The American Culture (AC) Honors Program provides an opportunity for concentrators in AC and Latina/o Studies to complete a comprehensive, original independent project under the guidance of a faculty member in culmination of their undergraduate studies. We recommend that students choose topics in which they have acquired a comfortable level of academic understanding. The Honors Program thesis may take a variety of forms, for example, a research project, a critical or interpretive project, or a creative or performance piece. Creative and community-based projects should include a substantive introductory essay that sets forth the premises, aims, and cultural/intellectual contexts of the student's undertaking.
Honors Program requirements combine the AC or Latina/o Studies concentration course requirements with those outlined in the policy document below. AC and Latina/o Studies concentrators with an overall grade-point average of 3.5 or higher may apply to the Honors Program. The Honors Program spans three semesters. Students usually apply in the fall semester of their junior year. Though the Honors Program occasionally accepts late applications in the winter or spring/summer semesters, students' chances of success for acceptance to the program are greatest if they apply in the fall semester of the junior year with an identified area of possible focus.
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