The Honors Program in History of Art provides a special opportunity for highly motivated students to work closely with faculty and with other honors students in the context of a small group seminar and then in the context of the research and writing of a thesis. The program is open to juniors and seniors who have an overall grade point average of 3.4 or higher and a concentration grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students wishing to be admitted to the program apply to the departmental Honors advisor.
Honors students work with the departmental Honors advisor to devise a suitable schedule of courses. These include the Junior Proseminar (History of Art 393) to be elected in the Fall or Winter Term of the Honors candidate's junior year. This Pro-seminar is designed to provide a forum for discussion of ideas and problems in the history of art, for the exploration of research methodologies in the field, and for gaining experience in scholarly writing and oral presentation.
The Honors program culminates with the writing of an Honors Thesis during the senior year. This research paper represents the results of the student's independent investigation of a topic chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.