Honors

Certificate

Honors Certificate

Honors students who complete 15 units or more in honors-designated courses will earn special recognition as an Honors Scholar, a distinction that may entitle students to enhanced transfer and scholarship opportunities at select transfer colleges and universities. Completion of the certificate with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better offers enhanced prospects for transfer to elite four-year institutions and enables students to participate in CRC’s Transfer Alliance Partnership with UCLA. A maximum of 6 units of approved Honors coursework completed at other colleges may be applied towards satisfaction of the 15 unit requirement. Interested students should contact their counselor, the Honors Program Director, or the Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning. Honors students should meet regularly with an Honors faculty advisor to ensure completion of Honors Scholar requirements in a timely fashion. Courses that qualify as part of the program are listed below.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 15 units from the following: 151
HONOR 340 Honors Seminar: Political Campaign Communication (3)
   or COMM 480 Honors Seminar: Political Campaign Communication (3)
HONOR 341 Honors Seminar: Persuasion within Social Issues (3)
   or COMM 482 Honors Seminar: Persuasion within Social Issues (3)
FMS 488 Honors Seminar: Introduction to Critical Theory (3)
   or HONOR 350 Honors Seminar: Introduction to Critical Theory (3)
HONOR 364 Honors Seminar: Philosophy of the Martial Arts (3)
   or PHIL 485 Honors Seminar: Philosophy of the Martial Arts (3)
HONOR 366 Recent United States History - Honors (3)
   or HIST 485 Recent United States History - Honors (3)
POLS 481 Introduction to Government: United States - Honors (3)
   or HONOR 367 Introduction to Government: United States – Honors (3)
ENGWR 480 Honors College Composition (3)
   or HONOR 375 Honors College Composition (3)
ENGLT 488 Honors - Literature Adapted into Film (3)
   or HONOR 378 Honors - Literature Adapted into Film (3)
BIOL 485 Honors Seminar in Genetics (3)
   or HONOR 385 Honors Seminar in Genetics (3)
MATH 483 Honors Seminar in Mathematics - Introduction to Mathematical Proof (1)
   or HONOR 391 Honors Seminar in Mathematics - Introduction to Mathematical Proof (1)
MATH 484 Honors Seminar in Mathematics - Topics in Number Theory (1)
   or HONOR 392 Honors Seminar in Mathematics - Topics in Number Theory (1)
STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors (4)
   or HONOR 393 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors (4)
Total Units: 15

1A maximum of 6 units of approved Honors coursework completed at other colleges may be applied towards satisfaction of the 15 unit requirement.

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • HONORS PATHWAY ONE: Students who have completed at least 12 transfer-level college units are eligible if they have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are eligible for, or have successfully completed, ENGWR 300. If you are taking HONORS PATHWAY ONE, please attach a copy of your transcript to the Honors Program General Application available immediately below. (The Honors Program General Application and your attached transcript are your completed application.)
  • HONORS PATHWAY TWO: Students who have completed less than 12 transfer-level college units are eligible if they have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and at least one of the following: a grade of B or better in AP-preparatory Honors English or a grade of B or better in AP English or a score of 4 or 5 on the AP English Exam.
  • HONORS PATHWAY THREE (CHALLENGE PATHWAY): Any student is eligible for the Honors Program if they submit a successful Honors Program Challenge Application, demonstrating to the satisfaction of the Honors Admissions Committee their interest, motivation, preparation and potential for Honors Program study.

Enrollment Process

Eligible students are selected for the program according to the following steps:

  • Students must establish eligibility for the Honors Program by successfully completing the Honors Program Application Process found on the CRC website.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • EXPRESS IDEAS CLEARLY IN WELL-ORGANIZED WRITTEN MESSAGES (P-SLO1-Effective Communication)
  • UTILIZE MODES OF ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL THINKING IN A DISCIPLINE OF STUDY AS APPLIED TO SIGNIFICANT ISSUES AND/OR PROBLEMS (P-SLO2-Critical Habits of Mind)
  • ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN INTELLECTUAL INQUIRY BEYOND THAT REQUIRED IN ORDER TO PASS A COURSE OF STUDY (P-SLO3-Relevant Knowledge)
  • RECOGNIZE THE ETHICAL DIMENSIONS OF DECISIONS AND ACTIONS (P-SLO4-Social Responsibility).
  • ARTICULATE AN AWARENESS OF A VARIETY OF PERSPECTIVES WITHIN A DISCIPLINE AND THE RELEVANCE OF THESE PERSPECTIVES TO ONE’S OWN LIFE (P-SLO5-Cultural Understanding, Social Justice, and Equity)

Career Information

This certificate supports enhanced transfer opportunities. Career opportunities are those available to transfer students. Many of the relevant career opportunities will require study beyond this certificate.