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Department of Comparative Literature

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 requirements CMLT-HON

For qualified majors, participation in the departmental honors program affords an opportunity to engage in advanced, independent work and to focus on topics of special interest. Students planning to go on to graduate study should be aware that such advanced work on the undergraduate level could enhance their chances of being accepted into graduate programs and of being awarded graduate fellowships.


  1. Studies for Honors. Six (6) credit hours:
    • CMLT-C 499 Studies for Honors
  2. Honors Options. Students choose one of the following options to earn the required credit hours in CMLT-C 499:
    • Honors Tutorials. Complete three (3) honors tutorials for two (2) credit hours each. Tutorials to be taken in conjunction with upper-level comparative literature courses in which the student is concurrently enrolled.
    • Honors Thesis. Complete an honors thesis, typically during senior year, for three (3) credit hours each semester.
    • Honors Project. Complete an honors project, typically during senior year, for three (3) credit hours each semester. Specific conditions and guidelines for project determined in collaboration with the Honors Committee.
  3. College GPA. A College grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.300 is required.

Exceptions to and substitutions for honors requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.