French majors interested in doing an Honors thesis in French should have during the fall term of their senior year an average of at least 3.5 in the major and at least a 3.3 overall GPA.
Eligible students should proceed with the process through the following steps:
Students should confer with the Undergraduate Chair between October and November of their senior year to discuss the requirements and registration process for the Honors Program. They will also identify and contact a faculty member whose area of expertise coincides with their proposed thesis. After agreement with the thesis advsior and Undergraduate Chair, students will be registered for French 398 (1 course), to be completed in the spring semester.
Students write an honors thesis in French of approximately 30-40 pages in length under the supervision of their faculty advisor.
Please see the proposed timetable for students and faculty.
In order to qualify for honors in French Studies, students must receive at least an A- in French 398. Otherwise they simply receive one course unit for their thesis, but do not graduate with honors in their major.