Taught in the Spring, the Research Workshop is the 2nd course required of senior English majors. It follows from the Fall Senior Seminar. The course is co-taught by three faculty members from different areas of expertise, including one creative writer. The Spring Research Workshop guides the cohort of senior majors from the Fall Senior Seminar through the writing stage of their senior projects. In this course, the students will complete their in-depth critical or creative project, begun in the Fall semester.
ENGL 411: Research Workshop for English Majors
Instructors: Sarah Ellenzweig; Krista Comer; Ian Schimmel
Tuesdays 5:00-7:50 pm
The Spring Research Workshop is the continuation of the Fall Senior Seminar. Across this year-long course, senior English majors produce a significant piece of critical or creative work with the potential for public-facing components (ex. performances, websites, e-zines, podcasts, community events), as well as collaborations with a student’s secondary major or minor. The course is co-taught by three English faculty members from different areas of expertise, including one creative writer. The Spring Research Workshop functions as a hybridized course, with some classes exploring topics relevant to the entire cohort, and others geared towards smaller, workshop-style discussions. At strategic points throughout the Spring writing process, students meet individually with one of the faculty instructors, as well as with an outside faculty reader in their field of interest. All students have the opportunity to present and celebrate their work at an end-of-the-year departmental symposium.