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8280-Guerra Honors Program Announces Expansion in Curricular Options
Posted for Academic Affairs by on Oct, 19 2012
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The Guerra Honors Program at UTPA is pleased to announce an expansion in curricular options. Students may now choose to complete their Honors education by choosing one of three different tracks, as explained below.

All Guerra Honors Students are eligible to graduate under any one of the following three tracks:

Track 1: “HONORS” (21 Hours Minimum)

HONR 2387 Humanities I (3 Hours)

HONR 2388 Humanities II (3 Hours)

HONR 3380 Honors Practicum (3 Hours)

Three Upper-Division Honors or Honors-by-Contract Courses (9 Hours)

One Honors Elective—Upper or Lower Division (3 Hours)

Track 2: “HONORS WITH DISTINCTION” (25 Hours Minimum)

HONR 2387 Humanities I (3 Hours)

HONR 2388 Humanities II (3 Hours)

HONR 3380 Honors Practicum (3 Hours)

HONR 3187 Honors Seminar - Problems in Independent Study (1 Hour)

HONR 3387 Honors Seminar - Independent Studies (3 Hours)

HONR 4387 Honors Seminar - Independent Studies (3 Hours)

Three Upper-Division Honors or Honors-by-Contract Courses (9 Hours)

Track 3: “HONORS WIH HIGHEST DISTINCTION”*** (28 Hours Minimum)

HONR 2387 Humanities I (3 Hours)

HONR 2388 Humanities II (3 Hours)

HONR 3380 Honors Practicum (3 Hours)

HONR 3187 Honors Seminar - Problems in Independent Study (1 Hour)

HONR 3387 Honors Seminar - Independent Studies (3 Hours)

HONR 4387 Honors Seminar - Independent Studies (3 Hours)

Three Upper-Division Honors or Honors-by-Contract Courses (9 Hours)

One Honors Elective—Upper or Lower Division (3 Hours)

NOTE: For Track 2 and Track 3, the senior honors thesis, capstone practicum, and/or other creative component will be defended before a minimum of three UTPA faculty members selected to serve as the student's committee. The student arranges his or her committee in consultation with the Director of the Guerra Honors Program.

*** “Honors with Highest Distinction” will be determined and awarded by the Guerra Honors Program Director and based on GPA, the quality of the Honors Thesis, and the Honors Portfolio. Additionally, the Honors Director will determine the degree and the quality of the student’s service participation.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Guerra Honors Program
Lamar Building, East, Room 130
www.utpa.edu/honors
ghp@utpa.edu

Dr. Christopher Keller, Interim Director
(956) 665-3461