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Honors Program

Honors Curriculum

Every year Wayne State College offers more than a dozen honors courses. Honors courses are small and taught by select faculty members and provide a novel approach to learning that is stimulating to the most motivated and ambitious students. Honors courses are specially-conceived versions of courses from our General Studies program and help to broaden the students' vision and scholarly skills, and provide a rigorous background in advance of pursuing the Honors Projects. 

Honors students complete an honors projects, usually spanning their junior and senior years. These projects serve as a capstone for Honors Program experience, and provide the opportunity for the student to delve further into an academic discipline. his research can take place just about anywhere—in the lab or the library, in the community or the workplace, in the U.S. or abroad. With as many majors as Wayne State College has to offer, no list can convey what these projects might be. However, here is a sample of project topics from the last few years:

  • Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Power and Song in Shakespeare's Plays
  • Inclusive Practices: Exploring the Least Restrictive Environment in Secondary Education and the Impact of Instructional Design for Students with Visual Impairments
  • Iron and Its Role in Oxidative Stress and the Pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Sewing It into the Curriculum
  • Wanted: Notorious Female Outlaws of the American Old West During the 1870s to Early 1900s
  • The Economic Roots of Human Trafficking and the Challenges of Prosecution
  • A Night in the Woods: Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book
  • Alzheimer's Drugs: Mode of Action and Side Effects
  • A Genetic Algorithm for Optimizing Network Routing
  • A Civics Test to Pass High School: Should it be Required in Nebraska?