WSU Honors Courses

3 new all-honors courses coming your way in Spring 2016!

Second Year Seminar: Presidential Honors Seminar

UR 191-H1 (HBS, ICW, WAC)
Dr. Thomas Conroy
TR 1:00-2:15 p.m.

In this course, WSU President Maloney charges a group of second-year honors students to investigate a university- or community-based issue about which he would like more information to help him do his job. This semester, the president has asked the class to consider in what ways a college consortium could benefit Worcester's higher education students. Students, under Dr. Conroy's guidance, will determine a research plan, explore the issue in research groups, gather data, and present their findings to President Maloney in a written report and face-to-face debriefing. (Juniors welcome!)

Second Year Seminar: “We the People"

HI 250-H1 (CON, USW, WAC, DAC)

Dr. Charlotte Haller

TR 1:00-2:15 p.m.


A special topics course that will provide historical perspectives on current issues, focusing upon the state and federal constitutions as living documents. This course will consider the ways that laws reflect, limit, and shape society. (Juniors welcome! Nursing majors: Dr. Haller can be flexible about the start time if you will be rushing from clinicals. Let us know!)

"Reel American History" Learning Community

Team taught by Dr. Tona Hangen and Dr. Karen Woods Weierman


The Reel American History LC will investigate the history that movies make and the implications for our civic and cultural life. The group will contribute several film projects to the “Reel American History Project” web site created at Lehigh University.


Students will enroll in two courses:

HI 112-H4: U.S. History II (USW, CON)

MWF 10:30-11:20

EN 190-H1: Special Topics--Historical Memory in Fiction and Film (TLC, WAC, DAC)

MWF 11:30-12:20


**Registration for the Reel American History LC will not take place online. Please notify Dr. Weierman (kweierman@worcester.edu) if you wish to enroll.