English 498: Seminar-The Senior Thesis
Dr. Richard Ruppel: Department of English
Updated April 8, 2008

Office: 218 Wilkinson
Phones: (714) 997-6754 (office) 923-9545 (home - please don't call after 9pm.)
E-Mail: ruppel@chapman.edu  
Class Meetings:  Tuesdays 4-6:50pm, Hashinger 131
Office Hours:  M 9-11am, T 1-3pm, W 1-2pm & by appointment
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Course Description:  English 498 serves as the capstone of the major.  Students write a 15-20 page literary analysis. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

Due Dates

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.


Final Proposal:  5%
nformal Presentation:  10%
Final Draft:  85%

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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.