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Honors Contract

Honors Carolina students have the unique opportunity to pursue an independent project of their own design within a regular course. The project should complement the course work and must produce a tangible final product — written, performed, or exhibited.

For example, a student might write a research paper that explores a topic covered in class, but in greater depth; participate in a faculty member’s ongoing research; or complete a supplemental reading project with a formal report on the results.

This opportunity is attractive to students who may have a limited number of Honors Carolina courses offered within their major. If you are interested in creating an Honors Contract, review the Honors Contract Information Sheet and talk with your professor about designing a mutually agreeable project.

Eligibility

This opportunity is available to any Honors Carolina student who has accumulated at least 60 hours of academic credit toward graduation. Students must submit a proposal using the form below. Proposals will route directly to the course instructor for initial approval and to the Honors Carolina office for final approval.

Students may pursue one Honors Contract each semester.

Available Courses

Students may design an Honors Contract for any upper-level (200+) course within their major; students working toward a minor in Creative Writing may also design an Honors Contract for a course within the Creative Writing minor.

Proposal Form

Deadline for Fall 2014 Honors Contract Proposals: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Completed proposal forms must be submitted online and approved by the professor by September 9 at 12:00 noon EST. Students will be notified of the status of their proposal by Monday, September 15.

Honors Contract Information Sheet 

Honors Contract Summary Report

Information for Faculty and Staff