STCC Honors Program Colloquia

*Please note: The course offering will vary from semester to semester and year to year. Each semester there will be a listing of the specific Honors Colloquia and Seminars being offered. No honors colloquia are offered during the summer.

STCC Honors Program Course Competencies for all Colloquia and Seminars:

  • Investigate a topic using an interdisciplinary approach.
    1. Student demonstrates ability to evaluate a topic.
    2. Student uses ability to analyze a topic in various and appropriate contexts, including social, historical, political, scientific, and artistic.
  • Conduct independent scholarly research
    1. Student demonstrates a strong knowledge of the research process.
    2. Student demonstrates familiarity with appropriate methods and sources for research, including the library, the Internet, as well as other appropriate sources.
  • Synthesize information from various sources
    1. Student demonstrates ability to compile research material.
    2. Student demonstrates ability to evaluate research materials.
    3. Student demonstrates ability to apply in writing and discussions information acquired through research and other methods
  • Development of critical thinking skills appropriate to an Honors Course
    1. Student uses clear logical patterns of thinking, argumentation, and questioning.
    2. Student is able to discern different points of view.

See our Honors Colloquia courses and current offerings.

UMASS Honors Seminar – Ideas That Change the World

This free class is part of the newly enhanced Honors to Honors program with UMASS Amherst. It is a four credit class taught by UMASS faculty on STCC campus. You will receive credit as part of your STCC Honors program, upon successful completion.

There will be two sections of this free class offered in the Spring semester, with just 18 spots in each section. One section is being offered on Mondays from 12:30-3 pm and the second section is offered Tuesdays from 6-9 pm. For more information and an application, contact Diane Sabato at