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 60 to 80 pages) of a carefully focused topic or problem.  It must ask and treat a question of importance, engaging with both primary and secondary sources.  The thesis 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 and the Rauner library.