Courses and Faculty

Required Honors Courses

Honors students can major in any Stockton undergraduate school and major. Their Honors courses fulfill part of their General Studies requirement, ensuring that students experience the breadth of the liberal arts as a part of their college education. The courses feature innovative teaching from dedicated professors from a range of disciplines. They are only open to Honors students, and they are designed to stimulate student discussion, critical thinking, and creative expression in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

By successfully completing the required Honors courses, students are also completing many General Studies ("G") courses required for graduation.

Honors Course Schedule, Fall 2021

GEN 1033

Honors Freshman Seminar:  The Life of the Mind.

Professors: Joshua Duntley, Michael Rodriguez, Kaite Yang

GAH 2309

Honors: Inventing the Past (H)
TR 10:30 - 12:20
Professor: William Lubenow
This course explores the ways we study the past and interpret its meanings for the present. 

GSS 2326

Honors: Social Justice in the Harry Potter World (V)
MW 3:35 - 5:25
Professor: Ruibin Lu
Students will gain a basic understanding of various social issues, such as democracy, racial inequality, and media ethics in the United States, other countries, and the Harry Potter world. Students will learn to apply social science knowledge to the wizarding word, discover issues hidden in the book series, and critically analyze these social issues.

GAH 3314

Honors: Humanitarian Histories (SL)
Professor: Jessica White
MWF 11:20 - 12:35
Human security is explore through a historical survey of modern humanitarian principles.  From their roots in 19th century battlefields to the development of hte 1949 Geneva Conventions.  Application to emergency management, public health, mjigration, social work, military engagtement, plhilathropy, and additional fields will be examined. 

GIS 4635

Honors: Ethics & Contemporary Life (V)
Professor: Audrey Latourette
TR 2:30 - 4:20
This course will introduce students to major issues in ethics and examine their impact on modern life. 

Honors Course Schedule, Spring 2021

GNM 1123:

Honors: Fisheries in Crisis
MW 12:45-2:00 Flex Synchronous
Professor: Mark Sullivan
Addresses some of the major problems that face US and Canadian fisheries resources. Focuses on several specific fisheries, examining such topics as the economics of the fishing industry, harvesting methodologies, conservation measures, fishery laws, scientific assessment models, etc. Studies methods of reconciling conservation with prosperity.

GIS 3652:

Honors: History of Corrections (H) (W2)
WF 2:10-3:25 Online Synchronous
Professor: Christine Tartaro
This class will discuss the history of punishment, beginning in Mesopotamia and ending in the United States during the late 1990s. Topics relating to the factors influencing punishment, such as economic, religious, technological and political factors, and the methods of torturing and punishing people will be examined. Part one will focus primarily on punishment in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. Part two will cover the United States, starting at the point of European colonization. Specific areas, such as the role of torture and prisons during the inquisition, use of inmates for medical experiments and the exploitation of inmates in the post-Civil War South will be addressed.

GSS 2368:

Honors: The Global Community (I)
TR 10:30-12:20 Online Synchronous
Professor: Edward Horan
International/multicultural course (I). This is an Honors course open only to students in the Honors Program. This course will view the contemporary world of nations as a global system. Insights will be drawn from a range of disciplines including history, language, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, and psychology.

May and GT

Honors Advisory Committee and Faculty

Contact the Honors Director

Joshua Duntley

Joshua Duntley, Honors Director  

Lorraine O'Flaherty

Lorraine O'Flaherty, Education Program Assistant


Honors Advisory Committee:

Joshua Duntley, Criminal Justice & Psychology Michael Rodriguez, Political Science
Audrey Latourette, Business Law Christine Tartaro, Criminal Justice
Mark Sullivan, Marine Biology Robert Olsen, Chemistry
Eddie Horan, Writing Center
Lorraine O'Flaherty, Academic Advising
Emily August, Literature William C. Lubenow, Historical Studies
Michael Hayse, Historical Studies Erin O'Hanlon, Service Learning
Tara Crowell, Public Health Rich Trama, Academic Advising
Manish Madan, Criminal Justice Kaite Yang, Psychology
Margaret Lewis, Biology  
Sarah Kusnirak, Student Representative Catherine Tensfeldt, Student Representative

National Memberships: