ATTENTION: This collection covers Honors Theses submitted through Summer 2011. Theses submitted from Fall 2011-present are available at http://scholarworks.uno.edu/honors_theses/.
The University of New Orleans Honors Program is designed to challenge academically astute students, offer a curriculum that will prepare them for success in their respective fields, and reward those motivated and competitive enough to achieve high academic goals. Besides earning the distinction that accompanies academic success, honors students participate in small, challenging classes taught by select faculty. They also have the opportunity to contract with professors of regular classes to receive honors credit by fulfilling additional academic requirements. The senior honors thesis requirement allows students to immerse themselves in advanced independent study, utilizing the experience and guidance of their thesis adviser.
To qualify for membership, first semester freshmen must have a composite ACT score of 26 (with at least a 27 in English), or be invited by the Honors Director. Continuing or transfer students may also qualify with a 3.25 cumulative GPA. Students maintain their Honors status based on academic performance.
As students pursue their various degrees, they must satisfactorily complete 30 hours of honors credit.These may be taken as special honors classes (listed in the bulletin), or contracted honors classes ("Honors Options"). The only required Honors classes are these: Arts and Sciences 1119, an exploration of Greek literature and philosophy; and ENGL 1159, which satisfies the English composition requirement, or ENGL 2279, which fulfills a literature requirement. (A&S 1119 counts as a social science or humanities elective, and it must be taken concurrently with either of the Honors English courses.) These courses should be taken in a student's first or second semester. As seniors, Honors students must complete an Honors thesis. This involves registering for six hours of Honors thesis credit, three to be taken in each of the last two semesters. A student will typically choose an adviser and begin research in the next-to-last undergraduate semester and complete the written portion in the last semester under the direction of the chosen adviser and the director of the Honors Program. Successful completion of these requirements allows a student to graduate with University and Departmental Honors.
Access to the theses in this collection is "restricted" by the Honors Program. Descriptive metadata is available to all, but the item is only available to users on the UNO campus. You may request these items through your library's Interlibrary Loan unit.
More information about the University of New Orleans Honors Program can be found at http://www.honors.uno.edu
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