University credit is automatically granted to entering students who achieve a score of 4 or higher on AP examinations in language or literature in French and Spanish. Major credit is granted for a score of 5.
The following course equivalents are established: In French, language grade of 4 = 202; language grade of 5 = 301; literature grade of 4 = 202; literature grade of 5 = 399. In Spanish, language grade of 4 = 202; language grade of 5 = 361 or 362; literature grade of 4 = 202; literature grade of 5 = 399.
Students with an AP language grade of 3 may take FREN 202 or SPAN 202 or higher. Students with an AP language or literature grade of 4 or higher must register at the 300 level if they continue their study of French or Spanish.
The registrar has additional information about earning advanced placement credit
Departmental honors require a GPA of 3.0 and an average in all major courses of 3.3. If you are interested in pursuing an honors designation, you must select a topic and adviser for an honors paper. Then you must register for FREN
or SPAN 490 Honors
during one semester of your senior year. For that course you will write a paper of significant length and depth on the topic you have chosen.
If your paper receives a grade of A- or higher, you will receive honors. If you receive anything else it is simply recorded like any other course grade.