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Afroamerican and African Studies Major

Effective Date of Concentration: Fall 2011

May be elected as an interdepartmental concentration program

Concentrating in Afroamerican and African Studies will allow you to gain a broad understanding of the African Diaspora - the varied cultures of African-descended people around the globe - while at the same time allowing you to develop specialized knowledge about one of three major geographic areas within the African Diaspora: Africa, the Americas, or the Caribbean.

Prerequisite to the Concentration

AAS 111: Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora (4 credits).

Concentration Program

  1. Two courses at the 200 level (6 credits total): 
    • One Area Course. This course must focus on one of three major geographic areas of the African Diaspora: Africa, the Americas, or the Caribbean. The following courses best satisfy this requirement:
      • AAS 200, "Introduction to African Studies"
      • AAS 201, "Introduction to African American Studies"
      • AAS 202, "Introduction to Caribbean Studies"
    • One Cross-Area Course OR Second Area Course. If you choose to take a cross-area course, it must focus on at least two geographic areas of the African Diaspora.  Those geographic areas include Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.  AAS 211, "Dynamics of the Black Diaspora," satisfies this cross-area requirement.
      If you choose to take a second area course, it must focus exclusively on one geographic area of the African Diaspora not covered in your first area course.
  2. Eight courses at the 300 or 400 level (24 credits total): 
    • Six Area Courses (focusing on one geographic area of the African Diaspora). All six of these courses must focus on the same geographic area: Africa, the Americas, or the Caribbean.  The area that you choose as your focal point is your sub-concentration area.  Among these six courses, you may include some cross-area courses if they include substantial coverage of your sub-concentration area.
    • One Cross-Area Course. This course must examine diasporic issues across at least two geographic areas of the African Diaspora.  Those geographic areas include Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.
    • One Second Area Course. This course must focus exclusively on one geographic area of the African Diaspora that is not your sub-concentration area.
  3. One Senior Seminar: AAS 495 (4 credits). This writing-intensive course offers a capstone experience for seniors. Students writing a DAAS Honors thesis must enroll in AAS 495-Honors, an advanced section of the course.

Suggested Specializations

In selecting courses for your sub-concentration, we recommend that you:

1. Cluster your 300- and 400-level courses around a particular specialization.  Many AAS courses relate to one or more of the following specializations:

  • Health and Education
  • Expressive Cultures: Literature, Media, Arts, Religion, Languages
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Globalization, Transnationalism, and Citizenship
  • Development, Politics, Law, and Environmental Studies
  • Urban Studies and Social Inequality

    For more information about specific courses that satisfy these specializations, please visit: www.lsa.umich.edu/daas/undergraduate/daascourseofferings

2. Include courses that represent different disciplines. For instance: 

  • If you are especially interested in African anthropology, you would benefit from taking a course in African sociology or African literature.
  • If you are especially interested in African American film and visual art, you would benefit from taking a course in African American psychology, history, or communication studies.
  • If you are especially interested in Caribbean or Latin American Studies, you would benefit from taking courses offered by the Department of Romance Languages or the Center for  Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  (In order to receive credit for courses offered by other programs or departments, you must seek permission from your DAAS advisor.)

For more information, please contact: daasadvising@umich.edu

Honors Concentration

Students wishing to pursue DAAS Honors must have a 3.4 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in AAS courses. In addition to requirements set for the concentration, students seeking Honors need to:

  • Contact the DAAS Honors Coordinator to apply for the program by the first term of their junior year, and no later than the end of the second term of their junior year. As part of the application process students also select a Faculty Thesis Advisor, who should be a member of the DAAS faculty.
  • Take a special section of the Senior Seminar (AAS 495), titled "Advanced research in Afroamerican & African Studies," in the Fall term of their senior year. The student's work in the Senior Seminar will focus on drafting a portion (approximately 25 pages) of the Honors thesis.
  • Take AAS 410, "Supervised Reading and Research," in the Winter term of their senior year, when they will expand, revise, and complete the thesis. The student's faculty advisor will normally oversee this independent study. The finished Honors thesis should be 40 to 60 pages.
  • Submit their final thesis to the DAAS office by the end of March. All theses must have the final approval of the faculty advisor. All theses are also read by at least one and in many cases two additional members of the faculty who will offer feedback and assess the quality of the thesis. If the thesis meets the criteria of excellence for receiving Honors, it will be assigned one of the following rankings: "Honors," "High Honors," or "Highest Honors." The final determination of Honors ranking is made by the Honors Program Coordinator in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Seniors earning Honors are invited along with their guests and advisors to the DAAS Graduation Ceremony, at which the students present brief summaries of their theses and receive a special certificate of achievement.

