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England Study Abroad - Summer 2015 This summer, I was able to study literature for six weeks at King’s College London, one of the top twenty universities in the world. It provided me with the opportunities to become more independent, experience a wide variety of cultures, widen my knowledge of my favorite writers and poets, and make life-changing relationships with people from all over the world. I lived in Central London, within walking distance of many historical sites and was able to travel all over the country to renowned places like Oxford, Dover, Canterbury, and Stonehenge. Instead of traveling as a tourist, attending the university only helped make my stay even more memorable, as I was able to walk in the footsteps of many famous writers, such as Charles Dickens, W.B. Yeats, and William Shakespeare. I would give anything to go back. - Emily Teel, Junior, English Major—London, England-Summer 2015   Costa Rica Study Abroad - Summer 2015 My study abroad trip to Costa Rica was trip I will always remember and forever cherish. I met wonderful students that joined me on the trip that I bonded with on a deep level and made lasting memories with. All the Costa Ricans were eager to share their culture and unique outlooks on what "Pura Vida" (Pure Life), their country's mantra, really means. The program's focus was agroforestry, sustainable agriculture and sustainable tourism and our classroom, workshop, and field trip experiences helped us understand the theoretical and practical sides of these topics. Costa Rica has rich biodiversity, which their citizens make an effort to protect, both in natural places and within their agricultural practices. The coordinating institution in Costa Rica, CATIE, did an excellent job of making our trip as diverse as the flora and fauna we learned about. I did not feel like an observer but as though I was getting entrenched in their daily experiences, as we helped many of the farmers on our trip during some of their processing of their crops. On one visit to a Mollejones sugar cane farm, we helped make sugar cane candy from the time the cane is cut and the juice squeezed out to the point at which we mixed the cooled sugar cane mixture with nuts and evaporated milk and also poured the pure sugar cane mixture into molds the farmers will sell at market. It was many instances like this where we were able to utilize all our senses to experience the country, that made the trip that much more of a lasting impact. I was glad that we did not just go to the most tourist traveled destinations as this enhanced the trip. I was appreciative of the opportunity to see and experience this breath-taking country. ¡Pura Vida! - Janet Cordero, Graduate Student, Plant Science, College of Ag. and Nat. Resources   Peru Study Abroad - Summer 2015 I was blessed with the opportunity to intern at South America's best children's hospital; Hospital De Nino for a month. Working alongside amazing doctors, reinstated the notion that the medical field is for me. Wanting more, I took the initiative to find a dental placement shadowing a Dentista, Dr. Karen. I also crossed climbing the Machu Picchu mountain off of my bucket list! - Jolethea Downs, Summer 2015       Ghana Study Abroad Program  

Opening Faculty/Staff Institute 2016

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FACULTY/STAFF OPENING INSTITUTE The Division of Academic Affairs hosted its annual Opening Faculty/Staff Institute on Thursday, August 25. This year’s theme, “Reimagining HBCUs for the 21st Century,” provides an opportunity for the academic community to reflect on DSU’s mission, vision and core values within the context of the ever-changing higher education landscape.  Questions should be directed to the Office of the Provost at ext. 6100. Agenda Forms and Information Application for Change in Classification for Tuition Approval to Transfer Credit Change of Grade Request Change of Major/Declaration of Minor Class and Office Hours Course Substitution Deans and Chairs 2016-17 Incomplete Grade Contract Information Literacy Missing Grade Removal of Incomplete Grade Request for Overload Schedule Adjustment Time Schedule Guidelines for Reports/Activities University Calendar Fall 2016 University Calendar Spring 2017 Web for Faculty & Advisors Instructions

