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 2019 discussion sections

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

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