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Programs

Curricula

Degree Programs
We offer three curricula in English with concentrations in Creative Writing, French literature, or Spanish literature. In addition, English majors may obtain a Secondary Endorsement in English, French, or Spanish. Non-English majors  can minor in English, Spanish or Creative Writing by taking 18 credit hours of required and selected courses.

General Requirements
Candidates for graduation must complete all degree requirements (or be currently enrolled in all classes that satisfy remaining credits to complete degree requirements) and satisfy all financial obligations in order to participate in commencement ceremonies. Academic and financial clearances must be obtained before academic attire is issued to the student. Participation in the commencement ceremonies does not mean the student has been awarded a degree. The degree is awarded in the semester when all degree requirements and conditions have been met, including the completion of all required paperwork (see Online NSU Undergraduate Catalog)

Senior Thesis Defense
Students who take the capstone course, English 450: Research Seminar and Senior Thesis, must write and defend orally their research paper.

Schedule

  • Spring Semester: @ March 24 - April 4
  • Fall Semester: @ December 2-6

Location
Unless you are otherwise informed, your defense will take place in 106 J. Hugo Madison Hall. The defense will take approximately one hour. Please check with your defense advisor before your defense to confirm the date and time.

Follow-up
Please send a reply e-mail to your defense advisor within 24 hours of your defense schedule. The defenses are scheduled around the class period. If there is an extreme circumstance that prevents you from attending your defense, please let your defense chairperson and the ENFL Chair know as soon as possible, but we must avoid rescheduling if at all possible.  Remember to bring two final edited copies of your thesis paper to the ENFL Office within 24 hours before your defense. Also, send a digital copy as an e-mail attachment to the Defense Chairperson as well.

ENFL Exit Survey
This survey is your opportunity to help the Department of English and Foreign Languages to better serve our majors. By sharing your insights and opinions, we hope to gain a better understanding of how to improve our course offerings and the design of major sequences. As a graduating senior, you are a valuable source of information to tell us how we're doing and also identify areas for improvement. All responses will be entirely anonymous.

  • Multiple attempts will not be allowed. This survey can only be taken once; however, it can be saved and resumed later within an eight-hour period.
  • Please respond to each question relative to your experience as an English major within ENFL and the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University. Take the Exit Survey.