The honors program in english provides the opportunity for qualified majors to undertake advanced literary research in the writing of a senior honors thesis, a substantial, sustained piece of critical or creative writing of at least 35 pages in length. 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. 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. Master’s in english thesis topics write about a well-known author’s lesser-known works apply familiar ideas to a contemporary context study a new literary genre write about the movie look to other disciplines of all the requirements of a master’s program in english, the thesis is the most daunting. English majors apply for admission to the senior thesis courses (english 498/499) in april of their junior year admission to english 498/499 is contingent upon the department’s judgment of the feasibility and value of the student’s proposal as well as of his or her preparation and capacity to carry it through to a fruitful conclusion.
Department of english (859) 257-7008 1215 patterson office tower lexington ky 40506-0027. Students who demonstrate excellence in their major area of study may qualify for admission to the department’s or programs honors program by successfully completing a senior honors thesis/project, the candidate will graduate with distinction in the major. Many english majors pursuing such studies go to the united kingdom and other english-speaking countries, but some choose non-english speaking locations as long as they continue to meet all college and department requirements, studying abroad can be readily fit into the english major.
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. The english major fosters skills in critical analysis, independent thinking, creativity, research, and writing students majoring in english take core courses in literary analysis, literary history, language, shakespeare, and focused research. Sample thesis pages (revised january 2015) the graduate college degree must be correct number of signatures required for doctoral students = director of research must be written in english ii an abstract is required for every master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation. At snhu, our online english degree curriculum is designed to help you craft stories, present ideas, think critically and creatively, and develop a broad knowledge of literary classics learn how to develop, craft and present ideas and stories that help you convince, persuade and educate. The english major offers a number of emphases, which help you to focus your literary study in a particular area, whether you’re seeking to learn the art of creative writing, or to understand the philosophical power of literature.
All english majors are encouraged to consider completing a thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor(s) thesis projects may involve the drafting of a scholarly research paper the production of a novel, set of short stories, or collection of poems. Detailed information about application, admission and degree requirements is available for each concentration in this site the masters of art in english composition is designed for students interested in pursuing studies in the fields of composition, literature and linguistics. Students electing to complete a thesis (or considering it) should familiarize themselves with both this page and graduate school's website, and thus be aware that the approval and submission of a thesis is a multi-step process involving both the english department and the graduate school. Requirements for the ba with a major in english you must take at least 12 courses (36 hours) of these, you must take 8 courses (24 hours) at 300-level or higher requirements for the ba with a major in english senior thesis students present their work at an end-of-the-year departmental forum.
Top 5 education thesis topics writing your thesis is a big job for any field of study in education, it is no different, and you must be prepared for it although it’s a long, often difficult endeavor, everyone who has found success with their thesis will tell you it is worth it sticking through to the end. Thesis definition, a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections: he vigorously defended his thesis on the causes of war see more. Majors are encouraged to enroll in a english 400 level capstone non-creative writing course a semester before writing their thesis application requirements • department thesis application form (available in the department) signed by the faculty member who will supervise the project.
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. What could be a good topic for a bachelor thesis for an english major update cancel ad by fullstack academy top ranked online coding bootcamp exceptional career outcomes what could be a good topic for a bachelor thesis in inorganic chemistry. 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.
The english major at wesleyan consists of 10 full-credit courses at the 200-level or higher, or the equivalent of partial credit courses all but three of these credits, and all courses taken to meet the literary history, literatures of difference, and theory requirements, must be taken at wesleyan or in the department’s sussex program. English language & usage meta bachelor thesis or bachelor's thesis major papers presented as the final project for a master's degree are normally called thesis major papers presenting the student's research towards a doctoral degree are called theses or dissertations. For an english major, you need to complete 11 courses (33 credits), five of which are free electives of the six required courses, one is the junior research requirement course (which is offered each term) and another is the senior seminar (which is offered each term. 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.
English major navigates journalism outlet frontline pbs as the audience development intern at frontline pbs, leah struzenski '20 got a glimpse inside a lively journalism outlet, where she also learned about the processes involved in tv production. 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. 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 doing so is not a requirement of the major, but a thesis does fulfill the senior capstone writing requirement for english majors.