A note to students:
The Honors Program is being phased out in its current incarnation, due to the budget cuts in education in the state of Idaho. However, the faculty of Lewis-Clark State College do not want this to impact current Honors students.
Here is the plan for the phase out, followed by a list of courses that divisions have submitted, and the form you must complete with your instructor and the appropriate division chair. These instructors are also being sent the phase out plan and forms.
Please check with Cindy Carter at the Social Science Division Office in Spalding Hall 101A to make sure on your eligibility. The factors are:
*You have completed PHIL 289
*You have not taken ID/PHIL 489
* Have a GPA of 3.3 or higher after you completed PHIL 289
If you have already completed ID/PHIL 489 - please inform the Social Sciences Division so we can certify that you are eligible for the Honors program designation when you graduate. We are keeping the record of Honors Program student progress and are available to help you check on eligibility or other issues you may have during this time.
We will be working in the coming months to create a new Honors Program proposal and will consult with you in the Fall. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience and understanding.
1. We are not offering Phil 289 any longer. If students have not taken the Phil 289 then they have not taken the foundation course, and should wait for a new program to emerge. Thus, only students who have completed Phil 289 by Spring 2002 will participate in the phase out.
2. Students may complete program requirements as they exist, except for the ID/PHIL 489. These requirements are discipline specific and without any change to the current program.
3. There is really only one course that then needs replacement, the ID/PHIL 489. Thus, the challenge is to have students complete an equivalent to the ID/PHIL 489 to demonstrate their learning. Although there is no way to replicate the critical thinking components of this course in terms of the analytical modes that were taught without a philosophy professor on board, we can aspire to provide a research experience for honors students. Therefore, the alternative is to have students enroll in upper division designated course offerings (see below) with an added research work requirement. This will be in line with the discipline specific philosophy of the current program and will benefit upper division course enrollments. The logistics of this substitute are as follows:
To graduate in Honors a student must complete for a designated course (see below):
A Research Paper, 6-8 pages in length
Must include at least 4-6 sources (non-internet)
Must be documented with footnotes or endnotes in styles of citation such as MLA or Turabian as approved by the teacher.
This research paper should link with a course theme that reflects on ethics or values.
A research paper program plan must be developed and signed by both the student and the professor during the first two weeks of the semester, outlining the topic, focus, and preliminary examination of sources. The research paper program plan will be filed with the Divisional Chair.
The Division Chair also must examine the final research paper to assure that it meets the criterion of ethics/values and meets the standards expected of an honors project.
Dr. Marilyn Levine, Chair
Division of Social Sciences
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Dr. Marilyn A. Levine, Chair
Social Sciences Division
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501
TEL: 208-792-2291 /1-800-933-LCSC
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