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Honors Program

William O’Donnell

Associate Dean of Instruction
 

Philosophy
The philosophy of the Honors Program at Malcolm X College is divided into two parts: Enriched Academics and Civic Engagement. 

Enriched Academics
The Honors Program at Malcolm X College strives to provide accomplished students with the opportunity to engage in studies that are more intellectually challenging than traditional sections of the same course offerings.  Honors courses are not necessarily accelerated, but rather enriched around a specialized topic, allowing students to commit more time to the intensive study of select learning outcomes.  Honors learning outcomes are developed by committed faculty with the requisite experience in the area of study.

Civic Engagement
Civic engagement is integral to Honors coursework at Malcolm X College.  Developed by the faculty, each Honors section will have a civic engagement component that requires students to participate in a community program, event, or organization relevant to the objectives and learning outcomes of the course.  The civic engagement component is designed to “put theory into practice” by bringing students into the community to construct hands-on knowledge through civic engagement.

Eligibility
New students at Malcolm X College:

  • Completed Application
  • 3.0 High School GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or 4.0 High School GPA (on a 5.0 scale)
  • ACT score of 21 or higher
  • Placement in/eligibility for English 101 and Math 118 or higher
  • Meet and Register with Honors Advisor

To be considered for admission to Malcolm X College’s Honors Program, students must complete the application, be eligible for both English 101 and Math 118 and meet at least two of the following criteria:       

  • Completed minimum 12 credit hours (College-level coursework) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have written letters of recommendation from two Malcolm X College instructors
  • Have written consent from the coordinator of the Honors Program. Call for an appointment to interview for written consent from the Honors coordinator if you meet only one of the criteria above.

Program Requirements
Honors students are not required to take a certain number of Honors courses each semester.  Once accepted, Honors students can take as many or as few Honors classes as they wish.  However, if students wish to earn Honors Program Graduation status, students must do three things: a) successfully complete 12 credit hours in Honors coursework prior to graduation; b) maintain a 3.0 grade point average; c) graduate with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree from Malcolm X College.

Benefits       

  • Honors Program designation on academic transcript
  • Enriched coursework
  • Priority registration
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Scholarship opportunities

Students who apply to the Honors Program at Malcolm X College may also be members of Phi Theta Kappa, however, such membership is not required.   Neither does membership in one program reciprocate to membership in the other.  The Honors Program at Malcolm X College may collaborate with Phi Theta Kappa on various academic events and initiatives, however, the two programs operate separately and one should not be confused with other.          

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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Name    
Discipline    
Phone    
Email    
Office    
Andrew Ball    
English    
x7317    
aball@ccc.edu  
2515    
Edward Davis    
Anthropology    
x7346    
davis112@ccc.edu    
2522    
Carole Heath    
Philosophy    
x7327    
cheath3@ccc.edu  
2524    
Khadi King
Minxiu Wang
Albert Reba  
Emilio Carrasco  
Michelle Perkins  
Avni Thaci
Noel Vargas  
Ovidiu Dobria
Humanities  
Biology  
Biology
Biology  
Art  
Biology  
Chemistry  
Psychology    
x7316   
x7418  
x7417  
x7416  
x7334  
x7416  
x7399  
x7338  
kking53@ccc.edu  
mwang17@ccc.edu  
areba@ccc.edu  
ecarrasco9@ccc.edu  
mperkins5@ccc.edu  
athaci@ccc.edu  
nvargas9@ccc.edu  
odobria1@ccc.edu  
2517  
3310  
3310  
3309  
3227  
3309  
3113  
3616  
Alison Mastny 
Math  
x7406    
amastny@ccc.edu  
3211  
Chiju Huang 
Biology   
x7481    
amcquarters@ccc.edu  
3316  
Gaby Muralles-Ball
Azmia Javed 
Spanish  
Biology   
x7261  
x7418   
gmurallesball@ccc.edu  
ajaved6@ccc.edu  
2528  
3310  
Crystal Thomas Rudds
English  
x7304  
cthomas222@ccc.edu  
2531  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 850-7262
Fax: 
(312) 942-2470
1900 W. Van Buren
Room 2210
Chicago, IL 60612
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Hours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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