Dear Honors College students,


Below you will find information on how to coordinate your capstone project with your major requirements. We have made every effort to keep this information accurate and up to date. However, you should always discuss your course choices and schedule with your major advisor to verify that you are on track to complete all of your major requirements on schedule.


Major name:

Teaching of English


DUGS Name & Contact Information:

David W. Schaafsma

Professor & Director of English Education


Major Advisor Name & Contact Information:

David Krstovich

Undergraduate Academic Advisor


Students working on their Honors Capstone project can enroll in the following course(s):

Course number

Course Name 

Number of Hours

Required for major

Elective in major

Required to earn Departmental Honors

When to enroll

ENGL 398



English Honors Seminar














Second semester of capstone

ENGL 399

Independent Study in English





Either semester


Requirements for Departmental/College/Major honors:

Departmental Distinction: To be eligible for Departmental Distinction, a candidate must have:

  1. attended UIC for three semesters,
  2. a cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.00,
  3. completed a minimum of 21 hours at UIC in courses required for the major, and
  4. a GPA of 3.50/4.00 in courses required for the major.


High Distinction: To be eligible for High Distinction, a candidate must complete all requirements for Departmental Distinction with a GPA of 3.75/4.00 in courses required for the major.


Highest Distinction: To be eligible for Highest Distinction, a candidate must meet all requirements for High Distinction and complete ENGL 398—English Honors Thesis with a grade of A.