Departmental Honors Program

To graduate with honors in Comparative Literature, students must complete a thesis, which will be evaluated by a director and a second reader. Students will receive 3 credits each semester for independent work on the thesis. A grade of B+ or better is required in the two Honors in Comparative Literature courses (01:195:495,496).

To qualify, at the end of the junior year majors must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better, and a grade-point average of 3.5 or better in the major at the end of their junior year. They must have their topic approved as adequate for an honors thesis by their chosen thesis director and the undergraduate director. Such approval is usually required by the end of the spring semester of the junior year and in no case later than the end of the add/drop period of the first semester of the senior year.