German/Honors in Major
The honors-in-major program is one in which majors complete an ambitious set of classes and projects. If you complete the requirements, you can graduate "With Honors." You do not have to be enrolled in the University Honors Program (a 32-credit program) to undertake the honors-in-major program (a 16-credit program). All University Honors Program participants must, however, complete the 16 credit honors-in-major program as part of their overall University Honors requirements.
Students must successfully complete three of the following courses at least one of which must be a 700-level course:
GERM 630H German Narrative Forms (4 cr.);
GERM 631H Advanced Communication Skills I (4 cr.);
GERM 632H Advanced Communication Skills II (4 cr.);
GERM 640H German Drama (4 cr.);
GERM 645H Contemporary German Literature (4 cr.);
GERM 720H Images of Women in German Literature (4 cr.);
GERM 721H German Culture and Civilization (4 cr.);
GERM 724H The Age of Goethe (4 cr.);
GERM 727H German Literature of the 19th Century (4 cr.);
GERM 728H Modern German Literature (4 cr.);
GERM 798H Special Topics (4 cr.).
In addition to the regular coursework students will complete a research paper or, with approval of the faculty, a special project in creative writing or film/video. Study abroad work may not be used for honors-in-major work.
Students must successfully complete GERM 795H and 796H Independent Study (4 cr.). GERM 795H (1 cr.) involves consultation with adviser and surveying literature in the area of proposed topic and completion of a formal proposal and bibliography. GERM 796H (3 cr.) is the research and writing of the thesis. The thesis will be presented to a department colloquium.