To propose a thesis, you must have a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in English courses.
The English Department requires that students work closely with an advisor in the Department as they prepare their proposals. In consultation with your advisor, you should:
Your proposal should have a cover page that includes:
Your proposal should:
Your goal for the summer should be to read through and take notes on all of the materials you will examine in your thesis. You need to set a reachable goal for each week.
Your weekly schedule should involve substantial work, but it should also be realistic, taking into consideration any other obligations you will have during the summer.
Your summer research should prepare you to begin drafting your thesis at the beginning of fall semester (if not earlier!).
Your completed proposal should be given to the English Department Chair by 3 p.m. the day it is due (usually the Wednesday before Spring Break).
If the proposal is accepted by the English Department, you will register for Honors Research for the following semester.