Contract Courses

An Honors Contract provides Honors students the opportunity to get academic credit for various academic-focused projects. All projects must be supervised by a full-time GW faculty member to be eligible for academic credit.

 

By completing an Honors contract, students are enrolled in a special course called a contract course. Depending on the project, contract courses can be worth 0 to 4 credits and graded on a letter or pass/not pass basis. For all contract courses that receive a letter grade, students and faculty should meet regularly during the semester (weekly meetings are encouraged). A contract course should involve an appropriate amount of work for the number of credits assigned though the nature of that work and the details of the projects involved should be determined jointly by the faculty and student.

 

Planning a Contract course

A student hoping to complete one of these opportunities for credit must first approach a faculty member to supervise their work. It is at the discretion of the faculty to determine if an opportunity is appropriate for a contract course. Should the faculty member agree to participate, the student and faculty member generate a course proposal and sign off on an Honors Contract form. The student will also submit an RTF-EZ form to the Honors Program office. You can find more details and contract proposal materials in the Honors Contract form under ‘Forms and Documents’ page.

Students with questions about contract courses should contact an Honors Program Manager.


Honors Internship

Professor Chosen by Student

HONR 2182:10 - 0 to 4 Credits

CRN 54544

Course Description: Students who secure an internship placement can get academic credit by arranging a faculty-supervised project related to their internship. Students must submit an Honors Contract. Please see an Honors Advisor for further information.


Honors Undergraduate Research

Professor Chosen by Student

HONR 2184:10 - 0 to 4 Credits

CRN 54545

Course Description: Students working on original research or on another research project can get academic credit by working closely with a faculty mentor. Students must submit an Honors Contract. Please see an Honors Advisor for further information.


Honors Research Assistantship

Professor Chosen by Student

HONR 2185:10 - 0 to 4 Credits

CRN 51428

Course Description: Students who secure a research assistantship with a faculty member can receive academic credit by completing their assistantship duties. Students must submit an Honors Contract. Please see an Honors Advisor for further information.