Whether taking stand-alone classes or Honors by contract, our students tackle projects that are not just educational, but ambitious, exciting, and sometimes transformative for our community. Read the following examples and consider taking your own adventure in experiential education:
Honors Contract Projects:
- Biology students have shadowed nurses at Easton Memorial Hospital;
- Music students have attended and reflected on live symphonic performances;
- English composition students have volunteered in the writing center;
- Accounting students have created and used personal finance plans;
- History students have conducted in-depth research using primary documents;
- One science student conducted early research on the possibility of erecting a wind turbine on our campus;
Honors Class Projects:
- Biology: Have you seen the bins for recycling plastic bottles around campus? Those green tubs were born from a Biology honors seminar. Students collected data to support the need for and feasibility of establishing such a program, and presented their findings to a committee that included the president of the college, the director of maintenance, and the college’s chief financial officer.
- Sociology: In 2004, English & sociology classes investigated international news coverage of events including the American election, and presented a symposium describing the reaction of the world community to the re-election of George Bush.
- Communications: Honors students produced a film to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Chesapeake College, and were also key participants in organizing the first Intercultural Fair sponsored by communication classes.
- English: English 102 students in cooperation with the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, designed and produced, The Beacon, the college’s ongoing literary journal.