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Spanish Honors Program

Students wishing to enroll in Honors in the Major in Spanish must consult with the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese to declare an Honors Major.  Honors candidates in Spanish are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 for all Spanish courses at or above the 300-level and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.  Honors candidates in Spanish are required to take at least 9 honors credits at the major level, 6 of which must be above 326.  Undergraduate courses in which Honors candidates can enroll for Honors credits are indicated by "%," "!," and "H" in the Course Guide.

In addition to the 9 credits of Honors coursework, the Honors candidate must complete a Senior Honors Thesis (6 credits: Spanish 681 and Spanish 682) under the direction of a UW-Madison Spanish faculty member, who must be consulted about the project by the beginning of the student's senior year (at the latest) so that a topic can be formulated.  In certain circumstances (particularly when the student is an Honors candidate in two or more departments), two courses in literature, linguistics, or cultural studies (6 credits) at the 500 or 600 level—from Spanish 501 to Spanish 640—may be substituted for the Honors Thesis, upon recommendation by the Undergraduate Advisor.  Study abroad in Spain or Spanish America is highly recommended.