Honors Program

The Department of Romance Languages offers the choice of two distinct Honors Programs. The first program, in which students select one of two tracks, is for majors in French, Italian or Hispanic Studies. The second program is for minors in French, Italian or Hispanic Studies.

In order to qualify for Honors, a GPA of 3.6 in French, Italian and Hispanic Studies is required. If you are interested in participating in the RLL Honors program, please contact the RLL Director of Undergraduate Studies (rll@bc.edu). Application to the Honors program must be completed by the end of the Drop/Add period of the semester.

All Honors students will participate in at least three "Honors Cohort Activities" held throughout the semester. In fall 2020, the Honors Cohort Activities will be on-line. They will include the discussion of a film, an Honors Cohort Virtual Gathering, and a lecture about how a journalist translates American culture for a European audience. Ideas for other cohort activities are cordially welcome; please contact the RLL Director of Undergraduate Studies (rll@bc.edu).

The Honors Program for Majors

Research Track in Literary & Cultural Studies
Complete one undergraduate/graduate seminar in Romance Languages and Literatures. In addition to meeting all graduate requirements for the course, students will write a 20- page research paper in the target language, which pertains to the material of the course.

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Interdisciplinary Research Track
This track may be selected by students with more than one major. Complete one undergraduate / graduate seminar in Romance Languages and Literatures. In addition to meeting all graduate requirements for the course, students will write a 20-page research paper in the target language, which draws on knowledge, questions and methods from both majors.

The Honors Program for Minors

Complete one additional advanced course beyond the 6-course minor and write a final 15-page research paper in the target language under the guidance of the course professor. Advanced courses in French are 4000 and above, in Italian are 5000 and above, and in Hispanic Studies 6000 and above.