Courses & Programs

Honors Project

COURSE CODE: HON 201

CREDITS: 1-3

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: GPA of 3.5 and/or permission of instructor; approval of Honors Committee.

An Honors Project consists of independent work undertaken. This work may take place in the following formats - 1) in addition to the regular requirement of a college course and can be attached to a non-Honors, non-developmental, and non-independent study course, 2) as an Undergraduate Research Conference presentation, 3) as a 1 credit stand alone project in the supervision of a faculty mentor, 4) as a 2 credit stand alone project in the supervision of a faculty mentor, and 5) as a 3 credit stand alone project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Projects vary in form, and may include research papers, creative work, community service learning projects, fieldwork/lab work research projects, and original project/problem-based projects or advanced research projects with permission of faculty mentor. No matter what form it takes, your completed project must be well researched. Project topics are limited only by your imagination or ability, the instructor's course guidelines, and a regard for the degree of academic rigor expected by the HCC Honors Program. Constructing an Honors Project involves submitting a proposal for the approval of the Honors Subcommittee, working closely with a supervising faculty member, and preparing a brief reflective essay to accompany the completed project. Students will receive appropriate (1,2 or 3) credit(s) when they complete all steps of the project. Prerequisite: GPA of 3.5 and/or permission of instructor; approval of Honors Committee.