Find out more about past and present undergraduate research in German and Slavic studies.

Why Write An Honors Thesis?

  • You enjoy writing research papers!
  • You excel when working independently!
  • You feel passionate about developing a research project based on a in-depth topic related to Germanic or Slavic languages, literatures, or cultures!


Students who wish to undertake a senior honors thesis project must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their GSLL major. Students must identify already in the spring semester of their junior year a research topic of potential promise and then secure a faculty advisor within the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures with expertise in that field. Find the complete schedule of deadlines here.

Honors Thesis Handbook & Contract

Writing an honors thesis involves independence, drive, commitment, and timeliness. In order to assist students and their advisors with the the writing process, the Department maintains an official Handbook for Students Writing an Honors Thesis that should be consulted throughout the entire process. In addition to the handbook, students should be mindful that enrollment in honors thesis courses, 691H in the fall semester and 692H in the spring semester, is contingent on the submission of the department’s Honors Thesis Contract by the first day of classes.

Current Honors Theses, 2018-2019


Past Honors Theses

GSLL Honors Theses, 2016-2017
GSLL Honors Theses, 2015-2016
GSLL Honors Theses, 2014-2015
GSLL Honors Theses, 2013-2014