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Honors Work Defined

“It’s not about doing more work, it’s about enriched work.”

- Dean Warren G. Frisina, 2007

The goal of honors work is greater learning and intellectual satisfaction for both the student and the instructor. As compared to regular course work, honors work should go more deeply into methodology, structure, and theory. It should attack more sophisticated questions. Honors work typically will require extra time for the student and the instructor, but simply increasing the volume or complexity of course work does not make it honors-level. Honors work must be judged qualitatively, not quantitatively: it is denser and more intellectually demanding – more sophisticated, more probing. Honors work requires of its students a distinctively broad engagement with the course content.

– HUHC Charter, 2000