Study Abroad Photos and Videos

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Chengdu, China - Summer 2016 My trip to China was full of excitement and new experiences. I studied economics and marketing in Chengdu, a city within the Sichuan province notorious for its spicy foods. I was able to visit different cultural landmarks such as the Leshan Buddah, the largest Buddah in the world, as well as a city built within a river. The city night life in Chengdu impressed me the most, from the friendly natives to the beautiful glowing lights that filled the sky at night. My time in Chengdu, China was an awesome experience, I would do it all over again! - Ni’Jah K. Richardson, Junior, Economics Major   Paris Study Abroad - Spring Break 2016 Talk about the trip of a lifetime! I have dreamed of visiting Paris for years, and finally my dream came true. Although I am not a textiles major, I gained so much knowledge from our experience. My main purpose for embarking on this trip was to utilize the French speaking skills that I have acquired in my duration here at DSU. I encourage those who are interested to take the plunge and discover a new culture. If you are studying a foreign language let that be an incentive to study and travel abroad. It will truly be a memorable experience! - Shavon Rochester- Junior, Movement Science Major, Paris, France Spring 2016     I had an amazing journey in Paris. It was an experience I would love to relive again. The pictures do not even begin to capture what I saw, but they can give you an idea. I went into Notre Dame and prayed, and that brought a tear to my eye. It was so breathtaking. I thank my parents for making this opportunity possible. Our tour guide was fantastic, the food was delicious, and the people had great style. I was lucky to travel along with the Delaware State Fashion Majors, therefore giving me the opportunity to witness my very own fashion and trade shows. My most favorite endeavor was going to the top of the Eiffel Tower at night. Seeing the city at night was wonderful, it had a different feel than seeing Delaware at night. I plan to revisit Paris again, I hope I can make that come true. - Kimberly Klinkenborg, Senior, Nursing Major---Paris, France Spring 2016    

OIA Events

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Events Multimedia Adopt A Mug 2015 Chinese New Year (photos) 2015 Colorful China! 2015 DSU Homecoming Parade Fall 2015 Graduate Gala Thanksgiving 2015

Student Learning Outcomes

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Honors Program Student Learning Outcomes Student Learning Outcome I To provide talented and motivated students opportunities for intellectual growth and achievement, in small, challenging classes that encourage active intellectual participation, discussion and collaboration in the search for knowledge; Student Learning Outcome II To enhance student skills for analytical/critical thinking, logical examination and appraisal of ideas; Student Learning Outcome III To enhance student skills for problem solving and decision making; Student Learning Outcomes IV To enhance student skills for clear, precise, coherent and persuasive oral communication; Student Learning Outcome V To enhance student skills for clear, precise, coherent and persuasive written communication; Student Learning Outcome VI To engage students in the creative process of formulating a hypothesis, researching those problems and drawing conclusions that lead to either original classroom assignments or larger faculty-mentored research projects resulting in contributions of scholarly work to each student’s chosen field of study.   Honors Program Student Performance Outcomes Student Performance Outcomes I To prepare honors students through experience with department-based honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia and seminars, and independent study and research to ensure its students academic success; Student Performance Outcomes II To prepare honors students through experience with department-based honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia and seminars, and independent study and research to ensure its students academic success to ensure its students earn Honors Program Graduate Certification; Student Performance Outcomes III To prepare honors students through experience with department-based honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia and seminars, and independent study and research to ensure its students academic success to prepare its students for graduate and professional schools.
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Honors Program

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
Suite 325
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515
Email:  honors@desu.edu

Benefits of Membership

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Benefits of the DSU Honors Program Academic Learning Community courses Specialized Classes and Colloquia Smaller honors class sizes Cohort classes – Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior courses/activities Scholarly, diverse, interdisciplinary, and social activities Mentoring and Advising Priority advising period Priority registration Honors faculty advising and mentoring Graduate school preparation Thesis preparation and defense preparation assistance Research/Internship On campus research opportunities Summer research experiences for undergraduates Opportunity to attend and present scholarly workshops and conferences Internship opportunities Study-abroad programs Recognition Honors Program Graduate designation on transcript Honors cord and sash to be worn with graduation regalia Merit scholarships through the University Support Network Inclusion in the Honors Program Living-Learning Community Membership in Honors Students Association Support network of honors students Continued support from program staff and faculty mentors Facilities Honors study lounge Honors student housing for Freshmen in the Honors Living-Learning Community    
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Honors Program

