General Honors Program

The School of Communication, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CHSS) General Honors Program

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What is the Honors Program?

The School of Communications, Humanities & Social Sciences General Honors Program gives students an exciting option for enhancing their education while at CNM. Honors courses are taught in a challenging, small-group seminar format that emphasizes discussion, student participation and self-expression.
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Honors Courses

  • The Ancient Legacy (GNHN 1121)
  • The Modern Legacy (GNHN 1122)
  • Utopian and Dystopian Thought (GNHN 2211)
  • Understanding Evil (GNHN 2221)
  • Honors Topics Courses (at the 2000 level)

In the Ancient and Modern Legacy classes, students read the great books of Western thought. The Honors Topics classes are creative, interdisciplinary seminars which represent leading knowledge in the various disciplines. 


A student must have taken at least  9 college credits, must have at least a 3.2 GPA and must have received a B or better in English 1101 in order to be considered for the Honors Program.  Enrollment in Honors classes requires permission of the instructor of the class or of an associate dean. 

Enrollment in Honors courses is by invitation only; however, any student who meets the above qualifications and is interested in the challenge these courses offer is encouraged to apply. 

Transferring to UNM

Students who take Honors classes at CNM are automatically eligible to be in UNM’s Honors Program when they transfer.  All Honors classes offered at CNM transfer to UNM.  UNM requires 18 credits of Honors classes in order to graduate with Honors and 9 of those credits (3 classes) may be taken at CNM. 

For more information contact CHSS at (505) 224-3588.