What fascinates you?
A departmental honors project gives you the opportunity to explore your interests. Students have written research papers, developed art shows and created children’s books and novels. You will earn between 5-7 semester hours of credit spread over at least two semesters.
To begin, develop a proposal with the help of a sponsoring faculty member. Your proposal will be taken to a faculty committee. When your project is approved, you may begin work and meet periodically with your faculty sponsor.
Megan (Moreo '14) Etzkorn's departmental honors project, "Zero Dollar Art Department: Creating Something out of Nothing," includes a short book and a website with art project ideas, lesson plans and more. >>> Megan's story
Over the last several years, students have completed a variety of projects:.
- Kenneth Beeker, "'The Jefferson Lies:' Fundamentalizing America"
- Laura Galley, "Nutrition Assessment of Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, Hancock County, Ind."
- Ruthann Stuckey, "The Scheming of the Shrew"
- Dean Walters, "Mycobacterium Tuberculosis"
- Brianna Lugibihl, "'Demo': A Theatrical Exploration of Trauma in Adolescence"
- Rebecca Lapp, "Children's Literature to Share Culture, Faith, and Language: A Collection of Bilingual Children's Stories"
- Amanda Bartel, "Keeping Track of the Past: Cataloging the Bluffton University Historic Clothing Collection"
- Sarah Dhondt, "Do Ethics Prevail? The Role of Moral Development in Fraud"
- Ryan Johnson-Evers, "Improving the Sustainability of Bluffton University"
- Rebecca Juliana, "'The Beaver Monologues:' The Study of Social Work through Theatre"
- Carly Schweier, "It's a Healthy Obsession! An Analysis of Personality and Fandoms"