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 Location
Brandon Ortega

Griselda Ortega

Spanish 110-211

Spanish 221+

Christia Stein Bio 109
Stephen Ahrens German
Joseph Allen Chem 211 and 212
Dominique Paje Chem 321 and 322
Hanna Fiedler French
Sarah Rapp Cell Bio (Bio 202)
Nick Shifflett Calculus 1
Sammie Hays Calculus 2
Anita Cap

Annie Crawford

Shakespeare and Eng. 317

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