Course Patterns

During the freshman and sophomore years of the program, students will take one honors course each quarter. The courses are intended to allow you to fulfill one of the university’s general education requirements. Failure to follow the course pattern will result in immediate dismissal from the program.

In their last two years (and this applies to all transfer students as well), students will take two upper-division gen ed honors classes offered through the program.  The courses need to be outside of the area of your major discipline.  So for example, if your major is Engineering, you will need to take an upper-division honors course in Arts and Humanities and in Social/Behavioral Sciences. In addition, students will complete an Independent Study Honors Seminar with a professor in their major discipline.  This Independent Study Seminar requirement may also be satisfied through international study or an internship.

Freshman Year - Fall 2017

PHIL 1119:  Self, Nature and the World  (82434)

Dr. Jacquelyn Kegley - Fulfills C2 and GE Self requirement

T/R  8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

CSUB 1009.82 (82808)  T  3:00 - 3:50 **AND**

CSUB 1019.4 (82813)  R  3:00 - 3:50   

Dr. Jacquelyn Kegley


CSUB 1009.83 (82809)  M  10:00 - 10:50  **AND**

CSUB 1019.5 (82938)  W   10:00 - 10:50

Dr. Stephen Campagna-Pinto


ENGL 1109:  Writing and Research  (82373)

Dr. Monica Ayuso - Fulfills A-2 Sustainability

T/R  11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

PHIL 1019:  Critical Thinking  (82422)

Dr. Maria Paleologou - Fulfills Quality of Life

T/R  7:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Sophomore Year - Fall 2017

ENGL 2408:  Introduction to World Literature  (82252)

Dr. Monica Ayuso - Fulfills Area C2 and Sustainability

T/R  2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

PSYC 1018:  Explorations in Psychology  (81488)

Dr. Cynthia Stone - Fulfills Area D and Theme Q

MWF  12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

Junior/Senior Years - Fall 2017

RS 3528:  The Holocaust and Its Impact  (82473)

Dr. Stephen Campagna-Pinto - Fulfills Upper Division C and Theme S

T/R  11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

ANTH 3318:  People of Mexico  (81411)

Dr. Patrick O'Neill - Fulfills Upper Division D

MWF  9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

SCI 3609:  Introduction to the Modern Cosmos (82187)

Dr. Kirshna Pasai - Fulfills UD B

MWF  10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

Freshman Year - Spring 2018

ECON 1009: The Economic Way of Thinking

Dr. Richard Gearhardt - Fulfills Area D2

Sophomore Year - Spring 2018

GEOL 1209:  The Dangerous Earth

Drs. William Krugh and Anthony Rathburn - Fulfills Area B1

PHIL/INST 2329:  Sexual Ethics

Dr. Debra Jackson - Fulfills Area C, Theme 1 Quality of Life

Junior/Senior Years - Spring 2018

MUSIC 3039:  America's Musical Life

Dr. Joel Haney - Fulfills UDC and Theme Q

PHIL 3548:  Race, Gender, Class & Sexuality

Dr. Debra Jackson - Fulfills JYD

PHIL/PSYC 3528:  Personhood, Rights & Responsibilities

Drs. Steve Suter and Jackie Kegley - Fulfills UD D and/or C

The Helen Louise Hawk Honors Program

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

Dr. Jacquelyn Kegley
Phone: 661-654-2249