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Please refer to the ORC for general, College-wide requirements for admission to the Honors Program. In any of the five types of major offered by the Department of French and Italian, a student who wishes to write an honors thesis must give evidence of exceptional ability and interest in the major field by having a GPA of 3.5 or better. 

Thesis Description

A thesis is a sustained analysis (normally 70 to 100 pages) of a carefully focused topic or problem.  It must ask and treat a question of import in the culture, engaging with both primary and secondary sources.  The thesis will be written in accurate French or Italian, will respect consistent conventions of citations style, and will be presented as a public oral presentation and as a paper presented to the faculty.  Bound copies of the thesis will be submitted to the Department, the faculty advisor, and the library.