Ordinarily students are allowed to take one upper-division level English course abroad. Exceptions can be discussed with the Chair.
Procedure & Requirements for Third-Credit English Papers
Students in the Leuven program who wish to receive a third credit for a two-hour English course offered in Leuven may write a paper for assessment by English Department faculty at Loyola. Normally the paper is read by a faculty member in the appropriate field who decides whether the paper rates a grade of C or above (passing) or whether it falls into the C- to F range (failure). The paper does not receive a letter grade, just a "pass" or "fail." Students awarded a "pass" receive the third credit for the course. The course grade is the grade the KU/Leuven professor assigns. Specific requirements appear below, but all students should also consult the Department's general guidelines (above) for paper writing.
Papers for 200-level credit
Length: 5-7 pages
The paper should be a formal analysis of an aspect or aspects of literature read in the course and should utilize at least two critical sources. Material from these sources should be carefully documented using the MLA style of documentation. Appropriate general topics include: poetry explication, analysis of theme(s), exploration of one or more characteristic(s) of an author's style and approach, placement of a work or works in literary historical context, the comparison/contrast of works sharing similarities but written by different authors and/or in different literary periods.
Papers for 300-level credit
Length: 10-12 pages
The paper should be a formal analysis of an aspect or aspects of literature read in the course and should utilize at least four critical sources. Sources should be carefully documented using the MLA style of documentation. Ordinarily, the paper should treat a major work of literature (a long poem, play or novel, as opposed to a sonnet) or more than one shorter work to create an argument of some substance.