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Students are required to follow the Academic Handbook and Code of Student Responsibility
Students pursuing degrees in the College of Communication are to follow the Honors Program Requirements listed below:
Students who meet the proficiency requirement by placing at the 200-level of a language may consult with an Honors advisor for alternative 3-course sequences to fulfill the language requirement.
The Honors Program is committed to developing students’ knowledge and cultural awareness so they may respect and learn from difference. Honors students meet the multicultural requirement by completing HON 301, the Junior Seminar in Multiculturalism.
Honors students must complete HON 180, Data Analysis and Statistics, before enrolling in HON 207 or HON 225.
Students who choose to complete an Honors Senior Thesis must have their project approved at least one term prior to executing the project. To gain approval for a senior thesis, students must first complete an application, including a project proposal, signed by a faculty advisor. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the thesis should attempt to move outside the boundaries normally associated with one particular discipline and should be supervised by two readers from different academic fields. While the final product must be a substantial piece of work building on the student’s accumulated knowledge and new research, specific requirements for each thesis will depend on the nature of the project. See the Director or Associate Director for an application. Students may opt to enroll in HON 300: Honors Research Seminar (a two-credit elective) to receive dedicated guidance as they prepare for the thesis project.
Honors students in Communication are allotted two Approved Electives in order to explore an area of study outside their major. Approved Electives are chosen in consultation with an Honors advisor to achieve specific academic or professional goals.
Honors students fulfill the university’s requirement for Junior Year Experiential Learning (JYEL) through completion of an internship course, a service learning course, or a mentoring course, or through participation in a study abroad program. The course will verify completion of the JYEL requirement and be placed where appropriate in the student’s academic program – either as a major requirement, open elective, Honors Approved Elective, or (in the case of HON 351) an Honors core requirement.
A grade of C- or higher in HON 110 or 111 is required to remain in the Honors Program.
A grade of C- or higher is required to pass the following courses: HON 100, HON 350, HON 351, and HON 395.
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