The following represent a sampling of outstanding english honors thesis projects space and sponsorship in the university author: timothy conklin thesis type: independent thesis approved by: rebecca lorimer leonard and david fleming, english department published 2016. These guidelines are intended for both faculty and students, to facilitate the process of planning and completing honors theses in the english department (ie , english majors and film and media studies majors) they should be used in conjunction with the honors college requirements for theses a student must meet both. The program guides dedicated english majors like you through the process of developing independent work in the spring of junior year, students register for a small special topics seminar, consisting only of honors students, to hone their research and writing skills during senior year, students develop individual thesis. To be filled out by a senior english major who intends to pursue honors with his or her capstone to be filled out within the first week of classes independent study (pdf) for students intending to complete an independent study to be completed in conjunction with student's academic advisor and independent study. The undergraduate honors program in english provides students the opportunity to work closely with other honors students and individually with a faculty member on an independent project that can function as a capstone for the major and a culmination of a student's undergraduate experience in the field the english. Why should you apply to the english department critical honors program if you' re planning to go to graduate or professional school, participating in the honors seminar during winter quarter and writing a thesis during the spring provide invaluable preparation but the honors seminar also offers more than that whatever.
Each year, a few english majors write senior honors theses doing so is not a requirement of the major, but a thesis does fulfill the senior capstone writing requirement for english majors creative writing minors who are also english majors are neither obliged to write a senior thesis nor guaranteed that opportunity. All cla students earning ba degrees must complete a capstone project to satisfy this requirement, english majors choose from engl 3960w, engw 3960w, and engl 3883v (two-semester summa thesis see honors below) students completing multiple ba majors may choose to complete their capstone project in. Senior thesis students will be invited to present their work at an end-of-the-year departmental forum department application, and instructor permission are required for registration senior thesis application forms are available in the english department or may be downloaded from this website presentations will take place. In order to register, students must bring a permission form, signed by the thesis advisor, to the honors program coordinator note: this 4-credit course is in addition to the total number of courses required by the english, english teaching, or english journalism major and is taken in a student's last semester, although the.
Major requirements majors must complete eleven courses of which a minimum of seven must be taken from bates faculty in the english department 1) the eleven courses required for the major include one or two courses at the 100-level , nine or ten courses at the 200-level or above and the thesis 2) among the eleven. All english majors produce a thesis, a critical essay 25-30 pages long based on independent research and reading work on the thesis occurs throughout senior year as senior conference, in which students work closely with faculty advisors on the development of their research, conceptual frameworks, and writing.
Senior thesis information as part of your degree requirements in english, you will be asked to write a senior thesis this letter outlines the objectives of the senior thesis and provides general guidelines for completing the project what is a senior thesis your senior thesis is a long analytical and interpretive paper ( about 25. Rurther information for the english major within the department of english at the university of denver, including required credit hours, departmental distinction, thesis students seeking recognition for distinction in english are required to complete a 40-page thesis during the fall and winter quarters of their senior year. 33 minimum overall gpa major in cmpl presence on campus during senior year cmpl 691h and cmpl 692h to be taken during senior year 40-to-60- page thesis, to be completed by march of the spring semester, senior year in the case of a december graduation, it would be october of the fall semester. Kelly anne mccullagh, '14, first discovered the poetry of wb yeats in her grandfather's love letters for her senior thesis, she traced the irish poet's literary evolution by studying his manuscripts the english department offers one path to honors, the completion of significant independent work culminating in a thesis a thesis.
Villanova university was founded in 1842 by the order of st augustine to this day, villanova's augustinian catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others there are more than 10,000 undergraduate. English and anthropology major caitlin wilson traveled down the rabbit hole for her senior thesis, which examines the connection between victorian children's literature and ethnography, or the anthropological study of customs and cultures “i'm arguing that this anthropological genre influenced victorian.
Naturally, honors students must satisfy all the requirements for a regular english major with the following additional requirements: they must take nine english courses at in april of their junior year, students wishing to undertake a sustained research must first find a potential thesis advisor and then, in consultation with the.
Literature majors with at least a 375 major qpa now have the option of doing a senior thesis like their peers in other pitt humanities departments and in other english departments across the country the two directed study courses that comprise the senior thesis option will allow qualified students to do specialized,. Where can i find the current requirements for the english major or minor the current requirements for i'd like to substitute a course taken in another department or at another university for one required for the english major what should i do if the course should i write a senior essay or thesis any english major may. Departmental honors program the department of english honors program is designed for english and american literature and culture majors interested in pursuing the extra challenges and rewards of the honors curriculum–a course of study that culminates in a substantial critical paper, the honors thesis the program. The english department offers two options for writing an honors thesis: a critical project (roughly 50 pages) or a creative project (a novel, a sustained work of creative nonfiction, a series of short stories, or a collection of poetry) this project is mentored by a faculty member in weekly meetings over the course of the year.