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ENGL 599 Honors Essay

ENGL 599.  Honors Essay.  3 Credits.   H   

Independent study, culminating in a substantial essay prepared under the direction of a member of the Department of English who is a specialist in the area of the student's interest. Prerequisite: Admission must be approved by the departmental director of undergraduate studies.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/

Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 20-35 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. English majors graduate to a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking.  Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. At the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program, as well as through independent Directed Studies. 

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Literature, Language, and Writing

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-literature/

KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success. 

Department of English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/

Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 15-25 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. English students at all levels graduate and embark upon a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking. Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. In the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program, as well as through independent Directed Studies. Advanced graduate students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty members as research assistants.

BGS in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/BGS-in-English/

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in English. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the  KU Core website .

Accelerated Master of Arts in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ama/

...use ENGL 598 to fill one capstone requirement, and must also enroll in ENGL 599...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/bfa-visual-art/

...Requirements: Writing Requirement -ENGL and ENGL 102 , or...Teaching 9 or VAE 599 Community Based Project...

BA in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/ba-english/

...use ENGL 598 to fill one capstone requirement, and must also enroll in ENGL 599...

Bachelor of Arts in German Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/slavic-languages-literature/german-studies-ba/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...the GERM 598 - GERM 599 sequence. The student...

Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management

http://catalog.ku.edu/professional-studies/project-management-bas/

...2.1: Communication Course: ENGL 101 Composition Core...towards Minor. Capstone PMGT 599 Project Management Capstone...

Bachelor of Science in Project Management

http://catalog.ku.edu/professional-studies/project-management-bs/

...2.1: Communication Course: ENGL 101 Composition Core...towards Minor. Capstone PMGT 599 Project Management Capstone...

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-biology/

...Biology. Satisfied by: BIOL 599 Senior Seminar: _____...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Anthropology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/anthropology/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...is required. 7 BIOL 599 is approved to...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Biology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/biology/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...other categories. 7 BIOL 599 is approved to...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Psychology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/psychology/

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...statistics requirement. 8 BIOL 599 is approved to...