Media & Communication
Mentoring Opportunities in Teaching and Research
To qualify ...
To qualify for membership in the Honors Program, students must have achieved at least a 3.6 grade point average (GPA) within the major, and a 3.5 GPA, overall. Qualified students receive a letter from the Department notifying them of their membership in the Honors Program. The Department of Media and Communication faculty then reviews all applications and votes on them. Candidates who are accepted into the program receive a second letter from the Department which welcomes them into the Honors Program.
To remain a member in good standing, honor students must maintain the qualifying Grade Point Averages; participate in faculty-student colloquia which meet at least once every semester; and in their senior year, present a paper or creative work to members of the colloquia. Students who actively participate in the Honors Program are eligible to gradutate with "Honors in Media and Communication."
Media and Communication Colloquia ...
The Media and Communication colloquia offers honor students opportunities to test their intellectual talents at levels that go beyond the expectations of normal classroom instruction. Each year an outstanding media and communication scholar of national or international repute is brought to campus to speak to and/or conduct a workshop for honor students. Because participation in these sessions is restricted to honor students and faculty, students have significant opportunities for inofrmal interaction with these guests.
Other opportunities ...
Membership in the Honors Porgram also provides other opportunities for intellectual enrichment and networking. Students who produce outstanding research papers or creative work are encouraged to submit their work to regional and national conferences and competitions. Faculty members work closely with these students in preparing these submissions.
Honors students are also expected to matriculate at least once in the Honors Seminar, a course that meets during the spring semester.
On an individual, rotating basis, honor students may also be invited to participate in other special events, dinners, and receptions. A few may earn credit-bearing opportunities to serve as student mentors in media and communication classes or to participate in faculty research or production projections. These opportunities both draw upon and enrich honor students talents, interests, and intellectual gifts.