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Honors Student Performing Research

Honors Research Triad

The Honors Program curriculum culminates in the Honor Research Triad, three courses structured to support Honors students in the completion of their Honors project, from planning through presentation.

In HON 3510 Honors Project Planning and Preparation, building on skills of research and writing developed in HON 1110 and 2950, students will prepare their project proposal, a review of relevant literature, and a plan for completion, while being introduced to topics such as project management, budgeting, and how to engage in focused primary and secondary research.

In HON 3520 Honors Project Research and Execution, students will complete a draft of their project while receiving support from their peers and mentoring from the faculty member teaching the class. These first two courses in the Research Triad will meet in sections to some extent separated by the types of laboratory-based projects meeting separately from students completing traditional humanities or social science theses or artistic products.

In the final course of the Triad, HON 4500 Honors Senior Symposium, students will meet in mixed sections where they will present their work to their Honors Program cohort of students and faculty as well as subsequently to the Belmont community while also reflecting on their projects in the context of their Honors Program education as a whole.