The honors program provides exceptional students an opportunity for advanced research and study, under the guidance of a faculty member, that leads to the completion of an honors thesis. Majors in Italian and in Italian and Special Fields with an overall grade-point average of 3.25 and a 3.5 GPA or better in Italian courses are eligible to participate in the honors program. Applications should be made during the last term of the junior year or early in the senior year. Consult the department adviser for more information.
To qualify for graduation with honors, Italian majors must complete all requirements for the major and Italian 198 in the last term of the senior year in which they write a 15- to 20-page thesis in Italian on a subject expanding on one or more of the upper division courses they have taken. The thesis is written under the guidance of a departmental faculty member.
To qualify for graduation with honors, Italian and Special Fields majors must complete all requirements for the major and Italian 198 in which they write a 15- to 20-page thesis in Italian that combines their two disciplines of study. The thesis is written under the guidance of a departmental faculty member.
Successful completion of the honors program is indicated on the transcript and diploma.