H-Option Frequently Asked Questions
What is an H-Option Agreement?
An H-Option is a formal contract between an Honors student and professor, which allows the student to receive honors credit in a course that does not have an honors designation. The H-Option requires the student to work with the professor to design and implement an honors curriculum that goes above and beyond the regular course requirements. Students will recieve Honors credits upon completion of the H-Option.
When should H-Options be used?
H-Options should be used only when the course in question is not a designated Honors Course.
Can H-Options be used during summer or winterim sessions?
H-Options are available during the Summer and Winterim sessions and are approved on a case by case basis determined by the director.
Where can students obtain H-Option contracts?
Please see our website's resources page located here: Resources page. Please fill out the form on your computer before printing for signatures.
What signatures do H-Options require?
The H-Options contract itself must be signed by the student and his/her professor at the beginning and end of the semester. The program director will review each H-Option and approve or reject the contract.
Where do students submit their H-Options?
Students should submit their H-Option contracts directly to the Honors Office, Andersen Library 2115.
What are some H-Options that other students have done?
This .pdf file contains H-Option project ideas that have been completed by other students to help you begin thinking of an H-Option project for yourself. However, just because a particular instructor agreed to a project detailed here does not mean that another instructor would choose to do so. Determining what makes a project an "H-Option" is always up to the discretion of the instructor.