Honors Courses

Honors courses are designed for academically ambitious students who enjoy an interactive and challenging classroom environment. These courses offer qualified students the opportunity to develop and hone critical thinking, writing, and research skills through experiential learning and innovative assignments. Student eligibility for the Honors Program must be determined before registering for Honors courses online. The eligibility status for students can be verified by the Counseling and Advising Services Center.

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Contact Information

Honors Program Office
Berg Instructional Center
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3533, (630) 942-3318

Administration/General Information
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3400, (630) 942-3249

Students new to COD
Office of Admissions and Outreach
Glen Ellyn Campus
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2207, (630) 942-2380

Returning or Current COD Students
Counseling and Advising Center
Glen Ellyn Campus
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, (630) 942-2259

Faculty Spotlight

  • Michelle Moore

    Michelle MooreEnglish

    "Teaching allows me to expose others to new ideas, art and ways of thinking, which brings me a lot of joy. I want my students to see how ideas fit together and to create new ideas, while evaluating and rethinking the old ones. Ultimately, they will learn the value of this kind of education when they succeed in transferring well or obtain meaningful careers instead of jobs at a much higher level than they could have originally dreamed."

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  • Lauren Morgan

    Lauren MorganSpeech

    "I hope my students take away improved competence as communicators, a better understanding of human-ness (if that's a word) and, most of all, a love of learning."

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  • Jim Allen

    Jim AllenEnglish

    "What I took away from those mentors was the importance of the teacher-student interaction," Jim Allen said. "Those are the people who stick out in my mind because of the support that they gave me. I probably remember a quarter of what the music teacher taught me, but the impact he had was far more reaching."

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  • Richard Jarman

    Richard JarmanChemistry

    "I never thought I had the right personality to be a teacher, but I found there to be a similarity between acting, which I enjoy, and teaching – as if your class is the scene partner," Richard Jarman explained. "Beyond that, there is no finer reward than to contribute a little to the success of others and share in their glory."

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  • Joel Quam

    Joel QuamGeography

    "I like the way that geography allows me to take a multifaceted view of people and places. Given my interest in area studies, in particular my interest in Russia, this broad approach to understanding places is very useful."

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  • Lisa Higgins

    Lisa HigginsEnglish

    "I want students to have the confidence that comes from knowing that whatever life throws at you, your abilities, skills and knowledge will help you survive — and thrive — in this world," Lis Higgins explained.

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  • Eva Maria Räpple

    Eva Maria RäpplePhilosophy / Religious Studies

    "Having lived in different countries throughout my life, I have always been fascinated with the diversity of ideas, patterns of thought, beliefs and values in this world," Eva Maria Räpple said. "Simultaneously, I gained an awareness of the need to examine those contexts critically."

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