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The Trinity Review
The Trinity Review is a creative publication by Trinity University and the English department, produced once a year in April. It is run by students and relies on creative submissions from Trinity's community in the fall to generate the issue in the spring. Submissions come from all disciplines and include (but are not limited to) photographs, sculpture, poetry and short fiction. More information about submissions and participation can be obtained in the English Department Main Office on the third floor of Northrup Hall. View a copy of the publication here.
The Expositor is a publication of Trinity University and the English department. Appearing once year in April, it is a cross-disciplinary journal of expository prose by members of the Trinity community. View a copy of the publication here.
Students who major in English have a variety opportunities to develop their research skills. Starting with the basic introductory course, Literary Methods, majors learn to use the research tools available in the library while developing their own critical skills. As advanced majors, they may participate in a Research Semester, working intensely in a small group with one professor on a particular topic that requires rigorous primary and secondary investigation. Students may also opt to write a senior thesis, a year-long project that earns 6 hours of credit and focuses on a single topic. This project usually requires intense primary and secondary research. Finally, most of our senior-level seminars are research-oriented, putting the literature in a critical context, historical context or both. All of these opportunities culminate in a long critical-analytic paper, allowing students to move from idea, to research, to argument.
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University.
The Society Strives to:
- Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies
- Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities
- Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing;
- Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members
- Exhibit high standards of academic excellence
- Serve society by fostering literacy
With over 750 active chapters located in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States, there are more than 1,000 faculty sponsors, and approximately 8,500 members inducted annually.
Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
At Trinity, Sigma Tau Delta invites all students who have at least six hours of English past English 1302 and have a GPA of 3.50 overall and a 3.50 in their English courses to become active members of Sigma Tau Delta.
Queries about membership should be directed to Michael Soto at 210-999-7561