The Honors Program

In addition to the courses required for a rite major, candidates for the honors of distinction and high distinction in German Literature or German Studies must complete German 498 and present a thesis on a topic chosen in consultation with an advisor in the Department. The aim of Honors work in German is

(1) To consolidate general knowledge of the history and development of German language, culture, and history;

Honors Requirements for Political Science

Honors Requirements

Students who wish to be considered for graduation with Departmental Honors in Political Science must have an A- cumulative average or higher after six semesters.  Prospective applicants should consult with members of the Department during their junior year to define a suitable Honors project and to determine whether a member of the Department is competent to act as an advisor and will be available to do so.

The Black Studies Department

Black Studies provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the histories and cultures of Black people in Africa and around the world. Students interested in majoring in Black Studies should aim to take BLST 111, 200 and 300—the three core Black Studies courses—normally before the end of their sophomore year. Majors must complete the core courses before the final semester of their senior year.