English 598B:
Thesis II

Crucial Info for Spring 2023:


Dr. Loren R. Schmidt

Dr. Kirstin James-Dunn

Schmidt Telephone: (509) 865-8542 or Ext. 2112 (Work); (509) 307-0104 (Cell); (509) 574-8486 (Home)

Schmidt E-Mail: schmidt_l@heritage.edu or (backup) loren@llschmidt.net

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Prof. Schmidt's Virtual Office Hours on Zoom: Tentatively W 630-8 pm PDT/PST and F 130-3 pm PDT/PST or by appointment.

Prof. Schmidt's Physical Office Hours (available by phone or in person): F 130-3 pm PDT/PST or by appointment. Also on campus most TThF afternoons when not in meetings or class (if campus is open).

Time and Place: Via Internet Class Forums on Heritage University Virtual Campus (AKA MyHeritage)

Course Description and Objectives

ENG 598B, Thesis II (2 Credits)

While enrolled in ENG 598A (Thesis I) or prior, the student consults with the Program Chair to approve a thesis advisor. The student identifies a topic in an area of interest approved by the thesis advisor. Student and advisor consult with the Program Chair to appoint a committee of at least three persons (including the thesis advisor). The committee reviews and approves the proposal and research outline. The advisor monitors student progress on the thesis in ENG 598A and 598B. In 598B, the thesis must be defended and submitted in duplicate in both print and electronic formats. Student must also complete a reflective essay and exit interview as part of this course. Course is designed to be completed in one semester. However, an option for an IP grade is available for students who need more time to complete the special project. An IP grade must be approved by both instructor and academic advisor. Students will only be allowed one extension past the original enrollment date to complete the requirements. After the one semester extension, students will be required to re-register for the course at the full tuition rate. Prerequisite(s): ENG 553A and ENG 598A.

NOTE: Students writing a creative thesis (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, etc.) are expected to include a section (5-10 pp.) using research resources to explain the appropriate theoretical approaches to the creative work.

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