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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
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Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
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Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Livingston College
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Cook College
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses English Departmental Honors Program  

Departmental Honors Program

The honors program in English consists of two phases: a track of honors course work, to be completed by the end of the junior year, and the writing of an honors thesis, to be carried out in the senior year. Transfer students entering as juniors, or other students who can show some special circumstance, may apply for admission directly to the thesis phase (see below).

Phase One: The Honors Track

Entering the Track.The honors track is open to all students who declare as English majors before the end of their sophomore year, and who have a grade-point average of 3.3 or above. Eligible students normally should apply to the undergraduate office in the second term of their first year or the first term of their sophomore year. They will be assigned an honors adviser with whom they will be expected to meet at least once per term.

Course of Study.Students must take the following courses and fulfill the following requirements by the end of the junior year:

1. At least one Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) honors section of the 200-level surveys of British, American, or African-American literatures.

2. 01:350:219 and 220, as required by the major (strongly recommended for sophomore year).

3. At least one course in literary theory, as required by the major (recommended for junior year).

4. Two additional writing-intensive courses (as designated by the undergraduate office). These may include an additional FAS honors section of any English course, 01:355:201, a seminar, or 01:351:496 Advanced Research Methods.

Phase Two: The Thesis

Admission.All students who have completed the honors track by the end of the junior year and have maintained a B+ average in the major will be admitted automatically to write the thesis. Students who wish to gain admission by application should consult with the undergraduate office in the fall term of their junior year.

Requirements.Students will receive 3 credits each term for independent work on the thesis. The completed thesis will be evaluated by the adviser and a second reader. A grade of B+or better will be required to earn the honors designation.

Honors in Creative Writing

Procedures and requirements for honors in creative writing are identical to those outlined above, with the following exceptions:

1. In addition to the other requirements, students must take the creative writing option.

2. Students may count oneapproved creative writing course toward the writing-intensive requirement.

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