Course Description: English 498 serves as the capstone of the major. Students write a 15-20 page literary analysis.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- hone their research, reading, writing, and analytical skills.
- develop an in-depth, theoretically informed, multivalent understanding of their topics.
- write a potentially publishable 15-20 page essay of literary criticism.
Feb 5: Project description.
Feb 12: Written proposal including title, thesis, justification, & tentative conclusions.
February 19: Formal presentations introduction, outline, & research.
February 26: Discussion of projects. Formation of writing groups, one-on-one meetings with Richard or Vanessa.
March 4: Final revisions of proposal due. Annotated bibliography of sources due.
March 11: Workshop. Meetings with writing groups, Vanessa, or Richard.
March 25: Presentations.
April 1: Presentation - Shiv, Joe.
April 8: Presentations - Martha, Erika, & Shannon.
April 15: Presentations - Madison, David, Blake, Tim, Bethany, Sara, Kevin, & Greg. Final Drafts due.
Informal Presentation: 10%
Final Draft: 85%
Chapman University Academic Integrity Policy
Chapman University is a community of scholars which emphasizes the mutual responsibility of all members to seek knowledge honestly and in good faith. Students are responsible for doing their own work, and academic dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated anywhere in the university
Students with disabilities Policy
In compliance with ADA guidelines, students who have any condition, either permanent or temporary, that might affect their ability to perform in this class are encouraged to inform the instructor at the beginning of the term. The University, through the Center for Academic Success, will work with the appropriate faculty member who is asked to provide the accommodations for a student in determining what accommodations are suitable based on the documentation and the individual student needs. The granting of any accommodation will not be retroactive and cannot jeopardize the academic standards or integrity of the course.