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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.

Fall 2024 Honors Class

HNRS 110 The Genius Machine: An Honors Seminar on Artificial Intelligence

This one-credit-hour honors seminar will discuss the evolution and role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in society. Topics will include the history of AI and GPT, as well as the use of AI in research, editing, creative writing, and image generation.

Meet the Instructors
Jason Cowan is an Assistant Professor of English and Wes Montgomery is an Assistant Professor of English at Three Rivers College. If you
have any questions about this course, please contact Mr. Cowan at or Mr. Montgomery 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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