Spanish Honors Program
The department gives seniors who do outstanding work in their majors the opportunity to pursue an individual research project on Spanish and/or Latin American literature and culture as the culmination of their intellectual work in the department. The approval and supervision of a faculty member is necessary. Since our faculty covers a diverse range of periods, geographies and theoretical approaches, students have a number of directions in which they can take their proposals.
The program is administered by the Department's Honors Committee which consists of the Honors Coordinator and two faculty appointed by the Chair. The research project culminates in an Honors thesis which together with the student's academic record, forms the basis for the committee's recommendation on awarding Honors. This recommendation is forwarded to the Weinberg Dean's Office, and the final decision is made by the Weinberg College Committee on Superior Students and Honors.
Minimum Requirements for Participation in the Program
- Overall GPA of 3.3 or higher.
- GPA in Spanish of 3.5 or higher
- Honors candidates must complete two independent study courses for honors (SPAN 399). The two SPAN 399 courses WILL count towards the 15 credits required for the major.