Honors Program


Honors 105: Introduction to Logic and Mathematics

Honors 105, taught by Professor Vassallo of the Political Science Department, transforms history, philosophy, social thought, literature, and the arts into paths for understanding logical and mathematical concepts and systems. Special emphasis will be placed on developing the skill of detecting logical and statistical fallacies. The scope and limits of logical and mathematical systems will be examined.

Join us for Honors Hour!!!

Join us every Wednesday (when classes are in session) for an hour of socializing and relaxation in the Honors Lounge (253 Luther Bonney). We hope to see you there!

English Department Annual Lecture Series

The USM Department of English once again is presenting its annual lecture series, offering three faculty lectures on diverse topics involving critical historical and cultural analysis. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, represent the interdisciplinary and cutting-edge approach taken to scholarly work by the department faculty.

William James Lecture

Come and join the Philosophy Dept. for a dynamic panel discussion on "William James in Focus: Willing to Believe", authored by Prof. William Gavin. Thursday, Oct 23, 1:15-2:30 pm, Glickman Library, 7th Floor, Portland Campus. Pizza will be served at 1:00 pm. Free & Open to the public.

Honors Professor Nancy Gish on MPBN

Listen to our very own Honors faculty, Professor Nancy Gish, interviewed on Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Dr. Gish discusses her recent trip to Scotland to witness their historic vote on independence.

Join us for Honors Hour!!!

Join us for Honors Hour every Wednesday 12:30-1:30.

Honors Peer Mentor Program Meet and Greets: Sept. 28th AND Oct. 3rd

Did you know that Honors has a new Peer Mentor program to support new students adjust to life at USM? Want to make friends and get tips on succeeding in your Honors classes? Join us for 2 special "meet and greet" sessions!

Adam Hosack and Professor Kaitlin Briggs

Adam Hosack completed his Honors thesis course requirements, defended his undergraduate thesis and received his Honors sash to wear at commencement.

Honors Thesis Defense, Adam Hosack

“I Know the Rules, But How Do I Play?”: The Yugioh Trading Card Game as a Moral Order of Play

Symbols from African oral history

Gift to USM Honors Program from Honors student Fatoumata Issifi Hidjo