HN302 Honors Scholarship

for FA 2006

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HN 302 Honors Scholarship


FA 2006 HOA


Emily Donnelli Sallee


Assistant Professor of English

Office Location

110 CDL

Office Hours

Fall I: MWF, 10-11:30; Fall II: By Appointment

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

August 21 - December 8

Class Days


Class Time



HN 300 and continuation in program

Credit Hours


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Course Description:
This course must be taken a minimum of two (2) semesters and can be taken for an additional semester. The continued participation in the Program requires approval of the advisor(s) and the Honors Committee. The advisor(s) will directly oversee and guide the student and the student must continue to progress in their plan of study. PREREQUISITE: HN 300. 2:0:2

Educational Philosophy:
Through regular interactions with the facilitator, the student will refine her research approaches, central arguments, and project organization.  The student is the arbiter of her project, with the facilitator offering resources and feedback to help strengthen the student's ideas; determine project milestones; and provide a structure to promote successful completion of the project.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. The student and honors advisor should meet regularly throughout the course of the project to discuss concerns, progress, and expectations.  It is important to maintain an open line of communication.
  2. The student should expect to spend an average of 6-8 hours per week working on the project; thus, over the course of a 16-week semester, the student will devote approximately 96-128 hours per semester to the project.  The nature of research means that there will be some weeks where little time is spent on the project and other times when all spare time will be spent on reseach.
  3. The student and honors advisor will plan the path of exploration and writing for this and subsequent semesters.
  4. The student and advisor will plan the final projects and the presentations.
  5. Specific to this particular honors project, the student will uncover examples of and develop an argument about the phenomenon of linguistic genocide.
Class Assessment:

Assessment will include:

  • Attendance at regular meetings with honors advisor or professor
  • Attendance at Honors meetings as called for by the Honors Committee
  • Written progress reports at interval agreed upon by the advisor and student
  • Demonstration of research progress


  • Attendance (at individual meetings with advisor and at honors meetings):  40%
  • Written progress reports demonstrating consistent research progress:  60%



Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Specific dates will be determined in consultation with advisor:

  • Complete general research on the field of linguistics to establish positioning in the field.
    • Milestone: Rough draft of "Introduction"
  • Collect primary research of UN documents, resolutions and position statements on the topic of linguicide.  Catalogue/Categorize documents and develop a coding system for comparing the document.  Request any UN/UNESCO documents that cannot be obtained online.  Arrange for any necessary translation (some of the documents will be in French). 
    • Milestone: Rough draft of literature review

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .



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