Each year several qualified anthropology majors are admitted to the Departmental Honors Program. The Honors Program is designed to provide intensive and personal instruction for selected students. For those who intend to pursue graduate or professional study it provides extra guidance, and it normally leads to cum laude at graduation.
Intensify the student's knowledge in an area of specialized research.
Relate this knowledge to the broader concerns of anthropology through the dialogue of an optional seminar.
Establish individual professorial direction for the student's senior year and graduate plans (i.e., mentoring).
Results Cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude on diploma. Level determined by research advisor and undergraduate advisor on the basis of grades and accomplishments in the honors program. Possible publication.
Overall grade point average of 3.2 at UNM.
Registration with Department during the junior year.
Consultation and approval with appropriate faculty advisor for directed research project.
Recommendation of honors by faculty advisor (mentor) and department undergraduate advisor.
REQUIRED Course Work (in addition to 36 hours for major):
ANTH 498, offered fall semester only.
ANTH 497, individual research under guidance of faculty advisor/mentor OR ANTH 450, Research Methods for Undergraduates.
Copy of final paper must be deposited with the department office.
In these 6 hours, grades of two A's, OR an A and a B are required.
After obtaining approval for research project from a faculty advisor (mentor), fill out the Honors Program Form and give it to the anthropology undergraduate advisor about 3 semesters before you plan to graduate. Enrollment in ANTH 498 (Honors Seminar) is required in the fall of the senior year, OR junior year (only if you will be graduating in the fall of your senior year rather than the spring).