Honors Discussion Groups

Honors Discussion Groups are weekly discussion sessions offered in conjunction with courses in a wide variety of programs across the University. HDGs are designed as enrichment for students who are doing well in their class and want to apply the concepts they are learning beyond the class parameters. Some HDGs are designed to offer overviews and deeper perspectives of the disciplines in question.

  • Please choose the name of the person leading the HDG(s) you’d like to attend and email them signaling your interest.
  • Honors credit may be assigned retroactively in a course for which a student has successfully participated in a related discussion group.  The letter “H” (for Honors) will be added to the course number on your transcript.
  • A course grade of B or higher is required to receive honors credit, which may only be applied to courses taken at UMKC.
  • Leaders of the discussion groups are experienced students in the Honors Program who have knowledge of the subject and are majoring or minoring in the discipline.
  • Regular attendance, participation, and the timely submission of HDG assignments is required for a student to qualify for honors credit in the related or chosen course.

Participants will be asked to complete an electronic evaluation at the end of the semester. This evaluation enables students to provide candid feedback that may be used to improve future discussion sections and enhance student learning outcomes.

All Honors Discussion Groups will begin the second week of the semester. If more than one time is listed, please choose only one section per week to attend.

Fall 2022 Honors Discussion Groups

Discussion Leader Section Day/Time
Location
Shauna Kim
Elizabeth Shockley
Bio 109 Tuesday, 11-11:50 am
Thursday, 3-3:50 pm
415 Cherry Hall
415 Cherry Hall
TBA Calculus I, II and Math 266, 268 asynchronous online
Danielle Beaubien Cell Bio (Bio 202) Tuesday, 1-1:50 pm 415 Cherry
Anuhya Dayal
Ruth Vaccianna
Chem 115, 211, 212 Tuesday, 10-10:50 am
Wednesday, 2-2:50 pm
415 Cherry
415 Cherry
Toluwa Balogun Chem 321 and 322 asynchronous online
Grace Horacek
Tess Martens
Conservatory courses (all) every other Friday, 4:15 pm 330 Grant Hall
Nate Meshau English courses (all) Wednesday, 11-11:50 am 105 Cockefair Hall
Hannah Pham French (all) Wednesday, 1-1:50 pm 415 Cherry Hall
Elayna Ebers Health Sciences (all) Wednesday, 12-12:50 pm 415 Cherry Hall
Grace Yu Management Wednesday, 4-4:50 pm TBA in MNLC
Morgan Tribley Physics 210 and 240 asynchronous online
Jasleen Kaur Psychology courses (all) Monday, 12-12:50 pm TBA
Sailor Usher School of Engineering (all Engineering and CS courses) Monday, 10-10:50 am 104 Plaster Center
Hannah Leyva Spanish 110-211 Tuesday, 5-5:50 pm 415 Cherry Hall
Mary Gipson Spanish 221+ Monday, 12-12:50 pm 415 Cherry Hall

Spring 2022 Honors Discussion Groups

Discussion Leader Section Day/Time
Location
Mary Zalmai Bio 108  Thursday 5:00-5:50 pm 415 Cherry
Olivia Rippee Calculus I, II and Math 266, 268 asynchronous online
Danielle Beaubien Cell Bio (Bio 202) Monday 11:30-12:30 pm 415 Cherry
Anuhya Dayal
Ruth Vaccianna
Chem 115, 211, 212
(Choose one section per week to attend)
Friday 11-11:50 am (Ruth)
asynchronous (Anuhya)
415 Cherry
online
Toluwa Balogun Chem 320, 321, and 322 asynchronous online
Grace Horacek
Tess Martens
Conservatory courses (all) Every other Friday, 4:15-5:15 pm 330 Grant Hall
MaryBeth Reust
Hannah Pham
French Wednesday 11-11:50 am 415 Cherry
Nate Meshau English courses (all)  Wednesday 11-11:50 am 105 Cockefair Hall
Elisa Rouse Global Health (Bio 319) Wednesday 5-5:50 pm  415 Cherry
Morgan Tribley Physics 220 and 250 Friday 1-1:50 pm via Zoom
Jasleen Kaur
Sophie Woycheese
Psychology courses (all)
(Choose one section per week to attend)
Wednesday 12-12:50 pm (Jasleen)
Thursday 3-3:50 pm (Sophie)
asynchronous
415 Cherry
415 Cherry
online
Alex Omorodion
Morgan Rogers
School of Engineering (all Engineering and CS Courses) Wednesday 10-10:50 am 104 PC (Robert Plaster Research Center)
CANCELLED Spanish 110-211 CANCELLED CANCELLED
Natalie Choate Spanish 221+ Wednesday 12-12:50 pm  102 Royall Hall