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Examples of Honors Option projects

Honors Options:
Frequently Asked Questions

General

  • lead class discussion on a topic of particular interest
  • complete an extra or extended paper or project
  • complete readings for tutorial sessions
  • complete a literature review or annotated bibliography
  • keep an academic journal
  • interview appropriate professionals
  • do a challenging lab experiment or observation
  • create a computer program related to the course content
  • apply the principles of the course through volunteer service

Specific examples by college

College of Arts and Letters
  • in a media arts course on graphic production for digital media, student created several different magazine layouts using Photoshop tools
  • for an advanced Spanish course, an extra paper analyzing a Spanish film
  • in a political science course, an additional paper on Israel and democracy
  • in an anthropology internship, to read The Omnivore's Dilemma and write a 10-15 page paper linking its issues to the farm internship
  • in the introduction to Africana studies course, produce a 10-page research paper on a topic arising from the class
  • in an Italian class, a bibliography of contemporary Italian writers from 1950-2008 whose works have been adapted into film
  • in a political science class, a 10-15 page research paper on an international issue
  • in a communications class, an additional paper relating to interpersonal relationships and communication
College of Business
  • an economics paper detailing current events in which the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve System are affecting U.S. economic standards
  • in a business law class, an additional essay or assignment of the professor's choice
  • in a course on interpersonal skills, a 10-page research paper on the Big Five Personality Model
  • in a hospitality industry class, produce a 5-page paper based on contact with a professional to understand how their interpersonal skills impact their professional lives and organization effectiveness
College of Education
College of Integrated Science and Technology
  • in a psychology course, an extended literature review as a substitute for another writing project
  • in a psychology course, an extra written assignment pertaining to self-analysis and life-experiences
  • in a development psychology course, several additional assignments such as article summaries, reading summaries, and additional readings, as assigned by the professor
  • in a health sciences course on biomechanics, volunteer weekly at a local physical therapy clinic and maintain a journal relating to clinical observations applicable to the class
  • in a kinesiology course, research paper on the business plan, marketing and promotion strategy, and economic impact of the planned for the new Dallas Cowboys facility
  • in a nutrition class, student agreed to research and write a detailed plan for a full week of nutritional foods available on campus
  • in an integrated science and technology course, a class presentation related to material covered in the course
College of Science and Mathematics
  • in a biology course, a 5-10 page review article on a topic related to the course
  • in a biology course, conduct an extra genetics project that will be presented to the class
  • in a biology-mathematics course, create a Microsoft Excel module using examples from www.bioquest.org/esteem that explains a concept pertaining to the class material
  • in a math course, a class presentation either going into greater depth on material learned in the course or related to the course
  • in a math course, additional weekly homework problems and proofs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • in an art appreciation course, an additional paper focused on the historical context of a particular art object
  • in a music course, a 10-page music research paper with five sources on a topic in American music
  • in a music appreciation course, a research paper on the evolution of the big band writing styles
  • in a music industry course, an extra project centered around concert promotion and incorporating design skills from the student's media arts and design courses
  • in a theater course, an extra project in the area of set or lighting design
  • in a theater course, an analysis paper of a film or play with significant cultural impact showing its impact on viewers