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.

Spring 2018 discussion sections

Leader Section Day/Time Location
Brandon Ortega Spanish 110-211
Griselda Hernandez Spanish 221+
Christia Stein Bio 108
Victoria Davidson German
Joseph Allen Chem 211 and  212
Samantha Nolte Chem 321 and 322
Hanna Fiedler French
Sarah Rapp Cell Bio (Bio 202)
Nick Shifflett Calculus 1 and 2
Renaas Omer Global Health (Bio 319)
Amelia Hess Psychology courses

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