The ideal Honors Option is based on a desire to do some independent work in a Non-Honors course. The point is not merely to get Honors credit; the real point is to provide for a meaningful academic experience that goes above and beyond the standard course requirements. The Honors Option application form must indicate that the student has the approval of the supervising faculty member, and it must be returned via e-mail to the Honors Director by the date specified. Both the student and the professor will receive word of this approval or rejection within two weeks of the established deadline for submission. Ordinarily, students can count only one Honors Option toward the required number of Honors courses to complete the program.
At the completion of the semester, the Honors Director will forward a request for evaluation for Honors Option credit to the instructor. The instructor will grant or reject Honors Option credit for the submitted work. No grades are given for the Honors Option work. The work done (or not done) for Honors Option credit will not affect the regular course grade