English

Senior Capstone Experience

The Senior Capstone Experience (SCE) in English is an opportunity for English majors to bring their research and interpretive abilities, their writing skills, and their understanding of the literary tradition to bear on a long-term, independent project in the form of an essay and annotated bibliography 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. 

Thesis Deadlines

For those students graduating May 2021

  • February 28, 2019: Identify SCE topic and advisor, and submit an abstract identifying a potential argument and line of inquiry.
  • April 30th, 2020: Proposal due.
  • November 30, 2020: Annotated bibliography due.
  • April 2, 2019: Completed theses due.

For those students graduating December 2020

  • November 22, 2019: Select area of interest and SCE advisor.  With advisor’s agreement, notify associate chair.
  • January 31, 2020: Thesis proposal due.
  • April 24, 2020: Annotated bibliography due.
  • November 30, 2020: Completed theses due.

For those students graduating May of 2020

  • March 22, 2019: Select area of interest and SCE advisor.
  • September 6, 2019: Thesis proposal due.
  • November 29, 2019: Annotated bibliography due.
  • April 3, 2020: Completed theses due.

For those students graduating Dec of 2019

  • October 26, 2018: Select area of interest and SCE advisor.
  • February 1, 2019: Thesis proposal due.
  • April 26, 2019: Annotated bibliography due.
  • November 15, 2019: Completed theses due. 

Refer to the SCE Guidelines for detailed instructions including how to prepare a proposal and how to submit the completed SCE.