Honors Program

A candidate for departmental Honors must write a thesis in addition to fulfilling the course requirements for the major. Students wishing to do so should submit a proposal to the Department by Thursday, September 10, 2015. The thesis may be written in French or English (Writing in French is contingent upon the French faculty's positive evaluation of the thesis proposal's grammatical and stylistic proficiency.)

The proposal should include a description of the problems or questions you wish to address, the works you will be considering and an outline of what your chapters might contain. The French Department suggests that the proposal be roughly 2 pages long. We also ask that you try to complete a draft of one chapter by the end of the Fall semester, and a rough draft of the whole thesis by the end of the January interterm. Oral examinations on the completed thesis are scheduled during the latter part of Senior year. Candidates for Honors usually sign up for French 498 in the Fall and French 499 in the Spring of their Senior year.


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