HONORS 393 FOR SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS

All sophomores, juniors, and seniors are required to attend a one-credit course HON 393 that meets once a week during the semester with the honors director.

  • This course is designed to guide you through all phases of the Honors Program from your Sophomore year onward.
  • This course will help prepare you for the off-campus study by helping you to find contacts, to write your proposal, and to complete your honors thesis.
  • You are required to enroll in Honors 393 each semester, until your thesis is completed and approved. (Approved by the Honors Council December 2006)

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PHASES OF THIS COURSE

  • Regular attendence (required, graded)
  • Bi-weekly submission of assignments on the Honors 393 Blackboard (graded)
  • In addition to attendence, you must submit seven assignments, in a timely fashion to achieve an A for this course.
  • These assignments include:
    • Resume (updated each semester and submitted on Blackboard)
    • An updated scholarship letter (updated each semester and submitted on Blackboard)
    • Updated Service Hours each semester
    • For Sophomores, list of potential off-campus contacts/internships/study-abroad programs/conferences
    • For Juniors, preliminary drafts and final drafts of off-campus proposal
    • For Seniors, post off-campus report, preliminary drafts of thesis and final draft of thesis.

REGISTERING FOR HON 393

  • Honors 393 is a one-credit course
  • Five to seven sections are offered each semester to avoid schedule conflicts
  • You are required to enroll in one section of Honors 393 every semester, from your sophomore year until your thesis is approved
  • If you have too many credits in a semester, you may fulfill requirements by attending the course meetings once a week without being registered in the course
  • You may attend class on any day that fits your schedule

HONORS 393 FOR SOPHOMORES

Attendance in this class is required in order to remain in good standing with the Honors Program and to be eligible for your off-campus stipend.

Course Objectives:

  1. To apply to the department or school of your major to be accepted into the Junior/Senior level honors program.
  2. To work closely with the honors director and your departmental advisor while exploring your options for an off-campus site.
  3. To update your resume and develop a cover letter for your search.
  4. To track your honors elections to make sure that you have the required number in order to receive your off-campus stipend.
  5. To begin a tentative search with the expectation of finding a site by later summer or fall.
  6. To do research in your area(s) of interest in order to have a better understanding of possible off-campus projects.
  7. You are required to meet once a month an advisor in your department.

HONORS 393 FOR JUNIORS

Attendance in this class is required in order to remain in good standing with the Honors Program and to be eligible for your off-campus stipend.

Course Objectives:

  1. To work closely with the honors director in order to complete all requirements for the off-campus study semester.
  2. To work closely with your departmental advisor while completing drafts of your proposal.
  3. To complete all parts of the proposal.
  4. To understand and complete all forms.
  5. To become fully acquainted with your off-campus site in as many ways as possible.
  6. To understand issues of travel safety.
  7. You are required to meet once a month an advisor in your department.

HONORS 393 FOR SENIORS

Attendance in this class is required in order to remain in good standing with the Honors Program and to receive guidance for your thesis.

The following are the objectives of this course:

  1. To begin or to continue work on your thesis.
  2. To work closely with your departmental advisor on the drafts of the thesis.
  3. To complete all technical aspects of the thesis including the cover page, signature page, bibliography, abstract and a rough draft of at least some of the chapters.
  4. To complete a conference paper based on your off-campus research for the Michigan Academy, the Meeting of the Minds, or other professional conference.
  5. You are required to meet once a month an advisor in your department, until your thesis is complete.