Departments & Programs

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Departmental Honors Program

To apply for departmental honors, a student must first complete 15 credit hours in one of the department's majors. As a rule, the student must have and maintain a grade point average of at least 3.500 in the major and 3.300 overall. Ordinarily the student should submit an application to the department office no later than the second semester of the junior year. With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, the student may then propose a thesis topic to a faculty member, who will direct the thesis project. While working on the thesis, the student must enroll in H399 Reading for Honors and H499 Honors Thesis. Only H499 will count toward the regular credit hour requirements of the major. The thesis advisor and one other faculty reader appointed by the department will grade the thesis. To qualify for honors at graduation, the thesis must receive a grade of A– or higher.