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Form Deadline:

Fall 2017 forms are due Monday, August 28.

Explore topics outside of coursework already offered at the University of Iowa by enrolling in HONR:3050 Honors Studies. This is an independent study course that allows honors students the ability to pursue academic interests and customize their course material. Examples include a research project, case study, or a continuation of material presented in a previous course. Honors students collaborate with an Iowa faculty member to design course material, schedule assignments, and structure grading criteria.

To Enroll:

  1. Meet with your instructor and negotiate the terms of your independent study.
  2. Fill out the web form below and click submit.
  3. Your form will be emailed to you. Print this email, sign it, and have your instructor sign it.
  4. Register for HONR:3050 by selecting your instructor's name from the drop-down list in MyUI.
  5. Turn your signed form in to 420 Blank Honors Center by the deadline above. You may consider your submission accepted unless we contact you.

Important Information:

  • Grading: A-F (honors credit will not be awarded if a non-passing grade is received.)
  • Your instructor certifies satisfactory completion of your plan of study by submitting a grade for your work.
  • If your instructor's name does not appear in the instructor list, email honors-program@uiowa.edu with their name and department to have them added to the list.
  • Registered students are expected to commit three hours per week to the experience for each credit hour earned.
  • The subject matter may not significantly duplicate other courses on campus.
  • If you have not received permission from the instructor to add this section, your enrollment may be administratively dropped.

Contact the Honors Advising Director Holly-Yoder@uiowa.edu with questions.

First name and last name only. Please refrain from using Dr., Professor, etc.
Provide a short but descriptive title for your project.
Explain your topic and describe the content of your independent study. Include the grading criteria to be used by your instructor and the expected outcome—e.g., 25-page paper, web site, presentation, etc. as well as your timeline for project completion.