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Honors Transfer Program

 

Honors Courses and Contracts

HONORS COURSES

In Spring 2015, a number of transferable courses are being offered with honors embedded in them. If students wish to take the course for honors credit, they first have to be in the honors program. fill out an application (see "Forms" on the left-hand side of the page) and bring it to Dr. Klaschus in 2174. The honors student will be expected to complete the requirements as outlined by the instructor in an honors syllabus, which is separate from the regular course syllabus. To receive honors credit, students must earn an "A" or "B" in the regular course as well as completing the requirements for the honors portion. Students who successfully complete the honors requirements will receive an "Honors" designation next to the course title on their transcripts.

The following are being offered with embedded honors components in Spring 2015

ENGL 7 VO6 Critical Thinking/Writing Eagan

HUMN 3 VO1 Film-Drama-Music-Art-Lyric Poetry Chiolis

HUMN 6 VO1 Nature and Culture Klaschus

HUMN 10 VO1 The American Style Chiolis

HUMN 10 093 The American Style Klaschus

HUMN 28 VO1 The Classic Myths Klaschus

HUMN 44 VO1 Narrative Film Music Klaschus

PHIL 1 093 God, Nature, Human Nature Bodnar

PHIL 2 VO1 Ethics Bodnar

SPAN 1A VO1 and SPAN 1A VO3 Beginning Spanish Suarez

SPAN 1B VO1 Elementary Spanish Suarez

SPAN 2A VO1 and SPAN 2B VO1 Suarez

HONORS CONTRACTS

Any transferable course at LPC may become an honors course. Here's how it works:

For example, if an honors student is interested in taking a psychology course for honors credit, she goes to the instructor during the early weeks of the semester to inquire if that instructor is willing to mentor the student through an honors project. If the instructor agrees, the student and instructor together create and plan the project, and then both sign the "honors contract" to indicate their commitment to it. If the student completes the project to the satisfaction of the instructor and the honors director by the designated date at the end of the term, that student's transcript will have an "honors" notation on it next to that humanities class. The work must be completed that term. If a student fails to complete the project, there is no penalty. A student must receive an "A" or "B" in the course for the honors contract to qualify.

Honors contracts consist of in-depth research, demonstration of critical thinking, and scholarship of greater breadth or depth than the normal coursework. The specific content and shape of the projects varies widely and should be something that helps prepare the student for work at a four-year school. Topics are invidivdual and very flexible, but here are some examples:

a traditional research paper;

a case study or series of studies;

specialized lab experiments;

art projects;

musical compositions;

fieldwork;

webdesign;

community outreach;

gathering and analysis of statistical data.

Contact Dr. Klaschus for more information.

The Honors Seminar: General Studies 9 (GNST 9 32739) Spring 2015 Monday 5-6:50 in 1602

GNST 9 is not transferable and may only be taken once.

The Honors Seminar, GNST 9, is a one-unit non-transferable class that meets once a week and is geared toward introducing students to the honors program and helping students set their academic goals. In the fall term, emphasis is on helping students with the process of transferring to a four-year college or university, with special attention given to writing the UC personal statements as well as essays required by private universities.

In the spring term, the emphasis is on helping students who want to submit proposals for the state-wide honors reserarch symposium; this year's will be held at Stanford University on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.The proposals must be very well-written; the standards for acceptace to this symposium are very high. Students whose proposals are accepted will then spend the remainder of the term preparing their presentations. You might also take this seminar if you want to have time dedicated to working on your honors contracts or coursework.

Contact Dr. Klaschus for more information.

 

 

 

Dr. Candace Klaschus
Program Director
925.424.1266
Honors Office 2174

 

 

Office Hours

  • Monday: 10:15-12:15
    Tuesday: 12:30-1:30
    Wednesday: 11:15-12:15
    Thursday: 12:30-1:30
  • Also by appointment

 

 

 

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