Departments & Programs

Germanic Studies

Departmental Honors Program

Students are identified as potential candidates for the honors program through recommendation by a professor in any 300- or 400-level course. Outstanding students with a minimum grade point average of at least 3.500 in German courses and a 3.300 GPA overall may apply for admission to the honors program.

In addition to regular course work toward a major in Germanic studies, honors students complete from one to three honors tutorials (G399) and an honors thesis (G499). Honors work is guided and approved by the departmental honors advisor, who also serves as the candidate's major advisor. Work in G399 and G499 is closely supervised by individual faculty members. On the basis of outstanding performance in the regular major program, in tutorials, and on the thesis, the departmental honors advisor will recommend graduation with departmental honors in Germanic Studies. For detailed information, please contact the honors advisor.