Honors 301* focuses on the methods of inquiry and the role that research plays in different disciplines.
In Honors 301, you will:
*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.
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|Junior||Honors 301 (3 credits-WI)
(Fall or Spring)
|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)