HN304 Honors Scholarship II

for SP 2012

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HN 304 Honors Scholarship II


SP 2012 HOE


Claycomb, Gregory D.


Assistant Professor


Ph.D. Kansas State University

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Office Hours

MTRF 1:00-3:00, TR 8:00-10:00

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Class Days

M - - - F

Class Time

10:00 - 11:00

Credit Hours


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Course Description:
HN304 Honors Scholarship II Prerequisite: HN 303 This course is the second of three during which students will develop an independent research project working with a faculty mentor. Goals for this semester include submission of required progress reports, construction of a complete advanced draft, completion of all research measurements, measureable progress toward research project completion, and clear articulation of research findings. 2:0:2

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy for an independent study research course is one of interactiveness based primarily upon discussions. Material is re-enforced by literature reviews and laboratory investigations. Student learning will be evaluated during individual meetings, written reports, as well as a comprehensive end-of-semester oral presentation.

Class Assessment:
The primary assessment for this course will be the development of a research project.  Project development will be monitored by submission of required progress reports, and the construction of a project narrative including an annotated bibliography.

Attendance at regular meetings with honors advisor-30%

Submission of journal reports, minimum of 10 required-10%

Oral presentation/attendance at Oral Review for Honors Committee-60%


1. Meetings with mentor (15 pts. each)                                150

2, 10 journal reports (5 pts. each)                                          50

3. Oral presentation/attendance at Honors Project Review   300

Total points                                                                         500

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The instructor and student will meet for a minimum of 2 hours per week.

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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