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An Honors contract enables an Honors student to earn Honors credit in a non-Honors course. Creating and completing an Honors contract allows a student to expand her/his understanding of the course material by pursuing an independent study of a subject in greater depth. The student is expected to spend a minimum of 15 hours beyond the regular coursework in completing the contract. The Honors contract is a formal agreement between a student and professor setting the parameters of the independent study project. There is no penalty for canceling or not completing an Honors contract.
To receive credit for an Honors contract, students must complete all of the following:
Examples of Honors Contracts:
Honors Service-Learning contracts are also available. To earn an Honors Service-Learning designation, a student must meet all of the requirements of an Honors contract in addition to performing service hours and completing a reflective piece. As Honors Service-Learning is a dual designation, such contracts typically require a research component in addition to service hours, a reflective component, and sometimes a presentation component. All Honors Service-Learning contracts must involve (and be signed by) the campus service-learning coordinator.
Honors contracts and Honors Service-Learning contracts are available in the Honors office.
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