The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures maintains an honors program in French and Spanish to provide students with and opportunity for advanced research in a seminar atmosphere.
At the freshman level, the Department participates in the campus wide honors program for eligible new students, offering honors sections of a variety of introductory courses on a rotating basis. Honors courses and honors course contracts are available in the department for students at the sophomore, junior and senior level. These courses are open to students who have distinguished themselves.
Junior and senior level honors courses carry full credit toward the majors in French and Spanish, or for non-majors full elective credit. In order to remain in the departmental program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in honors work.
To graduate with honors in French, a student must take 9 semester hours of honors courses in the department, including the senior honors thesis, FRE 4510.
To graduate with honors in Spanish, a student must take 9 semester hours of honors courses in the department, including the senior honors thesis, SNH 4510.
Qualified University honors students who are minoring in a language (Chinese, French, German, Spanish, TESL/Applied Linguistics) or minoring in an Area Studies program (e.g. Asian Studies; East European, Russian and Central Asian Studies) may arrange to have a language faculty member as the second reader of the senior thesis, with the approval of the thesis advisor from the major department and approval from the Honors College.
For more information, refer to The Honors College website.