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Our Purpose

The purpose of honors classes is to provide an innovative, creative approach to learning in an atmosphere conducive to meeting the challenge to higher levels of academic excellence.

Spring 2024 Honors Class

HNRS 110 Eclipse Soundscapes

This one-credit-hour honors seminar delivers a multi-sensory experience of the 2024 solar eclipse. Located along the path of totality, participants will engage in exercises to learn how to observe the changes in light, temperature, and sounds during an eclipse. To better understand the behavior of plants and animals during a solar eclipse, participants will have the opportunity to collect scientific-quality data to contribute to the study of the effect of the solar eclipse on natural soundscapes.

Meet the Instructor
Michelle Fisher is a professor in life science with a research interest in ecocultural relations to soundscapes, so students will benefit from her mentorship and knowledge. If you have any questions about this course, please contact Michelle Fisher at

Admittance Requirements

Interested students may apply to join the honors program if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • New, incoming student with no previous college credit
  • Current student with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Transfer student with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Dual-credit or dual-enrollment high school student with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

Experience the Benefits of Joining the Honors Program!

  • One-on-one faculty instruction
  • Opportunities to explore fields of study not typically offered at the community college level
  • Tailor-made educational opportunities that allow you to control what you learn and how you learn it
  • A chance of being awarded a $500 scholarship
  • A certificate of recognition at the Student Excellence Awards (upon completion)
  • Recognition at commencement (upon completion)
  • An excellent addition to your resume

Honors Credit for a Course

Students not enrolled in the honors program may choose, with instructor recommendation and with program director approval, to make application for an honors contract to earn honors status for that course.


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