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Honors Program

William O’Donnell

Associate Dean of Instruction
 

Philosophy
The philosophy of the Honors Program at Malcolm X College is divided into two parts: Enriched Academics and Civic Engagement. 

Enriched Academics
The Honors Program at Malcolm X College strives to provide accomplished students with the opportunity to engage in studies that are more intellectually challenging than traditional sections of the same course offerings.  Honors courses are not necessarily accelerated, but rather enriched around a specialized topic, allowing students to commit more time to the intensive study of select learning outcomes.  Honors learning outcomes are developed by committed faculty with the requisite experience in the area of study.

Civic Engagement
Civic engagement is integral to Honors coursework at Malcolm X College.  Developed by the faculty, each Honors section will have a civic engagement component that requires students to participate in a community program, event, or organization relevant to the objectives and learning outcomes of the course.  The civic engagement component is designed to “put theory into practice” by bringing students into the community to construct hands-on knowledge through civic engagement.

Eligibility
New students at Malcolm X College:

  • Completed Application
  • 3.0 High School GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or 4.0 High School GPA (on a 5.0 scale)
  • ACT score of 21 or higher
  • Placement in/eligibility for English 101 and Math 118 or higher
  • Meet and Register with Honors Advisor

To be considered for admission to Malcolm X College’s Honors Program, students must complete the application, be eligible for both English 101 and Math 118 and meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Completed minimum 12 credit hours (College-level coursework) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have written letters of recommendation from two Malcolm X College instructors
  • Have written consent from the coordinator of the Honors Program. Call for an appointment to interview for written consent from the Honors coordinator if you meet only one of the criteria above.

Program Requirements
Honors students are not required to take a certain number of Honors courses each semester.  Once accepted, Honors students can take as many or as few Honors classes as they wish.  However, if students wish to earn Honors Program Graduation status, students must do three things: a) successfully complete 12 credit hours in Honors coursework prior to graduation; b) maintain a 3.0 grade point average; c) graduate with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree from Malcolm X College.

Benefits

  • Honors Program designation on academic transcript
  • Enriched coursework
  • Priority registration
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Scholarship opportunities

Students who apply to the Honors Program at Malcolm X College may also be members of Phi Theta Kappa, however, such membership is not required.   Neither does membership in one program reciprocate to membership in the other.  The Honors Program at Malcolm X College may collaborate with Phi Theta Kappa on various academic events and initiatives, however, the two programs operate separately and one should not be confused with other.   


Student Video Project 

The video to the right features students in Professor McQuarter's Biology 226 Honors course, as part of an exam, worked in groups to create two instructional videos (total of 16 videos were made in 3 hours) for the students in Biology 121.  Utilzing the Distance Learning Lab, students used iPads to create, edit, and post the final product all within one class period without books/notes.
 

Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Name

Discipline

Phone

Email

Office

Andrew Ball

English

x7317

aball@ccc.edu

2515

Edward Davis

Anthropology

x7346

edavis112@ccc.edu

2522

Carole Heath

Philosophy

x7327

cheath3@ccc.edu

2524

Khadi King

Humanities

x7295

Kking53@ccc.edu

2517

Alison Mastny

Math

x7406

amastny@ccc.edu

3211

Alfred McQuarters

Biology

x7481

amcquarters@ccc.edu

3316

CM Winters-Palacio

Library Science

x7249

cwinterspalacio@ccc.edu

2113

Gabriela Muralles-Ball

Spanish

x7261

gmurallesball@ccc.edu

2528

Abra Johnson

Sociology

x7344

ajohnson282@ccc.edu

3615

Jane Reynolds

Health Science

x7486

jreynolds@ccc.edu

3510

George West

Health Science

x7486

gwest@ccc.edu

3226

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