Departmental Honors Program


Please note: The Department Honors Program is separate from the College Honors Program. For more information about College Honors, please visit A311 Murphy Hall or www.honors.ucla.edu.


Departmental Honors Application

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.

Prior to admission to the honors program, students must identify a faculty sponsor (ladder faculty member—Assistant, Associate, or full Professor—within the department). Students must also write a two-page proposal (double-spaced) for their project, to be approved by the faculty sponsor and submitted with the application.

Students pursuing departmental honors must submit the contract for SLAVC 198A and 198B and enroll in SLAVC 191H by the end of the tenth week of the previous quarter.

Requirements

The honors program is a three-term sequence (SLAVC 198A-SLAVC 191H-SLAVC 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).

  • SLAVC 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.
  • SLAVC 191H. Honors Senior Thesis in Slavic Languages and Literatures (4) 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.
  • SLAVC 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.

Sample enrollment:

Fall
SLAVC 191TA (2 units) w/ Instructor of Record
SLAVC 198A (4 units) w/ Faculty Sponsor

Winter
SLAVC 191H (4 units)* w/ Instructor of Record

Spring
SLAVC 191TC (2 units) w/ Instructor of Record
SLAVC 198B (4 units) w/ Faculty Sponsor

*Students enroll in this course instead of SLAVC 191TB. 

The thesis is normally 25 pages, but the honors thesis will be between 30-35 pages and will require more sources.

Students must have the same faculty sponsor the entire year, for both SLAVC 1918A and 198B.

Designations

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;
  • have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better; and
  • complete Slavic 198A, 191H, and 198B with a grade of C or better in each course.

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;
  • have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better; and
  • complete Slavic 198A, 191H, and 198B with a grade of A or better in each course.
Apply

To apply to the Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures’ departmental honors program, please fill out the application below. Students must also write a two-page proposal of their project to be approved by their faculty sponsor and the undergraduate faculty advisor, to submit with their application. Applications should be submitted to the Student Affairs Officer–Lisa Audish–in 322 Kaplan Hall.

Departmental Honors Application

Please contact the student affairs officer, Lisa Audish, at laudish@humnet.ucla.edu or (310) 825-3856 if you have any questions.