For outstanding students majoring in the field of U.S. History.
Departmental Honors & Awards
The purpose of departmental honors is to reward students for exceptional achievement within their major. Students are nominated for departmental honors by the head of the department of their academic major. Three levels of departmental honors are awarded:
- 3.6 GPA in the Major
- High Honors
- 3.7 GPA in the Major and either Comprehensive Examination OR Honors Thesis
- Highest Honors
- 3.8 GPA in the Major and Comprehensive Examination AND Honors Thesis
The thesis is a major research or creative project, usually (but not necessarily) in the field of the student’s major, and advised by a full-time faculty member. The project begins following approval of the thesis proposal, and the completed thesis is due on the Friday after spring break.
This exam is developed and administered by the department. It includes a written component. It also includes a component that is common to all students, and that tests their understanding of core knowledge in the discipline. The questions require synthesis of ideas and comprehensive reflection about a substantial portion of the student’s coursework in the department.
The purpose of departmental awards is to reward students for exceptional achievement within their major. Students are nominated for departmental awards by the head of the department of their academic major.
Recognizes students for their outstanding achievements in Anthropology.
Given to students in Anthropology who have demonstrated excellence in original field research.
Recognizes the excellence, commitment, and promise of a student new to the field of anthropology.
Honors the student(s) in History with the top scholastic records.
For excellence in the study of History.
Awarded to student(s) demonstrating high academic achievement in the study of History.
Awarded to students majoring in History and demonstrating superior performance overall, and particularly in the field of History.