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Dakota College at Bottineau Beginning Second Year of Honors Program

Posted on 9/19/2013

The Honors Program is beginning its second year at Dakota College at Bottineau.

Dakota College has created honors courses which are tied to core courses students take in their studies. The program was created to integrate an honors component into current course offerings.

Students enroll in the core course and then also enroll in a one credit Honors component connected to the core course. All of the Honors sections are conducted differently. Some involve additional writing and research, some involve projects and others involve presentations or community service.

To qualify for the Honors Program, incoming Freshmen must have a minimum 3.25 GPA or an ACT composite minimum score of 22. Current college students with at least 12 earned credits must have a minimum 3.25 GPA. To remain in the program, students must maintain a 3.25 GPA.

Dr. Ken Grosz, Campus Dean, states, "Dakota College is proud of the students who participate in the institution's Honors Program. It demonstrates that they have an appetite for the best education possible, an eagerness to seize opportunities for self-improvement, and a willingness to intellectually challenge themselves."

Keri Keith, coordinator of the Honors Program, remarked as follows, "The Honors Program was successful in its first year. The program is small, but has grown each semester that it has been offered. This year we are on track to double the number of participants, which is exciting both for students and faculty."

At the close of fall semester, many of the Honors students will participate in a symposium at which they will present their research findings and the concepts they studied while participating in the program. The symposium will highlight the work accomplished in their chosen courses.

Fall 2013 Honors course offerings are as follows: Anatomy and Physiology I, General Chemistry I, Introduction to Computers, College Composition I, American Literature I, US History to 1877 and Introduction to Psychology.



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