Students will be admitted into the Honors Program at the end of the spring semester of their Junior year. Prior completion of the Seminar in Art History (082:491 or 492) and Approaches in Art History (403) are recommended, but not mandatory. A 3.5 average in Art History courses and a 3.0 GPA is required for admission.
Honors students take two semesters of Honors in Art History (082:497 and 498- 6 credits) in which they complete a major research paper. The work of the two semesters is as follows:
1. Each semester's course carries 3 credits. A 3-credit commitment involves roughly the same effort as a regular 3-credit course, approximately 9 hours per week.
2. During the fall semester of the Senior year, students will conduct research on their senior honors papers in consultation with individual advisors. At the same time, they must attend an Honors Seminar. The seminar will help students and guide them through the stages of research and writing.
3. During the spring semester of the senior year, students will complete the writing of their honors papers in consultation with their individual advisors. At the end of the Spring semester, students will present their papers at an Honors Conference. All deadlines given by the Honors Coordinator must be adhered to.
4. Participation and performance in the Fall and Spring Honors Seminars will count toward the student's final grade.
Each paper will be read and evaluated by two faculty members - the supervising professor and a second reader- who will recommend students for the appropriate level of honors.
An Honors Committee, chaired by the Undergraduate Director, will review these recommendations plus the student's entire record and will make the final determination as to the level of honors to be awarded.