Outstanding undergraduate majors may qualify for the Comparative Literature honors program. In most cases, students join the honors program in their junior year, after acceptance via an application process. Interested students should contact the director of undergraduate studies for further information.
Honors students engage in advanced independent work, focusing on topics of particular interest. They are required to complete a total of six credit hours of CMLT-C 499: Studies for Honors. Students select one of three possible ways to fulfill these six credits: by completing three honors tutorials in conjunction with three different classes, each with a different instructor; by writing an honors thesis; or by completing an honors project.
If you plan to go on to graduate study, undergraduate honors work may enhance your chances of being accepted into graduate programs and of being awarded graduate fellowships.