Prospective honors students arrange to work under the supervision of a faculty advisor in the Department of German Studies, and they submit a thesis proposal to the Department. This proposal should demonstrate that its author is adequately prepared to write about her or his subject. Such students will normally have done at least some work related to that subject in an advanced German Studies course or an Independent Study (German 85).
You are expected to provide sufficient written material by the end of winter term to allow you to enroll in German 87 in the spring term. If you do not meet the minimum standards for honors work, you may have to take another German course to fulfill the major requirement.