In addition, all honors students will enroll in the one-credit, seven-week proseminar, led by the honors director, which will take place during the fall semester the completed thesis will be evaluated by the advisor and a second reader. Types of english honors theses literary or cultural studies thesis a literary or cultural studies thesis must include a 30-40 page focused essay, a comprehensive written bibliography, and a 4-5 page written overview. The english department offers three routes toward honors: a creative writing thesis, a critical thesis, and a critical specialization candidates for the program should have at least a 35 average in courses taken in english, but admission will not depend solely on course grades. The 7 steps to earn honors research distinction:1 at least two semesters before graduating, the student finds an english department faculty member to serve as the project advisor the faculty project advisor helps guide the research and the writing of the thesis the thesis can be a scholarly paper or a creative writing portfolio. Thesis here you find a sample of honors theses completed in the past semesters check them out and get a better understanding of this important honors college requirement remember, this is not necessarily a showcase of the best work, but rather a representative cross-section english: thou and ye in some middle english romances: the.
English honors the english honors program enables talented students to work more closely with faculty in seminar-style courses, and in writing a senior thesis honors students write a senior thesis, which consists of independent work culminating in a paper of 30-35 pages. 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 english department requirements and barrett honors college requirements to. Writing an honors thesis in the english department: requirements, recommendations, and timeline updated april 16, 2018 all english honors students complete a significant piece of scholarship or creative writing, usually in.
An honors thesis should replicate—on a smaller scale—the appearance of a dissertation or master’s thesis so, you need to include the “trappings” of a formal piece of academic work for specific questions on formatting matters, check with your department to see if it has a style guide that you should use. The independent honors thesis is typically a work of literary or rhetorical criticism or research (about 50 pages in length) a project is typically a collection of poems, stories, or nonfiction writing, or some combination of these. Thesis approval form overview the department of english undergraduate honors program provides a carefully selected group of seniors with opportunities for advanced scholarship: closer contact with faculty tutors than students in the regular major program. The honors thesis is defined as a sustained, independent project in a student’s field of study it must count for at least 4 credits, and no more than 8 credits, of the required 16 credits of honors in major work. Writing the english honors thesis expectations: an honors thesis should be a substantial, scholarly, polished and lively piece of critical writing within the limits of what one advanced undergraduate can tackle in one.
The english honors program is intended for students who have been highly successful in their english concentration coursework and who want the opportunity to pursue a research project in more depth than is possible in an undergraduate seminar. Kurt fobes why did you major in english i was fortunate enough to have chosen my major based entirely on what i enjoy i have always been fascinated by the simplicity of pencil and paper and the creations that have spawned from writers and artists alike. Information for prospective thesis writers to graduate with departmental honors, students must have a 35 gpa or above in english and a 33 gpa overall and have completed the two course sequence beginning with english 4996: “the honors seminar in english” and ending with english 4995: “the honors thesis.
English the department of english honors tutorial program's central mission and goal is to study the history, forms, theory, and practices associated with the production and reading of written texts, especially those presenting artistic and imaginative evocations of human experience, and to help students develop an expertise for responding to such texts. Honors theses performance studies , queer studies , sexuality elise stefanoudemonic liminality: unsettling an anthropological concept through the work of sylvia wynter, 2018. Eligibility for honors if you are a junior english major with a gpa of 36 or higher in your english courses, we hope you will consider applying to write a senior thesis, either scholarly or creative, under the supervision of a full-time english faculty member. 1 an abstract of the thesis of annette catherine mcfarland for the degrees of honors baccalaureate of arts in english, honors baccalaureate of arts in french, honors baccalaureate in international studies in.
Honors students will receive a special mention on their diplomas at graduation graduation with honors in english signifies that the student maintained a gpa of 35 or above in the major, followed a careful program of honors courses, and completed a capstone thesis project. The english department offers two kinds of honors thesis: a creative thesis and a critical thesis students wishing to write a creative thesis should consult the creative writing program website at wwwwritingupennedu for deadlines and information, or contact julia bloch. English literature and creative writing majors who wish to defend an english honors thesis in fall 2018 or spring 2019 must apply to the english departmental honors program by tuesday, april 3, 2018 at 2pm. Senior honors seminar) in autumn + 10 thesis units (english 197 senior honors essay) distributed over the winter and spring theses are due may 10 about a week later, thesis writers will present their work at an end-of-year conference sponsored by the english department and open to friends, family, faculty, mentors, and the wider stanford.