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
Suite 325
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515
Email:  honors@desu.edu

Honors Students Association

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The Honors Students Association (HSA) The Honors Students Association comprises all the student members of the Honors Program. The Honors Program Director and Secretary serve as the advisors to the HSA. The Mission of the HSA The Honors Students Association (HSA) is dedicated to the cultivation, maturation, and outstanding academic achievement of the DSU Honors students whose first priority is individual academic achievement while representing DSU as a whole with honor and integrity. The HSA members provide social and scholastic support to the body and inspiration to all the DSU students to achieve academic excellence. HSA Activities The HSA sponsors all social activities planned by the Honors Program. All social events planned by the HSA are done via the auspices of the Honors Program. Honors students who exhibit improper behavior during HSA activities will be forbidden to participate in activities sponsored by the HSA. The Goals of the HSA The main objective of the HSA is for its members to be activity engaged in and support the DSU Honors Program. The goals of the HSA are: For each member to earn a minimum of 3.25 GPA for each semester. To motivate, support, and encourage each member in the successful completion of the DSU Honors Curriculum. For each member to earn membership in the National Honor Society of his/her discipline. To provide social and scholastic activities for its members. To function as a unit body of academic leaders who seek to motivate the DSU student body to academic success. Honors Students Council Honors Students Council consists of the following positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Residential Housing Representative. The role of the Students Council is to represent the honors students by serving as liaisons with the Honors Council. The Honors Council must keep the Students Council fully informed of the program and will elicit their cooperation in evaluation and development. This student group should enjoy as much autonomy as possible conducting the business of the committee in representing the needs and concerns of all honors students to the administration, and it should also be included in governance, serving on the advisory/policy committee as well as constituting the group that governs the student association. Elections for governing positions are to be held in April of each year. Terms are for one year and begin on April 15. Freshman may not serve in the position of President. In the event that a council member becomes ineligible for the Honors Program and hence cannot serve in a governing position, an election should be held immediately to fill the open position.  
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Honors Program

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
Suite 325
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515
Email:  honors@desu.edu

Honors Program Courses and Colloquia

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Honors Program Courses and Colloquia Honors Program students must take 4 departmental honors courses and 2 colloquia in order to satisfy the Honors curriculum.  Many honors courses are honors versions of general university courses. Honors course enrollment is limited to 20 students. Honors courses and colloquia are reserved for students in the Honors Program; however, a student who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above may be given special permission by the Honors Program Director for admission into an honors course. The Honors Program Director works with the department chairs and college deans in matters of course and colloquia proposals, offerings, sectioning and honors faculty teaching assignments.  All honors courses are approved by the Honors Council, the Academic Affairs Committee and the Faculty Senate.     Course Title ART 101H Introduction to Art Honors (Spring only) ECON 201H Macroeconomics Honors (Fall only) EDUC 204H Philosophical Foundations of Education Honors (Fall only) EDUC 344H Instructional Technology in Education Honors (Spring only) ENGL 101H English Composition I Honors (Fall only) ENGL 102H English Composition II Honors (Spring only) GLOB 395H Global Society Honors (Fall only) HIST 201H American History Honors (Spring only) HIST 203H African American History Honors (Fall only) MGMT 305H Management Information Systems Honors (Fall even years) MGMT 325H Organizational Behavior Honors (Fall Odd years) MKT 300H Principles of Marketing Honors (Spring Odd years) MTSC 101H Survey of Math Honors (Fall Even years) MTSC 121H College Algebra Honors (Fall Odd years) MTSC 211H Game Theory and Strategy Honors (Spring only) PHIL 101H Critical Thinking Honors (Fall only) PHIL 201H Introduction to Philosophy Honors (Spring only) PSYC 101H Introduction to General Psychology Honors (Fall Even years) SCCJ 101H Introduction to Sociology Honors (Fall Odd years)     Colloquium Title HONR 300 Conflict of Cultures (Spring Odd years) HONR 301 Problems of Developing Nations (Fall Odd years) HONR 302 Native American History and Heritage (Fall Even years) HONR 303 The Vietnam War (Spring Even years) HONR 304 Space: The Final Frontier (Fall Odd years) HONR 305 Technology & Society (Spring Even years) HONR 306 The 1960's. A Retrospective. HONR 340 Religion/Ethnicity in Media & the Arts (Fall Even years) HONR 390 The Mathematics in the Music (Fall Even years-by request)  
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Honors Program

