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Already benefiting from a prestigious Gallaudet University diploma, Gallaudet Honors Students leave the university with additional credentials that are attractive for future employers.
During their academic tenure, Gallaudet Honors students are challenged and rewarded with additional scholastic opportunities like the Honors Capstone not available to other students. This exclusive but supportive and welcoming community of students are treated to annual retreats, private study spaces, and 1:1 mentorship opportunities. Merit scholarships are available to Honors Students to augment their financial aid package.
Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for freshmen. Students may enroll in 195 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.
Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for sophomores. Students may enroll in 295 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.
A multidisciplinary study of a given topic. A variety of academic disciplines and/or professions contribute to an examination of a single but complex topic in order to gain a broader perspective than is possible through the lens of one discipline. Although one professor will coordinate the course, there will be frequent guest lecturers from other disciplines or specialties and field trips where appropriate. Topics vary each semester.
Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for juniors. Students may enroll in 395 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.
Intensive development of an approved idea for a project conducted under the supervision of a project director. While the prime example of a project is a thesis, other projects include a creative work, technical innovation, or other work of originality, depth, and rigor that prepares the student for graduate or professional work. Successful completion of the course requires submission of a project proposal acceptable to the student's capstone committee and the Honors Council. May count toward requirements for the major with permission of the department.
This course focuses on continued progress on the capstone project following individual timelines approved by committees and the Honors instructor. For the capstone project work approved in HON 487, modification of the project may be made with the consent of the student's capstone committee, the HON 488 instructor, and the Honors Council. The student's capstone committee, the HON 488 instructor, and the Honors Council will determine adequate progress and successful completion of the course. May count toward requirements for the major with permission of the department.
Completion of project proposed in HON 487. Modification of the project may be made with the consent of the student's capstone committee, the HON 489 instructor, and the Honors Council. Successful completion of the course requires approval by the student's capstone committee, the HON 489 instructor, and the Honors Council. May count toward requirements for the major with permission of the department.
Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for seniors who are majors or minors. Students may enroll in 495 Special Topics multiple times, as long as the topics differ.
Intensive supervised study and research on topics of the student's selection.
The Honors Capstone gives students the opportunity to produce their first piece of scholarly work while reaching the final step in completing the honors program. Working closely with faculty mentors, students will develop a capstone that meets graduate and professional standards of work. Capstone topics are typically major-related, as well as a topic the student is passionate about.
Examples of previous projects include:
Language and Communication
Honors students will excel in applying conventions of academic and professional discourse.
Honors students will learn to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate multiple perspectives and facts, ideas, and interpretations from various sources—particularly academic and professional sources—at an advanced undergraduate level.
Knowledge and Inquiry
Honors students will discuss and apply modes of inquiry of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences using entry-level professional or graduate school practices.
Attitudes and Values
Honors students will develop dispositions and abilities conducive to strong cognitive skills.
Honors Students will demonstrate professional behavior consistent with the expectations of graduate schools or professional employers.
Honors students describe and evaluate the perspectives of diverse groups.
Honors students value and participate in civic-minded service as a way to improve society.
Invitation to apply to the Honors program for students
Admissions Criteria for the Honors Program
Details of the President's Distinguished Honors and the President's Honors Merit-Based Honors Scholarships.
Schedule for the 2022 Honors Retreat at Gallaudet University.
Students who complete the University Honors Capstone demonstrate they are best prepared for a changing and conflicted world. University Honors graduates possess the advanced skills, knowledge, and character conducive to lifelong learning, creativity, and civic-minded service.
The Honors Pedagogy: Tutorial Model.
The Gallaudet Honors program offers two tracks for students: General Honors for underclassmen and University Honors for upperclassmen.
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