- Undergraduate Program
Research Intensive English Concentration / English Honors
Director: Jennifer Rust, Ph.D.
Course Catalog Description of the Research Intensive English Concentration
(Effective beginning Fall 2017)
English majors with sophomore status or above may apply for our selective Research Intensive English (RIE) concentration. This concentration within the English major, which admits a maximum cohort of 12 students per academic year, offers opportunities for pursuing literary and rhetorical studies in smaller, more rigorous settings. All Research Intensive English students must take at least 2 Research Intensive English seminars (while maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA in English). To complete the RIE concentration successfully, students must complete either ENGL 4990: Senior Honors Project or an additional Research Intensive English seminar after achieving senior status. Students who complete these requirements will graduate with the Research Intensive English designation, and will leave our program well prepared for advanced study in English.
The concentration requires that all Research Intensive English students complete at least two (2) Research Intensive English seminars (ENGL 4XXX). Research Intensive English seminars will be 4000-level English courses designated with a "Research Intensive English" attribute. The final requirement of the RIE concentration must be fulfilled with one (1) of the following options:
1. Completion of ENGL 4990: Senior Honors Project after achieving senior status. ENGL 4990 is a research and writing requirement that students enter into individually, guided by a faculty mentor. The student must submit a formal project proposal with faculty mentor approval to the Director of the Research Intensive English concentration the semester before enrolling in ENGL 4990.
2. Completion of an additional 4000-level Research Intensive English seminar after achieving senior status.
Research Intensive English
Senior Honors Project
The Sexuality of Sherlock Holmes
The Ethics and Poetics of Witness
"Tracing the Sun"
"He Went Through the Floor"