SUU Honors Program

Honors Courses

Spring 2016

Course ID Course Title Instructor Days/Time
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II (Honors) Kim Weaver MTWF 8-8:50 am
CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Lab (Honors) Kristina Bronsema F 11-1:50 pm
HIST 1700 American Civilizations (Honors) Michelle Orihel TR 2:30-3:50 pm
MATH 1220 Calculus II (Honors) Jianlong Han MTWRF 3:00-3:50 pm
THEA 1023 Intro to Film (Honors) Kyle Bishop and Peter Sham TR 10:00-11:20 am
ENGL 2010 Wrtg abt Fairy Tales (Honors) Charla Strosser MWF 10-10:50 am
HONR 1040 Honors Seminar Kyle Bishop T 9-9:50 am
HONR 2010 Dialogue in the Disciplines Brad Cook TR 1-2:20 pm
HONR 3800 Service Learning Practicum Jayci Bash TBA
HONR 4010 Contemp Issues/Convo Brad Cook TR 1-2:20 pm
HONR 4970 Honors Thesis Prep Kyle Bishop W 3:00-3:50 pm
HONR 4971 Honors Thesis/Creative Compnt Kyle Bishop W 3:00-3:50 pm
HONR 4990 Independent Study Kyle Bishop TBA

Honors Contracts

Students can earn honors credit for almost any course by working with faculty to complete an Honors Contract. The student and instructor agree on an out-of-class project and then work together to create a contract outlining what the student will do, in addition to the regular course work, to complete the project and receive honors credit. Students should contact the professor during the first 3 weeks of the semester to learn more about the course, discuss project options and to prepare the contract.

Ideally, an Honors Contract should create a partnership of mutual benefit to the student and faculty member. For the honors student, the contract should involve a project or activity that takes him/her deeper into the course subject and results in an experience highly relevant to his/her preparation as a professional. For the faculty member, the contract work should be an opportunity to try innovative or professionally interesting projects or activities that would be difficult to do for an entire class. In all cases Honors Contract work should strive for achievement in at least one of these three areas: scholarship, leadership, or service. The contract may be achieved in many ways as long as the work is relevant to the subject of the course. Above all, the Honors Contract should strive to be creative, original and/or interesting and never feel like “busy work” for either the student or the faculty member involved

Honors Contract Form

Honors Thesis

Completing an Honors Thesis is a great opportunity to work with a faculty mentor on an independent research/creative project. The Honors Thesis is the culmination of an honors education offering the student a chance to pursue academic or artistic work of his/her own choosing to sum up the undergraduate academic experience.

Employers and graduate schools recognize the creativity, dedication and work required to complete a thesis.