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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Certificate of Achievement in Honors

Honors Program
Suzanne Wakim, Chair (530) 879-4319
Department Office: LRC 320 (530) 895-2581
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information:

About the Program
The Honors Program offers an enriched academic experience for those students who have demonstrated intellectual potential and personal commitment. As a result, successful Honors students are better prepared to continue their studies and bring their academic talents and abilities to the attention of prospective employers.

Although Honors courses meet General Education requirements for transfer to the California State University and University of California systems, this program is not designed only for purposes of transfer, but also to deepen participants' educational experience and aid and inspire students in their other coursework at Butte College. Classes require students to analyze primary original works in the area discipline, writing a minimum of 5,000 words in analytical papers and reading responses, and participating in seminar-type discussions. Additionally, classes emphasize critical and independent thinking, and original responses to the course material.

The Honors Program Certificate officially recognizes students who successfully complete 19 interdisciplinary units from among the specially designated Honors courses within Butte College curriculum. Recognition, acknowledged on the successful student's official record and transcripts, indicates a seriousness, dedication, and greater potential for success.

Admission to the Program
Enthusiastic students who would welcome the challenge of often difficult readings and invigorating discussions with fellow students and faculty are encouraged to contact the Coordinator of the Honors Program, Suzanne Wakim, Chair (530) 879-4319 or, for further information and application materials.
Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Certificate of Achievement in Honors 19 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Analyze and synthesize significant global ideas and primary original works.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in seminar-type discussions.
  • Demonstrate advanced writing skills and critical, creative thinking in composing a minimum of 5,000 words in analytical papers and reading responses.
  • Generate creative, original responses to course material.
Required courses for the certificate:
Select 19 units from the following (HON 11 required):19
CMST 2H Honors Public Speaking (3)Has prerequisite(s)
HON 11 Honors Capstone (1)Has prerequisite(s)

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