Afroamerican and African Studies concentration (Fall 2010-Summer 2011) +

Effective Date of Concentration: Fall 2010-Summer 2011 

May be elected as an interdepartmental concentration program

The CAAS concentration is centered on the idea of the African Diaspora so that students can explore the contrasting cultures of African-descended people around the globe. In addition, students will specialize in one geographic area of the Diaspora. Three areas have been defined: African Studies, Afroamerican Studies and Caribbean Studies.

Prerequisite to the Concentration.

CAAS 111: Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora (4 credits).

Concentration Program.

  1. The 200-Level Requirements. At the 200 level, CAAS courses are introductory or general surveys either within one of the geographic areas (Africa, African America, or the Afro-Caribbean) or across at least two of these areas. Because these courses build on the basic concepts and methods introduced in CAAS 111, students are strongly encouraged to take CAAS 111 before proceeding to any of these 200-level courses. At the 200 level, there are two requirements: (1) one course within one of the three major geographic areas; and (2) either one cross-area course focusing on Diasporic connections or a course within a second geographic area.
    1. One Area Course (3 credits): Each concentrator is required to take at least one course (3 credits) at the 200-level that is focused on issues solely in one of the geographic areas. This course may be in African Studies, Black U.S. Studies, or Afro-Caribbean/Latin American Studies. Students are strongly encouraged to take one of the following courses to meet this requirement: CAAS 200, "Introduction to African Studies"; CAAS 201, "Introduction to African American Studies"; or CAAS 202, "Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Studies."

    2. One Cross-Area Course or Second Area Course (3 credits): Each concentrator is required to take at least one 200-level course that examines Diasporic issues across at least two geographic areas: Africa and the U.S., Africa and the Afro-Caribbean, or the Afro-Caribbean and the U.S., or one additional 200-level course that focuses on issues in a second geographical area.

  2. The Upper-Level Requirements. Upper-level CAAS courses focus on more specialized issues and methods, frequently within particular disciplines or concerning an interdisciplinary problem in the study of an area. At this level, there are also courses focused on particular historical periods, literary genres and periods, sub-areas of the African continent (such as East Africa), national identities (such as Ethiopia), social, political, or economic movements (such as Pan-Africanism, urban redevelopment in the U.S., or Black feminist thought).

    Students are required to take at least 9 courses (27 credits) at the 300 and 400 level. Six of these courses are devoted to the student's chosen track, enabling in-depth study in one geographic area (the subconcentration). One course must focus on materials solely outside the subconcentration. One course must have a cross-area focus on Africa and its Diaspora. Each student is also required to take one Senior Seminar (CAAS 495) for 3 credits.
    1. The Subconcentration (18 credits) .

      CAAS offers three tracks based in study of the three major geographic areas of Africa and its Diaspora: African Studies, African-American Studies (U.S.-focused), and Afro-Caribbean Studies. To ensure that students gain depth in their studies, they must complete at least 6 upper-level courses (18 credits) in one of these geographic areas. Among these six courses, the student may include some cross-area courses, as long as the subconcentration area plays a central role in the course materials.

      In choosing courses for the subconcentration, students should do work across traditional disciplines. For instance, a student especially interested in African anthropology would be well served in also taking a course in African sociology or African literature. A student interested in African American film and visual art would be well served to take a course in African American psychology, history, or communication studies.

      (Students who are interested in specializing in Afro-Caribbean/Latin American Studies may supplement their CAAS courses with those from other units, such as courses offered through the Center for  Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Romance Languages. Students, however, must first seek permission from CAAS academic advising staff before doing so.)


    2. The Upper-Level Cross-Area Requirements (6 credits).

      If the subconcentration facilitates depth in a geographic area, the upper-level cross-area requirements encourage students to continue to build a breadth of knowledge. Students must take at least 2 courses (6 credits) that focus on geographic areas outside their chosen track.

