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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Faculty Course Proposal

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Honors instructors are selected for their excellent reputation as scholars, teachers, and mentors. They enjoy creating innovative educational experiences and are dedicated to student success in and out of the classroom. Both faculty and staff may propose an honors course. 

The Honors Program seeks both general education and advanced seminar courses (HONR401) that develop leadership, research, and global citizenship competencies.For those interested in proposing a general education course, we have a higher need for courses that fulfill categories 4, 7, 9, 11, and WI.


Proposals can be submitted at any time.  The deadline for submitting a proposal for consideration during the 2018-2019 cycle (course proposals to be included in the Honors Program offerings during 2020-2021) is February 28, 2019.  


All Honors Program course proposals will be submitted via e-mail to the Director of Honors Dr. Leah White at

Proposals should include the following:

1.    Course title, number of credits and a student friendly 4-5 sentence course description.

2.    A brief description of the primary and secondary competency areas, as well as specific levels of the rubric, the course will address.

3.    A brief explanation of typical in-class activities in which students will engage as well as the main course assignments used to assess students’ learning.

4.    Attach a course syllabus that includes a chart aligning course learning outcomes and course activities/experiences to the competency rubric.  A  3-page CV for the faculty proposing the course.

Please use this [PDF] [PDF] competency rubric (201 KiB) when designing your course.

Here is a [PDF] [PDF] Sample Syllabus of Honors 401 Seminar (615 KiB)

Here is a [PDF] [PDF] Sample Syllabus from Honrs Gen Ed Class (575 KiB).

 Please contact Dr. Leah White at or call 507-389-5703 if you have questions.


Past Courses:

[PDF] 2010-2011 Courses (38 KiB)

[PDF] 2011-2012 Courses (53 KiB)

[PDF] 2012-2013 Courses (47 KiB)

[PDF] 2013-2014 Courses (212 KiB)

[PDF] 2014-2015 Courses (362 KiB)

[PDF] 2015-2016 Courses (197 KiB)

[PDF] 2016-2017 Courses (105 KiB)

2017-2018 Courses

2018-2019 Courses