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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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(312) 850-7262
Fax: 
(312) 942-2470
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Room 2401Q
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