Students are required to take a minimum of 24 semester hours (s.h.) in Honors courses in order to graduate. These hours must include 3 s.h. from HON 490, the Senior Seminar, and 3-4 s.h. from HON 498, the Honors Project. Differing versions of HON 490 are offered, one each semester, so that students may take more than one HON 490 course during their career. The Honors Project is an opportunity for individualized, independent learning on a topic of the student's choice. For more information on HON 498: The Honors Project, click here. To download the Prospectus Cover Sheet, click here. For a list of all Honors Projects from the past to help get the creative juices flowing, click here. To view a sample Prospectus, see below.
- Sample Biology Prospectus
- Sample Communications Prospectus
- Sample Education Prospectus
- Sample Service Prospectus
- Sample SLP Prospectus
- Sample Business Prospectus
- Sample Child Family Studies Prospectus
Occasionally, students will need or wish to take a non-Honors course for Honors credit. These students have the Honors Choice option in which they can contract with a professor to receive Honors credit by fulfilling agreed-upon requirements. To view more information about the Honors Choice option and download the Honors Choice contract, click here. Examples of previous Honors Choice Contracts can be found here.
Honors students who already must complete a substantial capstone research/creative/service project in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary major have the option of crosslisting credit for the capstone project as the equivalent of Hon. 498. The capstone project must equal 3-4 credits to be equal to Hon. 498. The student can complete the pre-requisite of the Hon. 498 Prospectus when the comparable prospectus or proposal is finished for the capstone project.
In order for the crosslisted capstone project to earn honors designation on the transcript and count as the equivalent of Hon. 498, the student should work closely with her mentor to design an enhancement of her routine capstone work which signifies the additional or different challenges characteristic of honors learning. For example, she might add a critically reflective component that could be rendered in different methods of presentation such as traditional text, multi-media, portfolio work, performance, or other creative ideas for representing how and why the capstone project is consistent with honors educational goals and with her honors experiences. Consultation with the mentor is a crucial step in a sound crosslisting of credit for Hon. 498.
Current Offerings (Fall 2016)
Art 261-02 (Anc.-Renaiss.) MWF 12-12:50 – Wachsmann-Linnan
Comm. 100-05 (Intro. Oral Comm.) MW 2-3:15 – K. Love