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How to Earn Departmental Honors In German

To earn departmental honors in German, students must demonstrate superior performance in departmental courses by

  • Earning at least a 3.5 QPA average in their major courses,
  • Demonstrating a high level of proficiency in speaking and writing German, and
  • Completing a 3-credit senior honors project (in addition to 31 credits of the major) that has been accepted by the departmental faculty. Senior honors projects may include:
    • A semester-long, independent research project, as an extension of the senior thesis written during the capstone seminar; or
    • Taking an exam on a comprehensive reading list developed by the student in consultation with the faculty; or
    • Enrolling in a graduate seminar and completing a graduate seminar paper.