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 and they may receive honors credit only for courses taken at UMKC.
  • 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 2019 Honors Discussion Groups

Leader Section Day/Time
Amber Litteken
Spanish 110-211
Griselda Hernandez
Spanish 221+
Tim Nguyen
Bio 108
Mary Zalmai
Bio 109
Victoria Davidson
Joseph Allen
Chem 211 and 212
Samantha Nolte
Chem 321 and 322
Juliana Chi
Daisy Garcia
Shahodat Azimova
Cell Bio (Bio 202)
Victor Akinjole
Calculus 1 and 2
Sophie Simes
Sophie Straight
Brit Lit I and Shakespeare
Erica Lohman
Elise Eastin
All Conservatory courses
Erica Rodriguez
Accounting 210
Mary Petropoulos
Management 330
Amelia Hess
Savannah Medley
All Psychology courses

Spring 2019 Honors Discussion Groups

Leader Section Day/Time Location
Brandon Ortega Spanish 110-211 Tues 9-9:50am 415 Cherry
Griselda Hernandez Spanish 221+ Thurs 4-4:50pm 428 Cherry
Christia Stein Bio 108 Fri 1-1:50pm 260 Flarsheim
Victoria Davidson German Thurs 4-4:50pm 415 Cherry
Joseph Allen Chem 211 and 212
Wed 3-3:50pm
Thurs 4-4:50pm
428 Cherry
9 Katz
Samantha Nolte Chem 321 and 322 Friday: 2-2:50pm 415  Cherry
Hanna Fiedler French Thurs 4-4:50pm 106 Fine Arts
Sarah Rapp Cell Bio (Bio 202) Thurs 1-1:50pm 10 Katz
Nick Shifflett Calculus 1 and 2 Wed 1-1:50 212 Haag
Renaas Omer Global Health (Bio 319) Tues 5-5:50pm 415 Cherry
Amelia Hess
Savannah Medley
All Psychology courses Tues 4-4:50pm
Thurs 2:30-3:30pm
415 Cherry
415 Cherry
Rhiannon Minster English 317 and 323 on-line