Political Science 488

POSC 488
Honors Project

Catalog Entry

POSC 488H. Honors Project
Two or three hours. (3)

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Honors Academy; completion of all other Honors Academy requirements, a minimum 3.5 GPA in all courses and in political science.

Project and the topic to be explored will be determined by the student, the faculty member with whom the student works and the department. (An honors project may be a written or a written and performance-based project.)


Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course may not be repeated, nor may a student earn below a "B" in order to receive credit toward completion of the Honors Program requirements.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The conduct of the course will vary with each student. Students normally work with one project supervisor and will write either a thesis or combine a written research project with some sort of appropriate internship. All final projects must be approved by the Department and the Honors Council.


Goals and Objectives of Course

The goal of this course is to provide students in the Honors Program who are majoring in Political Science with an opportunity to do a major piece of original research or to engage in a project which incorporates research and field experience in an appropriate manner. This project can help a student to reflect on their experience as a Political Science major (an integrating project) or to explore in a detail a specific area of their studies that has special appeal to them.


Assessment Measures

The supervisor of the final project will be responsible for evaluating the success of the project.


Other Course Information


Approval and Subsequent Reviews

April 1998 Reviewed M.J. Franck, Dept. Chair