Acceptance into the English Department includes submission of the following to the Chair of the English Department:
- An application form.
- An application letter which states the student’s purpose, vision, or plan for use of the degree.
- A portfolio containing writing samples from EN 101 and EN 102.
- A timed essay writing sample. Instructions for the essay may be obtained from the Department Chair.
- An overall grade point average of 2.50.
Note: Any student who has been denied admission to the BA or BS in English Education programs because of failure to pass the GACE Basic Skills exam will not be accepted into the BA in English program until the student has successfully passed the GACE Basic Skills exam.
Completion of all basic requirements for graduation from Emmanuel College includes completion of core curriculum and major requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in English and a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in English and an overall grade point average of 2.50.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in English will submit a Senior Research Project to the English Department during their senior year. Candidates will determine between Options 1 and 2 (see course descriptions for EN 474 and EN 475 for details) and will submit a proposal to the department the semester prior to their last year. Information about project possibilities is available from the English Department Chair, currently Dr. Chris Hair. During the last two semesters of their program, majors will then enroll in Senior Research Project I and Senior Research Project II, during which they will work weekly with a major professor on a project which has been authorized by the entire department. Upon final departmental approval, the paper for Option I will be presented in a public venue. A hard copy of the final draft is due to the Department Chair during the last few weeks of the semester, subject to the English Department calendar. In addition, the English faculty will conduct an exit interview of each candidate. The interview will provide an opportunity for both the faculty and the student to assess the effectiveness of the English program at Emmanuel College and assist the candidate in planning for the next step of his/her academic education or for the job market.