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Department of Comparative Literature

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements CMLT-HON
Majors who have maintained a high level of academic achievement with a GPA of 3.300 or higher, and who have taken at least one 300-level comparative literature course, are eligible for the Departmental Honors Program.


Students may qualify for graduation with honors in Comparative Literature in one of three ways:

  1. Completing three honors tutorials
  2. Writing an honors paper
  3. Completing an honors project

An undergraduate senior seminar in Comparative Literature may be substituted for one of the honors tutorials.

Interested students may obtain detailed information from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  • Students must have a College GPA of 3.300 or higher to qualify for admission to a Departmental Honors program and to receive Departmental Honors. Units may set a higher College GPA.
  • Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
  • Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.