Honors students choose one of the six Honors Learning Experiences each semester to customize their education and add value to their degree.
We are pleased to offer an additional option for Spring 2021.
If you would like to complete the option below, you should follow the prompts on the Honors Contract form. The deadline to select this as your Spring 2021 Honors Learning Experience is 11:59 pm on Tuesday, February 2.
ReggieCon focuses on the depictions of race, gender, and ethnicity in comics, graphic novels, movies, and other popular media. Students selecting ReggieCon as their Spring 2021 Honors Learning Experience should attend 2 of the 4 ReggieCon sessions.
Visit the ReggieCon website for more information, including zoom links to the sessions.
Thursday, February 25, 7 – 8 pm
Thursday, March 18
Thursday, April 15
Thursday, May 6
The preferred deadline for final products is Friday, April 30; students choosing to attend the May 6 session will be given an extended deadline of Monday, May 10. Students selecting this option will receive emails throughout the semester, starting on March 22, with instructions on how to submit the final product.
The Honors Program will be adding some suggested outside resources that will add insight to the topics discussed at ReggieCon.
Content Expectations for the Final Product:
Your final product should address the following prompt:
One of the goals of ReggieCon was to examine the depictions of race, gender, and ethnicity in comics, graphic novels, movies, and other popular media. Consider the multicultural representations in the works you read or viewed.
How does each work tackle representation? How does the visual nature of a graphic novel/film aid or detract from the effectiveness of its depictions of race, gender, and ethnicity? How can popular media be used to enhance cultural responsiveness (the ability to consider, appreciate, and respect your own culture and the culture of others)?
Final products will include:
Final products that do not clearly incorporate two Dimensions of Honors Learning will not be accepted.
Submissions will look different based on the chosen medium. Honors Learning Experiences are generally designed to be approximately 15 hours of work. All forms of final products should fully address the content expectations and represent the student's best work.
These interactive courses emphasize deep exploration of content, as well as hands-on experiences that encourage application of course topics.
Collaborate with an instructor to turn a regular course into an Honors learning experience.
These courses are grounded in one or more of the dimensions of Honors learning, address special topics, and facilitate the development of the Honors community.
Initiate research or independent projects in all disciplines. Hone investigative and critical thinking skills under the guidance of a faculty member.
Examine topics with an Honors facilitator and other Honors students.
Experience learning in real-world settings beyond the campus.