Honors, Certificate of Achievement (C)
Honors courses foster scholarship and individual, creative thought. The Honors program provides the opportunity to develop the skills of critical thinking, expository and argumentative writing, and effective oral communication. Challenging outside research, stimulating field trips and sophisticated literature prepare students to contribute to the development of the ideas and themes of the Honors courses. Over the last four years, Honors has hosted a campus-wide conference on important topics such as revolution and the environment. Honors students help select the papers and run the conference. They contribute creative ideas to the conference’s opening ceremony, and they then help select papers for publication on our online Honors website.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
Complete all of the following:
1. A minimum of 18 units selected from the department requirements to include a minimum of 15 units of honors courses and at least one 3 unit IGETC or CSUGE course.
2. All department requirements for the certificate with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher in honors classes.
3. All department requirements with a C or better or P in each course.
4. A maximum of one honors course from other colleges may be applied to the honors certificate at the discretion of the Honors Program Director.
|Complete 15 units of honors courses selected from the following:||15|
|Physical Anthropology, Honors|
|Introduction to Archaeology, Honors|
|History of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic, Honors|
|History Of Art, Renaissance To Modern, Honors|
|The African-American in U.S. History, from Civil Rights to Present, Honors|
|Interpersonal Communication, Honors|
|Fundamentals Of Public Speaking, Honors|
|Composition and Reading, Honors|
|Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature, Honors|
|Survey of British Literature 800-1798, Honors|
|Survey of British Literature: 1798-Present, Honors|
|American Literature, Honors|
|Advanced Literary Analysis, Honors|
|Introductory Astronomy, Honors|
|Dynamic Earth - Physical Geology, Honors|
|The Immigrant Experience in the U.S., Honors|
|Introduction to Film Studies, Honors|
|History Of The U.S. Since 1865, Honors|
|History Of American Women (Honors)|
|History Of Western Civilization: 1600 To Present, Honors|
|Introduction to Philosophy, Honors|
|Introduction To Ethics, Honors|
|International Politics, Honors|
|Political Violence, Honors|
|General Psychology, Honors|
|Introduction to Sociology, Honors|
|Complete at least one 3-unit IGETC or CSU GE course||3|
- Apply Program knowledge by describing what requirements are necessary for transferring to HTCC-agreement schools and certain UCs as an Honors student, when to apply for Honors Program scholarships, how to complete the Program, and how to receive the certificate.
- Produce cross-disciplinary work centered on the Honors Program annual theme.
- Articulate the ethical and social obligations of an engaged citizen.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.