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NORTHWEST-SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HONORS SCHOLARS PROGRAM
HONORS COURSE PROPOSAL
Faculty Information
If you plan to team teach the course, please complete the information in this section for each faculty member
involved.
Name:
Highest Degree Completed:
College:
Department:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Department Head Name:
Have you taught an Honors course at NW-SCC before? Yes No
If yes, indicate the course title(s) and the quarter(s) and year(s) in which the course(s) was taught:
Course Component Information
1. Proposed Course Title:
2. Fifty word description of proposed course component (if selected, this description will be used to
advertise the course to students):
3. Describe how the course content emphasizes one (or more) of the themes of the NW-SCC Honors
Program - Leadership, Community Engagement, Global Studies, and Research and Creative Arts.
4. How could experiential or innovative learning opportunities be incorporated into the study of this
topic?
5. Briefly describe your experience (research, teaching, etc.) with the proposed course topic.
6. List pre-requisites, if any. However, honors courses typically do not have any pre-requisites and
should be accessible to the general education major.
7. Which general education requirements do you think this course may satisfy?
A. Breadth of Knowledge requirements:
[ ] Fine Arts
[ ] Historical Perspectives
[ ] Humanities
[ ] Literature
[ ] Natural Sciences
[ ] Social Sciences
[ ] Quantitative Reasoning
[ ] Diversity and Culture
[ ] Social and Ethical Issues
B. Student learning outcome requirements:
[ ] Humanities
[ ] Literature
[ ] History
[ ] Behavioral/Social Sciences
[ ] Natural Sciences
[ ] Foreign Language
[ ] Mathematical
Syllabus
Please submit a tentative syllabus including the following information:
 Learning objectives (cognitive, behavioral and/or attitudinal)
 A tentative course schedule, including readings and assignments
 Examples of assignments that will foster the achievement of the learning objectives
 Grading criteria
Departmental Support
You must submit a letter from your department head or division chair confirming that, if the course is approved,
you will be able to offer it during the academic year. Please note that we are not asking the department head or
division chair to evaluate the proposal. However, if we do not have a letter from him/her, your proposal will not
be considered.
Department heads and division chairs can submit the letter via email to [email protected] or they can print it
on departmental letterhead and mail it as a hard copy to Joan Baltes.
Deadline
Proposals are due prior to beginning instruction . Please submit the following via email to
[email protected]:
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Completed proposal form (this form)
A tentative course syllabus
A letter of support from your department head (as noted above under “Departmental Support”)
Questions?
Please contact:
Joan Baltes, Director
331-5353
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