 3920H Honors Colloquium: War, Politics, and Shakespeare
Drs. Hank Edmondson, Professor, and Jerry Herbel, Assistant Professor, Political Science

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

Spring 2011


ECON 2105H Introduction to Macroeconomics 
Dr. J.J. Arias, Associate Professor, Economics

ENGL 1102H English Composition II 
Dr. Katie Simon, Assistant Professor, English

HIST 1132H World Civilizations & Societies II
Dr. Stephen Auerbach, Assistant Professor, History

IDST 2205H Global Issues
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science

IDST 2210H Ethics and Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art

IDST 3920H Honors Colloquium: Utopia/Dystopia
Dr. Rob Viau, Professor, English

Fall 2010


ECON 2106H Introduction to Microeconomics
Dr. Ben Scafidi, Professor, Economics

ENGL 1101H English Composition I
Dr. Alex Blazer, Assistant Professor, English

HIST 1131H World Civilizations & Societies I
Dr. Robert Wilson, Professor, History

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Stephanie McClure, Assistant Professor, Sociology

IDST 3920H Honors Colloquium: Creationism/Evolution
Drs. Ken Saladin, Professor, Biological Sciences; Jeff Blick, Associate Professor, Anthropology; and Ralph France, Associate Professor, Chemistry

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

Spring 2010


ECON 2105H Introduction to Macroeconomics
Dr. J.J. Arias, Associate Professor, Economics

ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Dr. Bruce Gentry, Professor, English

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art

IDST 3920H Honors Colloquium: O'Connor's World
Drs. Bruce Gentry, Professor, English, and Melanie DeVore, Professor, Environmental Sciences

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

Fall 2009


ECON 2106H Introduction to Microeconomics
Dr. Ben Scafidi, Professor, Economics

ENGL 1101H English Composition I
Dr. Alex Blazer, Assistant Professor, English

ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Dr. Bruce Gentry, Professor, English

HIST 1132H World Civilizations & Societies II
Dr. Stephen Auerbach, Assistant Professor, History

IDST 2205H Global Issues
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art

IDST 3920H Honors Colloquium: Community Development
Dr. Veronica Womack, Associate Professor, Political Science

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

Spring 2009


ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Prof. Traci Burns, Instructor, English

HIST 1131H World Civilizations & Societies I
Dr. Robert Wilson, Professor, History

IDST 2205H Global Issues
Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower, Associate Professor, Political Science

IDST 2305H Identity & Ethics
Dr. Sunita Manian, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art

IDST 3920H Honors Colloquium: Jazz-America's Music
Drs. Maureen Horgan, Assistant Professor, Music; Thomas Toney, Professor, Biology; and Robert Wilson, Professor, History

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

Fall 2008

ENGL 1101H English Composition I
Prof. Traci Burns, Instructor, English

ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Prof. Traci Burns, Instructor, English

HIST 1132H World Civilizations & Societies II
Dr. Robert Wilson, Professor, History

IDST 2305H Identity & Ethics
Drs. James Winchester, Associate Professor, Philosophy; and Sunita Manian, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art

IDST 2405H Necessities of Life: Global Climate Change
Dr. Julia Metzker, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Spring 2008


ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Prof. Traci Burns, Instructor, English

HIST 1132H World Civilizations & Societies II
Dr. Jesse Hingson, Assistant Professor, History

IDST 2305H Identity & Ethics
Drs. James Winchester, Associate Professor, Philosophy; and Sunita Manian, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

IDST 2305H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art

IDST 3920H Honors Colloquium: Chaos & Cosmos
Dr. Richard Greene, Professor, Music

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

Fall 2007


GC 0001 First Year Academic Seminar
Dr. James Winchester, Interim Director, Honors Program

ENGL 1101H English Composition I
Dr. Dan Bauer, Assistant Professor, English

ENGL 1101H English Composition I
Prof. Traci Burns, Instructor, English

ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Dr. Dan Bauer, Assistant Professor, English

HIST 1132H World Civilizations & Societies II
Dr. Robert Wilson, Professor, History

IDST 2305H Identity & Ethics
Drs. James Winchester, Associate Professor, Philosophy; and Sunita Manian, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science

Spring 2007


ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Dr. Dan Bauer, Assistant Professor, English

ENGL 1102H English Composition II
Prof. Traci Burns, Instructor, English

HIST 1132H World Civilizations & Societies II
Dr. Jesse Hingson, Assistant Professor, History

IDST 2305H Utopia/Dystopia
Dr. Robert Viau, Professor, English

IDST 2315H America's Diverse Cultural Heritage
Dr. Tina Yarborough, Associate Professor, Art

IDST 3920H Honors Colloquium: The Human Genome Project
Drs. Megan Melancon, Associate Professor, English; and Michael Gleason, Associate Professor, Biology

POLS 1150H Politics & Society
Dr. Hank Edmondson, Professor, Political Science