Writing an honors thesis in the english department: requirements, recommendations, and timeline updated august 10, 2016 all english honors students complete a significant piece of scholarship or creative writing, usually in. Prerequisite: open to senior english majors who have passed engl 300 404 senior thesis workshop a workshop requiring students to share discoveries and problems as they produce a lengthy manuscript based on a topic of their own choosing, subject to the approval of the instructor. For my senior thesis, i would like to draw upon my background as double-major in english and political science to address these questions through a specifically hegelian reading of distant star.
Ma thesis examples recent graduate theses the subjects of ma theses have included studies of individual poets or dramatists, novelists or autobiographers, as well as explorations of literary movements, themes or periods. The department requires a senior english major project, which may be a senior thesis or a senior seminar in film or film and literature students seeking consideration for honors must complete a two-semester capstone consisting of either a two-term thesis or a senior seminar and a one-term thesis. 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 strategies.
Students majoring in english who are not completing honors in the major may choose to complete a two semester senior thesis project thesis of distinction is granted for an exceptionally well written thesis in engl 691 senior thesis – engl 692 senior thesis and requires the recommendation of both the sponsoring faculty member and the honors. The english department aims to cultivate cultural and media literacy in our students by introducing them to the range of literary traditions, broadly conceived, in the english language, and to familiarize them with major or defining instances of filmic, performative and visual texts. Thesis topics please, i am an english major, i want a thesis title/topic related to linguistics,cross-cultural communication or communication in general, thanks help i need help thanks i am running out of time cause i decided to change the first thesis i made my adviser told me it is too elementary and it wouldn't be nominated as the best in thesis if i'll pursue it thanks. English majors and their research advisers gather at an april reception in the o’shaughnessy great hall honoring 2016 senior thesis students and advisers elizabeth troyer when elizabeth troyer began diving into her senior thesis research, she wasn’t alone “having a group of people doing it. In their senior year, all english majors write a senior thesis as a capstone experience careers our english majors develop finely honed skills in analytical reading, varied forms of writing, and web and library-based research.
A thesis or dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings in some contexts, the word thesis or a cognate is used for part of a bachelor's or master's course, while dissertation is normally applied to a doctorate, while in other contexts, the reverse is true. English majors with a cumulative gpa of 33 and an english gpa of 35 are eligible to pursue honors in english by writing a senior thesis a thesis, whether in the writing major or the literature major, is an extended work of research or creative writing averaging about 50 pages. English major the english major prepares students to use their god-bestowed gift of language at the core of english study lies english majors write a senior thesis, which caps their coursework in literary interpretation, creative writing, or professional writing.
An english major at harvard university decided to submit a rap album in place of his senior thesis obasi shaw elected to record a rap album instead of writing his senior thesis, an effort for which he was rewarded with the grade of a. Undergraduate juniors majoring in english are eligible to apply to the honors program all applicants must have a faculty director and an arresting, viable thesis proposal beyond this we recommend that applicants have at least a 36 gpa in the major. The english major and minor build upon the core curriculum in english, which offers all students a writing-intensive introduction to narrative, drama and lyric masterworks from the classical, medieval, renaissance and modern periods.
The senior thesis in english for education licensure students option: in spring semester of junior year, english majors seeking education licensure will meet with the chair of the english department and minor advisor to review requirements for the senior thesis. This program is intended to complement and enhance the english major and to add structure and a sense of purpose to those students already committed to creative writing students who wish to write a creative thesis must undertake this program. Undergraduate program majors: senior honors thesis in their senior year, english majors may apply to write an honors thesis an honors thesis, as opposed to an independent study, represents an advanced level of work in an area that students have already studied as part of their major.