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Honors Program

M. Gabriela Muralles-Ball

Honors Program Coordinator
 

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 P​hone E-Mail Office 24​01 Suite

Aikens-Alston, Carleta   

Associate Dean   

x7313   

calston@ccc.edu   

  

Ball, Andrew   

English   

x7296   

aball@ccc.edu       

52   

Carrasco, Emilio   

Biology   

x7483   

ecarrasco9@ccc.edu   

81   

Dobria, Ovidiu   

Psychology   

x4574   

odobria1@ccc.edu  

59   

Grudzien, Peter   

Biology   

x4570   

pgrudzien@ccc.edu   

83   

Heath, Carole   

Philosophy   

x7327   

cheath3@ccc.edu   

84   

Huang, Chiju   

Biology   

x7481   

chuang16@ccc.edu   

  

Javed, Azmia   

Biology   

x7418   

ajaved6@ccc.edu    

86   

Johnson, Abra   

Sociology   

  

ajohnson282@ccc.edu   

62   

King, Khadi   

Humanities   

x7285   

kking53@ccc.edu    

34   

Masty, Alison   

Mathematics   

x7406   

amastny@ccc.edu   

65   

Muralles-Ball, Gaby   

Spanish/ Coordinator   

x7261   

gmurallesball@ccc.edu   

32   

Perkins, Michelle   

Art   

x7334   

mperkins5@ccc.edu     

38   

Reba, Al   

Biology   

x7417   

areba@ccc.edu   

85   

Rudds, Crystal   

English   

x4547   

cthomas222@ccc.edu   

49   

Thaci, Avni   

Biology   

x7416   

athaci@ccc.edu    

84   

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Contact Information

Phone: 
(312) 850-7262
Fax: 
(312) 942-2470
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2401Q
Chicago, IL 60612
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Hours

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

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