Honors

Departmental Honors

Undergraduates contemplating honors work should consult their advisors. A declaration of intent form must be submitted to the department. The department notifies students of acceptance to candidacy. At graduation, the student must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 overall and 3.5 in Spanish. 6 hours in SPAN 496 Honors in Spanish generally are required, which may be fulfilled in a variety of ways as described here: each 3-hour SPAN 496 course will include a major research paper. While enrolled in SPAN 496, the student completes 2 courses, one in Peninsular literature and the other in Spanish American literature, from the following options:

  1. Graduate courses at the 700 level;
  2. Upper-division literature courses at the 500 level, including SPAN 540, SPAN 550, and SPAN 560 (only available to students who have already completed the 500-level capstone course);
  3. An independent study course (may only be taken once for SPAN 496 credit).

The student attends 2 courses for SPAN 496 credit and writes 2 honors papers under the supervision of 1 or more faculty members. A committee of 3 faculty members evaluates these papers, and the student makes an oral summary of their content.

Contact Info

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2650
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3851
spanport@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~spanport/
Stuart Day, Chair
785-864-3851
spanport@ku.edu
Rosalea Postma-Carttar and Amy Rossomondo, Co-Directors, Spanish Language Instruction
785-864-3851
spanport@ku.edu

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2650
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3851
spanport@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~spanport/
Rob Bayliss, Chair, Undergraduate Studies
785-864-3851
rbayliss@ku.edu

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2650
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3851
spanport@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~spanport/
Jonathan Mayhew, Chair, Graduate Studies
785-864-0287
jmayhew@ku.edu
Jorge Pérez, Graduate Student Admissions
785-864-3851
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