Departmental honors

Departmental honors projects offer the opportunity for independent study in a topic of the student's choosing. Completed departmental honors projects have included research papers, art shows, children's books and novels.

First, students develop a proposal for the project under the direction of a sponsoring faculty member. This proposal is taken to a faculty committee. When approved, the student begins work on their honors project, meeting periodically with their faculty sponsor. Students earn between 5-7 semester hours of credit spread over at least two semesters.

Five departmental honors projects were approved by faculty in 2013.

  • Lauren Canaday, English, "Teaching and Writing like Emily Dickinson: How High School Students and Poets Can Learn from a Nineteenth Century Recluse"
  • Jonathan Luginbill, Music, "Experimentation and Application of Choral Recording Techniques"
  • Brent Schroeder, Religion, "Virtuality and Concrete Reality: Meaning-Making in a Technological World"
  • Samantha Wildow, English, "The Bridge Between Us "
  • Kathryn Wineland, Religion, "The Kin(gs) of the Earth: Sovereignty, Structural Violence, and Universal Salvation in the Apocalypse of John"

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