HN302 Honors Scholarship

for FA 2006

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HN 302 Honors Scholarship


FA 2006 HOO


Johnson, Andrew


Associate Professor of Psycholoyg

Office Location


Office Hours

M (1-4 pm); R (9-12)

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

August 21-December 15th

Class Days


Class Time



HN 300 and continuation in program

Credit Hours



Pyrczak, F., & Bruce, R.R. (1998). Writing empirical research reports (2nd Edition). Pyrczak Publishing: Los Angeles, CA.


Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition). American Psychological Association: Washington DC.

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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:

Dr. Johnson's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on student engagement.  Lectures, demonstrations, participation activities, readings, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet and technology are significant components of this learning process.  Students will be required to complete literature searches and reviews, analyze, critique information, synthesize course material and apply it to their own lives.


Class Assessment:

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students excelling in this course will be able to:

  1. The student and honors advisor(s) 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 their project; thus over the course of a 16-week semester, the student will devote approximately 96 –128 hours per semester to their honors project. (Just an estimate of the time.) The nature of research means that there will be some weeks where little time is spent on the project and other times when the student will be spending all their spare time working on research.
  3. Plan the path of exploration and writing for this and subsequent semesters.
  4. Plan the final project and the presentations to be made by the end
  5. Create experimental stimuli and design experiment
  6. Submit IRB form and collect data
  7. Analyze Data
  8. Submit a research report for the project.
  9. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation to communicate the results.

Assessment will include:

  • Attendance at regular meetings with honors advisor or professor - 30%
  • Written progress reports at interval agreed upon by the advisor and student - 30%
  • Attendance at Honors meetings as called for by the Honors Committee - 10%
  • Presentation of research progress - 30%
  • Specific course components:

    ·         Experimental Materials

    ·         Completed IRB forms

    ·         Literature review (20 pgs)

    ·         Data Analysis

    ·         Method, Results, Discussion sections

    ·         PowerPoint Presentation.



Grade Percentage





Honors Meetings


Classroom Rules of Conduct:


Meetings will be bi-weekly scheduled on Mondays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

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

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