Honors Tutorials

Combined Honors Courses and Tutorials 

Thank you for agreeing to teach a cross-listed or “combined” Honors course, or an Honors tutorial. As students bring increasingly higher numbers of college credits to BGSU, these experiences are essential for their completion of the Honors College curriculum. We use the term “combined” to describe a section of a departmental course that has two “sub-sections,” one for Honors and one for non-Honors students (for example, ENG 3010/3010H), each with multiple enrolled students. An Honors tutorial course is an experience pursued by an individual student, who is already registered for a non-Honors section that you are teaching.

Honors Credit for non-Honors Students 

If students in the non-Honors section of a combined course elect to complete the assignments and coursework required of the Honors students in the course they can apply to receive Honors credit. The completed paperwork to switch to the Honors section in a combined course must be turned in to the Honors College Office by 5:00 pm on Wednesday of the first week of classes. Of course, enrollment in an Honors section does not imply a student’s membership in the Honors College, but students will see the Honors course noted as such on their transcripts.

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The student has the responsibility for completing the web request for a tutorial, though this requires them to discuss the experience with the faculty member and plan how it will be completed. The form can be found here

Whether you are teaching a tutorial or combined class, two sections for your class will be created, one for Honors and one for non-Honors students. Faculty report grades as usual through their Faculty Center.

This is negotiated between the Honors College and your department chair or school director during the course scheduling process.

Updated: 06/27/2022 11:46AM