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Honors in REEES

Students with an overall GPA of at least 3.50 are eligible to try to attain honors in the major. This involves writing a thesis under the supervision of a REEES faculty member. Students interested in honors should meet with an adviser at the end of their junior year or beginning of their senior year to discuss a possible thesis topic. This topic must be submitted to the program director as a formal proposal, with the adviser’s signature. If the proposal is approved, the student registers for a minimum of 4 credits of REES 403 Thesis (this must occur at least one quarter before the term of graduation), writes the thesis, and defends it before the main adviser and a second faculty adviser. A successful thesis defense will result in graduation with honors in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.