*NOTE: The requirements listed below are the new, current requirements, and apply to majors who declared ON or AFTER September 10, 2013.
Majors who declared BEFORE that date can access the checklist of their requirements in the English Department office, or, to view/download them online,
for a .pdf of the "old" English major requirements.
If you have any questions or concerns about which requirements you need to complete, contact your advisor or English Department chair, Cynthia Richards. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (937) 327-7053.
1. Introductory Courses (12 credits):
2. Advanced Courses (20 credits):
Majors must complete at least 20 credits at the 300-level or above. Of those 20 credits, 4 must be in pre-1900 literature.
All 20 credits cannot be in the literature of one cultural tradition (i.e. American, British, and/or World Anglophone).
3. Senior Capstone Experience:
GRADUATING SENIORS MUST ATTEND AT LEAST 8 COLLOQUIUM EVENTS:
for the current colloquium schedule and attendance policy.
Qualifications for acceptance into ENGL 499 (writing an English department honors thesis):
Note: You do NOT have to be a member of the University Honors Program to write a departmental honors thesis.
The Scholarly Research Honors Thesis:
This deeply researched thesis will be at least 50 pages in length. Honors students doing a literary project typically read and consult 20-30 published sources and actively engage and cite at least ten of these sources in the final project. These sources must be scholarly, rigorous, and up-to-date. The scholarly project must represent new and original work. However, as long as the project significantly reframes and further develops past work, it may grow out of previous research completed in an advanced literature course.
The Creative Honors Thesis:
The creative thesis is composed of three parts: