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Honors

Honors (For CSRE Majors)

Overview: The honors program offers an opportunity to do independent research for a senior thesis. It iopen to majors who have maintained a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 in the major and 3.3 overall. The honors thesis is intended to enable students to synthesize skills to produce a document or project demonstrating a measure of competence in their specialty.

The application for honors must be submitted by the Sunday, May 31st 2020, but students are encouraged to apply earlier. The application includes a proposal describing the project that is approved by the faculty adviser and director of the undergraduate program. Students are required to identify both a faculty adviser and a second reader for the thesis project. The faculty adviser for the honors thesis must be an academic council faculty member and affiliated faculty of the student's major.

Honors students take CSRE 200X CSRE Senior Seminar, which fulfills the program's WIM requirement, and also enroll in CSRE 200Y CSRE Senior Honors Research and CSRE 200Z CSRE Senior Honors Research, in Winter and Spring quarters to continue to access peer and faculty support as they write their theses. Senior Honors Research (CSRE 200Y and CSRE 200Z) courses cannot count for the 60 units towards your major but do count for the 180 units towards your bachelor's degree. Students must complete their theses with a grade of 'B+' to receive honors in CSRE.

An honors colloquium held near the end of Spring Quarter affords students an opportunity to present their research formally. Prizes for best undergraduate honors thesis are awarded annually by the CSRE Program.

Application:  HONORS FOR CSRE MAJORS

Find more information on Honors requirements on the Honors Tab in the CSRE Bulletin. 

Interdisciplinary Honors (For Non-CSRE Majors)

The Interdisciplinary Honors Program for Non-Majors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity is intended to complement study in any major. Students who participate in the honors program receive their degree from their program of study with departmental honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

Honors certification will be open to students majoring in any field with a GPA in their chosen major of 3.5 and an overall GPA of 3.3. As a prerequisite, students apply for entry by Sunday, May 31st 2020, but students are encouraged to begin earlier. During the application process, students outline a plan for course work and design an honors project in consultation with their proposed thesis adviser and the CSRE senior seminar coordinator.

The application describes how the student may fulfill the course requirements for interdisciplinary honors in CSRE and includes a proposal describing the project that is approved by the faculty adviser and director of the undergraduate program. Students are required to identify both a faculty adviser and a second reader for the thesis project. The faculty adviser for the honors thesis must be an academic council faculty member and affiliated faculty of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Students who have been approved to write an Honors Thesis through the Interdisciplinary Honors Program must, prior to graduating, take CSRE 196C – Introduction to CSRE, and one more CSRE Core or Foundational course.

An honors colloquium held near the end of Spring Quarter affords students an opportunity to present their research formally. Prizes for best undergraduate honors thesis are awarded annually by the CSRE Program.

Application: INTERDISCIPLINARY HONORS FOR NON MAJORS 

Find more information on Honors requirements on the Honors Tab in the CSRE Bulletin. 

 

IDA Creative Honors

The IDA Senior Honors Thesis provides qualified students with the opportunity to pursue original research in their areas of interest. Students are expected to produce a creative project and rationale of the highest quality, reflecting three quarters of sustained effort and engagement. To participate in honors research, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA in the major and a 3.3 GPA overall and have taken at-least 25 units worth of IDA approved courses. The final thesis must receive at least B+ in order to acquire an honors distinction.
 
The creative honors thesis consists of two components: the creative work itself, and a written rationale (the Critical Statement of Artistic Intent). The creative work should be as rigorous an endeavor as a traditional written thesis. Past examples include a body of visual artwork, a script for a pilot T.V. episode, a soundscape experience, a fiction novel, and an album of music. 
 
Students interested in pursuing and IDA Creative Honors Thesis must submit this application by Sunday May 31st, 2020
 
Application: IDA CREATIVE HONORS
 
Find more information on the IDA Website and on the Guidelines Page

Bing Honors College

Students who intend to write a senior honors thesis have the opportunity to participate in Bing Honors College before the start of their senior year. BHC provides students an extended period of focus and time in the summer to work closely with a faculty member on the beginnings of their thesis.

If you are intending to write a thesis with CSRE, and are interested in taking advantage of this excellent opportunity, please apply to BHC on the Bing Honors College website