      Each student is required to take one course (3 credits) fully outside his or her subconcentration either in Africa or the Diaspora. That is, those who choose the African Studies track must complete at least one upper-level course solely in Afroamerican or Afro-Caribbean Studies. Likewise, students subconcentrating in one of the Diaspora areas (i.e., African American or Afro-Caribbean Studies) must complete at least one upper-level course devoted solely to Africa.

      Each student must also complete at least one upper-level course (3 credits) that focuses on cross-area study between Africa and its Diaspora. This is in addition to any such cross-area courses counted toward the 18 credits of the subconcentration.

    3. CAAS 495: The Senior Seminar (4 credits).



      All students are required to take a Senior Seminar. As a capstone course, CAAS 495 invites students to reflect on and synthesize their studies by participating in a seminar format, by working on a particular problem of interest to the student, and through the production of a major research paper.

The Theme Cluster Option.

In addition to the above requirements, students can enhance their educational experience in CAAS by also clustering their courses around a theme crucial to understanding the historical cultures and contemporary issues of people of African descent. As students examine the course offerings in consultation with their CAAS academic advisor, they may seek to create a dialogue among their courses within a term and across terms by electing courses in which that particular theme stands out. This option is strongly recommended, especially for Honors concentrators.

Students may choose one of the following themes around which to cluster their courses:

The Arts and Performance
Colonialism and Post-colonialism
Contemporary Culture
Diasporic Connections
Education and Literacy
Gender and Sexuality
Health and Development
Information Technology
Mass Media
Migration and Travel
Nationalism and Pan-Africanism
Philosophy and Political Thought
Race and Environment
Urban and Community Studies

Honors Concentration [Effective Fall 2010]

 

Students wishing to pursue CAAS Honors must have a 3.4 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in CAAS courses.  In addition to requirements set for the concentration, students seeking honors need to:

  • Contact the CAAS Honors Coordinator to apply for the program by the first term of their junior year, and no later than the end of the second term of their junior year.  As part of the application process students also select a Faculty Thesis Advisor, who should be a member of the CAAS faculty.
  • Take a special section of the Senior Seminar (CAAS 495), titled "Advanced research in Afroamerican & African Studies," in the Fall term of their senior year. The student's work in the Senior Seminar will focus on drafting a portion (approximately 25 pages) of the honors thesis.
  • Take CAAS 410, "Supervised Reading and Research," in the Winter term of their senior year, when they will expand, revise, and complete the thesis. The student's faculty advisor will normally oversee this independent study.  The finished honors thesis should be 40 to 60 pages.
  • Submit their final thesis to the CAAS office by the end of March.  All theses must have the final approval of the faculty advisor.  All theses are also read by at least one and in many cases two additional members of the faculty who will offer feedback and assess the quality of the thesis.  If the thesis meets the criteria of excellence for receiving Honors, it will be assigned one of the following rankings: "Honors," "High Honors," or "Highest Honors."  The final determination of Honors ranking is made by the Honors Program Coordinator in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Seniors earning Honors are invited along with their guests and advisors to the CAAS Graduation Ceremony, at which the students present brief summaries of their theses and receive a special certificate of achievement.

Afroamerican and African Studies concentration (Fall 2008-Summer 2010) +

 

Effective Date of Concentration: Fall 2008-Summer 2010 

May be elected as an interdepartmental concentration program

The CAAS concentration is centered on the idea of the African Diaspora so that students can explore the contrasting cultures of African-descended people around the globe. In addition, students will specialize in one geographic area of the Diaspora. Three areas have been defined: African Studies, Afroamerican Studies and Caribbean Studies.

Prerequisite to the Concentration.

CAAS 111: Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora (4 credits).

Concentration Program.

  1. The 200-Level Requirements. At the 200 level, CAAS courses are introductory or general surveys either within one of the geographic areas (Africa, African America, or the Afro-Caribbean) or across at least two of these areas. Because these courses build on the basic concepts and methods introduced in CAAS 111, students are strongly encouraged to take CAAS 111 before proceeding to any of these 200-level courses. At the 200 level, there are two requirements: (1) one course within one of the three major geographic areas; and (2) either one cross-area course focusing on Diasporic connections or a course within a second geographic area.
    1. One Area Course (3 credits): Each concentrator is required to take at least one course (3 credits) at the 200-level that is focused on issues solely in one of the geographic areas. This course may be in African Studies, Black U.S. Studies, or Afro-Caribbean/Latin American Studies. Students are strongly encouraged to take one of the following courses to meet this requirement: CAAS 200, "Introduction to African Studies"; CAAS 201, "Introduction to African American Studies"; or CAAS 202, "Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Studies."

