Senior Capstone Experience
The Senior Capstone Experience (SCE) in English is an opportunity for English majors to bring their interpretive abilities, their writing skills, and their understanding of the literary tradition to bear on a long-term, independent project in the form of a thesis that will serve as the culmination of their literary studies at Washington College. The SCE for English majors exemplifies each student’s accumulated knowledge and mastery of literary analysis.
For students graduating in May of 2014:
Friday, November 22, 2013: First departmental deadline to assess sufficient progress.
Friday, January 1, 2013: Second departmental deadline to assess sufficient progress. This is the last date by which a student may switch from the thesis to the comprehensive exam option. Exceptions will be made only with the permission of both the adviser and department chair.
Friday, April 11, 2014, 4 pm: Completed theses due to the department.
For those graduating in May of 2015 (those who are juniors in the 2013-14 academic year), the deadline for a thesis proposal is March 28, 2014.
Thesis proposals must be submitted both to Prof. Moncrief (English Department Chair) and to the primary thesis adviser (the professor who will supervise the thesis). Proposals should be written in Word and should be submitted electronically, by e-mail attachment.