Honors Discussion Groups

  • Honors discussion groups are offered in connection with certain specific courses at UMKC. In recent semesters, honors discussion groups have been offered in conjunction with courses in accounting, biology, calculus, chemistry, French, German and Spanish.
  • Honors credit may be assigned retroactively in a course for which a student has successfully participated in a related discussion group. A course grade of B or higher is required for a student to receive honors credit.
  • Leaders of the discussion groups are upperclassmen in the Honors College who have good knowledge of the subject and are often majoring in the subject.
  • The discussion group meeting times are arranged by the leader in conjunction with the group. Attendance will be taken at all group meetings, normally once per week.
  • Regular attendance and participation in the discussion group is required in order for a student to qualify for honors credit in the related course.

Participants will be asked to complete an electronic evaluation at the end of the semester. The electronic evaluation helps to strengthen the discussion sections and lets the Honors College know what the participants think of the group.

Fall 2018 discussion sections

Leader Section Day/Time
Brandon Ortega
Griselda Hernandez
Spanish 110-211

Spanish 221+

Wednesday 2-2:50pm

Wednesdays 4-4:50pm

428 Cherry

415 Cherry

Christia Stein Bio 109 Wednesday 2-2:50pm
Thursday 5-5:50pm
415 Cherry
Stephen Ahrens German Monday 2-2:50pm 415 Cherry
Joseph Allen Chem 211 and 212 on-line
Dominique Paje Chem 321 and 322 Wednesday 2-2:50pm
Thursday 11:30-12:30pm
215 Royall
415 Cherry
Hanna Fiedler French Monday 3-3:50pm 415 Cherry
Sarah Rapp Cell Bio (Bio 202) Wednesday 5-5:50pm 9 Katz
Nick Shifflett Calculus 1 and 2 Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm 310 Haag
Anita Cap
Annie Crawford
Shakespeare and
English 317
email the leaders for times and rooms

Spring 2018 discussion sections

Leader Section Day/Time Location
Brandon Ortega Spanish 110-211 Wed: 2-2:50. 315 Haag Hall
Kyla McNorton Spanish 221+ Thur: 4-4:50. 428 Cherry Hall
Christia Stein Bio 108 Fri: 12-12:50. 336 School of Education
Helene Slinker
Stephen Ahrens
German Mon: 4-4:50. 415 Cherry Hall
Joseph Allen Chem 211
Chem 212
Mon: 4-4:50.
Thur: 2-2:50.
Fri: 11-11:50.
205 Royall Hall

428 Cherry Hall

260 School of Education

Hanna Fiedler French Wed: 12-12:50. 336 School of Education
Renaas Omer Global Health (Bio 319) Mon: 5-5:50pm
Tue: 4-4:50pm.
415 Cherry Hall

305 Royall Hall

Sarah Rapp Cell Bio (Bio 202) Thur: 6-6:50pm. Katz 9
Callie Lane Calculus 1
Calculus 2
Mon: 2-2:50.
Thur: 4-4:50.
Flarsheim Hall 260

Haag Hall 312

Josie Pennington History 102 Fri: 2-2:50. 428 Cherry Hall