Senior Honors Program
Students may request nomination for the senior honors program by filing an application form, or they may be nominated by faculty. Qualifying requirements include an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0, with 3.5 in the Slavic languages and literatures major, and at least 105 units completed, including at least two upper-division courses in Slavic.
To earn departmental senior honors, students will work with a professor of choice for two quarters to complete a senior thesis, while receiving course credit for Slavic 197. No more than 4 units of 197 credit may be applied to the major requirements. Students who complete departmental honors will receive the notation of "Distinction in the Major" on both official transcripts and their diploma. Students interested in departmental honors should consult with their advisor in Slavic.
D. Barton Johnson Award for Academic Excellence and Best Critical Scholarly Essay in Russian, East European or Eurasian Literature, Art and Culture.
Criteria: Outstanding graduating Slavic major
Selection: Selected by the Slavic instructors
Past recipients include:
2013 Alexandra Lototsky
2012 Erika Nauman
2011 Ryan Smart
2010 Igor Hiller
2009 Justine Miller
2008 Edward Manoukyan and Michael Nielsen
2007 Gabriela Mirejovsky
2006 Dominic Johnson
2005 Brandon Rice
2004 Joey Tartakovsky and Julie Thomasson
2003 Alina Barton
2002 Natasha Zaharova
2001 Alla Vorobets
2000 Stacy Gordon
1999 Alexei Klestoff, Julie Kravets, Anahit Simonyan
1998 no recipient
Awarded annually to students who have been recognized by the Slavic Studies faculty for their outstanding scholastic achievement in Slavic Studies.
American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) National Post-Secondary Russian Essay Contest
Annual essay-writing contest
Description: Contact Larry McLellan for more information
For additional information about these awards, please contact or visit the Department office.