Courses and Faculty

Required Honors Courses

Honors students can major in any Stockton undergraduate school and major. Their Honors courses fulfill part of their General Studies requirement, ensuring that students experience the breadth of the liberal arts as a part of their college education. The courses feature innovative teaching from dedicated professors from a range of disciplines. They are only open to Honors students, and they are designed to stimulate student discussion, critical thinking, and creative expression in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

By successfully completing the required Honors courses, students are also completing many General Studies ("G") courses required for graduation.

Honors Course Schedule, Fall 2022

GEN 1033

Honors New Student Seminar:  The Life of the Mind.

MWF  11:20 - 12:35 

Professors: Joshua Duntley, Michael Rodriguez, Kaite Yang

GNM 2261

Honors: Introduction to Environmental Pollution (V).
M 6:00 - 7:50 (Hybrid)
Professor: Tait Chirenje
The main objective of this class is to introduce students to the most common forms of environmental pollution, their sources, persistence in the environment, pollution prevention, and regulation and clean-up of contaminated sites. The class will survey pollution topics in the three environmental media (air, soil, and water) using case studies, where possible, to demonstrate how different communities have dealt with specific kinds of pollution. Demonstrations will include the use of Geographical Information Systems software in determining contaminated sites in students' hometowns. Students are required to write a term paper outlining a case study dealing with pollution of a medium of their choice and how local and federal laws were used in effective remediation.

GSS 2368:

Honors: The Global Community (I)
MW 11:20 - 12:35 (Hybrid)
Professor: Ramya Vijaya
International/multicultural course (I). This is an Honors course open only to students in the Honors Program. This course will view the contemporary world of nations as a global system. Insights will be drawn from a range of disciplines including history, language, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, and psychology.

GIS 4635

Honors: Ethics & Contemporary Life (V)
Professor: Audrey Latourette
TR  2:30 - 4:20
This course will introduce students to major issues in ethics and examine their impact on modern life. 

GAH, GNM, GSS, GIS

Honors: Independent Studies and  Honors Capstone Independent Studies

Complete an independent project with an Honors faculty mentor.  It can be a research or creative project. 

Contact Dr. Duntley for more details. 

Honors Course Schedule, Spring 2022

GNM 2242:

Honors: Ways of Knowing 
MW 11:20-12:35 Hybrid
Professor: Emily August
This course is intended to explore the ways in which researchers in a variety of disciplines establish the validity of new knowledge.

GSS 2326

Honors: Social Justice in the Harry Potter World (V)
MW 3:35 - 5:25
Professor: Ruibin Lu
Students will gain a basic understanding of various social issues, such as democracy, racial inequality, and media ethics in the United States, other countries, and the Harry Potter world. Students will learn to apply social science knowledge to the wizarding word, discover issues hidden in the book series, and critically analyze these social issues.

GSS 2368:

Honors: The Global Community (I)
TR 10:30-12:20 
Professor: Edward Horan
International/multicultural course (I). This is an Honors course open only to students in the Honors Program. This course will view the contemporary world of nations as a global system. Insights will be drawn from a range of disciplines including history, language, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, and psychology.

GIS 3634:

Honors: History of Corrections (H) (W2) (R2)
WF 2:10-3:25 Hybrid
Professor: Christine Tartaro
This class will discuss the history of punishment, beginning in Mesopotamia and ending in the United States during the late 1990s. Topics relating to the factors influencing punishment, such as economic, religious, technological and political factors, and the methods of torturing and punishing people will be examined. Part one will focus primarily on punishment in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. Part two will cover the United States, starting at the point of European colonization. Specific areas, such as the role of torture and prisons during the inquisition, use of inmates for medical experiments and the exploitation of inmates in the post-Civil War South will be addressed.

GAH, GNM, GSS, GIS

Honors: Independent Studies and 
Honors Capstone Independent Studies

Complete an independent project with an Honors faculty mentor.  It can be a research or creative project. 

Contact Dr. Duntley for more details. 


 

May and GT

Through involvement in the Honors Program, I have had access to many great resources and have even formed many great friendships. I have been given access to helpful advice, assistance from faculty members, unique and rewarding courses, dedicated staff members, Honors mentors, the Honors Center, and so much more. 
Adam P, Biology major
The Honors Program offers me so many more opportunities academically and socially. Through the program I am able to participate in exciting service projects that benefit my community. The Honors Program gives me the chance to take so many interesting classes with extremely intelligent professors. Finally, the Honors Program has introduced me to some of the greatest people I will ever meet.
Kaitlyn D, Language and Cultural Studies major
As a nursing major, college is not necessarily the easiest thing to deal with, especially when you are trying to balance school, college, and friends. But the Honors Program has helped me survive. It helped me adjust to the college life, manage my studies, meet life-long friends, and get involved in my community. There may be extra classes, but they are all very fun, the professors are fantastic, and I love being able to incorporate them into my schedule.
Erin S, Nursing major
The Honors Program is a great way to connect with like-minded peers.  It allows students to thrive in an environment that encourages excellence and community involvement.  Joining the Honors Program helps students to become all that they can be.  It challenges students to think outside the box and gives students the knowledge and the know how to really make a difference in the world.
Tori N, Literature major

Honors Advisory Committee and Faculty

Contact the Honors Director

Joshua Duntley

Joshua Duntley, Honors Director  

G250
Lorraine O'Flaherty

Lorraine O'Flaherty, Professional Service Specialist 

CC242

Honors Council

Joshua Duntley, Criminal Justice & Psychology Michael Rodriguez, Political Science
Audrey Latourette, Business Law Christine Tartaro, Criminal Justice
Mark Sullivan, Marine Biology Robert Olsen, Chemistry
Eddie Horan, Writing Center
Lorraine O'Flaherty, Academic Advising
Emily August, Literature Erin O'Hanlon, Service Learning
Tara Crowell, Public Health Rich Trama, Academic Advising
Manish Madan, Criminal Justice Kaite Yang, Psychology
Margaret Lewis, Biology Robert Gregg, Dean of General Studies
   
   
Sarah Kusnirak, Student Representative Catherine Tensfeldt, Student Representative

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