Dec 06, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English/Creative Writing with Departmental Honors and University Honors Program, BA


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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 a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50.

See the University Honors Program  section of this catalog for honors course requirements.

I. Innovations Track


Graduates of the University Honors Program  Innovations track may earn an English/Creative Writing major with departmental honors by completing 55 additional credits, including:

3000-4000 level ENGL, 35 credits including:


  • ENGL CW courses (20 credits)
  • ENGL 3000-level CT course (5 credits)
  • ENGL 3000-4000 level (5 credits)
  • Senior Synthesis/Capstone (5 credits)

II. Intellectual Traditions Track


Graduates of the University Honors Program  Intellectual Traditions track who have completed all five of the literature courses in that program may earn an English/Creative Writing major with departmental honors by completing successfully 45 additional credit hours in English, including: 

Requirements:


  • ENGL 3000-4000 level Creative Writing (20 credits)
  • ENGL 3000-4000 level American Literature (5 credits)
  • ENGL 3000-4000 level US Ethnic/Non-Western Literature (5 credits)
  • Senior Synthesis/Capstone (5 credits)

III. Society, Policy, and Citizenship Track


Graduates of the University Honors Program  Society, Policy, and Citizenship track may earn an English/Creative Writing major with departmental honors by completing 55 additional credits, including:

Requirements:


  • ENGL 3000-4000 level Creative Writing electives (20 credits)
  • ENGL 3000-4000 level Literature electives (20 credits), including:
    • 5 credits ENGL 3000-level CT course
    • 5 credit Senior Synthesis/Capstone