Honors: How to Complete Your Project

Four Ways to Complete Your Project

During your final semester at Brown, there are four ways for you to complete your project:

1. Take an advanced workshop (LITR 1010, LITR 1110 or LITR 1150), taught by the instructor advising your project.

2. Take one of the Honors/Capstone Workshops (LITR 1410); this option is available in spring only.

3. Undertake an independent study in Creative Writing (LITR 1510).

4.  Work independently on your project, but receive no course credit for the project. To undertake this option, you must receive permission from your advisor.

You must select one from among these choices; you may not get course credit for a workshop and an independent study for the same project in one semester. You may, however, complete an independent study in the fall and then undertake LITR 1410 in the spring (with permission of the instructors).

LITR 1010, LITR 1110 & LITR 1150 Advanced Level Workshops

If your advisor is teaching an advanced-level workshop, s/he may encourage you to take the workshop to provide a forum for you to undertake the completion of your project. Admission to the workshop is based on a writing sample, due on the first day of the semester.

LITR 1410 Honors/Capstone Workshops

These workshops are intended as forums for students working on their theses and Capstone projects in creative writing. In consultation with your advisor and the respective workshop leader, you may select to take the workshop appropriate for the genre or an independent study, but cannot choose to do both during the same semester. Instructors of these spring semester workshops (unlike all other undergraduate workshops) will give permission to candidates during the fall semester.

If you are interested in taking one of these sections, you should approach the appropriate instructor during the registration period in the fall semester.

LITR 1310 Independent Study in Creative Writing

This course is typically taken by Honors/Capstone candidates in their penultimate semester. The instructor should meet with each student at regular intervals (at least every other week); the student should complete a substantial amount of reading and writing over the course of the semester.

LITR 1510 Honors/Capstone Ind. Study in Creative Writing

This course is typically taken by Honors/Capstone candidates in their final semester. The instructor should meet with each student at regular intervals (at least every other week); the student should complete a substantial amount of reading and writing over the course of the semester.