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Undergraduate Catalog | 2006-2008
College of Liberal Arts
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Persian Language and Literature Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in Persian language and literature should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program at the beginning of their third year; they must apply no later than the beginning of their last year before graduation. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 is required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) Persian 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each half; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (3) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Philosophy Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in philosophy should apply to the undergraduate adviser for admission to the honors program at least two semesters before they expect to graduate. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 is required for admission, as well as completion of either Philosophy 329K or 329L with a grade of at least B.

The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) Philosophy 371H or 375M, with a grade of at least B; (2) Philosophy 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of at least B in both 679HA and 679HB; (3) satisfactory performance on an oral examination centered on the thesis completed in Philosophy 679H; (4) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (5) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Philosophy 371H or 375M may be counted toward the requirements of the major; Philosophy 679H is taken in addition to the requirements of the major.

Plan II Honors Program: Special Honors

Plan II students who plan to seek special honors in Plan II should apply to the director of the Plan II Honors Program for enrollment in Tutorial Course 660H, Thesis Course, at least two semesters before they expect to graduate. A University grade point average of at least 3.50 is required. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) Tutorial Course 660H with a grade of A in each half, or a departmental equivalent with a grade of A; (2) satisfactory performance on an oral honors examination centered on the thesis completed in Tutorial Course 660H; (3) a University grade point average of at least 3.50; and (4) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Portuguese Honors Program

The Portuguese Honors Program offers selected Portuguese majors more advanced and independent study than is possible under the regular degree plan. Students interested in this program should contact the department honors adviser prior to their senior year. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in Portuguese of at least 3.50 are required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) either Portuguese 378H and 379H with a grade of A in each, or two sections of Portuguese 379H with a grade of A in each; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (3) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Portuguese 378H, Honors Seminar, is offered as an organized course, while 379H, Honors Thesis, is offered by individual instruction. Students who choose to take two semesters of Portuguese 379H conduct individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic in the first semester and complete an honors thesis in the second semester. The student's research and writing are supervised by a department faculty member. Students who choose to take Portuguese 378H and 379H study a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic in the first semester; in the second semester, they complete an honors report under faculty supervision.

Portuguese 378H may be counted toward the requirements of the major; Portuguese 379H is taken in addition to the major requirements.

Psychology Honors Program

Prospective candidates for special honors in psychology should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program during the junior year. The application deadline is one week before the first registration period for the semester in which the student wants to enter the program. Requirements for admission are (1) a major in psychology; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.25 and a grade point average in psychology of at least 3.50; (3) completion of the following before entering the honors program: Psychology 301 or the equivalent with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 with a grade of at least C, and two additional psychology courses; and (4) consent of the honors adviser. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) thirty-one semester hours of psychology, including Psychology 458, 158H, 359H, and 379H; the student must earn grades of at least B in Psychology 359H, Honors Research I, and 379H, Honors Research II; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.25 and a grade point average in all psychology courses of at least 3.50; and (3) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

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Religious Studies Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in religious studies should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program by the end of their junior year. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 is required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) thirty-three semester hours of religious studies coursework, including completion of all major requirements; (2) Religious Studies 679HA, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of at least B; (3) Religious Studies 679HB, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A; in this course, the student completes a senior thesis, which must be approved by the director of religious studies; (4) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (5) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program during the junior year or the first semester of the senior year. The application deadline is one week before the first registration period for the semester in which the student wants to enter the program. Requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of at least B each semester; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (3) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 679H is taken in addition to the usual requirements of the major.

Russian Language and Culture Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in Russian language and culture should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program at least two semesters before they expect to graduate. The requirements for admission are a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) Russian 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of at least B in each half; in this course, the student must complete a paper judged Acceptable for Honors; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (3) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Scandinavian Studies Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in Scandinavian studies should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program upon completion of thirty semester hours; they must apply no later than upon completion of ninety semester hours. Admission is by means of a special examination; a University grade point average of at least 3.00 is also required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) Scandinavian 679HA and 679HB, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each; (2) a comprehensive honors examination with a grade of A; (3) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (4) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Sociology Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in sociology should apply to the honors adviser by October 1 for admission to the honors program the following spring; they should apply by April 1 for admission the following summer or fall. Requirements for admission are completion of sixty semester hours of coursework, a University grade point average of at least 3.00, and a grade point average in sociology of at least 3.50. Students must complete Sociology 302, and 317L or an approved equivalent, before applying for admission to the honors program; they should be enrolled in Sociology 317M and 379M no later than the semester in which they begin the honors thesis coursework. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) Sociology 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each half; (2) satisfactory performance on an oral defense of the senior thesis completed in the second half of Sociology 679H; (3) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (4) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

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Spanish Honors Program

The Spanish Honors Program offers selected Spanish majors more advanced and independent study than is possible under the regular degree plan. Students interested in this program should contact the department honors adviser prior to their senior year. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in Spanish of at least 3.50 are required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) either Spanish 378H and 379H with a grade of A in each, or two sections of Spanish 379H with a grade of A in each; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (3) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Spanish 378H, Honors Seminar, is offered as an organized course, while 379H, Honors Thesis, is offered by individual instruction. Students who choose to take two semesters of Spanish 379H conduct individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic in the first semester and complete an honors thesis in the second semester. The student's research and writing are supervised by a department faculty member. Students who choose to take Spanish 378H and 379H study a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic in the first semester; in the second semester, they complete an honors report under faculty supervision.

