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DAAS Honors Program

Honors Major Requirements

AAS majors who want to pursue Honors can do so through an independent study process that leads to an Honors Capstone. Students interested in this opportunity should contact the department no later than the end of their junior year. Students wishing to pursue Honors must achieve a 3.4 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 GPA in the courses used for their major by the end of the second semester of their senior year.

The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies seeks to optimize the experience of DAAS students who want to pursue Honors. College Honors students may also be able to use their capstone thesis to meet the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

DAAS Honors requirements:

1. Complete one of the following three (3) upper-level seminars as a topic prospectus for Honors Capstone:

  • AAS 498: DAAS-In-Action
  • AAS 600: Proseminar: Interdisciplinary Approaches to African Studies
  • AAS 601: Proseminar: Interdisciplinary Approaches to African American and Diaspora Studies

2. Complete one independent study course with a faculty mentor the semester following the completion of the upper-level seminar topic prospectus.

3. Complete a Senior Honors Capstone (thesis or project in consultation with a faculty mentor).

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