Honors Discussion Groups

Honors discussion groups are weekly discussion sessions 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, English, French, German, Spanish, Management, Psychology, and Conservatory (Music, Dance, Theatre).

  • You may sign up for an honors discussion group during the first two weeks of each semester.
  • 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 a student’s transcript.
  • A course grade of B or higher is required for a student to receive honors credit, and you 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. This evaluation enables students to provide candid feedback that may be used to improve future discussion sections and enhance student learning outcomes.

Fall 2019 Honors Discussion Groups

Leader Section Day/Time
Amber Litteken
Spanish 110-211 Monday 6-6:50pm 415 Cherry Hall
Griselda Hernandez
Spanish 221+ Friday 4-4:50pm 108A Miller Nichols Library
Tim Nguyen
Bio 108 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday 2:20-3:20pm
415 Cherry Hall
428 Cherry Hall
Mary Zalmai
Bio 109 Tuesday 3-3:50pm 313 Haag Hall
Victoria Davidson
German Thursday 2:30-3:30pm 117 Education
Joseph Allen
Chem 211 and 212


Wednesday 10-10:50am
Wednesday 12-12:50pm
Friday 11-11:50am
415 Cherry
428 Cherry
415 Cherry
Samantha Nolte
Chem 321 and 322 Friday 8-8:50am 415 Cherry Hall
Juliana Chi
Daisy Garcia
French Monday 1-1:50pm 203 Royall Hall
Shahodat Azimova
Cell Bio (Bio 202) Friday 12-12:50pm 250 BSB
Victor Akinjole
Calculus I and II and Math 266 Monday 3-3:50pm 310 Haag Hall
Sophie Simes
Sophie Straight
Brit Lit I and Shakespeare Tuesday 6-6:50pm 428 Cherry Hall
Erica Lohman
Elise Eastin
All Conservatory courses Monday  1-1:50pm (Aug. 16 Sept. 16, 30; Oct. 14, 28; Nov. 18; Dec. 9) 428 Cherry Hall
Erica Rodriguez
Accounting 210 Monday 1:15-2:15pm 415 Cherry Hall
Mary Petropoulos
Management 330 Online
Amelia Hess
Savannah Medley
All Psychology courses Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesday 6-6:50pm
415 Cherry Hall
428 Cherry Hall

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