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Honors Courses, Research Project Courses, and Independent Studies

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Honors courses

offered regularly range from introductory (IST 110H) to advanced (IST 445H and IST 489H) levels. Check the Schedule of Courses each semester to find these and other less regular honors offerings. (Use the Additional Search Criteria to specify College of IST and Honors Courses.)

Honors Option courses

are individually negotiated, honors versions of standard courses. For a course in which a student wants to do deeper work, the student requests that the faculty member oversee an Honors Option and writes a plan (with the faculty member) for modified course assignments that will enrich and enhance the learning in the course. This type of course allows students to customize their honors experience.

In addition to standard IST and SRA courses, faculty work with students in credit-bearing, individual or joint research project courses and one-on-one independent study courses. These courses are numbered with a “94” at the end for research or a “96” at the end for independent study.

Research project courses

(IST/SRA 294 for first and second year students, and IST/SRA

494 for junior and senior students) are intended for students who are carrying out research activities in a faculty lab setting or during work on an independent honors thesis. A student must request that a faculty member work with the student and complete the research project request form (available in the College of IST Advising Office). The form requires a brief description of the research activities.

Independent study courses

(IST/SRA 296 for first and second year students, and IST/SRA 496 for junior and senior students) are intended for students who want to explore an area of interest that is not addressed in formal IST or SRA courses. A student must request that a faculty member work with the student and complete the independent study request form (available in the College of IST Advising Office). The form requires a brief syllabus, including what the student will read and what the culminating paper or project will entail.

In the case of all independent study and research project courses, honors students doing honors level work can submit an online form to add an “H” to these credits (visit the Student Records System—SRS—on the SHC current students page for the online form). These honors credits count toward SHC academic requirements for honors credits.