    2. One Cross-Area Course or Second Area Course (3 credits): Each concentrator is required to take at least one 200-level course that examines Diasporic issues across at least two geographic areas: Africa and the U.S., Africa and the Afro-Caribbean, or the Afro-Caribbean and the U.S., or one additional 200-level course that focuses on issues in a second geographical area.

  2. The Upper-Level Requirements. Upper-level CAAS courses focus on more specialized issues and methods, frequently within particular disciplines or concerning an interdisciplinary problem in the study of an area. At this level, there are also courses focused on particular historical periods, literary genres and periods, sub-areas of the African continent (such as East Africa), national identities (such as Ethiopia), social, political, or economic movements (such as Pan-Africanism, urban redevelopment in the U.S., or Black feminist thought).

    Students are required to take at least 9 courses (27 credits) at the 300 and 400 level. Six of these courses are devoted to the student's chosen track, enabling in-depth study in one geographic area (the subconcentration). One course must focus on materials solely outside the subconcentration. One course must have a cross-area focus on Africa and its Diaspora. Each student is also required to take one Senior Seminar (CAAS 495) for 3 credits.
    1. The Subconcentration (18 credits) .

      CAAS offers three tracks based in study of the three major geographic areas of Africa and its Diaspora: African Studies, African-American Studies (U.S.-focused), and Afro-Caribbean Studies. To ensure that students gain depth in their studies, they must complete at least 6 upper-level courses (18 credits) in one of these geographic areas. Among these six courses, the student may include some cross-area courses, as long as the subconcentration area plays a central role in the course materials.

      In choosing courses for the subconcentration, students should do work across traditional disciplines. For instance, a student especially interested in African anthropology would be well served in also taking a course in African sociology or African literature. A student interested in African American film and visual art would be well served to take a course in African American psychology, history, or communication studies.

      (Students who are interested in specializing in Afro-Caribbean/Latin American Studies may supplement their CAAS courses with those from other units, such as courses offered through the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Romance Languages. Students, however, must first seek permission from CAAS academic advising staff before doing so.)


    2. The Upper-Level Cross-Area Requirements (6 credits).

      If the subconcentration facilitates depth in a geographic area, the upper-level cross-area requirements encourage students to continue to build a breadth of knowledge. Students must take at least 2 courses (6 credits) that focus on geographic areas outside their chosen track.

      Each student is required to take one course (3 credits) fully outside his or her subconcentration either in Africa or the Diaspora. That is, those who choose the African Studies track must complete at least one upper-level course solely in Afroamerican or Afro-Caribbean Studies. Likewise, students subconcentrating in one of the Diaspora areas (i.e., African American or Afro-Caribbean Studies) must complete at least one upper-level course devoted solely to Africa.

      Each student must also complete at least one upper-level course (3 credits) that focuses on cross-area study between Africa and its Diaspora. This is in addition to any such cross-area courses counted toward the 18 credits of the subconcentration.

    3. CAAS 495: The Senior Seminar (4 credits).



      All students are required to take a Senior Seminar. As a capstone course, CAAS 495 invites students to reflect on and synthesize their studies by participating in a seminar format, by working on a particular problem of interest to the student, and through the production of a major research paper.

The Theme Cluster Option.

In addition to the above requirements, students can enhance their educational experience in CAAS by also clustering their courses around a theme crucial to understanding the historical cultures and contemporary issues of people of African descent. As students examine the course offerings in consultation with their CAAS academic advisor, they may seek to create a dialogue among their courses within a term and across terms by electing courses in which that particular theme stands out. This option is strongly recommended, especially for Honors concentrators.

Students may choose one of the following themes around which to cluster their courses:

The Arts and Performance
Colonialism and Post-colonialism
Contemporary Culture
Diasporic Connections
Education and Literacy
Gender and Sexuality
Health and Development
Information Technology
Mass Media
Migration and Travel
Nationalism and Pan-Africanism
Philosophy and Political Thought
Race and Environment
Urban and Community Studies

Advising.

