The English department has specific guidelines for its majors who wish to pursue honors study or individual study.
Oakes Ames Prize for an Honors Thesis
At the 2008 Commencement, the College's Oakes and Louise Ames Prize was awarded to Scott Kingsland Borchert '08, a double major in English and history, for his honors thesis, "Against Accumulation: Moby-Dick, Mason & Dixon, and Atlantic Capitalism." Named for a previous president of the College and his wife, the prize is given to a graduating senior who has completed most outstanding honors study.
"Scatterlings and Orphanages," another English honors paper by Taylor Katz '08, may be viewed, with other English honors papers, at Digital Commons @ Connecticut College.