Students majoring in French may elect to prepare an honors thesis during their senior year. An overall cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 and a grade-point average of 3.4 or better in French are required. Three of the credits earned in the honors program may be counted toward the major requirements. Students in the literary studies option are encouraged to undertake a thesis, selecting a topic in the spring of the junior year. Students select either the comprehensive examination and honors paper option, 01:420:495-496 (6 credits), or a research thesis option, 01:420:497-498 (8 or 12 credits). Other options also are available for interdisciplinary undergraduate research. Interested students are invited to obtain a full program description from the honors committee at the department.
At the introductory level, 01:420:217 and 218 are offered as honors courses to students with strong placement scores or who participate in school honors programs. Also, each semester, the department designates an advanced course for honors students.