HN400 Honors Seminar

for FA 2007

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HN 400 Honors Seminar


FA 2007 HOB


Emily Donnelli Sallee


Assistant Professor of English


ABD, English, University of Kansas
MA, English, University of Kansas
BA, English, William Jewell College

Office Location

Library 410

Office Hours

MW, 12-1; T, 9-11; Also By Appointment

Daytime Phone




HN 302 and continuation in program

Credit Hours


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Course Description:
This course requires final development of the public presentation of the project of the project conducted by the student under guidance of their advisor(s). A major component of this course is the public presentation or other proper forum which allows exposure of the final product. 3:0:3 Prerequisite HN300 and HN302

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.

Class Assessment:

  • Completed Honors Project
  • Professional Presentations
  • Journal Reports
  • Regular Meetings with Honors Advisor


  • Completed Honors Project:  50%
  • Professional Presentations (including the Park University Research Symposium):  30%
  • Journal Reports:  10%
  • Regular Meetings with Honors Advisor:  10%

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 This semester's tasks are outlined below.  Specific dates will be determined in consultation with advisor.

  • Review existing draft with Honors Advisor to determine needed changes
  • Revised draft due:  September
  • Review draft of creative component with Honors Advisor
  • Revised draft of creative component due:  October
  • Complied bibliography and appendicies due:  November
  • Final draft Honors Project due:  December (finals week)
  • Additionally, we will work on proposals for the Great Plains Honors Council Conference and the Park University Research Symposium

In addition to correspondence via email, face-to-face meetings with Honors Advisor will be held every other Tuesday, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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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