Honors in European Studies is open to co-majors who have earned, both at the time of entry into the program and at graduation, overall grade-point averages of 3.25 or higher and of 3.5 or higher in European studies. A student must complete all co-major requirements, including EURS 502 Senior Honors Thesis in European Studies, with a grade of A.
The senior honors thesis affords exceptional students the opportunity to work closely with an individual faculty member on a specific research project over an extended period of time, usually two semesters. The senior honors thesis may be combined with EURS 501 Senior Thesis in European Studies, substantially increasing the length and scope of the final thesis, or the senior honors thesis may be a separate extension of the senior thesis.
A student in EURS 502 must defend the thesis in a 1-hour oral examination with faculty. The examination committee is composed of 3 faculty members, 1 of whom must be the thesis director. The student selects the committee members in consultation with the thesis director. Students should consult Dr. Lorie A. Vanchena, coordinator of European Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, early in their junior year.