Rose State College Great Issues Honors Contract
This Honors Credit option requires a student to work closely with the Honors Program Director as a mentor and participate in a broad, rigorous intellectual exploration of a timely topic through lectures, film and written critical responses. It requires very little of the professor in whose class the student contracts for honors credit. For this contract, the student will compose six separate essays in response to specific topics.
The student agrees to do the following to receive honors credit in this class:
1. Earn a grade of A or B in the course linked to the contract.
2. Attend the two Great Issues Lectures hosted at Rose State College this semester. Information on the lecture topics, times, and place can be found on the Rose State College web page “Honors” link. (Note: In cases of schedule conflict, the student may make arrangements to instead view the lectures online or by DVD later in the semester.)
3. Select two archived Great Issues Lectures from previous semesters to view either through D2L on iTunesUniversity or by checking out the DVDs from the Rose State Honors Program Office.
4. Write a 500-word minimum, typed critical response to each of the four lectures. These responses are not summaries of the lecture; rather, they are the student’s own thesis (idea) and support of that thesis written in response to each lecture’s material and must meet the standards outlined in the Rose State College Honors Program Handbook.
5. View one of the popularly produced films listed on the Honors Program D2L site as part of the Great Issues Lecture Series. Then, write a 500-word minimum, typed critical response, analyzing how the theme for the lecture series is developed in the film.
6. Write a final 500-word minimum, typed analysis in which the student explains how what was learned in the parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 above connects to the content of the course for which this honors contract was approved.
7. Two copies of all analyses must be submitted by the student to the Honors Program d2l dropbox no later than the last day of classes before final examinations for the semester.
To submit an Great Issues contract, please submit the form below within the first three weeks of the semester. Your professor's consent to participate in the program will be verified before the contract is approved.