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.
Our Honors course offerings include the following:
GEN 1033: HONORS: A LIFE OF THE MIND
This course provides a challenging and stimulating introduction to the intellectual and creative life of college work. The themes vary each year but the focus is always on small-group discussion and projects, critical reading, and written and oral expression. Opportunities may include field trips, guest speakers and performances.
GNM 1123 - HONORS: FISHERIES IN CRISIS
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.
GNM 2242 - HONORS: WAYS OF KNOWING
This course is intended to explore the ways in which researchers in a variety of disciplines establish the validity of new knowledge.
GAH 2274: HONORS: LITERATURE AND SOCIETY
This course requires students to analyze the relationships between literature and society. Topics are explicitly interdisciplinary and may center on historical periods, analytical categories, or creative expression.
GAH 2309 - HONORS: INVENTING THE PAST
This is an Honors course open only to students in the Honors Program. This course explores the ways we study the past and interpret its meanings for the present.
GSS 2326 - HONORS: SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE HARRY POTTER WORLD
Students will gain a basic understanding of various social issues, such as democracy, racial inequality, and media ethics in the United States, other countries, and the Harry Potter world. Students will learn to apply social science knowledge to the wizarding word, discover issues hidden in the book series, and critically analyze these social issues.
GSS 2368 - HONORS: THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY
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.
GEN 3164 - HONORS: EXPLORING THE FUTURE
This course reviews and analyzes the key trends that will reshape life and work in the 21st century. These trends include climate change, alternative energy, global population dynamics, radical innovations, medical, pharmaceutical and genetic advances, the rise of China, asymmetrical warfare, information technology and networks, biotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic scale (nanotechnology), the use of devices and drugs to heal the body and enhance mental performance and the new realities of global trade and competition. Facing and coping with dramatic changes will become an everyday challenge. Will you be prepared for it?
GSS 3238 - HONORS: CSI EFFECT: MYTH OR REALITY?
The course examines how forensic evidence is used and perceived by the general public. Emphasis will be on students discovering implications on the legal system when discrepancies between the reality of forensic evidence and its myths exist.
GAH 3314 - HONORS: HUMANITARIAN HISTORIES
Human security and humanitarian practice is explored through a historical survey of the development of humanitarian principles. Students will examine the historical roots of humanitarian action, including response to natural and public health disasters, protection of combatants and civilians in the 19th and 20th centuries, the development of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, response to post WWII forced migration, and apply learning lessons to modern-day practice and humanitarian ethics. Application to fields related to humanitarian practice – including emergency management, public health, immigration, social work, military engagement, business and organizational management, and philanthropy – will also be explored.
GIS 3634 - HONORS: HISTORY OF CORRECTIONS
Historical consciousness course (H). 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.
GIS 4635 - HONORS: ETHICS & CONTEMPORARY LIFE
This is an Honors course open only to students in the Honors Program. Values/ethics course (V). This course will introduce students to major issues in ethics and examine their impact on modern life.
GIS 4686 - HONORS: GAMES FOR CHANGE
Game for Change provides students a hands-on, project-based of the field of Serious Games, particularly in connection with social activism. Students will learn basic game programming, analyze the literature and practice of serious games, and explore their impact in a range of fields. They will work with Stockton and community partners for their final project.
Honors Advisory Committee and Faculty
Contact the Honors Director
|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||Rich Trama, Academic Advising|
|Tara Crowell, Public Health||Kaite Yang, Psychology|
|Margaret Lewis, Biology||Robert Gregg, Dean of General Studies|
|Katelyn Beetel, Student Representative||Riya Goyal, Student Representative|
- National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
- National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
- Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC)