"My honors research experience was a turning point in
my undergraduate education. Prior to the year-long project, I primarily
envisioned myself as a consumer of knowledge. But the project helped me
to re-position my thinking to also contribute to the field as well." --
See below to read past
If you would like to apply for an Honors Research Grant, please refer to the guidelines listed in this pdf download and complete the online form.
pursue honors as a major
Majors in each of the study areas
who meet academic qualifications (at least a grade point average of 'B+'
in the major) may apply for admission to the Honors Program. Majors are
expected to participate in a Spring Quarter junior workshop in
preparation for their honors thesis research and then spend the three
quarters of senior year in an Honors Seminar designed to provide support
and mentorship to students pursuing thesis research. More than 50% of
CSRE-related majors choose to write an Honors Thesis each year.
Students must select a faculty advisor and a secondary reader who
agree to provide support and review the students final project for
assessment. Thesis students also present their work in an Honors
Colloquium towards the end of Spring quarter.
The Senior Honors
Seminar is coordinated by the Director of the Undergraduate Program and
the Senior Seminar Coordinator (an advanced graduate student selected
who leads the seminar for two years).
How to pursue honors as for
minors and non-majors
The Interdisciplinary Honors Program for Non-Majors in Comparative
Studies in Race and Ethnicity is intended to complement study in any
major. Students who participate in the Honors Program receive their
degree from their program of study with departmental honors in
Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
Honors certification is open to students majoring in any field with a
GPA in their chosen major of 3.5 (or better) and an overall GPA of 3.3
or better. Students apply for entry by Spring quarter of the junior year
(deadline June 1), but students are encouraged to begin earlier.
The application describes how the student will fulfill the course
requirements for interdisciplinary honors in CSRE and includes a
proposal describing the project that is approved by the faculty advisor
and director of the undergraduate program. Students are required to
identify both a faculty advisor and a second reader for the thesis
project. Applications are available in the CSRE Undergraduate Program
office and on the program website.
Requirements: CSRE Interdisciplinary Honors students are required to
take the following courses:
These courses must be completed with a grade of B+ or better for the
- CSRE 196C. Introduction to Comparative Studies in Race and
- a second course identified as core or foundational to
- a core, foundational, thematic, or cognate course related
to the topic of the proposal or honors research (selected in
consultation with the thesis advisor)
- CSRE 200X. Senior Seminar
- CSRE 200Y. and 200Z. CSRE Senior Honors Research
Beginning with the Class of 2009, CSRE Honors Theses are available
on this site. The list of theses titles demonstrates the range of topics
and interests supported by the Honors program and the ethnic studies
majors. Further review of the abstracts show the interdisciplinary
nature of these programs through the diverse methodologies utilized to
conduct student research.
For a complete listing of past honors
theses, please visit the archive.
2011 Honors Thesis Repository
on the thesis title to read the thesis.