Conducting original research helps you build the skills to find, analyze, and present evidence. You can focus on a research question that is tailored to your area of interest with the help of a faculty mentor. Past projects have included studying the way Flamenco artists sing, looking at second language acquisition, and study of the Russian flu.
Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Research Opportunities
You can register for our independent study or undergraduate research courses, which provide opportunities to complete a research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Ask your academic advisor for more information.
Our faculty enjoy sharing their research with students. If you're curious about a professor's area of research, ask about pursuing a collaborative project. Or, invite a professor to mentor you while pursing your own ideas.
In the University Honors Program you will complete a thesis to fulfill requirements for the “in Honors” or “Honors Baccalaureate” degrees. It is an excellent opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and to prepare for graduate study or careers requiring advanced research skills.
Publishing Your Research
Each year, the College of Liberal and Human Sciences publishes a student-run undergraduate journal, Philologia, which often includes submissions from students exploring foreign languages and literatures.