Resources & Forms

Actions for New Majors in English





Individual Research and Creative Projects

In continued efforts to support undergraduate students in their individual research and creative projects, the English Department has created application processes for project funding and conference travel. Students are encouraged and expected to seek funding first and foremost from URS administered programs. Funding from the English Department is not guaranteed for any project and will be awarded and administered on a rolling basis.

Forms for our Undergraduate Conference Travel Award application, and Undergraduate Project Support are available in our Box folder.






Other research resources:

Independent Study

Students requesting to participate in Independent Study is asked to fill out and submit a permission form.

Access Form in Box Folder

Major Worksheet

English majors should use the Plan-of-Study Worksheet to keep track of courses taken (or planned to take) to fulfill the BA requirements.

Access Worksheet in Box Folder

Thesis & Distinction

To be eligible for distinction, English majors must submit their critical and creating writing thesis application, along with other information outlined in our Application & Coursework section.

Thesis evaluation criteria, along with samples to help you in formatting and binding your thesis, are also available.

Access Application & Samples in Box Folder

Library Support for English Majors and Minors

Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies, holds office hours Wednesdays 3-5 pm in the Graduate Student Lounge (Allen 328) or by appointment. Her Literature in English Research Guides include primary sources, recommended databases, finding background information, finding book reviews, citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.

Research by area:

Other library resources:

Student Publishing Opportunities

Students can submit essays, short stories, poems and other works:

Community Engagement

Useful Links for Literary Studies

Literary and Cultural Texts

Criticism and Critical Theory