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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Languages & Literatures



Honors and Distinction in Spanish

Students majoring in Spanish can apply to write an honors thesis if they meet one of the following criteria:

  1. They are a member of the University Honors Program
  2. They have an overall GPA of 3.30 or higher and a GPA of at least 3.6 in their major

The thesis is an extended analytical and argumentative paper based on individual research. It is written entirely in Spanish.

The topic should be an original formulation on the part of the student and engage him or her with critical perspectives in the chosen field. Topics may have to do with literature, culture, civilization or language. With the approval of the faculty advisor, the thesis may combine interests from another major as long as the topic is focused on the Spanish-speaking world.

For more information, including a timeline for completion, see the following document:

In order to registrar for SPAN3998 Honors Thesis, students will need to fill out Application for Independent Study, Directed Study and Independent Research Form and bring the form to SH391.

Additional questions should be directed to the adviser for honors and distinction in Spanish:

Javier Torre
Associate Professor of Spanish
Sturm Hall, Room 323
Phone: 303-871-2078