Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1

Honors students will demonstrate academic maturity.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Take the lead in researching and writing the thesis;
  • Objective B: Incorporate suggestions made by the thesis adviser;
  • Objective C: Meet thesis deadlines.

Student Learning Goal 2

Honors students will exhibit strong critical thinking skills.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Identify salient arguments in the literature;
  • Objective B: Gather, select, and organize credible evidence in crafting the thesis;
  • Objective C: Draw warranted conclusions from the evidence presented;
  • Objective D: Generate new ideas based on their research.

Student Learning Goal 3

Honors students will follow appropriate writing conventions.

Students will:
  • Objective A: Write the thesis in a clear and concise style;
  • Objective B: Avoid most mechanical mistakes in writing the thesis;
  • Objective C: Use an appropriate form of documentation in presenting the thesis.

Student Learning Goal 4

Honors students will operate in an intellectually honest fashion.

Students will:

Objective A: Formally acknowledge all borrowed information and ideas in the thesis.