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Honors II Course Overview

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What Is Honors 301?

Honors 301 focuses on the methods of inquiry and the role that research plays in different disciplines. 

In Honors 301*, you will:

  • Read and critically analyze primary sources
  • Conduct a literature review
  • Begin preparing for your Honors culminating experience

*This course is a pre-requisite for Honors 401 and will assist you in developing a research proposal or scholarly project for Honors 401.


Honors 401: The Honors Project is the culmination of your undergraduate work. This project allows you to work closely with a faculty member to create a scholarly or creative project that builds on your knowledge and interest.

What this means exactly will vary from discipline to discipline. It could include a project demonstrating a mastery of a specific subject matter; a traditional independent research project; an art exhibition; a theater or dance performance; a marketing plan; a software program...the possibilities are endless!

For most Honors Project culminating experiences, one primary advisor is necessary. You may identify a second advisor who would be willing to consult on the project if necessary. If the project is interdisciplinary, establish one main advisor and a secondary advisor, each representing a discipline in your Honors Project. Honors 401 can be completed in your junior or senior year.

Honors II Course Schedule
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Junior Honors 301 (3 credits-WI)

*WI=Writing Intensive

(Fall or Spring)

Honors 301

(3 credits)

*WI

Junior or Senior Honors 401: Honors Thesis (2-4 credits). In consultation with a faculty mentor in their major, students will engage in scholarly research by developing a new idea through the formulation of theory and research, conducting a literature review, collecting data and analysis if appropriate, and articulating their conclusions in written form. In addition, the student will present their findings to a panel of faculty.

(Fall or Spring)

Honors 401

(2-4 credits)