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Project Examples

1. Use this page as inspiration, not a cage!

2. In general, an Honors Project could include (based on the list developed by James Madison University):

a. A literature review of annotated bibliography on a topic
b. An extended paper or project on a topic
c. A challenging experiment or observation study to answer a Research Question
d. A computer program that extends course content
e. Analysis of application of course content to a service-learning activity
f. Comparison and analysis of major arguments in key debate connected to the course content
g. Visual representations that extend of supplement course concepts
h. Lead the class in a lesson and discussion related to a topic not already incorporated into the course

3. Specific examples can also be useful.

a. Some of the examples below are missing one of the components (Contract, Project, Report). As more projects are completed and digitized, more examples will be added here.
b. Honors credit is available for most courses at GHC, but we do not currently have digital examples of projects for every course.
c. Every student-instructor-course combination is different, so every project contract is different. What constitutes academic rigor for one student-instructor-course combination may not be the same as rigor for another.  The same instructor and same course might have different project contract details for different students – Honors projects are an individualized process, not a generalized one.


Honors Project Examples
Course Number Course Name Sample Contract Sample Project Sample Final Report Notes
ARTS 1113 Art Appreciation ARTS 1113 Project (Essay and Art) ARTS 1113 Final Report (Essay and Art)
BIOL 2107 Principles of Biology I BIOL 2107 Contract (Essay Series) BIOL 2107 Project 1 of 2 (Essay Series)
BIOL 2107 Project 2 of 2 (Essay Series)
BIOL 2107 Final Report (Essay Series)
BIOL 2107 Principles of Biology BIOL 2107K Contract (Essay and Presentation)
BIOL 2108 Principles of Biology II BIOL 2108 Contract (Essay) BIOL 2108 Project (Essay) BIOL 2108 Final Report (Essay)
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I CHEM 1211K Contract (Research)
CSCI 1301 Computer Science I CSCI 1301 Project (Coding Series)
ENGL 1102 Composition II ENGL 1102 Contract (Essay and Presentation) ENGL 1102 Project (Essay and Presentation)
ENGL 2131 American Literature I ENGL 2131 Contract (Research)
ENGL 2132 American Literature II ENGL 2132 Contract (Essay)
ENGL 2132 American Literature II ENGL 2132 Contract (Research) ENGL 2132 Project (Research) ENGL 2132 Final Report (Research)
GHHU 2901 Special Topics in Humanities GHHU 2901 Contract (Class Lead) Topic: Rhetorics of Video Games
GHSS 2901 Special Topics in Social Sciences GHSS 2901 Project (Informative Website) Topic: The Holocaust
HIST 2111 American History I HIST 2111 Contract (Research)
HIST 2112 American History II HIST 2112 Contract (Essay) HIST 2112 Project (Essay) HIST 2112 Final Report (Essay)
POLS 1101 American Government POLS 1101 Contract (Research)
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 1101 Contract (Research Series) PSYC 1101 Project (Research Series) PSYC 1101 Final Report (Research Series)
PSYC 2222 Special Topics in Psychology PSYC 2222 Project (Research)

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