Intermediate level interdisciplinary writing and research methods class designed to help liberal studies majors develop a thesis proposal.
The purpose of the course is to assist students in completing a senior capstone project that integrates the two major areas of study in their BLS degree program. In addition to the written paper, an oral presentation or poster presentation at the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium in the fall semester or Scholar's Day in the spring semester is required.
Taking up where ENGL-103/104/105/195 leaves off, this sophomore-level writing course extends students' ability to read, analyze, research, and develop argument. Students analyze arguments and create their own original essays. Additionally, this course serves as an introductory level liberal studies course. The course will draw on liberal studies disciplines in its examination of a theme or issue. Satisfies both WCII and Information Literacy requirements. (Equivalent to ENGL 212.) WCII, IL
An intentionally interdisciplinary course taught using two liberal studies disciplines that models interdisciplinary work at an intermediate level of interdisciplinary writing and research.
Independent reading and/or research under the guidance of an English faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. Independent study contract is required. May be repeated for credit.
Preparation and public defense of a senior thesis appropriate to the student's concentration. Weekly seminar meetings and workshops. Typically one credit of the course in the fall involves developing a proposal with an annotated bibliography and beginning drafting of the project, under the mentorship of two faculty members in the department. Typically, two credits of the course in the spring involve drafting, revising, and presenting the project in a public forum. May be repeated for credit.
Courses on topics of interest to English students offered on the basis of need, interest, or timeliness. Prerequisites as determined by instructor. Restricted to students with junior standing or higher. May be repeated for credit. See registrar's office current class schedules Web page for specific semester description.
Non-classroom experiences in the field of English. Placements are off-campus, and may be full- or part-time, and with or without pay. Credit for experiences must be sought prior to occurance, and learning contracts must be submitted before the end of the first week of the semester. See the experiential learning: internship section of this catalog for more details. Restricted to students with junior standing or higher. Graded CR/NC.
In-depth analysis of English poetry and prose written during the middle and late 19th century. Emphasis on understanding the assigned works within their historical and cultural contexts. Includes such writers as Dickens, Gaskell, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, the Pre-Raphaelites, Hopkins, Wilde, and Hardy. Examines at least two novels from the period and may center on a special topic in Victorian literature. Prerequisite: 104 or C or higher in 105 or C or higher in 195. Offered for the last time spring 2021. LA