Honors in American Studies

The American studies honors program offers students the opportunity to pursue special interests in individual, in-depth research. Honors candidates must be members of the University Honors Program, which requires that students maintain a cumulative University of Iowa G.P.A. of at least 3.33 (contact the University Honors Program for more information).

Under the guidance of the undergraduate honors adviser, honors candidates define a research project. Project proposals ideally are made by the end of the junior year. Each candidate completes the project under the guidance of a supervising faculty member and may register for up to 6 s.h. in AMST:4999 Honors Project.

Results of the research project are presented in a senior essay to a committee of three faculty members, including the supervising faculty member, the honors adviser, and a third faculty member of the student’s choice. (When the honors adviser is the supervising faculty member, the candidate may select the other two faculty members.) The candidate’s committee may choose to hear an oral defense of the final project, usually in the 12th week of the last semester.

For more information, contact the American Studies Honors Advisor:

Professor Stephen Warren
707 Jefferson Building
Iowa City, IA 52242