The Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program aims to provide an opportunity for eligible seniors focusing on democracy, economic development, and rule of law subjects in any university department to earn honors in democracy, development, and rule of law (DDRL). CDDRL seeks a diverse group of undergraduate majors for the program from any department or interdisciplinary program interested in writing their senior theses on a subject touching upon DDRL with a global impact. Students will work to complete their thesis under the guidance and consultation of CDDRL faculty but may have a primary thesis advisor from their own department. Upon fulfilling individual department course requirements and completing the honors program, the student will graduate in his/her major with a certificate of honors in Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law.
Read honors theses from alumni of CDDRL's Honors program
|Spring 2023 (Junior)||
Honors Research Methods
|Fall 2023* (Senior)||Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law||POLISCI/INTNLREL 114D**||5|
|Fall 2023 (Senior)||Honors Research Workshop||DDRL 190||3|
|Winter 2024 (Senior)||Honors Research Workshop||DDRL 190||3|
|Senior Year (optional)||Independent Study with your Advisor||DDRL 191||1 - 10|
* If not yet taken prior to the start of the Honors Program
** If this course fulfills a departmental major requirement as well, then the student must take an additional 5-unit course in a related subject area approved by the CDDRL Honors Faculty Director on a case-by-case basis.
Online applications for the 2023-24 academic year will open on January 9, 2023, and will close on February 10, 2023.