The CAAS Advising Center (4649 Haven Hall) is staffed with faculty and graduate students eager to provide academic advising on the CAAS curriculum for any student interested in these fields of study, whether pursuing a concentration, an academic minor, or one course. Call (734) 615-7315 or drop by during the posted hours. The CAAS Advising Center also sponsors final exam study breaks, informational meetings on graduate study, and other such events.

 Honors Concentration.  (Effective through Summer 2010)

In addition to the above requirements set for the concentration, students seeking Honors also fulfill the following criteria.

  1. Students wishing to pursue Honors in Afroamerican and African Studies must have a 3.4 overall grade point average and a 3.5 average in CAAS courses.

  2. They should contact the Honors Coordinator to apply for Honors by the first term of their junior year.

  3. Students may choose to take an Honors discussion section of CAAS 111.

  4. By the beginning of the first term of the senior year, students should choose two Honors thesis advisors from the CAAS faculty, one of whom will serve as director.

  5. Honors students should take CAAS 495, "Senior Seminar," in the Fall term of their senior year. The student's work in the Senior Seminar will focus on drafting a portion of the Honors thesis (around 25 pages). Thus, the student will be working with both the CAAS 495 instructor and the two Honors thesis advisors, all three of whom will keep one another abreast of the student's progress.

  6. The Honors thesis project initiated in CAAS 495 must be expanded, redrafted, and completed in the Winter term of the senior year in consultation with the Honors thesis advisors, resulting in a finished Honors thesis of 50 to 75 pages.

  7. Students should take CAAS 410, "Supervised Reading and Research," in the Winter term of their senior year in conjunction with the completion of the Honors thesis.

  8. Seniors achieving Honors are invited, along with their guests and advisors, to an Honors dinner, at which the students present brief summaries of their theses.

Afroamerican and African Studies concentration (Fall 2000-Summer 2008) +

Effective Date of Concentration: Fall 2000 through Summer 2008 

May be elected as an interdepartmental concentration program

Prerequisite to the Concentration.

CAAS 111: Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora (4 credits).

Concentration Program.

  1. The 200-Level Requirements. At the 200 level, CAAS courses are introductory or general surveys either within one of the geographic areas (Africa, African America, or the Afro-Caribbean) or across at least two of these areas. Because these courses build on the basic concepts and methods introduced in CAAS 111, students are strongly encouraged to take CAAS 111 before proceeding to any of these 200-level courses. At the 200 level, there are two requirements: (1) one course within one of the three major geographic areas; and (2) one cross-area course focusing on Diasporic connections.
    1. One Area Course (3 credits): Each concentrator is required to take at least one course (3 credits) at the 200-level that is focused on issues solely in one of the geographic areas. This course may be in African Studies, Black U.S. Studies, or Afro-Caribbean/Latin American Studies. Students are strongly encouraged to take one of the following courses to meet this requirement: CAAS 200, "Introduction to African Studies"; CAAS 201, "Introduction to African American Studies"; or CAAS 202, "Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Studies."

    2. One Cross-Area Course (3 credits): Each concentrator is required to take at least one 200-level course that examines Diasporic issues across at least two geographic areas: Africa and the U.S., Africa and the Afro-Caribbean, or the Afro-Caribbean and the U.S.

  2. The Upper-Level Requirements. Upper-level CAAS courses focus on more specialized issues and methods, frequently within particular disciplines or concerning an interdisciplinary problem in the study of an area. At this level, there are also courses focused on particular historical periods, literary genres and periods, sub-areas of the African continent (such as East Africa), national identities (such as Ethiopia), social, political, or economic movements (such as Pan-Africanism, urban redevelopment in the U.S., or Black feminist thought).

    Students are required to take at least 9 courses (27 credits) at the 300 and 400 level. Six of these courses are devoted to the student's chosen track, enabling in-depth study in one geographic area (the subconcentration). One course must focus on materials solely outside the subconcentration. One course must have a cross-area focus on Africa and its Diaspora. Each student is also required to take one Senior Seminar (CAAS 495) for 3 credits.
    1. The Subconcentration (18 credits) .

      CAAS offers three tracks based in study of the three major geographic areas of Africa and its Diaspora: African Studies, African-American Studies (U.S.-focused), and Afro-Caribbean Studies. To ensure that students gain depth in their studies, they must complete at least 6 upper-level courses (18 credits) in one of these geographic areas. Among these six courses, the student may include some cross-area courses, as long as the subconcentration area plays a central role in the course materials.

