The english honors program 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. The page provides the details on the undergraduate honors program in english and the requirements such as plan of study, thesis, and the contact information to get more details, to complete the degree offered by the department of english at the college of humanities and social sciences. Suzanne hammer, linking female creation and maternity in margaret drabble's single mothers (literary criticism and theory advised by ann ferguson) this english honors thesis will discuss margaret drabble's exploration of the connection between maternity and female creation. English the department of english honors tutorial program at the beginning of their fourth year students select a thesis director from members of the english. 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.
Candidates selected from invited applicants to the english honors committee two semesters credit, granted at end of second semester one unit each semester. Home english department about the department's offerings about the major honors thesis the honors thesis in english each year, a few english majors write senior honors theses. The english department’s honors courses are open to all majors who seek an intensive seminar experience within the program the independent honors thesis/project. The english department reviews the academic record as well as the thesis evaluations for each senior completing the nonfiction writing honors program following a successful review, the student will be eligible to graduate with honors in nonfiction writing. The capstone requirement for honors in english, the honors thesis is an individualized directed readings course that culminates in a 30-to-50-page thesis.
Graduating with honors in english graduating with honors in english honors in english at ithaca college (also called “departmental honors”) is a distinction conferred upon graduating seniors who complete and defend successfully a research-oriented thesis. 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. 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.
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. What this handout is about writing a senior honors thesis, or any major research essay, can seem daunting at first a thesis requires a reflective, multi-stage writing process. The english department honors program is designed to provide exceptional students in the major with opportunities to study literature, literary theory, and cultural criticism in a two-semester seminar format that culminates in a final honors thesis written in consultation with faculty advisors. In the english department, honors theses may students must also upload electronic copies of their theses at the honors program website along with an honors thesis.
The honors thesis represents an important achievement in a particular genre of writing (whether critical or creative or a mix of the two), so students should apply to do honors work in a field in which they already have significant experience, usually from classes taken during the first three years of the undergraduate curriculum in english. Overview english honors is a specialized program designed for highly motivated, curious, engaged students interested in the study of english literature and culture.
Undergraduate english honors and focus the research topic or creative project this independent work will culminate in the senior honors thesis. Follow theses from 2017 pdf bilingual and bimodal expression: the creolization in edwidge danticat's oeuvre, anna robinette theses from 2016 pdf “a shadow of a magnitude”: the condition of artwork in john keats’s. 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 semester, your essay should be.
What is honors in the major him is an opportunity to work one-on-one with a scholar or artist in your field to pursue sustained independent reading and to write a thesis. The english department reviews the academic record as well as the thesis evaluations for each senior completing the honors program following a successful review, the student will be eligible to graduate with honors in english. The english honors program is designed for outstanding english majors in their senior year, qualified students write a senior thesis under the supervision of an honors thesis committee students who successfully complete an honors thesis will simultaneously satisfy the requirement for a capstone course in the department of english and will. One thesis or major paper 6 additional hours of upper-division honors credit in english these can be completed by enrolling in honors sections of the required core classes in english, engl 3210, 3220 and 3227. 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. English department thesis policies students writing theses in english must turn in a full draft of the thesis to the director by thanksgiving (the honors.