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Department of Comparative Literature

Departmental Honors

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements CMLT-HON


  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. GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Units establish additional criteria, including admissions procedures, academic performance standards, and whether there are required courses, papers, or projects.
    3. Students who wish to earn honors in two different units must complete a distinct body of work for each honors notation.

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.