To be eligible for
graduation with honors, departmental majors must maintain a cumulative
grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better in their major courses, and 3.25 overall.
During the second semester of their junior year, students are admitted to the
departmental honors program by selection of the faculty. Students complete an
honors project that is two semesters in duration (3 credits in each semester)
and may focus on either the language/linguistics or the literature/civilization
of the Spanish/Portuguese/Catalan-speaking world.
To graduate with departmental
honors students must: 1) complete at least 24 credits in Spanish or Portuguese
before beginning the honors project; 2) complete upon graduation all
requirements of Spanish or the Intensive Spanish major; 3) maintain during the
senior year the minimum GPA levels required to enter the departmental honors
program; 4) complete honors in Spanish or Portuguese credits 01:940:497 and 498 (these credits may not be substituted for any 400-level courses
required in the major tracks); and 5) defend the honors project at an oral presentation.
Departmental honors will be awarded to a student majoring in Spanish or
Portuguese who completes the requirements for the SAS Interdisciplinary Honors
Thesis, writes the thesis in Spanish or Portuguese, and maintains a 3.5 GPA in
the major. The student may count 3 credits received for the Interdisciplinary
Honors Thesis (01:090:495-496) toward completion of the major. More detailed
information about the honors program is available on the departmental honors website