66 Honors Program
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
and goals and culminating in a final project and/or written report. Research
may involve both primary and secondary sources in one or more disciplines.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Honors Program or consent of the Honors
Program director. May be repeated with the consent of the Director of the
Honors Program for a total of no more than eight hours of undergraduate
HONS U400. Honors Internship (1-4) Directed hands-on practicum
experience in keeping with individual interests and goals. Honors interns
complete additional research and reading and prepare a written report at
the end of the term. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Honors Program or
consent of the Honors Program director. May be repeated with the consent
of the Director of the Honors Program for a total of no more than eight hours
of undergraduate Honors credit. A University contract must be completed
with all required signatures.
HONS U401. The Process of Progress (3) A seminar with an interdisciplinary
theme centered on the nature of research and research-based problem
solving. Tracing the process of design and discovery of a documented wellknown
research project leads to the application of that model to individualized
honors projects. Example project models might include the human genome
project and its implications for the limits of humanity, or the TED movement.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Honors Program or consent of
the Honors Program director and 9 Honors credits.
ORIENTATION AND ADVISING
The Director of the Honors Program assists the academic Chair or Dean in
identifying at least one faculty advisor in each academic unit to advise honors
students in the unit. The Honors Program provides an advising workshop to
honors advisors each semester.
The Honors Program sponsors a full range of activities open to both honors
students and the entire university community. Such activities include new
honors student luncheons; guest lecturers and speakers; coffees with USC
Upstate faculty lectures; field trips; cultural events; dinners at faculty houses;
receptions; Honors Day ceremonies; and research symposia.
Benefits for honors students include availability of the Honors Student
Lounge, participation in honors activities, priority registration, faculty
research mentors, and the opportunity to attend Honorary Society meetings.
Students graduating in the Honors Program receive special notation on their
diplomas and transcripts, an Honors Certificate, and special recognition at
graduation. Honors students are identified by a stole at graduation.
HONORS STUDENT COUNCIL
The Honors Student Council is an honor student committee serving as a liaison
with the Honors Faculty Council. The Honors Student Council represents the
needs and concerns of honors students to the Honors Faculty Council and
the Director of the Honors Program. The Honors Student Council assists the
Director in arranging academic, social, cultural, and service activities.