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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English with Departmental Honors, BA

The English departmental honors major offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in more extensive interaction with faculty and to complete challenging individual research or creative writing projects that will further their personal and professional goals. These majors are supervised by the honors project coordinator. Individual projects are mentored by a faculty member whose expertise guides the students through the project.

Application to the Departmental Honors Major: To be accepted in the program, students must have an overall GPA of 3.50 and a GPA in the major of 3.70 by the end of winter quarter of the junior  year. Interested students should apply to the department Honors Project Coordinator in spring quarter of the junior year or fall quarter of the senior year. A Change of Program form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

Completion of the Major: During senior year, departmental honors students will complete 10 credits of independent study under the supervision of their faculty mentor. These 10 credits must be taken as ENGL 4890  Departmental Honors Directed Reading and ENGL 4895  Departmental Honors Thesis Supervision. From these courses during the senior year, students will complete an honors project consisting of a major research paper or long creative text. Students who commit themselves to the honors project must complete their project (with a grade of at least A-minus) one month prior to the end of their final quarter at Seattle University and  present the project orally in an appropriate context to be determined by the honors project coordinator. Students who complete departmental honors must earn 65 credits in English courses (10 more than the usual  major requirement and earn a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50).

Policy for University Honors Program Students

Graduates of the University Honors Program who have completed all five of the literature courses in that program may earn an English major with departmental honors by completing 45 additional credits for courses at the 3000-4000 level, which must include at least one five credit course in American Literature, another 5 credit course in US Ethnic/Non-Western Literature, as well as ENGL 4890 ENGL 4895 , and the Senior Synthesis/Capstone.

View English, BA  requirements.