Once admitted as an Honors candidate, planning becomes an important part of completing the curriculum and achieving an Honors designation.
All Honors candidates meet with their committee to discuss the specific parameters of what is expected out of the project in terms of length, research, etc. But some general guidelines are as follows:
The program coordinator meets regularly with the honors candidates enrolled in ENG 498 and ENG 499 to discuss progress, obstacles, and work in development.
||The Coordinator notifies those admitted to Honors.
||Reader chooses two-three books, and the Director can take that number up to 10; the Director sends the reading list to the Student, Reader, and Coordinator during the first week of July; the books are to be read during the summer and fall semester for two-semester projects, with an accelerated time-table for a single semester thesis.|
|First Week of Classes||Director, Reader, and Student meet to establish ground rules and establish weekly tutorials.|
|Fall and Spring Semester||The program coordinator meets regularly with the honors candidates enrolled in ENG 498 and ENG 499 to discuss progress, obstacles, and work in development.|
||First third of thesis due for year-long projects; content to be determined by Director. This third project draft is read by the Director, the Reader, and the Honors Coordinator.
||Second third of thesis due for year-long projects.
|Late March - Early April
||Spring Colloquium for the creative writers (who read) and scholars (who either read the high points of their theses or extemporize); students give 7-10 minute presentations, followed by a question and answer period.
||Final project is due.
|April - May
||Part of ENG 499, private, one-hour defenses of theses with the Director, Reader, and Program Coordinator for all year-long and spring projects. (Fall projects will have a December defense date.)
Note: One semester projects will have draft and final version deadlines specified by the program coordinator.
Honors are awarded at graduation time, at the discretion of the English Department, and provided ALL criteria below have been met by the candidate: