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    Jun 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
American University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors in Spanish

Available through the Department of World Languages and Cultures  , College of Arts and Sciences , the Honors in Spanish program is designed to deepen students’ knowledge of the Spanish language and/or Latin American Studies. Honors in Spanish is a mark of distinction for undergraduates interested in applying their linguistic and cultural expertise professionally, as well as for those who intend to pursue graduate studies in Spanish, Latin American studies, or related fields. The goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with additional preparation and tools for specialized research in Spanish and Latin American studies.   

Admission to the Program

Students seeking admission to the Honors in Spanish program must have a minimum 3.70 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.70 major GPA. 

Students must submit a written statement (in Spanish) explaining the specific reasons why they are qualified to participate in the program. The statement should include a discussion of the student’s academic background, field of interest, and post-degree goals. Students must also submit a writing sample in Spanish at the topics course level, a letter of recommendation from a WLC faculty member, and an application form signed by the WLC program advisor and the WLC chair. 

Program Requirements

Course Requirements

Capstone/Independent Study (3 credit hours)

E-Portfolio (1 credit hour)

  • 1 credit hour in e-portfolio