Spanish 378H may be counted toward the requirements of the major; Spanish 379H is taken in addition to the major requirements.

Turkish Language and Literature Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in Turkish language and literature should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program at the beginning of their third year; they must apply no later than the beginning of their last year before graduation. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 is required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) Turkish 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each half; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (3) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Urban Studies Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in urban studies should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program at the beginning of their third year; they must apply no later than a year before they expect to graduate. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 is required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) grades of A in Urban Studies 360 and 370; (2) Urban Studies 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each half; (3) satisfactory defense of the honors thesis completed in Urban Studies 679H; (4) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (5) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

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Scholastic Honorary Societies

In addition to Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma, honor societies for qualified freshman students in all academic fields, the University sponsors chapters of the following national organizations for which College of Liberal Arts students are eligible.

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta. National honorary premedical fraternity for students who have completed at least three semesters of premedical work.
  • Alpha Kappa Delta. National honorary sociology fraternity.
  • Delta Phi Alpha. National honorary German fraternity.
  • Dobro Slovo. National honorary Slavic fraternity.
  • Eta Sigma Phi. National honorary classical languages fraternity.
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon. National honorary geography fraternity.
  • Kappa Kappa Psi. National honorary band fraternity.
  • Mortar Board. National honorary society for seniors.
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon. National honorary economics fraternity.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa. National honorary leadership fraternity.
  • Phi Alpha Theta. National honorary history fraternity.
  • Phi Beta Kappa. National honorary society recognizing academic achievement in the arts and sciences.
  • Phi Kappa Phi. National honor society open to students in all academic fields.
  • Pi Delta Phi. National honorary French fraternity.
  • Pi Sigma Alpha. National honorary political science fraternity.
  • Psi Chi. National honorary psychology fraternity.
  • Sigma Delta Pi. National honorary Spanish fraternity.
  • Sigma Tau Delta. National honorary English society.
  • Tau Beta Sigma. National honorary band society.
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Graduation

Special Requirements of the College of Liberal Arts

All students must fulfill the general requirements for graduation given in chapter 1. Students in the College of Liberal Arts must also fulfill the following requirements.

  1. The University requires that the student complete in residence at least sixty semester hours of the coursework counted toward the degree. For the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, and the Bachelor of Science in Psychology, these sixty hours must include at least eighteen hours in the major. For the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, thirty of these sixty hours must be taken in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Natural Sciences.
  2. The University requires that at least six semester hours of advanced coursework in the major be completed in residence. For additional requirements of the College of Liberal Arts, see the major requirements of the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, and the requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
  3. Students may not complete degree requirements at another institution of higher education during the semester in which the degree is to be conferred.
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Receiving a Degree Audit and Applying for Graduation

An official degree audit lists all the requirements of the student's major, according to a catalog under which the student is eligible to graduate. The audit also includes any requirements that are specific to the student's individual program. It is the official statement by the Office of the Dean, Student Division, of the student's progress toward a degree. Students are required to have an official degree check appointment with a Dean's Office, Student Division adviser one semester before the semester in which the degree is to be conferred. It is strongly recommended that students schedule regular degree check appointments with the Student Division advisers once they have completed ninety semester hours of coursework.

The degree audit normally provides an accurate statement of requirements, but the student is responsible for knowing the requirements for the degree as stated in a catalog under which he or she is entitled to graduate and for registering so as to fulfill these requirements. The student should seek an official ruling in the Student Division before registering if in doubt about any requirement.

A student may schedule an official degree check once he or she has completed ninety hours of coursework and has officially declared a major and minor or concentration in the Student Division. A student in the College of Liberal Arts is required to declare a major by the time he or she has completed sixty semester hours of coursework. The student may submit an Official Declaration of Major and Minor either in the Student Division, Dorothy Gebauer Building 2.200, or online.

In the semester or summer session in which the degree is to be conferred, the candidate must be registered at the University and must file a graduation application form either in the Student Division or online. This should be done at the beginning of the last semester; it must be done by the deadline to apply for an undergraduate degree, which is given in the official academic calendar. No degree will be conferred unless the graduation application form has been filed on time.

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Undergraduate Catalog | 2006-2008
College of Liberal Arts
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