Taking Spanish with Honors Contract

What is an "Honors Contract"?
An Honors Contract gives both students and faculty in a non-honors section the exciting opportunity to do honors work. In principle, a contract could be designed for almost any college course, whether for vocational enhancement or for transfer. It is an agreement that specifies the honors level objectives and tasks to be completed by the student in addition to those of the normal class. The contract also includes the methods of evaluation, a syllabus for the non-honors course appropriately amended with the honors components, and a signature sheet, indicating acceptance by the student and instructor. Contracts are made at the discretion of the professor and with the assistance of campus honors coordinators. Honors contract requirements may include additional readings, writing, as well as special projects. The biggest advantage of honors contracts is that they allow students to explore their favorite subjects in greater depth while compiling the honors units that they need to transfer within the boundaries of their own personal schedule.

How do I turn my non-honors class into an Honors Contract?
Once you decide which course you would like to convert to “honors,” approach the professor on or before the first day of class if possible to ask if he or she is willing to do an Honors Contract. If the professor agrees,

you must pick up Honors Contract forms from the Honors office located in AH-102 as soon as possible in order to complete the Honors Contract process within the FIRST WEEK of school classes.

After completing the contract application, it is necessary to obtain signatures from the course instructor before returning the form to AH-102. The Honors Coordinator will acquire additional signatures. As a general guideline,

you may anticipate an investment of one-quarter to one- third more effort in earning honors credit, remember that performance expectation are higher in Honors contracts! Once your contract has been processed, you may NOT go back into the regular section of the course.

An administrative process is used to move you into honors standing, and your formal transcript will reflect your completion of an Honors course.

Process and requirements to take Spanish class with Pofessor Estrada Olalde

1) First of all, first come first serve. I can only accept TWO students to take the class with Honors Contract.

2) You need to show me that you got a GPA of a least a "B" in the spring 2017 semester. Without this I cannot help you.

3) You get the contract form then we meet together during the second week to discuss academic work you need to achieve to get a grade with honors.

 

 

Email: jestrada@sdccd.edu