Booth Honors Program

Holland Centennial Commons
Room 487, 4th Floor
(435) 652-7815

To find faculty & staff phone numbers and email addresses, please consult the University Directory.

Program Director

Mark Jeffreys Ph.D. (English), Ph.D. (Biocultural Anthropology)

Associate Director

Jeffrey Yule Ph.D. (English), Ph.D. (Evolutionary Biology)

Academic Advisor

Beth Axelgard M.S. (Psychology)

Program Description

The Honors Program at Dixie State University provides an intensive and rigorous curriculum to motivated students who want a more challenging classroom experience that focuses on problem solving, critical thinking, leadership, and social responsibility. The DSU Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council.


Admission to the DSU Honors Program is required and is based on a number of factors, including GPA, test scores, etc. Students are encouraged to visit the DSU Honors Program website for further information and to apply.

Honors Program Requirements

18 credits

Students who complete the Honors Program at the baccalaureate level will have “Honors Program Graduate” added to their transcripts in addition to receiving Latin Honors as appropriate.

Admission to DSU Honors Program required
Complete all of the following sequence
HON 1010Honors Methods3
HON 2010Honors Guided Reading3
HON 4010Honors Thesis3
Complete 9 credits from the following
HON 3010Honors Special Topics3
HON 3100From Page to Stage: Literary Text, Staging, and Performance3
INTS 3930AHonors Integrated Studies Topics3

Completion Requirements

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA 3.5 or higher.
  2. Complete at least 18 credits in Honors classes, including at least 9 credits of 3000-level Topics courses
  3. Complete an Honors Thesis (HON 4010)


HON 1010. Honors Methods. 3 Hours.

Required for the Honors Program curriculum. Designed to help Honors students build their Honors portfolio, to offer a support system through faculty mentoring, to provide and promote a variety of academic opportunities, to engage in intellectual pursuits, to participate in undergraduate research, and to foster a community of scholars in the Honors Program. Prerequisite: Admission to the DSU Honors Program OR program director permission. SP.

HON 2010. Honors Guided Reading. 3 Hours.

Honors students consult with faculty to design reading plans based on the Oxford/Cambridge model. Prerequisite: HON 1010 (Pass Grade) or permission of program director. FA.

HON 3010. Honors Special Topics. 3 Hours.

Presents a topic, problem, or theme of broad academic interest. Honors students will engage in a challenging variety of academic activities, depending on the disciplinary focus of the topic. Research required. Repeatable as topic varies up to 9 credits. Prerequisite: HON 2010 (Grade B or higher) or program director permission. FA, SP.

HON 3100. From Page to Stage: Literary Text, Staging, and Performance. 3 Hours.

Honors Course. The course is designed to enhance students' understanding of both literature as reading text and literature as performed text and the connections between these two mediums. The course will introduce concepts of literary analysis through standard literary critical techniques as well as introduce concepts of staging and theatrical performance. Students will participate in the reading aspect of text as well as participate in the practical creation of theatrical works based on those reading texts. Students will illustrate their understanding of written textual analysis through lecture, discussion, written critique, and research writing. Students will then illustrate acquisition and implementation of problem-solving skills as well as an understanding of the realities of Creative Theatrical Presentation through script adaptation, lecture, and demonstration. This course will develop students' awareness of the potential power inherent in literature on the page as well as its counterpart on the stage. Prerequisites: ENGL 2010 and THEA 1713 (courses Grade C or higher) and Admission to DSU Honors Program or Honors Program Director permission. SP.

HON 4010. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours.

Honors students, in consultation with faculty, design, propose, and produce an original senior Honors thesis. Prerequisite: HON 2010 (Grade B or higher) AND Senior standing or permission of program director. FA, SP.


Program Director

Mark Jeffreys Ph.D. (English), Ph.D. (Biocultural Anthropology)

Associate Director

Jeffrey Yule Ph.D. (English), Ph.D. (Evolutionary Biology)


Denise Burton M.A. (English)


Beth Axelgard M.S. (Psychology)