HN302 Honors Scholarship

for SP 2010

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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.

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HN 302 Honors Seminar


SP 2010 HOA


Bell, Stephen E.


Associate Professor of Economics



Office Location

27E Mackay

Office Hours

M WF 8-9am and MW 10:50-11:50 and Tues 8-11am

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

Jan. 11-May 7, 2010

Class Days


Class Time



HN 300

Credit Hours


No text required

Additional Resources:

The Purdue University On-Line Writing Lab:
This site offers exercises for grammar, punctuation and mechanics and guidance for essay development
and format. It also offers proper MLA format guidance.
The Park University Academic Success Center:
Visit this site to learn of the many services offered through Park's ASC, located on campus across the hall from the library.
Students should work with tutors prior to submission of essays assigned for this course.M

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.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information

Course Description:
HN302 Honors Seminar: This course requires 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

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy in working with Honors Program students holds that the student will shoulder most responsibility for project design and completion. I offer guidance, act as a resource, and provide frequent critique to assist the student in attaining the desired goal she or he designateds for a particular project. I expect students to utilize my comments and direction.

Class Assessment:

Attendance at regular meetings with honors advisor-30%-150 points
Research and Development of topic for final paper and presentation of project update with Honors and Scholarship Committee on April 16, 2010.-70%-350 points
Total points-500


Grading plan:
1. Meetings with mentor-(15 pts ea)                                 150
2.  Development and final approval of topic for research project-350 pts.                                        

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Due dates for all written, graded assignments and their components appear on the attached schedule.
Adherence to the schedule is required to facilitate student progress and to complement instructor work load.
Assignments may be turned in early if so approved by the instructor.
No excuse for late assignments accepted, other than for medical emergencies.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Arrive on time for scheduled meetings.
Notify the instructor at least 2 hours in advance by e-mail if you can not attend the meeting.
Participation in discussion is expected.
Drafts will be expected on dates due.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 "F".
  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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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