• Distinction in International Studies

  • The Departmental Distinction Program in International Studies seeks to promote the integration of advanced knowledge in the field of international relations with valuable research and analytical competencies.  In order to graduate “with Distinction” in International Studies, eligible students are required to complete the Distinction curriculum, which includes an INTS thesis project.  The thesis is an in-depth research & writing project, which focuses on a particular area of interest within the field of International Studies, and often marks the start of specialization in relation to future academic and/or professional objectives.

  • I'm Interested, Where Should I Start?

  • Students who are interested in pursuing the INTS Departmental Distinction Program should make an appointment with Tara Boyle to discuss the program. Additional information on making an appointment with Tara can be found on the Academic Advising tab.

  • INTS Distinction Program Documents

  • Note: If you have an issue with one of the Adobe Fillable Forms, try updating your version of Adobe Reader. You can do this by going to Help -> Check for Updates.

  • Departmental Distinction in International Studies Handbook (AY 2018-2019)

    This document provides a description, policies, and timeline for the INTS Departmental Distinction Program.

  • Application for Departmental Distinction in International Studies

    This is the application for the Departmental Distinction in International Studies Program.

  • Request to Enroll in INTS 3990

    INTS 3990 is the Honors Thesis in International Studies course. Students must submit this completed form to the BA Program Office (SIE 2030) or email it to Tara Boyle (tara.boyle@du.edu).

  • BA Program Departmental Distinction Thesis Approval Form

    The Departmental Distinction Program requires students to complete a thesis paper. This form is required for the administrative processing of a completed thesis paper.

  • Distinction in Public Policy

  • The Departmental Distinction Program in Public Policy is geared towards advanced students who wish to pursue their study in public policy in a more intensive manner. Students in the University Honors Program must achieve Distinction in at least one of their majors. However, participation in the Honors program is not required in order to achieve Distinction. The core of this program is the writing of a thesis, which is completed in the Fall or Winter Quarter of the student’s senior year. The thesis provides an opportunity for students to do in-depth research on a topic of their choice, focusing on evidence-based solutions to a real-life policy issue.

  • I'm Interested, Where Should I Start?

  • Students interested in pursuing the PPOL Departmental Distinction Program should make an appointment with Debbie Gaylinn to discuss the program. 

  • PPOL Distinction Program Documents

  • Note: If you have an issue with one of the Adobe Fillable Forms, try updating your version of Adobe Reader. You can do this by going to Help -> Check for Updates.

  • Departmental Distinction in Public Policy Handbook

    This document provides a description, policies, and timeline for the PPOL Departmental Distinction Program.

  • Application for Departmental Distinction in Public Policy

    This application is due by April 1st of your junior year (assuming a traditional four-year timeline).

  • PPOL Distinction Thesis Intent Form.pdf

    This is due prior to the start of the quarter in which you intend to register for the thesis credits, along with the "Independent Research" form. 

  • Final Thesis Approval Form

    This form is due (along with a digital copy of your final thesis) by Monday of week 4 of Spring quarter (week 4 of Winter quarter for Winter graduates).

  • Thesis Guidelines 2018-2019.pdf

    Follow these guidelines in writing the thesis.

This portfolio last updated: 13-Nov-2018 12:11 PM