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If you're interested in designing an honors version of a course, the Honors Program is here to support and work with you! Before anything else, please consult with your department and division dean to confirm that there is sufficient interest or demand for such a course. Then, please feel free to review the materials below to get an idea of some of the many exciting and creative ways in which honors courses can be designed. After that, please contact our office (hpro@occ.cccd.edu / 714.432.5601) so that we can meet with you.
MATERIALS
  • Whitchurch, Chuck. "What Makes It an Honors Class, Anyway?"
  • Orange Coast College Honors Course Addendum
  • Some Elements to Consider When Designing an Honors Course - Excerpts from the "Long Beach Community College District Honors Addendum Template"
  • UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Application for TAP Membership - Honors Course Criteria
  • Edman, Laird. "Conclusions." Teaching and Learning in Honors. National Collegiate Honors Council, 2000. 103-11.
  • James, Theresa A. "Core of the Honors Program." A Handbook for Honors Programs at Two-Year Colleges. Lincoln, NE: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2006. 27-32.
  • Lacey, Jim. "Honors Courses: More Difficult or Different?" Honors in Practice 1 (2005): 79-83.
  • Schuman, Samel. "CURRICULUM." Beginning in Honors: A Handbook. 4th ed. Lincoln, NE: National Collegiate Honors Council, 2006. 33-38.
  • West, Rinda. "Introduction." Teaching and Learning in Honors. National Collegiate Honors Council, 2000. 1-6

ADDITIONAL LINKS / RESOURCES

 
The Orange Coast College Honors Program:
Creating a Community of Scholars

Revised 11/9/12