      In choosing courses for the subconcentration, students should do work across traditional disciplines. For instance, a student especially interested in African anthropology would be well served in also taking a course in African sociology or African literature. A student interested in African American film and visual art would be well served to take a course in African American psychology, history, or communication studies.

      (Students who are interested in specializing in Afro-Caribbean/Latin American Studies may supplement their CAAS courses with those from other units, such as courses offered through the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Romance Languages. Students, however, must first seek permission from CAAS academic advising staff before doing so.)


    2. The Upper-Level Cross-Area Requirements (6 credits).

      If the subconcentration facilitates depth in a geographic area, the upper-level cross-area requirements encourage students to continue to build a breadth of knowledge. Students must take at least 2 courses (6 credits) that focus on geographic areas outside their chosen track.

      Each student is required to take one course (3 credits) fully outside his or her subconcentration either in Africa or the Diaspora. That is, those who choose the African Studies track must complete at least one upper-level course solely in Afroamerican or Afro-Caribbean Studies. Likewise, students subconcentrating in one of the Diaspora areas (i.e., African American or Afro-Caribbean Studies) must complete at least one upper-level course devoted solely to Africa.

      Each student must also complete at least one upper-level course (3 credits) that focuses on cross-area study between Africa and its Diaspora. This is in addition to any such cross-area courses counted toward the 18 credits of the subconcentration.

    3. CAAS 495: The Senior Seminar (4 credits).



      All students are required to take a Senior Seminar. As a capstone course, CAAS 495 invites students to reflect on and synthesize their studies by participating in a seminar format, by working on a particular problem of interest to the student, and through the production of a major research paper.

The Theme Cluster Option.

In addition to the above requirements, students can enhance their educational experience in CAAS by also clustering their courses around a theme crucial to understanding the historical cultures and contemporary issues of people of African descent. As students examine the course offerings in consultation with their CAAS academic advisor, they may seek to create a dialogue among their courses within a term and across terms by electing courses in which that particular theme stands out. This option is strongly recommended, especially for Honors concentrators.

Students may choose one of the following themes around which to cluster their courses:

The Arts and Performance
Colonialism and Post-colonialism
Contemporary Culture
Diasporic Connections
Education and Literacy
Gender and Sexuality
Health and Development
Information Technology
Mass Media
Migration and Travel
Nationalism and Pan-Africanism
Philosophy and Political Thought
Race and Environment
Urban and Community Studies

Advising.

The CAAS Advising Center (4649 Haven Hall) is staffed with faculty and graduate students eager to provide academic advising on the CAAS curriculum for any student interested in these fields of study, whether pursuing a concentration, an academic minor, or one course. Call (734) 615-7315 or drop by during the posted hours. The CAAS Advising Center also sponsors final exam study breaks, informational meetings on graduate study, and other such events.

Honors Concentration.

In addition to the above requirements set for the concentration, students seeking Honors also fulfill the following criteria.

  1. Students wishing to pursue Honors in Afroamerican and African Studies must have a 3.4 overall grade point average and a 3.5 average in CAAS courses.

  2. They should contact the Honors Coordinator to apply for Honors by the first term of their junior year.

  3. Students may choose to take an Honors discussion section of CAAS 111.

  4. By the beginning of the first term of the senior year, students should choose two Honors thesis advisors from the CAAS faculty, one of whom will serve as director.

  5. Honors students should take CAAS 495, "Senior Seminar," in the Fall term of their senior year. The student's work in the Senior Seminar will focus on drafting a portion of the Honors thesis (around 25 pages). Thus, the student will be working with both the CAAS 495 instructor and the two Honors thesis advisors, all three of whom will keep one another abreast of the student's progress.

  6. The Honors thesis project initiated in CAAS 495 must be expanded, redrafted, and completed in the Winter term of the senior year in consultation with the Honors thesis advisors, resulting in a finished Honors thesis of 50 to 75 pages.

  7. Students should take CAAS 410, "Supervised Reading and Research," in the Winter term of their senior year in conjunction with the completion of the Honors thesis.

  8. Seniors achieving Honors are invited, along with their guests and advisors, to an Honors dinner, at which the students present brief summaries of their theses.


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