2016-2017 Catalog

Honors Recognition

The President’s List and the Dean’s List recognize students for outstanding scholastic work. These lists are produced at the end of each semester — fall, spring and summer. Students who earned 12 or more credit hours of academic work, excluding college prep hours, or 12 vocational credits, and attained a grade point average of 4.0 for the semester will be placed on the President’s List . Students who earned 12 or more credit hours of academic work, excluding college prep credit hours, or 12 vocational credits, and attained a grade point average of 3.3 for the semester, with no grade lower than a C, will be placed on the Dean’s List . Students meeting these requirements in a combination of both summer terms will be eligible for these honors.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society. Psi Beta is a national psychology honor society. Sigma Delta Mu is a national Spanish honor society. Contacts for information are in the student handbook.

Graduates who have earned a 3.2 or above overall GPA in all work taken at CF and an overall 3.2 or above GPA on all college work attempted will be graduated with one of three honors distinctions, Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude. These graduates are recognized at graduation ceremonies and have these distinctions noted on their permanent records.

CF Honors Institute: A Community of Scholars

The CF Honors Institute offers exceptionally able students the challenge and opportunity to enhance their academic talents and careers. Through its curriculum of enriched studies, the institute emphasizes three goals: to recognize excellence in scholarship, to reward distinguished achievement, and to direct intellectual curiosity toward continued accomplishment.

The Honors Institute focuses attention on these areas of study: language and literature, humanities, history, science, social sciences, mathematics and technology.

These honors seminars are currently offered:

AML 2010HHonors Survey of American Literature I**

3

CGS 1062HComputers in Society - Honors**

3

ENL 2000HHonors English Literature**

3

EVR 1001HIntroduction to Environmental Science Honors

3

HUM 1020HHonors Introduction to the Humanities**

3

HUM 2310HHonors Mythology in Art, Philosophy and Religion**

3

HUM 2532HHonors Western Ideologies**

3

IDH 2106HHonors Oratory: Speech, Argumentation and Debate

1

IDH 2930HInterdisciplinary Honors: Special Topics

1

ISC 1004HIntegrated Natural Sciences I - Honors

3

ISS 2936HHonors Colloquium in Contemporary Social Issues

1

LIT 2110HWorld Literature I Honors (Eighth Century B.C.-17th Century A.D.)**

3

PSY 2012HHonors General Psychology

3

REL 2300HHonors Comparative Religions**

3

SPC 2608HHonors Effective Speaking

3

SPN 1120HElementary Spanish I Honors

4

STA 2023HHonors Elementary Statistics**

3

WOH 2012HHonors World Civilizations I**

3

WOH 2022HHonors World Civilizations II**

3

In addition, SLS 2261 Leadership Development is required for all Track I participants.

All highly motivated students who plan to work toward an Associate in Arts degree from CF should seek admission to the Honors Institute. The following guidelines are used to identify those students who should benefit most from enriched studies in the honors program. It should be noted, however, that no single criterion in the following list is absolute: i.e., a SAT score of 1050 might prove acceptable for a student with demonstrated successes in other areas.

  1. a composite score of 25 on the ACT or a total of 1,100 on the SAT
  2. a high school grade point average of at least 3.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or ranking in the top 10 percent of their graduating class
  3. a minimum 3.3 grade point average at CF
  4. outstanding scores on CF placement tests, such as the ACT, SAT and/or PERT and demonstration of special talents or abilities through portfolios, projects, papers, awards, auditions, etc.

The institute issues formal invitations to graduating high school seniors meeting selective admission requirements. The two-year program requires completion of 18 credit hours in honors courses while maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3. A limited number of full-tuition scholarships are awarded yearly.

The Honors Institute has invites outstanding CF scholars into a second track, designed to include students who did not articulate directly into the honors program from high school. These students must earn a minimum of 12 honors credits. Track 2 students may be eligible for partial tuition scholarships pending academic performance.