All literature majors must complete the senior comprehensive (exit) requirement. One of the upper-division courses may be a senior seminar, which may be used to satisfy the campus senior comprehensive (exit) requirement. In exceptional cases, and with faculty permission, students may write a senior thesis to satisfy the exit requirement.
One Literature 61-series course: categories, methodologies, and problems of literary study, or one Literature 80-series course: topical, thematic, and comparative studies of literary and filmic texts. Literature 61 and Literature 80 courses are recommended for both majors and non-majors.
MA Thesis Examples – English Department
Literature majors with at least a 3.75 major QPA now have the option of doing a Senior Thesis like their peers in other Pitt Humanities departments and in other English departments across the country.
Examples of Senior Thesis Papers | Da Vinci College …
Q: Who or what have been the most helpful resources along the way?
A: My advisor was very helpful and provided me constructive feedback. Also, when I had a broader topic of Afrikaner nationalism, she helped me narrow it down and advised me on which texts to read. Another useful resource was the Writing Center, which I visited about three times after having completed several drafts. It was nice to have someone, other than my advisor and me, read my work. The staff at the center pointed out to me places that did not make sense, to which I would later revisit and add more detailed explanations. The Writing Center is especially useful for helping the writer polish up the work with smoother transitions and sentence structure.
History senior thesis examples by Eliisa Keskinarkaus - …
William Finnegan (B.A., Literature, 1974) received a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for his memoir Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (Penguin Books, 2015). He is a staff writer at The New Yorker.
English Literature and New Media, Oroonoko, Senior Thesis
There are occasionally exceptional cases in which a student was not invited into (or was not able to participate in) the honors program in English but nevertheless has an outstanding record of achievement through a series of English 399 enrollments during the senior year. Such students can be nominated for honors should the quality and quantity of their work be at least as high as is expected for our traditional honors students, including completion of a major research project and an extended essay reporting on that project. As in the traditional honors program, the final essay must be evaluated by the faculty advisor, the honors coordinator, and an additional faculty reader in an appropriate field. Also as in the traditional honors program, the final decision to award honors rests with the WCAS Committee on Superior Students and Honors, which must be satisfied that the case represents no deviation from the department's and the College's high standards for honors.
English major senior thesis topics
Honors essays are read by the faculty advisor, the honors coordinator, and an additional English department faculty member with expertise in the student’s chosen field. Each reader submits a 1-2 page written evaluation of the thesis, including a recommended letter grade and a recommendation for or against honors. The honors coordinator collates these reports and assigns grades for the two quarters of the honors sequence; students must receive grades of A or A- in the honors sequence and be recommended for honors by at least two of three readers to be nominated by the department for graduation with honors. Note that while the English department nominates students for graduation with honors, the WCAS Committee on Superior Students and Honors makes the final decision. Note, too, that admission to the honors seminar and completion of a senior essay do not assure departmental nomination for honors.