Honors students can also work individually with faculty members to create specialized Honors courses through the use of the Honors contract system. To create such a course, students simply enroll in a non-Honors course, then work out an agreement with the instructor to make additions or modifications to the course syllabus and requirements. All Honors contracts must be approved by the Honors College.
Students may earn honors credit for a 3000- or 4000-level course by means of an Honors Contract (in exceptional cases contracts for 1000- and 2000-level classes may be approved). The purpose of such contracts is to enable students to experience the educational enrichment that typifies honors courses, and to explore topics in greater depth than is normally possible in a regular undergraduate course.
It is recommended that you meet with your professor prior to submitting this form. Please refer to Honors Student Contract Course Policies and What Makes an Honors Course an Honors Course? documents for additional details about Honors Contracts.
The Honors Contract Form is due on Friday, December 11 for spring 2021 classes. Once students submit the Honors Student Contract Proposal form, the professor listed on the Contract will be asked to review and submit the final proposal to the Honors College. Students should email the professor to notify them when the contract proposal form has been submitted so they can be on the lookout for an email to review and submit the final proposal. Students should also let the professor know that that email may go to the "junk" or "clutter" folder of their email. The Honors Contract Faculty Review is due by Wednesday, December 16. Students will receive a decision about Honors Contract Proposals by Friday, December 18 with further instructions.
Faculty — At the end of the contract period (semester or summer term), the instructor shall submit the grade of P (pass) or NP (no-pass) in the iROAR system for the HON 4000 section assigned to the contract.
Please email Dana Irvin with questions.