English 400: Senior Seminar

The Senior Seminar, ENG 400, is the culminating opportunity for senior majors to demonstrate the skills of literary interpretation, critical thinking, and analytical writing that the undergraduate major provides. It is, thereby, the “capstone” course for the undergraduate major and should be taken in the final semester of coursework. 

ENG 400 is a small, special-topics course that, by university mandate, is writing- and speaking-intensive. The topic of the course is variable, but each section’s assignments total at least 5000 words of writing and two graded speeches or oral presentations. The writing component incorporates a semester-long project resulting in a 3500-word essay that demonstrates students’ critical and writing abilities. 

In order to satisfy the program requirements and graduate, students must receive a grade of C or higher in the course.