Departmental Honors Program

Admission to the program

The honors program is open to departmental majors with a 3.5 grade-point average in upper division courses in the major and a 3.0 overall GPA. Students should apply for admission by spring quarter of their junior year. At the time of admission, students must have completed at least two upper division courses in their major. For application forms and further information, please visit slavic.ucla.edu or contact the departmental undergraduate advisor. Prior to admission to the honors program, students must identify a faculty advisory, who must be a regular member of the UCLA faculty. Students must also write a two page proposal of their project, to be approved by the faculty advisor and submitted with the application forms. Students pursuing departmental honors must submit the contract for Slavic 198A and Slavic 198B and enroll in Slavic 191H by the end of the tenth week of the previous quarter.

Requirements

The honors program is a three-term sequence (Slavic 198A- Slavic 191H-Slavic 198B), taken in addition to requirements for the major that culminates in the submission of a thesis. In most cases, courses 198A-191H-198B are taken during a student’s senior year (fall, winter, and spring quarters).

  • Slavic 198A. Honors Research in Slavic Languages and Literatures (4)
    Tutorial, three hours. Course 198A is requisite to 198B. Limited to senior departmental honors program students. Development of honors thesis under direct supervision of faculty member. Individual contract required. Letter grading.
  • Slavic 191H. Honors Senior Thesis in Slavic Languages and Literatures
    Seminar, three hours. Limited to senior departmental majors. Planning and development of senior honors capstone thesis; students are introduced to research methods and presentation skills; students must use target language for reserach. Verbal and written presentations required. P/NP or letter grading.
  • Slavic 198B. Honors Research in Slavic Languages and Literatures (4)
    Tutorial, three hours. Requisite: course 198A. Limited to senior departmental honors program students. Completion of honors thesis under direct supervision of faculty member. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

To qualify for graduation with departmental honors, students must:

  • Complete all requirements for the major
  • Have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or better in upper division courses required for the major and an overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Complete Slavic 198A-191H-198B

To qualify for graduation with departmental highest honors, students must:

  • Complete all requirements for the major
  • Have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.8 or better in upper division courses required for the major and an overall GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Complete Slavic 198A-191H-198B with a grade of A in each course.

*Please note: The Department Honors Program is separate from the Letters & Science College Honors Program. For more information, please visit A-311 Murphy or ugeducation.ucla.edu/honors/

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