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
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.
Storytelling is key to peacebuilding, and graduates from liberal arts colleges make ideal Peace Corps volunteers because they are well-prepared, says Jody Olsen.
Two-day event spotlights service in Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and KnoxCorps, providing students with "a much more nuanced understanding of the kinds of meaningful work they can perform after graduation."