Finding an Advisor

Your honors advisor can be any full-time, permanent member of the Classical Studies department, but s/he should also be someone who

  1. Specializes in an area you are interested in.
  2. Has had you as a student in more than one class, and who has a high opinion of your work.
  3. Is someone you feel you can work with on a one-to-one basis over a long period of time

Begin sounding out potential advisors as early as you can, even before your junior year if possible, but in any event no later than the fall semester of your junior year. Ask them directly if they would be willing to work with you on honors and solicit them for suggestions of topics that they would be qualified to advise you on.

Please remember that no faculty member is obliged to take on the responsibility of directing an honors thesis, and that many circumstances may prevent a faculty member from doing so even if you are an excellent student whom the faculty member otherwise enjoys working with.