Studying the situation of refugee women in Mexico and Denmark. Developing a stainless steel clamp to use in surgery. Taking on WYSIWYG to design a program that uses simple mark-up language. Imagine the possibilities.
Ana Lucia Marquez
International Relations Major
Working with female refugees inspired Ana's Honors project, "Integration, Gender, and Complexity: A Study of Refugee Women in Denmark and Mexico," where she compared the cultural, economic, and social integration of refugee women in the two countries. Her experience also led her to pursue a career in international grassroots social work. Read more about Ana's Honors project.
Your independent research, scholarship, and creative work are supported by our nationally-recognized Honors Program, which was cited as one of two model programs in the nation by the federal Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).
Honors may be undertaken as early as your junior year though most projects are conducted during the senior year. As a candidate for Honors, you'll obtain the endorsement from your department and complete three to five credits (two, in special cases) of advanced study under the supervision and guidance of an interdisciplinary faculty committee.
Recent Honors Projects
Continuing Knox College's long history with the Peace Corps, these young alumni will serve in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Luke '08 and Samantha Claypool Temple '11 are among a group of Peace Corps volunteers invited to hear President Barack Obama speak during his visit to Africa.
Fifteen Galesburg eighth-graders will be the George Washington Gale Scholars Class of 2017. They will hear from several speakers, including Knox College President Teresa Amott and program director Les Hunter.