Honors Program in Languages

The Honors Program in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies provides a unique opportunity to majors and minors in any of its language and culture disciplines to conduct field research through study abroad or applied internships. After taking a course that prepares you to do and write up research, students will have the opportunity to do experiential learning either on a study abroad or an internship; they will later write up their findings. Students will have the opportunity to share their findings either through an honors project or thesis. This is the highest distinction that the department bestows on its majors and minors; honors in Languages and Culture Studies is an excellent preparation for graduate school, and it is a great addition to student resumes. 

To be admitted to the Languages and Culture Studies Honors program, students should have:

  1. 3.0 Overall GPA
  2. Completed the 2201 course level in their language of choice with a grade of B or higher
     

In order to graduate with departmental Honors, students must:

  1. Complete the application to Candidacy through the Honors College, including the thesis/project proposal and the layperson summary.
  2. Complete LACS 3700 with a grade of A or a grade of B with approval of the Honors Director.
  3. Complete a study abroad or program-approved internship and/or experiential learning opportunity of at least 3 credit hours.
  4. Complete LACS 4700 with a grade of A to receive Honors. Students earning a lower grade can still earn elective credit.
  5. Maintain an overall GPA in the LACS major or minor of at least 3.5.

Admission to the Languages and Culture Studies Honors program is by permission of the Honors Director, Dr. David Dalton who can be reached via the following email:  david.dalton@uncc.edu

Deadlines for the Honors Program

The following deadlines are for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Thursday, December 5th, 2019 (Reading Day) [Seniors Graduating Fall 2019] - Last day to turn in honors thesis/proposal grades for Fall 2019 graduation with honors. Please schedule defense meetings accordingly.  Students must submit page 2 of the Application to Candidacy form with an abstract of the thesis/project to the Honors College Office.  ​

Thursday, December 5th, 2019 (Reading Day) [Seniors Graduating Spring 2020] - Deadline to turn in page 1 of the Application to Candidacy form, along with the proposal and layperson summary to complete honors thesis/project in Spring 2020. The form, proposal, and layperson summary are due, filled out and with signatures, to the Honors College Office.  

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 (Reading Day) [Seniors Graduating Spring 2020] - Last day to turn in honors thesis/proposal grades for Spring 2020 graduation with honors. Please schedule defense meetings accordingly.  Students must submit page 2 of the Application to Candidacy form with an abstract of the thesis/project to the Honors College Office.​

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 (Reading Day) [Seniors Graduating Fall 2020] - Deadline to turn in page 1 of the Application to Candidacy form, along with the proposal and layperson summary to complete honors thesis/project in Fall 2020. The form, proposal, and layperson summary are due, filled out and with signatures, to the Honors College Office.

 

For more information about the Honors College see this page: https://honorscollege.uncc.edu/about-us/about-us