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Senior Writing/Critical Thinking Seminar
SRWRTGSEM
CLASS CODE: ENG 495 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Provides the capstone experience for all English Majors. Requires the preparation of a senior portfolio representing the student's best work. (Required for English Majors.)
DESCRIPTION: Provides the capstone experience for all English Majors. Requires the preparation of a senior portfolio representing the student's best work. (Required for English Majors.)
TOPICS: Theory relevant to reading, writing and interpreting literature topics specific to the chosen theme or historic period; literary research; cultural contexts of literary works.
OBJECTIVES:

  1. Synthesize English Major course work.
  2. Develop a personal philosophy of literature's purpose and evaluation.
  3. Explore representative literature to apply personal philosophy.
  4. Apply the particular skills learned in the emphasis area.
  5. Prepare a comprehensive personal portfolio that represents best work as an English Major.
  6. Publish a literary journal, Capstone.
  7. Practice revision with emphasis on developing a mature voice and style.
REQUIREMENTS: In-depth reading of assigned texts. Synthesizing and applying previous English major course work. Preparing a research project customized to the student's major emphasis. Presenting orally a review of research project. 20 pages of critical writing. MLA documentation.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001