Courses and Faculty

Required Honors Courses

Honors students can major in any Stockton undergraduate school and major. Their Honors courses fulfill part of their General Studies requirement, ensuring that students experience the breadth of the liberal arts as a part of their college education. The courses feature innovative teaching from dedicated professors from a range of disciplines. They are only open to Honors students, and they are designed to stimulate student discussion, critical thinking, and creative expression in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

By successfully completing the required Honors courses, students are also completing many General Studies ("G") courses required for graduation.

Honors Course Schedule, Fall 2023

GEN 1033

New Sudent Seminar:

Professor(s) Dr. Duntley, Dr. Rodrequiz, Dr. Yang


GNM 2242

Honors: Way of Knowing
M / W/ F  11:20 12:34 pm
Professor: Margaret Lewis
This course is intended to explore the ways in which researchers in a variety of disciplines establish the validity of new knowledge.

GSS 2368

Honors: The Global Community (I)
MW 11:20 - 12:35 
Professor: Janice Joseph
International/multicultural course (I). This is an Honors course open only to students in the Honors Program. This course will view the contemporary world of nations as a global system. Insights will be drawn from a range of disciplines including history, language, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, and psychology.

GIS 4635

Honors: Ethics & Contemporary Life (V)
Professor: Audrey Latourette
TR  2:30 - 4:20
This course will introduce students to major issues in ethics and examine their impact on modern life. 


Honors: Independent Studies and  Honors Capstone Independent Studies

Complete an independent project with an Honors faculty mentor.  It can be a research or creative project. 

Contact Dr. Duntley for more details. 

Honors Course Schedule, Spring 2023

MWF 12:45 - 2:00
Professor: Mark Sullivan
Addresses some of the major problems that face US and Canadian fisheries resources. Focuses on several specific fisheries, examining such topics as the economics of the fishing industry, harvesting methodologies, conservation measures, fishery laws, scientific assessment models, etc. Studies methods of reconciling conservation with prosperity.
GAH 2309

MW 3:35 - 5:25
Professor: Joshua Duntley
This course explores the ways we study the past and interpret its meanings for the present.

GIS 3634

Honors: History of Corrections (H) (W2) (R2)
WF 2:10-3:25 Hybrid
Professor: Christine Tartaro
This class will discuss the history of punishment, beginning in Mesopotamia and ending in the United States during the late 1990s. Topics relating to the factors influencing punishment, such as economic, religious, technological and political factors, and the methods of torturing and punishing people will be examined. Part one will focus primarily on punishment in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. Part two will cover the United States, starting at the point of European colonization. Specific areas, such as the role of torture and prisons during the inquisition, use of inmates for medical experiments and the exploitation of inmates in the post-Civil War South will be addressed.


Honors: Independent Studies and 
Honors Capstone Independent Studies

Complete an independent project with an Honors faculty mentor.  It can be a research or creative project. 

Contact Dr. Duntley for more details. 


May and GT

Through involvement in the Honors Program, I have had access to many great resources and have even formed many great friendships. I have been given access to helpful advice, assistance from faculty members, unique and rewarding courses, dedicated staff members, Honors mentors, the Honors Center, and so much more. 
Adam P, Biology major
The Honors Program offers me so many more opportunities academically and socially. Through the program I am able to participate in exciting service projects that benefit my community. The Honors Program gives me the chance to take so many interesting classes with extremely intelligent professors. Finally, the Honors Program has introduced me to some of the greatest people I will ever meet.
Kaitlyn D, Language and Cultural Studies major
As a nursing major, college is not necessarily the easiest thing to deal with, especially when you are trying to balance school, college, and friends. But the Honors Program has helped me survive. It helped me adjust to the college life, manage my studies, meet life-long friends, and get involved in my community. There may be extra classes, but they are all very fun, the professors are fantastic, and I love being able to incorporate them into my schedule.
Erin S, Nursing major
The Honors Program is a great way to connect with like-minded peers.  It allows students to thrive in an environment that encourages excellence and community involvement.  Joining the Honors Program helps students to become all that they can be.  It challenges students to think outside the box and gives students the knowledge and the know how to really make a difference in the world.
Tori N, Literature major

Honors Advisory Committee and Faculty

Contact the Honors Director

Joshua Duntley

Joshua Duntley, Honors Director  

Lorraine O'Flaherty

Lorraine O'Flaherty, Professional Service Specialist 


Honors Council

Joshua Duntley, Criminal Justice & Psychology Michael Rodriguez, Political Science
Audrey Latourette, Business Law Christine Tartaro, Criminal Justice
Mark Sullivan, Marine Biology Robert Olsen, Chemistry
Eddie Horan, Writing Center
Lorraine O'Flaherty, Academic Advising
Emily August, Literature Erin O'Hanlon, Service Learning
Tara Crowell, Public Health Rich Trama, Academic Advising
Manish Madan, Criminal Justice Kaite Yang, Psychology
Margaret Lewis, Biology Robert Gregg, Dean of General Studies
Katelyn Beetel, Student Representative Riya Goyal, Student Representative

National Memberships: