ENG662 Rhetoric and Comp Capstone
Lead Faculty: Dr. Franz J Potter
Final course of the M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition Program. Exceptions may be made if the student is within two courses of program completion, with the approval of the Lead Faculty. Degree candidates will write their capstone project. They are encouraged to select one of their written projects from the M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition Program and revise and expand it as their capstone project. In addition, they will participate in Program assessment activities.
- Revise and expand an original scholarly paper written by the student in accordance with the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.
- Compose textual analyses of data-based and qualitative research that are appropriate for the fields of Composition and Rhetoric.
- Acquire submission guidelines for presentations at scholarly conferences and publication in scholarly and literary journals, including on-line journals.
- Write a capstone proposal and preliminary works-cited list to be approved by the ENG 662 professor. (The proposal for a Five-Chapter thesis must be approved by both the thesis advisor and the ENG 662 professor.)
- Design and conduct research appropriate to the fields of Rhetoric and Composition in a variety of methodological systems, for example, bibliographical, historical, ethnographical, and classroom research.