Honors in English
"Every time I read Pride and Prejudice, I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone."
- Mark Twain on Jane Austen
Requirements for English Honors
To be awarded Honors in English, a student must:
- Complete all the standard requirements for the major in English.
- Maintain a 3.5 overall GPA (University requirement) and a 3.5 GPA in all course work
- Receive permission from the Department Chair and agreement from a department member
to serve as mentor.
- Complete a Senior Honors Thesis (EH 499), with a grade of "A" or "B" in addition to
the standard requirements for the English major. EH 499, Senior Honors Thesis (six
semester hours credit), may be counted toward three hours of the 36 hours required
for the major and toward three hours of the nine 400-level hours required for the
major. Thus, the student receiving honors in English will be required to take a total
of 39 hours in English instead of 36. In EH 499 the student will normally take three
hours in the Fall semester for research and three in the Spring for writing. A final
committee of three or more faculty members, including a representative of the University
Honors Program, will conduct an oral defense. The thesis must be approved by the director
of the University Honors Program.