Honors Program Description
For more information about the Honors program, including policies, procedures, and calendar, see www.honors.moravian.edu
The purpose of the Honors program is to offer qualified seniors the opportunity to work on a year-long independent, intensive research project on a specific topic of their choice.
A senior admitted to the Honors program is expected to work on his or her project during the fall and spring terms under the guidance of a faculty member who serves as the Honors Project advisor, devoting no less time in each term than would be devoted to a course unit.
During the spring term a student who has completed a minimum of 15 courses (at least eight of which must be at Moravian College) may apply for admission to the Honors program. At the start of the fall term in which the Honors work is begun, the student must have a cumulative Quality Point Average of 3.00 with a cumulative QPA of 3.30 in the proposed field of Honors and must have completed at least 19 course units.
The student should (1) consult with the chair of the department in which he or she proposes to receive Honors (usually, but not always, the major field), (2) agree upon an Honors Project advisor, (3) work out in consultation with this advisor a proposal of study, and (4) submit the proposal to the Honors Committee in the spring term during the pre-registration period for the fall term as a formal application for admission to the Honors program.
Upon successful completion of the Honors program with a grade of H (Honors), the student receives academic credit equivalent to two course units, and the degree carries the citation of Honors in the field of research. Students who earn a grade of P (pass) receive two course units of credit only. Students who fail to complete the Honors program satisfactorily receive a grade of NC (No Credit). Any questions concerning the operation of the Honors program may be addressed to the chair of the Honors Committee.
Honors projects designed by students within the field of art have included:
Student Name - Honors Adviser - Year
Shannon Casey – J. Bell and A. Fraleigh – 2007
Synesthesia: The Unification of the Senses through Painting and Music
Chelsea Shepherd – D. Radycki – 2007
Contemporary Challenges to the Modernist Canon
Heather McGarvie – D. Zucco – 2005
Contemporary Paper Art: Integrating Raw Botanical Fibers and Experimenting with Collage
Erica Heusser – A. Dutlinger and J. Hinnefeld – 2004
Correspondences: Visual Analogies and Poetic Imagery
Nicole Casola – D. Radycki – 2004
Beauty and American Women Artists
Colleen Brand - C. Lalin and A. Dutlinger - 2001
Children's Book Illustration
Elizabeth DiFebo - D. Schattschneider - 2000
Geometry and the Golden Section in Art and Architecture
Christie J. Jacobsen - A. Dutlinger and C. Brown - 2000
Web Information Design and Architecture
Michael Babwahsingh - A. Dutlinger - 1999
An Investigation of Signage in the New York Subway System
Kathryn Fiandaca - A. Dutlinger - 1999
Design at Harper's Bazaar
Katrina Heebner - J. Hurwitz - 1998
Photographic Imagery as a Tool of Introspection
Cheryl A. Dougan - L. Reker - 1996
In-Vision: Revealing the Unconscious in Art
Stephanie Czyryca - R. Ackerman - 1995
Visual Arts and Literature: A New Connection with an Ancient Tradition--An Analysis of Anselm Kiefer's Integration of Word and Imagery.
Janet Kovalchick - L. Reker - 1995
Chevreul's Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colors and Their Application to the arts as They Relate to the Color of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.
Christine Funk - R. Ackerman - 1992
A New Medium for the Imagination: The Computer as a Tool in Children's Book Illustration
Sherry Lyn Osmun - J. Franki - 1990
The Portrayal of Women in American Print Media Advertising from 1950-1989