The History Department’s Honors Program consists of enrollment in HI 401/402, a two-semester seminar course that will guide students through the research and writing of an Honors thesis. The ultimate goal will be the production of a 45-50 page Honors thesis on a subject of the student’s choice, grounded in primary research. The seminar instructor will advise students individually and facilitate a workshop environment for all thesis writers. Students will also work with a faculty advisor in a related research discipline.

The Honors Program offers dedicated students the opportunity to work closely with department faculty, participate in a stimulating and supportive intellectual community, and engage in deep and sustained research on a historical topic. As such, it promises to be a rewarding capstone experience that will be celebrated during graduation ceremonies with silver cords and special distinct in the convocation program.