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Honors Program

Information on the general College requirements for the Honors Program is located in the College catalogue.

Honors in French Studies

Eligibility

Student must have an overall 3.50 grade point average (Note that participation in the Honors Seminar/French 490 only requires a 3.5 GPA in French)

Student must obtain the approval of both the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the faculty member who will direct the Honors Thesis.

Requirements

(a) One graduate course in French OR French 490

(b) Two semesters of Honors Directed Studies
French 495A (Research)
French 495B (Writing)
Only French 495A will count towards the major

(c) Successful completion of the Honors Thesis

(d) Successful completion of an oral exam covering Honors work.
This exam will be given during the final semester of the Honor's program. The panel of three examiners is chosen by the student's Honors advisor and shall include one examiner from outside the department.

Graduation with Honors (3.50 GPA minimum)

The degree of Honors (Honors, cum laude; High Honors magna cum laude; or Highest Honors, summa cum laude) will be decided by the examiners in accordance with College policy (see College catalogue for details)

Presentation of the Thesis

The original of the Honors Thesis will be deposited in Woodruff Library. For deadline, please see the Academic Calendar.

 

Honors in Italian Studies

Information on the general College requirements for the Honors Program is located in the College catalogue.

Eligibility

The student must be a major in Italian Studies and must have completed their third year courses by the end of their junior year.

The student must have a cumulative average of 3.50. Exceptions to the 3.50 average requirement may be made by the Honors Committee in individual cases upon recommendation by the program faculty.

As the major is in Italian Studies, if appropriate the honors requirements must be conducted in collaboration with the student's other major department. Generally the graduate methods course or seminar, which is highly encouraged, is conducted in the partner department.

The student must obtain the approval of both the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian Studies and the faculty member from the partner department who will co-direct the Honors Thesis.

Requirements

(a) Two semesters of Honors Directed Studies
Italian 495A (Research)
Italian 495B (Writing)
Both courses will count towards the major.

(b) Successful completion of the Honors Thesis

(c) Successful completion of an examination, written and/or oral, covering the honors work, including the thesis, will be given during the final semester of the Honor's program. The panel of three examiners is chosen in conjunction with the student's Honors advisors and shall include one examiner from outside the department.

Graduation with Honors (3.50 GPA minimum)

The degree of Honors (Honors, cum laude; High Honors magna cum laude; or Highest Honors, summa cum laude) will be decided by the examiners in accordance with College policy (see College catalogue for details)

 

Other Honors

The Mrs. B. R. Bray Prize is offered annually for the year's best work in French.

Sigma chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the national Romance language honor society, was installed at Emory in 1930.

 

 

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