Departments & Programs

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Departmental Honors Program

The departmental honors program is designed to provide outstanding students with an in-depth training in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish. Such students are encouraged to enroll in this program in their junior or senior year. Honors students must complete a minimum of two courses: N399 Reading for Honors (3 cr.) and N499 Honors Thesis (3 cr.). Students interested in enrolling in N399 should consult the director of undergraduate studies. In N399 students do advanced readings in Arabic, Persian, or Turkish in preparation for work on a research project. N499 involves a research project leading to the completion of the student's honors thesis. This course should be taken under the supervision of the faculty tutor who guided the student in N399.