HN302 Honors Scholarship

for FA 2007

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Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.


HN 302 Honors Scholarship


FA 2007 HOH


Hamilton, John R.,, Jr.


Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Administration



Office Location

Mackay 20C

Office Hours

Monday: 10:00-12:00; Tuesday: 11:30-1:00; Wednesday: 10:00-11:00; Thursday 11:30-1:00; and by appointment

Daytime Phone

(816) 584-6302

Other Phone

pager: (816) 247-2531


Semester Dates

August 20, 2007-December 15, 2007

Class Days


Class Time



HN 300 and continuation in program

Credit Hours



Additional Resources:
The instructor will provide additional resources as necessary

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
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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. 2:0:2 Prerequisite: HN300

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogs, examinations, and writings.  The instructor will engage each learner in the process of critical thinking whereby all information is critically examined to allow the learner to conduct a logical analysis in arriving at conclusions about the validity and value of information

Class Assessment:

Assessment will include attendance at regular meetings, written progress reports, and presentation of research progress



Attendance at regular meetings with honors advisor                 30 points
Written progress reports                                                         20 points
Submission of journal reports (10 minimum)                            10 points
Attendance at honors meetings                                                 10 points
Presentation of research progress                                            30 points
                                                         Total points for course  100 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions of course work will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be prepared for the meeting with the advisor.  This means that agreed upon work will be completed prior to the meeting unless the student and advisor have discussed other arrangements.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Mettings between advisor and student will be held weekly at a time established at the beginning of the semester.

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: .

Additional Information:

Student will be researching crime rates in selected European countries and the counties' approach toward punishment and rehabilitation.  This data will be compared to comparable statistics from the United States.  The goal of the study is to see if there is a relationship between the attitudes toward crime and punishment for the countries studied. 

This semester this student will sect the counties to be involved in the study and begin to gather data for the countries selected.  He will take data gathered and begin to construct tables and graphs to illustrate the differences.  The student will also outline the structure of the final paper and begin writing draft material when appropriate data has been gathered.   


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