Honors in English
Honors in English allows students to work on a critical thesis in their chosen periods or areas of theoretical focus during their senior year, under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
Students are eligible if they meet the following requirements:
•have completed at least six major courses by the end of their junior year, and
•have a grade point average (GPA) in the major of 3.5 or higher, and an overall college GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Students apply by submitting their college record to the Department Administrator along with a formal proposal of an honors thesis. The thesis is to be completed during two terms of ENGL 98 and ENGL 99. ENGL 99 constitutes a twelfth course in the major.
Students must satisfy two further requirements in order to graduate with Honors in English:
•must complete a senior-level seminar in English and Creative Writing (ENGL 71-75) prior to the first term of ENGL 98/99 or advanced workshop (CRWT 60, 61, or 62) before CRWT 98/99, and
•must satisfy the theory requirement of the major (Course Group IV) before the term in which they complete the Honors thesis and submit it for evaluation.
There is a bi-weekly seminar during the winter and spring terms for Honors students.
For more information, including sample proposals, deadlines, and advice, please consult the Directors of English and Creative Writing Honors and the 2023-24 Guide to Honors in the department of English and Creative Writing.
English Honors proposals for the 2023-24 academic year are to be submitted to the Department Administrator no later than 4 PM on October 30, 2023.