Department Distinction Application

English Departmental Distinction Application

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Full Name_________________________________    Class Year______    Date______________

Academic Adviser___________________________     2nd Major?_________________________

Proposed Topic_________________________________________________________________


Supervisor’s Signature_________________________________________


1.   Provide a brief description of your proposed topic.  Did it emerge out of a particular course you have had?  Out of your own private reading?  Does it reflect a recent interest on your part?  A long-standing one?





2.   Will you be taking an Independent Research in preparation for your Departmental Distinction project?

Yes:  _____  IR              No:  _____

If “Yes,” please indicate when you are doing it, and with whom:

Fall Semester (13):  _____                      Interim (14):  _____

With:  ______________________________________________

3.   Please list all previous English courses:

At St. Olaf




4.   English courses you will be taking Semester II, 2014:



Return to:  Departmental Distinction Coordinator – Karen Marsalek

1st deadline:  Monday, October 28, 2013

2nd (final) deadline:  Friday, February 21, 2014