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. 

Requirements for Admission to the Languages and Culture Studies Honors program

  • 3.0 Overall GPA

  • Completed the 2201 course level in their language of choice with a grade of B or higher

  • Permission of the Honors Director, David Dalton
     

Requirements for Graduating with Departmental Honors

  • Complete the application to Candidacy through the Honors College, including the thesis/project proposal and the layperson summary.

  • Complete LACS 3700 with a grade of A or a grade of B with approval of the Honors Director.

  • Complete a study abroad or program-approved internship and/or experiential learning opportunity of at least 3 credit hours.

  • Complete LACS 4700 with a grade of A to receive Honors. Students earning a lower grade can still earn elective credit.

  • Maintain an overall GPA in the LACS major or minor of at least 3.5.

Deadlines 

Seniors Graduating Fall 2020

December 16th, 2019 (Reading Day) - 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.  ​

Seniors Graduating Spring 2021

December 16th, 2020 (Reading Day) - 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 2021. The form, proposal, and layperson summary are due, filled out and with signatures, to the Honors College Office.  

May, 6th 2021 (Reading Day) - Last day to turn in honors thesis/proposal grades for Spring 2021 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.​

Seniors Graduating Fall 2021

May 6th, 2021 (Reading Day) - 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 2021. The form, proposal, and layperson summary are due, filled out and with signatures, to the Honors College Office.

December 10th, 2021 (Reading Day) - Last day to turn in honors thesis/proposal grades for Fall 2021 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.​

For more information, contact the Honors College