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.
  • If you participate in an honors discussion group, you can not complete an honors contract in the same class.

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.

Spring 2023 Honors Discussion Groups

Discussion LeaderSectionDay/Time
Location
Abby Jo CrooksAccountingtbdtbd
Shauna Kim
Elizabeth Shockley
Bio 108Tuesday, 1-1:50 pm
Wednesday, 1-1:50 pm
tbd
tbdBio 319 (Global Health)tbdtbd
Sean PurdueCalculus I, II, and Math 266Friday, 10:00-10:50Cherry 415
Danielle BeaubienCell Bio (Bio 202)asynchronousonline
Anuhya Dayal
Ruth Vaccianna
Chem 115, 211, and 212Tuesday, 9-9:50 am
Thursday, 2-2:50 pm
Cherry 415
Toluwa BalogunChem 320, 321, and 322asynchronousonline
Grace Horacek
Tess Martens
Conservatory (all)Every other Friday 4:15-5:15tbd
Ash OnstottCriminal Justice and Criminology (all)Friday, 2-2:50Cherry 415
Alison Dunlop-SaundersEnglish (all)Wednesday, 11-11:50tbd
Hannah Pham
Emily Thornton
French (all)Monday, 1-1:50 pmCherry 415
Charles MulkeyNursing and Health Sciences (all)asynchronousonline
Jasleen KaurPsychology (all)Thursday, 1-1:50 pmCherry 415
Tinh NimPhysics 220 and 250asynchronousonline
Sailor UsherEngineering and Computer Science (all)Wednesday, 10-10:50 amtbd
Hannah LeyvaSpanish 110-211Tuesday, 1-1:50 pmtbd
Mary GipsonSpanish 221+Monday, 12-12:50 pmCherry 415

Fall 2022 Honors Discussion Groups

Discussion LeaderSectionDay/Time
Location
Shauna Kim
Elizabeth Shockley
Bio 109Tuesday, 11-11:50 am
Thursday, 3-3:50 pm

415 Cherry Hall
415 Cherry Hall

Sean PurdueCalculus I, II, and Math 266, 268asynchronousonline
Danielle BeaubienCell Bio (Bio 202)Tuesday, 1-1:50 pm415 Cherry
Anuhya Dayal
Ruth Vaccianna
Chem 115, 211, 212Tuesday, 10-10:50 am
Wednesday, 2-2:50 pm
415 Cherry
415 Cherry
Toluwa BalogunChem 320, 321, and 322asynchronousonline
Grace Horacek
Tess Martens
Conservatory (all)Every other Friday, 4:15-5:15 pm330 Grant Hall
Hannah PhamFrench (all)Wednesday, 1-1:50 pm415 Cherry
Nate MeshauEnglish (all) Wednesday 11-11:50 am105 Cockefair Hall
Elayna EbersHealth Sciences (all)Wednesday, 12-12:50 pm 415 Cherry
Morgan TribleyPhysics 210 and 240asynchronousonline
Jasleen KaurPsychology (all)Monday, 12-12:50 pm102 Royall Hall
Sailor UsherEngineering and Computer Science (all)Wednesday 10-10:50 am104 PC (Robert Plaster Research Center)
Hannah LeyvaSpanish 110-211Tuesday, 5-5:50 pm415 Cherry Hall
Mary Gipson

Spanish 221+

Wednesday 12-12:50 pm208 Fine Arts Building
Grace YuManagementWednesday, 4-4:50 pm (once per month) and asynchronousBloch Heritage Hall Basement Study Room