Record Group 24: Honors Program
Student Papers Series
Inclusive Dates: 2001-2007
Size: 2 cubic feet
Bulk Dates: 2002-2004
Provenance: Various Berry students
Organizational Information: The Berry College Honors Program, which began in the early 1990s, provides students with an opportunity to learn within an intellectually challenging community of peers and instructors. All Honors courses are taught as seminars that provide an environment for the development of effective communication and critical-thinking skills. To be admitted into the Honors Program, an entering freshman must have SAT scores of 1200+ or ACT scores of 27+, a high-school GPA of 3.5+ and submit a writing sample. A student currently enrolled at Berry or a transfer student must have a 3.5+ GPA on all college work completed and must submit a writing sample and the names of two Berry College faculty in support of his or her candidacy for the program. A student must have a 3.5+ GPA in all college course work in order to receive an Honors diploma upon graduation.
The Honors Senior Thesis, spread over two semesters, may take many forms: a traditional research paper on a particular topic, an in-depth study of specific texts, empirical research, practical applications, or a creative/performative effort. Students must perform satisfactorily in a defense of the Senior Thesis, which is normally scheduled during the next-to-last semester of residence at Berry College.
The Honors faculty includes instructors from all schools of the college. Honors faculty include the director of the Honors program, members of the Honors Committee, and instructors teaching the Honors colloquia, seminars, Honors-designated upper-division classes and directing Honors senior theses.
Description: This collection contains senior theses of student participants in the Honors Program at Berry College and senior theses from the Religion and Philosophy Department which were NOT submitted under the Honors Program. These papers were initially submitted in Spring 2002.
Arrangement : Theses are arranged alphabetically by subject heading (major) and students' surnames.
Subject Headings: Anthropology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Communication, Economics, English, French, German, Government, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish, and Studio Art.
Miscellaneous: Amy Summerlin initially processed these papers in 2002.
Permission to publish must be obtained from the Executive Assistant to the President. Please cite: Item identification, Record Group 24 Honors Program - student Papers, Berry College Archives, Memorial Library, Berry College.