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Honors Program Description

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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



Elise Bremer – D. Radycki – 2013

Images of Women in Late 19th Century Paris


Miranda Cooper – D. Radycki – 2012

Femme Savante or Leisure Painter: Translating the Text of Catherine Perrot


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