Majors, minors + certificates

Departmental HonorsDepartment of Comparative Literature

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

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.

Honors requirements

  1. Studies for Honors. Six (6) credit hours:
  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 and Hours 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.