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
Suite 325
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
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Email:  honors@desu.edu

Honors Program Curriculum

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Curriculum The Honors Curriculum is a four-year program that begins with honors courses being offered in the fall semester of the freshman year.  The curriculum consists of: 12 credits of departmental-based honors courses; 6 credits of honors colloquia; and an honors senior research thesis in the students’ major. Honors level courses do not entail more assignments than a regular course; however, honors courses incorporate classroom discussion and peer assessment, and require students to engage in a deeper level of thinking and analysis. Honors students should exhibit improved analytical/critical thinking and logical reasoning skills; problem solving and decision making skills; coherent and persuasive oral and written communications skills; and skills necessary to perform research at a professional level. The Honors Curriculum consists of the following category of courses and activities: Interdisciplinary/multi-disciplinary colloquia/seminars Departmental Honors Courses including sections of general education courses Independent Honors Research/Study Project A senior honors research thesis Honors classes are kept small to promote and stimulate discussion, skill development and critical thinking. HONORS PROGRAM GRADUATE Designation Requirements An Honors Program Student may earn an Honors Program Graduate designation if he or she: Completes a minimum of 18 hours of Honors credit with a minimum of “B” in each course Maintains an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25 during the period he/she is in the program; Presents a paper or poster project on Honors Day each year after the freshman year Completes and defends a senior honors research thesis Petitions to the Honors Council for Honors Program Graduate designation and completes an Honors Inventory Form by the end of the semester before the semester he/she graduates. BREAKDOWN OF THE MINIMUM 18 HONORS CREDIT HOURS A minimum of SIX (6) credit hours of Interdisciplinary Honors Colloquia or Honors Independent Study Research A minimum of TWELVE (l2) credit hours of department based Honors courses with no more than SIX (6) coming from a single department Honors students who are approved for Honors Program Graduate designation will receive an honors sash at Commencement and have their Honors status acknowledged in the Commencement book. They will, likewise, have their Honors status designated in the official grade transcript and as part of their permanent academic record.
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Honors Program

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
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Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515
Email:  honors@desu.edu

Honors Program Admission

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Admission Criteria Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students Incoming freshmen and transfer students may apply for admission into the Delaware State University Honors Program at the same time they apply for admission to the University. Candidates for the Honors Program may apply by simply completing a short Honors Program application and sending all other application materials to the DSU Honors Program. A prospective honors student must have: Admission to DSU without conditions; A GPA of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale); An SAT combined score of at least 1050 in Mathematics and Critical Reading, with at least 450 in each section; OR an ACT composite score of at least 22 in Mathematics and Critical Reading; and, Approval of the Honors Program. Platinum, Gold or Silver Award Recipients Applicants who have received a platinum, gold or silver award to attend Delaware State University are automatically given admittance into the DSU Honors Program. An official Honors Program application and all application materials must be submitted to qualify. Continuing DSU Students A continuing DSU student may apply to the Honors Program no later than the beginning of his or her junior year. The requirements for entry include: A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher; and Approval of the Honors Program. Application Materials A complete application includes the following materials which  be may be sent to the Honors Program by fax to (302) 857-7515 or by postal mail. An official high school or college transcript (current DSU students may submit an unofficial DSU transcript); Copies of official SAT scores (for incoming Freshmen only); Two (2) letters of recommendation from high school or college instructors; A typed 400-600 word essay explaining the desire to be admitted into the Honors Program; and, A list of academic and extracurricular achievements/awards.    
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Honors Program

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
Suite 325
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515
Email:  honors@desu.edu

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