How can I find out what Honors Classes are being offered?
Click on the “Spring 2019 Schedule” box above. On the right side of the screen, scroll down under “Special Terms and Topics”. Click on “Honors and Honors Option”. Richland Honors course section numbers start with an 8 and end in 090, 091 or 092. They are also identified by an Honors notation.
How are Honors classes different from regular classes?
You can expect your Honors class to have fewer students than a non-Honors section of the same course, which facilitates increased interaction between students and between the professor and students.
Honors classes also incorporate a variety of learning experiences that emphasize critical thinking skills through collaborative learning, development of research skills, growth of personal leadership skills, and advanced of communication skills, both oral and written.
Therefore, you should be prepared to talk more, listen more, read more, and write more. Through these increased interactions, you can expect to experience more engagement with the topics, gain a deeper understanding of the material, and practice discussing and critically thinking about new information and ideas.
Are Richland's Honors courses recognized by four-year institutions?
Richland College has articulation agreements with local and state-wide four-year institutions that make it possible to transfer credit for Richland honors courses. Please see our Richland Honors Advisor regarding requirements for specific colleges and universities.
Are Honors classes harder? Will my GPA be affected by taking them?
Although you will be expected to work hard, Honors classes are not necessarily more difficult than regular classes.