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CDDRL Undergraduate Honors Program

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) Honors Program provides students majoring in International Relations the opportunity to conduct an independent research project focused on issues of democracy, development, and the rule of law under CDDRL faculty guidance. Students interested in the program consult with their prospective honors advisers in their junior year and must submit their honors thesis proposal in the Spring Quarter of that year. Honors students present a formal defense of their theses in mid-May of the senior year. Prerequisites for the program are a 3.5 grade-point average, a strong overall academic record, and demonstrated skills in writing and conducting independent research.

Required course work includes INTNLREL 199, an honors research seminar that focuses on democracy, development, and the rule of law in developing countries as well as INTNLREL/POLISCI 114D, CDDRL's flagship undergraduate lecture course taught every Autumn Quarter. Honors students meet bi-weekly with faculty and their peers to present project theses and receive feedback. Students must attend honors college in September before Autumn Quarter classes begin and the weekly CDDRL seminar.

For more information, contact the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Encina Hall C100, phone (650) 724-7197; or see

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