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, French, Physics, 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. 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 2020 Honors Discussion Groups

To the extent possible, these Honors Discussion Groups will meet face-to-face FS 2020 following UMKC social distancing guidelines. However, group leaders will be prepared to hold the sessions online if necessary or preferable.

Leader Section Day/Time
Location
Gavin Ott
Acct 210 and 211 Tuesday 4-4:50pm TBA
Tim Nguyen
Bio 108 Friday 11-11:50am
Friday 5-5:50pm
online
online
Sam Hays
Calculus I and II and Math 266 Thursday 2:30-3:30pm
Shefaa Allan
Cell Bio (Bio 202) Monday 4-4:50pm
Riley Kemna
Ruth Vaccianna
Chem 211 and 212 Monday 11-11:50am
Thursday 5-5:50pm
Friday 2-2:50pm
Brandon Merrill
Chem 321 and 322 Tuesday 4-4:50pm 428 Cherry Hall
Mariah Buettner
Emily Rackers
Conservatory courses (all) Every other Tuesday beginning Sept. 1
4:15-5:15pm
415 Cherry Hall
Lauren Hendrickson
French Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm 428 Cherry Hall
Mary Petropoulos
Management 100, 256, 301, 306, 330, 370, 471 Wednesday 9-9:50am 415 Cherry Hall
Brayden Basch
Philosophy 210 Wednesday 5-5:50pm 415 Cherry Hall
Greg Attard
Physics 210 and 240 Monday 10-10:50am
Kaia Schott
Psychology courses (all) Wednesday 3-3:50pm 415 Cherry Hall
Lauren Van Winkle
Spanish 110-211 Friday 1-1:50pm 415 Cherry Hall
Adam Sisk
Spanish 221+ Thursday 1-1:50pm

Spring 2020 Honors Discussion Groups

 

Leader Section Day/Time
Location
Mary Zalmai
Bio 109  Monday 3-3:50pm 233 Swinney Rec
Carmen Zatezalo
Bio 319 (Global Health) Wednesday 3-3:50pm 212 Haag Hall
Victor Akinjole
Calculus I and II and Math 266 Tuesday 1-1:50pm 212 Haag Hall
Shefaa Allan
Cell Bio (Bio 202)  Friday 2:30-3:30pm 203 Royall Hall
Joseph Allen
Chem 211 and 212 Monday 10-10:50am
Tuesday 4-4:50pm
Friday 11-11:50am
online
428 Cherry Hall
428 Cherry Hall
428 Cherry Hall
Samantha Hays
Brandon Merrill
Chem 320, 321, and 322 Thursday 10-10:50am 415 Cherry Hall
Erica Lohman
Elise Eastin
Conservatory courses (all) Every other Monday, 4-4:50pm 415 Cherry Hall
Lauren Hendrickson
French Monday 10-10:50am 415 Cherry Hall
Mary Petropoulos
Management 100, 256, 301, 306, 330, 370, 471 Thursday 9-9:50am 428 Cherry Hall
Greg Attard
Physics 220 and 250 Friday 9-9:50am 415 Cherry Hall
Savanah Medley
Kaia Schott
Psychology courses (all) Tuesday 5-5:50pm

Wednesday 3-3:50pm

415 Cherry Hall

428 Cherry Hall

Amber Litteken
Spanish 110-211 Friday 9-9:50am 428 Cherry Hall
Griselda Hernandez
Spanish 221+ Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm 108A Miller Nichols Library